SRJC Course Outlines

2/20/2024 5:52:00 PMENGL 44.2 Course Outline as of Spring 1989

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 44.2Title:  MASTERPCE/EUROP LIT  
Full Title:  Masterpieces of European Literature
Last Reviewed:7/1/2002

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled013 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 44B

Catalog Description:
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Reading and discussion of works of great Continential authors from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.

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


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 44.1 (formerly ENGL 44A) with grade of "C" or better.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Reading & discussion of works of great Continental authors from the 17th to the 20th century.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Engl 1A with grade of "C" or better.
Recommended:Completion of ENGL 44.1 (formerly ENGL 44A) with grade of "C" or better.
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:Spring 2010
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1981Spring 2010
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981Spring 2010
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:Spring 2010
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:Spring 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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The students will:
1.  Broaden his or her literary experience, and acquire a first
   reading acquaintance with some of the classics of the Western
   literary tradition, and thereby be able to read and write more
   knowledgeably and competently about other works belonging to that
   tradtion.
2.  Become aware of some of the major themes and issues that have
   concerned the most influential writers of Western civilization.
3.  Also it is hoped, acquire a greater sensitivity to the depth and
   range of cultural differences.
4.  Acquire greater sophistication about the processes of reading,
   writing, interpreting, the making of meaning, and the construction
   of literary and cultural histories.

Topics and Scope
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1.  The Enlightenment.
     A. Enlightenment drama: Moliere, Racine.
     B. Enlightenment fiction and prose: Voltaire, de Lafayette,
        Johnson the "Citizen of the World" as Descendant of the
        Renaissance Man: Jefferson, Paine,...
2.  The Nineteenth Century: Varieties of Romanticism.
     A. Seminal Romantic Prose: Rousseau.
     B. Goethe.
     C. Others.
3.  The Nineteenth Century: Realism, Naturalism, and the New Poetry.
     A. Stendhal.
     B. Flaubert.
     C. Dostoevsky.
     D. Tolstoy.
     E. Ibsen.
     F. Chekhov.
     G. Baudelaire.
4.  The Twentieth Century: Varieties of Modernism.
     A. Pirandello.
     B. Proust.
     C. Mann.
     D. Remarque.
     E. Rilke.
     F. Kafka.
     G. Renoir.
     H. Brecht.
     I. Camus.
     J. Sartre.
5.  Contemporary Explorations: Post-Modernism Etc.
     A. Borges.
     B. Marquez.
     C. Narayan.
     D. Solzhenitsyn.
     E. Lessing.
     F. Robbe-Grillet.
     G. Mishima.
     H. Abe.
     I. Kawabata.
     J. Han Sunyin.
     K. Achebe.
     L. Soyinka.
NOTE ON RANGE OF TOPICS AND ON MULTICULTURAL LITERACY:
The above list of authors and topics includes both too much and too
little. There is too much literature to be treated adequately in
seventeen weeks; instructors are expected to make a representative,
but robust, selection. There are too few topics to give an adequate
idea of the range of possible approaches the faculty may bring to the
course. The prospective student can nevertheless expect any approach
to be both critical and broad-minded. Instructors can also be expected,
at their individual discretion, in include works from outside the
Western tradition, for the sake of cultural and literary contrast (the
list above gives especially strong hints of this possibility for the
twentieth century).
NOTE ON CRITICAL THINKING AND METACONCEPTS AS APPLIED TO LITERARY STUDY:
As a means to the accomplishment of Objective 4 (above), the student
will be exposed to more than critical approach to one or more texts,
and will be exposed to competing cultural and literary histories
(histories that might give meaning to such terms as "Enlightenment,"
"Modernism," and so on).

Assignments:
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1.  Regular reading assignments.
2.  Notebook or other written preparation for class.
3.  Class discussions and group work, in which each student is expected
   to participate.
4.  Occasional leading of class discussions, and preparation appropriate
   to this task.
5.  Carefully composed and typed (or wordprocessed) papers that interpret
   the course texts, or expound their cultural contexts.
6.  Library research into historical backgrounds or critical response
   to the course texts.
7.  Oral readings or other performance exercises.
8.  Examinations and quizzes involving the writing of reasoned
   interpretive arguments as well as simple factual responses (see
   "methods of evaluation")
9.  Attentive, critical viewing of video material illustrative of
   course texts.

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
20 - 100%
Written homework, Reading reports, Essay exams, Term papers, READING JOURNAL &/OR FREEWRITE
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Homework problems, Field work, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
70 - 90%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, RECOGNITIONS/IDENTIFICATIONS
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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THE NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD MASTERPIECES, 5th ed. Vol.2. by
Maynard Mack et al., eds. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985.

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