Elements of the novel form: narration, point of view, structure, plot, character, and metaphorical language, as well as themes introduced through reading and discussion of seven to ten outstanding novels.
From a prescribed selection of novels (critical studies may also
be included), the students will:
1. Show a thorough knowledge of assigned texts.
2. Be aware of evolutionary stages of and the variety of forms to be
seen in the development of the novel.
3. Identify major themes in texts.
4. Recognize various themes relating to time period or culture.
5. Recognize the variety of forms in which the novel exists.
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.
Most approaches will reflect aspects of all of them.
1. Reading and examining major novels that reflect the evolution of
the novel as a literary form.
2. Reading and examination of a selection of novels that illustrate
cultural diversity specifically as it relates to theme and form.
3. Reading and examination of novels that reflect the various
treatments of a specific theme.
4. Reading from a selection of novels that allow a consideration of
the craft of the novel.
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
60 - 80%
|Written homework, 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
10 - 20%
|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
10 - 20%
|GROUP PRESENTATION, CLASS DISCUSSION||
THE SOUND AND THE FURY, Wm. Faulkner,WW Norton, 1988
SONS AND LOVERS, D.H. Lawrence, Bantam Books, 1985
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Jane Austen, WW Norton, 1966
WUTHERING HEIGHTS, Emily Bronte, WW Norton, 1990
DANGLING MAN, Saul Bellow, Viking Penguin, 1988
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Avon, 1976