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|Discipline and Nbr:
WOMEN IN LITERATURE||
Women in Literature
|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||6 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||
Study of the tradition of women writing fiction, poetry and drama. While focusing on women in the western literary tradition, attention will be paid to work from other cultures. Approach will be interdisciplinary, with reference to history, sociology, psychology and art. Study will include examination of the place of women in literary history, and the role of changing models of literary criticism.
Eligibility for Engl 1A or equivalent.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Study of the tradition of women writing fiction, poetry, and drama. While focusing on women writing in the Western literary tradition, attention will be paid to work from other cultures.
(Grade or P/NP)
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Engl 1A or equivalent.
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:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||C2||Humanities||Spring 1991||Fall 2010
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||3B||Humanities||Fall 1981||Fall 2010
1. Read, analyze and evaluate works by women writers of the past
2. Study historical patterns which have influenced women's literary
3. Identify the traditions of women writing within the genre conventions.
4. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the archetypal use of
women in literature.
5. Examine the discipline of women's studies, particularly as it
applies to the study of literature.
6. Differentiate among schools of criticism which have influenced
the works of women writers and which have influenced the study
of women writers.
7. Analyze historical, sociological and psychological trends which have
influenced the role of women writers and which have shaped the study
of their work.
8. Identify the central themes within the traditions of women writers.
9. Study the influence of gender, race and class on literary production,
publication, and canon-forming.
Topics and Scope
1. Ancient texts: Sappho and her sisters.
2. The Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
1. retelling biblical myths
2. chivalric texts
3. women in the lyrics
1. religious figures
2. personal writing
3. misconceptions about the role of the medieval woman
4. women in texts by men
3. The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: "The moment when the
middle-class woman began to write".
A. Early professionals: Anne Bradstreet and Aphra Behn
B. Expanded opportunities: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Mary
C. Images of continued misogyny
4. The Nineteenth Century: The Golden Age.
A. The development of the novel
B. Romanticism and the Gothic
C. "Madwoman in the attic"
D. "The angle in the house"
E. The New Woman
5. The Twentieth Century.
A. Turn of the Century
1. The developing American voice: "The American Girl"
2. Other new voices from the colonies
B. Modernist Literature
1. New "women's voice": Richardson, Stein, Woolf
2. Alternative world views
C. Contemporary Literature
1. Assigned readings from text, plus supplementary handouts.
2. Some assigned reading of secondary texts.
3. Self-directed research projects.
1. Reader response essays or journal writing, both in class and at home.
2. Critical essays covering units of study, themes, or individual
3. Research projects (i.e., annotated bibliography, classroom
presentation on author or theme, survey of criticism).
4. Final essay exam.
5. Short objective quizzes.
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
50 - 70%
|Written homework, Reading reports, Essay exams, Term papers||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
10 - 20%
|Group oral presentations||
|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||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
10 - 20%
|Participation in class discussion.||
NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF LITERATURE BY WOMEN: THE TRADITION IN ENGLISH,
2nd ed.,Gilbert and Gubar, 1996.
LITERARY FEMINISMS, Ruth Robbins. Transitions, 2000.
A LITERATURE OF THEIR OWN, Elaine Showalter. Princeton Univ. Press, 1998.
FEMINISMS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF LITERARY THEORY AND CRITICISM, Warhol
and Herndl, eds., 1997.
RECOMMENDED - Literary criticism focusing on issues surrounding women