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||New Course (First Version)
|Discipline and Nbr:
WOMEN IN LITERATURE||
Women in Literature
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||6 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
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.
Eligibility for Engl 1A or equivalent.
General awareness of literature.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
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:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Not Certificate/Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|Associate Degree:||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||Fall 2010
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||C2||Humanities||Spring 1991||Fall 2010
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||3B||Humanities||Fall 1981||Fall 2010
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||Fall 2010
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||Fall 2010
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
9. Study the influence of gender, race and class on literary production,
publication, and canon-forming.
Topics and Scope
1. Ancient texts: Sappho and her sisters.
2. The Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
1. retelling biblical myths
2. chivalric texts
3. women in the lyrics
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
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. Assigned readings from text, plus supplementary handouts.
2. Some assigned reading of secondary texts.
3. Self-directed research projects.
1. Reader response essays or journal writing, both in class and at home.
2. Critical essays covering units of study, themes, or individual
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.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|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%
|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 - 35%
|ORAL PRESENTATION, PARTICIPATION IN CLASS DISCUSSION||
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
FEMINIST LITERARY THEORY by Mary Eagleton, ed.
THE NEW FEMINIST CRITICISM by Elaine Showalter, ed.