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|Discipline and Nbr:
French Literature in English Translation
|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
Grade or P/NP
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||
Lectures, collateral reading, analytical discussion and critical essays of representative works in English translation; survey of specific period or movement in literature.
Completion of ENGL 100B or ENGL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Lectures, collateral reading, analytical discussion, and critical essays of representative works in English translation; survey of specific period to movement in literature.
(Grade or P/NP)
Recommended:Completion of ENGL 100B or ENGL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Not Certificate/Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||C2||Humanities||Fall 1981||Summer 2004
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||3B||Humanities||Fall 1981||Summer 2004
The aim of this course is designed to present a chronological
survey of French literature in English translation so that students
having little or no knowledge of French can appreciate French
literary masterpieces. The 39/39A courses will cover the period
from the year 1100 to the French Revolution. It will primarily
focus on complete works by major French authors who are universally
known and whose writings still have considerable relevance to
Twentieth Century readers.
The main focus of the course will be on the works themselves as
literature, and lectures will aim at helping students to understand
and appreciate works read. Students will be encouraged to ask
questions and to share and critique each other's ideas to class
The instructor will try to show what is specifically "French" (as
well as universal) in French literature and to foster a sensitivity
to ideas and values within a culture that is in many respects very
different from their own.
Topics and Scope
The course will provide an introduction to each historical period
so that students can understand the context within which the various
authors wrote. Students will be made familiar with the main social,
political, and artistic trends of each period, and these will be
related to such questions as the author's motivations in writing and
the content and style of his or her works. Significant biographical
details will be provided for each author.
There will be three tests (one on each of the first three chapters)
as well as a final (cumulative, but with an emphasis on the final
time period). The tests will contain an initial factual component
(multiple choice, quote identification, brief informational
questions). This will test the student's knowledge of historical
background, author's biographies, and the contents of works read.
A second part will consist of several essay questions which will
allow students to exercise their critical abilities by analyzing
and interpreting aspects of works that have been read.
Students will write four papers, one on each historical period
covered. Papers should be clearly organized and should show an
ability to think critically and to support thesis with reason
and arguments. Students should be able to analyze an author's
main themes and show some sensitivity to nuances of style.
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
30 - 50%
|Written homework, Reading reports, Lab reports, Essay exams, IN CLASS DICTATIONS||
|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
20 - 30%
|Class performances, Performance exams||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
10 - 20%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 10%
|COMPLETION OF SEMESTER'S LANGUAGE LAB HOURS.||
All representative text of the French origin.