SRJC Course Outlines

6/12/2024 10:15:45 PMENGL 2 Course Outline as of Fall 2003

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 2Title:  INTRO TO THE NOVEL  
Full Title:  Introduction to the Novel
Last Reviewed:3/13/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 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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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 outstanding novels.

ENGL 1A or higher English Course.

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Elements of the novel form-narration; reading & discussion of outstanding novels.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:ENGL 1A or higher English Course.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
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:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Read, analyze, and interpret novels that represent the history,
diversity, and evolution of the novel as a literary and cultural form,
2. Identify and apply several methods for reading and interpreting novels,
3. Distinguish the literary and cultural inheritance drawn from the works
studied and from the novel as a genre,
4. Recognize and critique the elements that allow for interpretation and
evaluation of any novel,
5. Interpret the connection between an individual novel and the particular
time and place from which it arises,
6. Effectively use secondary and critical material in the study of
literary texts.

Topics and Scope
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1. Precursors to the novel, including short fiction, narrative poetry,
  the oral tradition,
2. The early novel,
3. The rise of the novel; the 18th and early 19th Centuries,
4. The Victorian novel and the flowering of the novel as genre,
5. The modern novel; the novel in the age of film,
6. The novel in the age of technology.
1. The growth of the middle class and the novel as a middle class form,
2. The "house of fiction": the possibilities of narrative perspective,
3. Realism, psychological realism, magical realism, and other uses of the
  novel as form,
4. Aspects of the novel: plot vs. story, flat vs. round characters, etc.,
5. Craftmanship: style in the novel,
6. The major schools of criticism on the novel, including reader-response
  criticism, Marxist criticism, feminist criticism, new historicist
  criticism, and psychoanalytical criticism.

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Assignments may include:
1.  Detailed summaries;
2.  Reading response journals;
3.  Short critical response papers (500-1,000 words);
4.  Term papers including extensive library research with complete and
   correct MLA documentation;
5.  Short library research assignments;
6.  Personal response papers in reaction to readings, videos, lectures,
   plays, novels, and literary criticism;
7.  Group or individual presentations about particular works, authors,
   schools of criticism, time periods, or literary styles;
8.  Readings of varying lengths, including poetry, short stories, plays,
   novels, and literary criticism;
9.  Viewing videos outside the classroom setting;
10. Essay examination;
11. Objective examination and quizzes;
12. Field trips to see plays, poetry readings, music or dance perform-
13. Participation in class discussions;

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
60 - 80%
Written homework, 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
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 15%
Identification; essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 25%
Participation in class discussion

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Jane Austen, EMMA, Bedford/St.Martin's, 2002.
Charlotte Bronte, JANE EYRE, W. W. Norton, 2000.
Henry James, THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY, Oxford, 1998.
Stephen Crane, MAGGIE: A GIRL OF THE STREET, Penguin, 2000.
J.M. Coetzee, WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS, Penguin, 1999.
Gustave Flaubert, MADAME BOVARY, Dover, 1996.
Virginia Woolf, MRS. DALLOWAY, Harvest, 1990.

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