SRJC Course Outlines

10/31/2020 12:53:21 PMENGL 31 Course Outline as of Spring 2001

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 31Title:  AFRICAN AMER ARTS & LIT  
Full Title:  African American Arts and Literature
Last Reviewed:5/23/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 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: 

Catalog Description:
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Reading, discussion and writing about significant African-American writers and artists and their works from slave period to present. Both a thematic and historical approach to the literature and arts including folk tales, slave narratives, political essays, spirituals, poetry, plays, cinema, music, art, biographies, and novels.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of ENGL 1A


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Reading, discussion & writing about significant African American writers & artists and their works from slave period to present.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ENGL 1A
Recommended:
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 1991
Inactive: 
 Area:E
G
Humanities
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1991
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1993
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1991Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1991Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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At completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify themes and concerns in texts of African-American writers and,
when significant, recognize parallel directions in film, music, and the
arts;
2. Demonstrate an awareness of historical patterns and emerging traditions
embodied in texts;
3. Assess historical, sociological, and psychological trends and
theoretical positions taken on works, illustrating internal cultural
needs and responses to external social conditions;
4. Critically analyze the roles of stereotypical and archetypal patterns
in creation of texts, as a reflection of race, ethnicity, gender, and
class;
5. Identify diversity of experience represented in texts within and
outside the African-American community relative to factors such as
class, age, gender, religion, disabilities, and Deaf culture;
6. Compose logical and coherent analyses of texts;
7. Evaluate effectiveness and significance of individual works.

Topics and Scope
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Through discussion and presentation of historical and contemporary
African-American texts, the course will cover:
(1) Historical patterns that have influenced literary and artistic
production, including the European-American canon and other works of
appropriate cultural or ethnic groups,
(2) Central or unique African-American literary and thematic responses
represented in individual works,
(3) Critical approaches to African-American literature, appropriate to
eras, race, gender, and class in the United States,
(4) The role of African-American writing, music, film, and art on the
predominant culture, both as an historical catalyst of change and an
understanding of common experience.

Assignments:
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Students will be assigned both in-class and out-of-class expository and
critically analytic essays on assigned readings. Music, film, and the arts
will be incorporated as integrated in the tradition. Classroom
presentations, research projects, personal responses, and visits to
museums, musical, or literary events will supplement required literary
analysis of selected works.

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 - 75%
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
5 - 10%
Quizzes
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 10%
Assigned as appropriate
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Oral presentation, group work, participation in class discussion


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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AMERICAN CAPTIVE NARRATIVES: OLAUDAH EQUAINO, MARY ROWLANDSON, AND OTHERS.
Gordon M. Sayre, ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
BELOVED. Toni Morrison, New York: Plume, 1998.
BLACK AMERICAN SHORT STORIES. John Henrik Clarke, ed. New York: Hill and
Wang, 1996.
CULTURAL CONTEXTS FOR RALPH ELLISON'S INVISIBLE MAN. Eric J. Sundquist.
Boston: Bedford, 1995.
INVISIBLE MAN. Ralph Ellison. 2nd ed. New York: Vintage, 1995.
NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS. David W. Blight, ed. Boston:
Bedford, 1993.
NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE. Henry Louis Gates, ed.
New York: W. W. NORTON, 1996.
THE INTERESTING NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF OLOUDAH EQUIANO, WRITTEN BY
HIMSELF. Robert J. Allison, ed. Boston: Bedford, 1995.
THE PIANO LESSON. August Wilson. New York: Plume, 1990.
THE PRENTICE HALL ANTHOLOGY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE. Rochelle Smith
& Sharon L. Jones, eds. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999.
THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK. W.E.B. Du Bois. David W. Blight and Robert
Gooding-Williams, eds. Boston: Bedford, 1995.
THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD. Zora Neale Hurston. New York: Harper, 1990.
TROUBLE THE WATER, 250 YEARS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY. Jerry W. Ward,
Jr. ed. New York: Mentor/Penguin, 1996.

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