SRJC Course Outlines

7/16/2024 1:55:23 AMENGL 46.1 Course Outline as of Fall 1988

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 46.1Title:  SURVEY-ENGLISH LIT  
Full Title:  Survey of English Literature
Last Reviewed:1/28/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled012 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 46A

Catalog Description:
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Reading and discussion of important works in English in the period between Beowulf and Johnson, demonstrating the importance and relevance of these works and their authors.

Eligibility for Engl 1A or equivalent.

Recommended Preparation:
Engl 1B or general awareness of methods of analyzing and writing about literature.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Reading & discussion of works in Engl literature in the period between Beowolf & Johnson.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Eligibility for Engl 1A or equivalent.
Recommended:Engl 1B or general awareness of methods of analyzing and writing about literature.
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:
 CID Descriptor: ENGL 160 Survey of British Literature 1 SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ENGL46.1

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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The students will:
1.  Read, analyze and interpret works of literature written in Great
   Britain, from Old English texts through the eighteenth century.
2.  Develop an understanding of serveral methodologies for reading
   and interpreting these texts, be acquainted with the premises and
   the modes of arguing that each pursues, and be aware of issues
   connected with a choice of one perspective versus another.
3.  Develop an understanding of the critical and historical principles
   behind the construction of literary and cultural history including
   the terminology of literary periods, controversies concerning the
   establishment of distinctions between periods, and general
   significances attached to various views taken of the transitions
   between periods.
4.  Develop an understanding of the history of the English language
   and the development of particular forms, genres, and conventions
   (i.e. the sonnet, the mystery play, the caesura).
5.  Identify the literary and cultural inheritance drawn from this
   period of British literature.
6.  Demonstrate elementary literary reseach methodology.
7.  Demonstrate a critical understanding of the uses of secondary
   material in the study of literary texts.
8.  Develop an appreciation of the art, sociology, history, economics,
   and daily life of the people of each period under study.
9.  Follow throughout the period under study such continuing concerns
   as the shifting role of the poet, the development of literary
   theory, and the changing readership.

Topics and Scope
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1.  The middle ages.
     A. Beowulf and old English.
     B. The idea of the hero.
     C. The role of women.
     D. Chaucer and middle English.
     E. The relationship between oral and written forms.
     F. The Arthurian myth and chivalric works.
     G. From pagan to Christian beliefs.
2.  The sixteenth century.
     A. Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
     B. Elizabethan prose.
     C. The sonnet and Elizabethan lyrics.
     D. The Elizabethan world picture.
3.  The early seventeenth century. (1603-1660)
     A. The reformation.
     B. Court literature.
     C. Grub street.
     D. The metaphysical poets.
     E. The cavalier poets.
     F. The development of satire.
4.  The restoration and the eighteenth century.
     A. Satire.
     B. The augustan age.
     C. Nature.
     D. Restoration drama.
     E. The beginning of the novel.

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1.  Assigned reading from text, plus supplementary handouts.
2.  Some assigned reading of secondary texts.
3.  Self-directed research projects.
1.  Reader response essays or journal writing, both in class and at
2.  Critical essays covering units of study, themes, or individual works.
3.  Research projects, (i.e. annotated bibliography, classroom
   presentation on author or theme, survey of criticism).
4.  Final essay exam.
5.  Objective quizzes.

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
65 - 80%
Written homework, Reading reports, 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%
Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 5%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 10%
Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 25%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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