SRJC Course Outlines

6/14/2024 3:04:05 AMENGL 33 Course Outline as of Fall 2000

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 33Title:  CHICANO/A ARTS & LIT.  
Full Title:  Chicano/Chicana Arts & Literature
Last Reviewed:3/13/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled014 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
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Catalog Description:
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An introductory survey of contemporary and traditional literature, drama, cinema, art, and music created by those identified as Chicanas/Chicanos.

ENGL 1A with a grade of "C" or better.

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to contemporary & traditional literature, drama, cinema, art, & music created by identified Chicanas/Chicanos. An examination of this group's literature & arts, addressing major theoretical & analytical issues relevant to understanding the dynamic interactions between gender, race & ethnicity in the United States.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:ENGL 1A with a grade of "C" or better.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesSpring 1991
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Students will:
1.  Read and encounter works by Chicano/Chicana writers, filmmakers,
   artists, and musicians of the past and present.
2.  Develop an awareness of the historical patterns which have influenced
   Chicano/Chicana literary and artistic production.
3.  Identify the traditions of Chicano/Chicana literary and artistic
   development within generations developed both in the New and in the
   Old World.
4.  Develop a critical understanding of the stereotypical and archtypal
   use of Chicanos/Chicanas in literature, drama, cinema, art, and
5.  Develop an understanding of the discipline of Chicano studies and
   apply the principles therein to the study of literature and arts.
6.  Analyze historical sociological and psychological trends which
   have influenced the role of Chicano/Chicana writers, filmmakers,
   artists, and musicians and which provide insight into the study of
   these creative minds.
7.  Be able to identify the central themes within the emerging tradition
   of Chicano/Chicana writers, filmmakers, artists, and musicians..
8.  Study the influence of race, gender, and class on literary and
   artistic production, on publication and display, and on public
9.  Examine Chicano/Chicana literature and arts, addressing major theoret-
   ical and analytical issues relevant to understanding the meaning of
   and dynamic interactions among gender, race and ethnicity in the
   United States.

Topics and Scope
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1.  What is Literature and What is Art?
     A. The sign and signified: a pointing to a method of cultural
        and individual expression.
     B. Forms of Expression peculiar to the Chicana/Chicano experience.
          1. la poesia, el cuento (short story), la novella, el teatro,
             la peclicula (film), saber popular (folklore), etal.
2.  What is the Function of Literature and of Art?
     A. Literary and artistic function according to the traditional
        Western Civilization approach.
          1. e.g., classical aesthetics, Romantic, Renaissance, Modern.
     B. Literature and art as a tool for the national instruction of
        the massess.
          1. e.g., the Marxist-Maoist approach, as a tool for the
             creation of a political consciousness.
          2. Cultural comparisons will include non-Chicano Latinos/
             Latinas, European Americans, and Indigenous Peoples
             found in the Spanish-speaking communities of the
             Western and Southwestern United States.
     C. The function of literature with in the artistic setting
        engendered by that literature - the creation of poetic time.
     D. Literature and art become more than just cultural artifacts;
        they also become part of, and contribute to, el ambiente, the
        collective consciousness of the people; this can serve as a
        bank of resources which can serve the spiritual life and
        direction of a people.
     E. The evolution of a culture, of a literature, and of art.
3.  Chicana/Chicano Literature and Art.
     A. A political/cultural/historical/aesthetic phoenomenon.
     B. Popular prose.
     C. The voice of the people; poetry.
     D. Towards a dialectic of truth.
     E. Formal prose; Short story and novel (the historical novel,
        the mythic, folkloric novel, the creation of a new literary
        novel-like genre, the affirmation of the Chicana/Chicano "Me".
4.  Evaluation.
     A. Techniques and methodologies of criticism.
     B. Literary and artistic critical paradigms.
     C. The truth of the New World .
     D. The realities of cultural conflicts.
5.  Reflections.
     A. Personal reactions to the literature and to the art.
     B. Continuing the tradition.
     C. A creation of a piece of Chicana/Chicano literature and/or art.

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1.  Personal reactions to the literature, drama, cinema, art, and music.
2.  Continuing the tradition: A creation of a piece of Chicana/Chicano
   literature, drama, cinema, art, or music.

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
50 - 78%
Written homework, Reading reports, Essay exams, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
1 - 5%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
1 - 10%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 10%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 25%

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