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10/31/2020 12:58:24 PMENGL 1B Course Outline as of Fall 2003

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 1BTitle:  LITERATURE & COMPOSITION  
Full Title:  Literature and Composition
Last Reviewed:4/22/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled01 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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to literature that emphasizes critical reading, discussion and analytic writing about works representative of fiction, poetry, drama, and literary criticism. The content of particular sections is specified in the English Department's course description bulletin, A HUNDRED DOORS, available online or in the English office each semester.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Completion of Engl 1A with a grade of 'C' or better.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Intro to literature that emphasizes critical reading, discussion and analytic writing about works of fiction, poetry, drama, and literary criticism.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Completion of Engl 1A with a grade of 'C' or better.
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:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1981
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1995
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: ENGL 120 Introduction to Literature SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ENGL1B

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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READING:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Read and analyze selected works from the major literary genres:
  fiction, poetry and drama.
2. Identify and analyze those elements that help define each genre, such
  as meter in poetry.
3. Examine and interpret a variety of critical approaches toward
  interpreting texts.
4. Examine and apply historical, cultural, psychological, biographical and
  other contexts in interpreting works of literature..
WRITING:
Students will:
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 literature and/or literary topics.
2. Integrate literary criticism into an essay to support an
  interpretation.
3. Apply various critical approaches in developing written responses to
  texts.
4. Apply MLA style to manuscript form and citations.
Describe the values, themes, methods, and history of the discipline and
identify realistic career objectives related to a course of study in the
major.
Perform research specific to the discipline and use appropriate citation
style, if different than MLA.

Topics and Scope
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NOTE: The following represent general criteria and typical content.
Particular themes and emphases are published in the English Department
bulletin, A HUNDRED DOORS.
Poetry:
1. Word choice, word order and tone
2. Images, figures of speech, symbols
3. Rhythm and rhyme
4. Poetic forms
Fiction:
1. Plot, character, setting
2. Style, tone and irony
3. Narrative point of view
4. The rise of the novel
5. The novel and the middle class
6. Adapting novels to films
Drama:
1. Early Drama
2. Shakespeare
3. Contemporary Drama
4. Plays on stage
5. Film
Criticism:
1. Formalism and New Criticism
2. Critical theory
3. Historical approaches (literary history criticism, new historicist
  criticism, Marxist criticism, cultural criticism)
4. Gender strategies (feminist criticism, gay and lesbian criticism)
5. Other approaches (biographical, psychological, mythological, reader-
  response, deconstructionist)
Introduction to discipline-specific research tools, including seminal
books, important periodicals, major indexing sources, professional or
trade organizations, standard reference tools, discipline specific tools,
and major web sites.
Orientation to the values, themes, methods, and history of the discipline
and identification of realistic career objectives related to a course of
study in the major.

Assignments:
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Assignments may include:
1. Detailed summaries
2. Reading-response journals
3. Short Critical Response papers (500 to 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, and performances
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 examinations
11.Objective examinations and quizzes
12.Field trips to see plays, poetry readings, music or dance
  performances
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
80 - 90%
Written homework, Reading reports, Term papers, Journals
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, essay examinations
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Attendance, class participation, and group presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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THE COMPACT BEDFORD INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE, 5th ed. Michael Meyer,
    Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2000.
THE NORTON INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE, 8th ed. Jerome Beaty, et al.,
    W. W. Norton, 2002.
THE MLA HANDBOOK, 5th ed. Joseph Gibaldi, MLA, 1999.
Any of the novels or plays in the series CASE STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY
   CRITICISM. Ross C. Murfin, series ed., Bedford/St. Martin's Press.
Any of the novels, plays, or poetry in the series NORTON CRITICAL
   EDITIONS.

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