SRJC Course Outlines

7/18/2024 7:17:36 PMENGL 30.1 Course Outline as of Fall 1988

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 30.1Title:  INTRO TO AMER LIT  
Full Title:  Introduction to American Literature
Last Reviewed:11/13/2023

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:  ENGL 30A

Catalog Description:
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Significant writers and their works from the Colonial Period to the Civil War, including both a thematic and a historical approach to literature of the period.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Engl 1A with grade of "C" or better.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Significant writers & their works from the Colonial Period to the Civil War.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Engl 1A with grade of "C" or better.
Recommended:
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: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1981
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: ENGL 130 Survey of American Literature 1 SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ENGL30.1

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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From a prescribed selection of works in American Literature relevant
to the Colonial Period to the Civil War, the students will:
1.  Show a thorough knowledge of assigned texts.
2.  Demonstrate an awareness of different modes of argumentation and
   interpretation, e.g., biographical, historical, psychological.
3.  Identify major themes in individual texts.
4.  Identify major themes of the period as a whole.

Topics and Scope
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Specific works to be studied, classroom approaches and related
assignments may vary from semester to semester and from instructor to
instructor; however, the following represent typical content:
1.  The literature of the United States up until 1865.
2.  Emphasis will be placed upon the major authors of that particular
   period.
3.  Attention will also be paid to representative samples of "minority"
   writers including the works of women authors, Black writers,
   Native American writers, and the contribution made by the literature
   of Hispanics.

Assignments:
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Specific works to be studied, classroom approaches and related assignments
may vary from semester to semester and from instructor to instructor;
however, the following represent typical assignments.
1.  Reading and examination of major American works of American
   literature to 1865.
2.  Reading and examination of works/selections "diverse" literature,
   including the work of minorities/literature which represents the
   experience of minorities in America to 1865.
3.  Reading and examination of critical essays concerning both
   individual works/authors and the period to 1865 as a whole.
4.  Essays of varying lengths.
5.  Group reports on specific authors/groups/movements in American
   literature to 1865.
6.  Objective or essay midterm(s) and final examination.
7.  A structured response, reading journal.

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
70 - 100%
Written homework, Reading reports, Essay exams, Term papers, STRUCTURED READING JOUR/NOTES
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 - 20%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
ATTENDANCE


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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THE NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE - Vol. 1.
THE AMERICAN TRADITION IN LITERATURE - Vol. 1.
THE HEATH ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE - Vol. 1.
Various works (novels, plays, poetry) of the instructor's choice.

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