SRJC Course Outlines

7/24/2024 2:44:08 AMENGL 30.2 Course Outline as of Spring 1989

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 30.2Title:  INTRO TO AMER LIT  
Full Title:  Introduction to American Literature
Last Reviewed:2/6/2023

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 30B

Catalog Description:
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Significant writers and their works from 1865 to present, including both a thematic and a historical approach to the literature of the period.

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


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Significant writers & their works from 1900 to the present.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Engl 1A with a grade "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:Spring 1982
Inactive: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1981
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: ENGL 135 Survey of American Literature 2 SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ENGL30.2

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 period 1865-present, 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 assignments.
1.  Reading and examination of major American works of American
   literature from 1865 to the present.
2.  Reading and examination of works/selections "diverse" literature,
   including the work of minorities/literature which represents the
   experience of minorities in America from 1865 to the present.
3.  Reading and examination of critical essays concerning both individual
   works/authors and the period from 1865 to the present as a whole.
4.  Essays of varying lengths.
5.  Group reports on specific authors/groups/movements in American
   literature from 1865 to the present.
6.  Objective or essay midterm(s) and Final examination.
7.  A structured response, reading journal.

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 from 1865 to present.
2.  Reading and examination of works/selections "diverse" literature,
   including the work of minorities/literature which represents the
   experience of minorities in America from 1865 to the present.
3.  Reading and examination of critical essays concerning both
   individual works/authors and the period from 1865 to the present
   as a whole.
4.  Essays of varying lengths.
5.  Group reports on specific authors/groups/movements in American
   literature from 1865 to the present.
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. 2.
THE AMERICAN TRADITION IN LITERATURE - Vol. 2.
THE HEATH ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE - Vol. 2.
Various works (novels, plays, poetry) of the instructor's choice.

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