SRJC Course Outlines

6/17/2024 1:04:28 AMENGL 15 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 15Title:  WOMEN IN LITERATURE  
Full Title:  Women in Literature
Last Reviewed:5/13/2002

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 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: 

Catalog Description:
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Study of the tradition of women writing fiction, poetry and drama. While focusing on women in the western literary tradition, attention will be paid to work from other cultures. Approach will be interdisciplinary, with reference to history, sociology, psychology and art. Study will include examination of the place of women in literary history, and the role of changing models of literary criticism.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Eligibility for Engl 1A or equivalent.


Recommended Preparation:
General awareness of literature.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Women in the western literary tradition with primary emphasis on women writers.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Eligibility for Engl 1A or equivalent.
Recommended:General awareness of literature.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive:Fall 2010
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesSpring 1991Fall 2010
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981Fall 2010
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2010
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2010
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Students will:
1.  Read and analyze works by women writers of the past and present.
2.  Develop an awareness of historical patterns which have influenced
   women's literary productions.
3.  Identify the traditions of women writing within the genre conventions.
4.  Demonstrate a critical understanding of the archetypal use of
   women in literature.
5.  Develop an awareness of the discipline of the women's studies,
   particularly as it applies to the study of literature.
6.  Develop an awareness of schools of criticism which have influenced
   the works of women writers and which have influenced the study
   of women writers.
7.  Analyze historical, sociological and psychological trends which have
   influenced the role of women writers and which have shaped the study
   of their work.
8.  Be able to identify the central themes within the tradition of
   women writers.
9.  Study the influence of gender, race and class on literary production,
   publication, and canon-forming.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Ancient texts: Sappho and her sisters.
2.  The Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
     A. Themes
          1. retelling biblical myths
          2. chivalric texts
          3. women in the lyrics
     B. Writers
          1. religious figures
          2. personal writing
          3. misconceptions about the role of the medieval woman
          4. women in texts by men
3.  The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: "The moment when the
   middle-class woman began to write".
     A. Early professionals: Anne Bradstreet and Aphra Behn
     B. Expanded opportunities: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Mary
        Wollstonecraft
     C. Images of continued misogyny
4.  The Nineteenth Century: The Golden Age.
     A. The development of the novel
     B. Romanticism and the Gothic
     C. "Madwoman in the attic"
     D. "The angle in the house"
     E. The New Woman
5.  The Twentieth Century.
     A. Turn of the Century
          1. The developing American voice: "The American Girl"
          2. Other new voices from the colonies
     B. Modernist Literature
          1. New "women's voice": Richardson, Stein, Woolf
          2. Alternative world views
     C. Contemporary Literature
          1. Poetry
          2. Fiction
          3. Drama

Assignments:
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READING:
1.  Assigned readings from text, plus supplementary handouts.
2.  Some assigned reading of secondary texts.
3.  Self-directed research projects.
WRITING:
1.  Reader response essays or journal writing, both in class and at home.
2.  Critical essays covering units of study, themes, or individual
   works.
3.  Research projects (i.e., annotated bibliography, classroom
   presentation on author or theme, survey of criticism).
4.  Final essay exam.
5.  Short objective quizzes.

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
65 - 80%
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
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 35%
ORAL PRESENTATION, PARTICIPATION IN CLASS DISCUSSION


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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REQUIRED - An anthology or set of individual works covering a significant
range of periods, themes, figures and concerns.
NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF LITERATURE BY WOMEN: THE TRADITION IN ENGLISH by
Gilbert and Gubar.
RECOMMENDED - Literary criticism focusing on issues surrounding women
writers.
FEMINIST LITERARY THEORY by Mary Eagleton, ed.
THE NEW FEMINIST CRITICISM by Elaine Showalter, ed.

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