SRJC Course Outlines

6/13/2024 1:00:39 PMENGL 83 Course Outline as of Fall 2005

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 83Title:  LIT & FILM: TRANS.  
Full Title:  Literature and Film: Transformations
Last Reviewed:3/27/2000

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled08 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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Critical reading, viewing, discussion, and writing of and on the narrative, figurative, thematic, and topical formations of literature and film. The content and emphasis of particular sections are specified in the English Department's course description bulletin "A Hundred Doors" issued every year.

Eligibility for Engl 1A.

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Critical reading, viewing, discussion & writing of & on the narrative, figurative, thematic & topical formations of literature & film. The content & emphasis of particular sections are specified in the English Department's course description bulletin, A HUNDRED DOORS, issued every year.
(Grade or P/NP)

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


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1993Inactive:Spring 2010
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

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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From literary criticism, students will:
A. Abstract the main idea or thesis;
B. Explain how the writer supports and illustrates ideas and connect them
   to the thesis;
C. Paraphrase and summarize paragraphs
D. Distinguish between literal and inferential information and identify
   the use of assumptions and biases;
E. Identify argumentative techniques and recognize logical fallacies;
F. Identify their opinions and assumptions in relation to criticism.
From the major genres of literature, students will, when appropriate:
A. Identify the tone;
B. Identify points of view;
C. Trace character development;
D. Recognize setting and the uses of setting;
E. Recognize the elements of style and their contribution to the work;
F. Demonstrate an understanding of speech and their contribution to the
G. Demonstrate an understanding of historical and biographical context;
H. Demonstrate an understanding of intertextuality;
I. Identify and express their opinions and assumptions in relation to the
   works of literature;
J. Identify narrative and figurative devices common and peculiar to both
K. Demonstrate an understanding of the topical, thematic, and genre
   relations between the two media.
Students will:
A. Write 6,000 to 8,000 words in expository and argumentative essays,
   each with a clearly identifiable thesis;
B. Organize their essays, paragraphs, and sentences logically and
C. Develop paragraphs with concrete, appropriate, and relevant details;
D. Write essays which express a mature attitude toward their subject
   with a consistent and appropriate point of view;
E. Write argumentative essays responding to opposing arguments and avoid-
   ing logical fallacies;
F. Revise their prose for clarity, precision, sentence variety, correct
   diction, and appropriate voice;
G. Write essays which reflect their own interpretation of the literature
   they read and the films they see.

Topics and Scope
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Note: The following represent general criteria and typical content. Par-
     ticular themes and emphases are published each year in the
     English Department bulltin, A HUNDRED DOORS.
Reading and Viewing:
*Students read a number of literary works and view a number of films
during the semester with emphases on critical viewing and reading
involving analysis and evaluation of the common and peculiar artistic
devices, themes, topics, and genres of film and literature stressing
often the transformation or mutual influence of one medium to or on the
*Students read literary and film criticism with emphasis on critical
reading involving analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of ideas from
class discussion.
*Students write a significant number of essays of various lengths during
the semester, amounting to 6,000 to 8,000 words.
*Course emphasizes expository/informative and argumentative/persuasive

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Note: The following represent types of assignments in English 41.
*Out-of-class essays which require drafting/revision.
*Film critiques.
*In-class essays in response to films and literary works.
*Compositional exercises (thesis invention, arrangement, etc.)
*A journal in which students practice writing on various topics and
responding to assigned course readings and viewings.
*A critical reading/viewing journal in which students take notes, respond
and practice analyzing and interpreting works of literature and cinema.

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
80 - 90%
Written homework, Reading reports, Essay exams, Term papers, CRITICAL READING JOURNAL
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 - 10%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 10%
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%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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LITERATURE AND FILM, Robert Richardson

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