SRJC Course Outlines

7/14/2024 7:14:24 AMHUMAN 9 Course Outline as of Fall 2001

Reinstated Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HUMAN 9Title:  INTRO TO FAIRY TALE  
Full Title:  An Introduction to the Study of Fairy Tale
Last Reviewed:11/13/2000

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  HUMAN 48.4

Catalog Description:
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The reading, discussion and comparison of a selection of fairy tales from different traditions, and the exploration of several different analytical approaches to them.


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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"Once upon a time..... An exploration of the meanings, significance, and relevance of fairy tales."
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2001
Inactive:Fall 2010
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 2001Fall 2010
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 2001Fall 2010
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2001Inactive:Fall 2010
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2001Inactive:Fall 2010

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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By the end of the semester, students will:
1. Identify major features of an oral tradition in fairy tales.
2. Analyze recurring motifs and symbols in fairy tales and understand
  their significance.
3. Identify the contributions of number of theoretical positions on
  the nature of fairy tale, for example, those of Tolkien, Luthi,
  Bettleheim, von Franz, LeGuin, Opie, The Finnish School, Thompson and
  choose an appropriate interpretive mode.
4. Compare and contrast fairy tales from a variety of cultures.
5. Explore fairy tales from a critical point of view and examine their
  broadly human dimension as well as the contributions of their unique
6. Identify features of tales which distinguish the oral and literary

Topics and Scope
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The course is on fairy tale not the theories about fairy tale.  The
content of the course is, then, the study of a series of specific tales.
However, these will be explored from different critical points of view
in order to offer the student a range of interpretative modes.  The
tales will represent a variety of cultures.  There will be only minimal
explorations of analyses and catalogues from the library, but the
students will get some familiarity with analytic tools there.
Sample topics:
1.  Insights from the theories (Tolkien, Bettleheim)
2.  Insights (Luthi, von Franz)
3.  Effects and richness of an oral tradition
4.  Meaning and form in fairy tale
5.  Saint's legend, local legend, fairy tale
6.  Style in fairy tales
7.  The uses of fairy tales
8.  Symbolism in the fairy tale
9.  The literary fairy tale
10. The role of animal helpers
11. The fairy tale as representation of the maturation process
12. The fairy tale hero: the image of man--or better: of woman--in
      fairy tale

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There will be specific reading assignments for each week of the
semester.  In addition, each student will submit three (3) brief papers,
each on a different tale and each representing a different critical
approach, each student will present to the class orally the analysis
of a single tale, and each will write a final examination covering
the course as a whole.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
60 - 80%
Essay exams, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%
Class discussion and oral report

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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__________, THE COMPLETE GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES, Intro by Padraic Colum,
         Folkloristic Commentary by Joseph Campbell, New York,
         Pantheon Books, 1972.
        Chadeayne & Paul Gottwald, Bloomington, Indiana University
         Press, 1976.

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