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|Discipline and Nbr:
LITERATURE & COMPOSITION||
Literature and Composition
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
An introduction to literature that emphasizes critical reading, discussion and analytic writing about works representative of fiction, poetry, drama, and literary criticism.
Completion of Engl 1A with a grade of 'C' or better.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Intro to literature that emphasizes critical reading, discussion and analytic writing about works of fiction, poetry, drama, and literary criticism.
Prerequisites:Completion of Engl 1A with a grade of 'C' or better.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Major Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|Associate Degree:||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||C2||Humanities||Fall 1981||
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||3B||Humanities||Fall 1995||
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
| CID Descriptor: ENGL 120|| Introduction to Literature|| SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ENGL1B
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
4. Examine and apply historical, cultural, psychological, biographical and
other contexts in interpreting works of 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 literature and/or literary topics.
2. Integrate literary criticism into an essay to support an
3. Apply various critical approaches in developing written responses to
4. Apply MLA style to manuscript form and citations.
5. Write literary analysis essays, revealing their ability to effectively
interpret literature, integrate outside criticism and apply the MLA
format for citations and works cited.
Topics and Scope
NOTE: The following represent general criteria and typical content.
1. Word choice, word order and tone
2. Images, figures of speech, symbols
3. Rhythm and rhyme
4. Poetic forms
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
1. Early Drama
3. Contemporary Drama
4. Plays on stage
1. Formalism and New Criticism
2. Critical theory
3. Historical approaches (literary history criticism, new historicist
criticism, Marxist criticism, cultural criticism, non-Western criticism)
4. Gender strategies (feminist criticism, gay and lesbian criticism)
5. Other approaches (biographical, psychological, mythological, reader-
1. Detailed summaries and/or reading response journals.
2. Several short Critical Response papers (500 to 1,000 words)
3. Term papers including extensive library research with complete correct
MLA documentation and/or short library research assignments.
4. Optional personal response in reaction readings, videos, lectures,
plays, and performances.
5. Groups or individual presentations about particular works, authors,
schools of criticism, time periods, or literary styles, (oral, video,
6. Readings of varying lengths, including poetry, short stories, plays,
novels, and literary criticism. .
7. Optional viewing of videos outside the classroom setting.
8. Essay examinations and/or objective examinations and quizzes.
9. Optional field trips to see plays, poetry readings, music, and/or dance
10.Participation in class discussions in class and/or online.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|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%
|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%
|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||
THE COMPACT BEDFORD INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE, 8th ed. Michael Meyer,
Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2007.
THE NORTON INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE, 9th ed. Allison Booth, et al.,
W. W. Norton, 2005.
THE MLA HANDBOOK, 7th ed. Joseph Gibaldi, MLA, 2007.
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