SRJC Course Outlines

6/25/2024 10:51:06 AMENGL 11 Course Outline as of Fall 2013

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Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 11Title:  INTRO TO DRAMATIC LIT  
Full Title:  Introduction to Dramatic Literature
Last Reviewed:11/26/2018

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 Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Introduction to dramatic literature that emphasizes critical reading, discussion and analytic writing about dramatic works. This course will cover the history of dramatic literature from Greek Theater to the present.

Course Completion of ENGL 1A

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to dramatic literature that emphasizes critical reading, discussion and analytic writing about dramatic works. This course will cover the history of dramatic literature from Greek Theater to the present.
(Grade Only)

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


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2013
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 2013
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 2013
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2013Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2013Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: THTR 114 Script Analysis SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ENGL11

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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In order to achieve the Student Learning Outcomes for the course, students will:
1. Read and analyze selected works from the history of drama.
2. Identify and analyze those elements that help define the genre.
3. Examine a variety of critical and theoretical approaches toward interpreting texts and apply those critical approaches
to interpreting works of dramatic literature.
1. Apply the elements of effective writing (e.g., a clear thesis, sound organization, and sufficient
development) to the writing of expository and argumentative essays on dramatic literature.
2. Perform literary and historical research in order to support an interpretation of the literature.
3. Apply various critical approaches in developing written responses to plays.
4. Apply Modern Language Association (MLA) style to manuscript form and citations.
5.  Write literary analysis essays, revealing the ability to effectively interpret literature, integrate
secondary sources and  criticism, and apply the MLA format for citations and works cited.

Topics and Scope
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I. What is a Play?
  A. Duration
  B. Genre
  C. Structure
     1. The Components of a Play
       a. Plot
       b. Characters
       c. Theme
       d. Diction
       e. Music
       f. Spectacle
       g. Convention
     2. The Order of a Play
       a. The Gathering of the Audience
       b. The Transition
       c. The Exposition
       d. The Conflict
       e. The Climax
       f. The Denouement
       g. The Curtain Call
       h. The Aftermath: Criticism
II. The History of Theater
   A. Greek
    B. Roman
    C. Classical Indian
   D. Classical Japanese
   E. Medieval European
   F. Early Modern European 1500 to 1700
   G. English 1576 to 1642
   H. Spanish 1580 to 1700
   I. French 1630 to 1700
   J. English 1660 to 1700
   K. Eighteenth-Century
   L. Romanticism and Melodrama
   M. Modern
    N. Postwar
   O. Contemporary
III. How to Read a Play
IV. Criticism and Critical Approaches to Literature
   B. Deconstruction
   C. Economic (Marxist)
   D. Formalist
   E. Gender
        1. Feminist
       2. Masculinist
       3. Queer Theory
   F. Historical
   G. New Criticism
   H. Psychological
       1. Freudian
       2. Jungian
        3. Mythological
    I. Reader Response
    J. Sociological/Cultural
V. Film and Theater

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1. Detailed summaries and/or reading responses
2. Three to five essays including  library research with complete, correct MLA documentation
3. Library research assignments or annotated bibliography
4. Readings of varying lengths, including one act plays, full-length plays, and literary criticism (500 to 1000 pages per semester)      5. Essay examinations and/or objective examinations and quizzes
6. Participation in face-to-face class discussions or in online discussion
Optional Assignments:
1. Personal responses in reaction readings, videos, lectures, plays, and performances
2. Group or individual presentations about particular works, authors, schools of criticism, time periods, or literary styles, (oral, video, online, etc.)
   viewing of videos outside the classroom setting
3. Field trips to see plays

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
70 - 80%
Essays; research essay; summaries; responses; reading journals; annotated bibliography
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Research assignments
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
10 - 20%
Objective quizzes; essay examinations
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance; class participation in discussions; group presentation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Norton Anthology of Drama, Vols. 1 & 2, New York: W.W. Norton, 2009.
Any of the plays in the series Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism. Ross C. Murfin, series ed., Bedford/St. Martin's Press. Current Editions.
Any of the plays in the series Norton Critical Editions.
Instructor prepared materials

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