SRJC Course Outlines

6/13/2024 1:08:39 PMENGL 70 Course Outline as of Summer 2004

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Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 70Title:  SPECIAL TOPICS: FICTION  
Full Title:  Special Topics in Fiction
Last Reviewed:12/8/2003

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum.50Lab 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:  04 - Different Topics
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Catalog Description:
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Intensive study of a topic in English fiction of current interest, selected and presented by an instructor specializing in a particular area. The purpose is to stimulate serious thought by an in-depth analysis of a subject through lecture, seminar, discussion, research, film, electronic, and other media.

Eligibility for ENGL 1A.

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Intensive study of a topic in English fiction designed to stimulate serious thought through an in-depth analysis of a subject through lecture, seminar, discussion, research, film, electronic, and other media.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Eligibility for ENGL 1A.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:04 - Different Topics


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Summer 2004Inactive:Spring 2010
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

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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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Examine selected topics through lecture/seminar/research/film and
  other media.
2. Read and analyze works of fiction and their adaptation to film in
  relation to selected topics.
3. Evaluate concepts in relation to the topic, especially in critical
  analysis papers of 500 to 2,500 words.
4. Demonstrate critical thinking skills through written and oral
5. Collaborate effectively in groups to create a group project or

Topics and Scope
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Will vary with each offering depending on theme and topic selected. Some
examples of possible courses are:
Science Fiction and Fantasy
The Harry Potter Phenomenon
American Realism
Toni Morrison
California Fiction
Narrative of Girlhood
The Literature of the Holocaust
Latin American Literature
Gay Literature
The Bible as Literature
The Gothic Novel
Detective Fiction
Adolescent Fiction
Literature of the Civil War

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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 up to 2500 words including extensive library research with
   complete and correct MLA (Modern Languages Association) documentation.
5.  Short Library Research assignments
6.  Personal Response Papers in reaction to reading 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
50 - 80%
Written homework, Reading reports, Term papers
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, Matching items, Completion, Quizzes and essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Primary texts will vary with each offering. This course may also include
Instructor-prepared materials, the use of electronic media, and the study
of media other than texts, such as computer software, film, video or art.

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