SRJC Course Outlines

12/13/2019 10:36:22 PMENGL 1B Course Outline as of Fall 2020

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 Scheduled06 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
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Catalog Description:
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Introduction to literature that emphasizes critical reading, discussion and analytic writing about short stories, other works of fiction, poetry, drama, and literary criticism. This course promotes the appreciation and critical understanding of the cultural, historical, and aesthetic qualities of literature.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Completion of Engl 1A (OR ESL 10) with a grade of 'C' or better or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to literature that emphasizes critical reading, discussion and analytic writing about short stories, other works of fiction, poetry, drama, and literary criticism. This course promotes the appreciation and critical understanding of the cultural, historical, and aesthetic qualities of literature.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Completion of Engl 1A (OR ESL 10) with a grade of 'C' or better or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
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: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate reading skills that allow one to comprehend, analyze, and interpret
     works in genres of fiction, poetry and drama.
2.  Write a well developed, logically organized and thesis-driven interpretive essay using
     one or more critical approaches to literature.
3.  Identify and distinguish among and between the elements of summary, response,
     analysis, and interpretation.
4.  Define common literary terms and apply them to the analysis of specific texts.
 

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Students will be able to:
READING
1. Read and analyze selected works from the major literary genres such as
    fiction, poetry, and drama. (40-60 pages per week)
2. Identify and analyze those elements that help define each genre.
3. Define common literary terms and apply them to the analysis of specific texts.
4. Examine a variety of critical approaches toward interpreting texts and apply those
     critical approaches to interpreting works of literature.
 
WRITING
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.
5. Write literary analysis essays, revealing their ability to effectively interpret literature,
     integrate secondary sources and  criticism, and apply the MLA format for citations
     and works cited.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Writing about Literature
II. Literary Terminology
    A. Common definitions
    B. Applying literary terminology in analyzing texts
III.Poetry
    A. Word choice, word order and tone
    B. Images, figures of speech, symbols
    C. Rhythm and rhyme
    D. Poetic forms
    E. Themes
IV.Fiction
    A. Plot
    B. Character
    C. Setting
    D. Theme
    E. Point of View
    F. Style and Tone
    G. Diction
    H. Symbolism
     I. The Short Story Form
    J. The Novel Form
    K.The Novella            
V. Drama
    A. The Components of a Play
    B. The Order of the Play
    C. History of Drama (Optional)
        1. Early Drama--Greeks and Romans
        2. Medieval Drama
        3. Shakespeare and Eliabethan and Jacobean
        4. Contemporary Drama
    D. Staging Plays (Optional)
    E. Plays on Film (Optional)
    F. Sub-genres of Drama (Optional)
        1. Tragedy
        2. Comedy
        3. Tragicomedy
        4. Dark Comedy
        5. Melodramas
        6. Farce
        7. Documentary
        8. Musical
VI. Criticism & Critical Approaches to Literature (optional)
     A. Biographical
     B. Deconstruction
     C. Economic (Marxist)
     D. Formalist
     E. Gender
          1. Feminist
         2. Masculinist
         3. Queer Theory
     F. Historical
     G. New Criticism
     H. Psychological
         1. Freudian
         2. Jungian
          3. Mythological
      I. Reader Response
      J. Sociological/Cultural
VII. Creative Non-fiction (optional)
      A. Journalistic non-fiction
      B. Creative non-fiction
      C. Elements of style in creative non-fiction
      D. The literary essay

Assignments:
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Writing
1. Write essays with reasoned critical prose in MLA format (6,000 to 8,000 words)
2. Responses to reading assignments using correct literary terminology, such as detailed
   summaries or reading response journals
3. Examinations, such as timed essays and/or objective examinations and quizzes
4. Optional written personal responses in reaction to artistic performances such as
    readings, videos, lectures, plays, and poetry readings
Reading
1. Readings of varying lengths (average of 40-60 pages per week), in genres such as
    short stories, poetry, other works of fiction, plays, and literary criticism
2. Participation in face-to-face or in online class discussions in response to readings
Information Literacy and Research
1. Library research assignment(s) such as an annotated bibliography or essay(s) including
    library research with complete, correct MLA documentation
2. Group or individual presentations on topics such as particular works, authors, schools of
    criticism, time periods, or literary styles (oral, video, online, etc.)

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%
Essays; research assignment(s); responses
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 10%
Research assignment(s)
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%
Examinations
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Attendance; class participation in discussions; presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Norton Introduction to Literature.13th ed. Mays, Kelly. W. W. Norton. 2018
The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature. 11th ed. Meyer, Michael. Bedford/St. Martin's Press. 2017
Portable Literature. 9th ed. Kirszner, Laurie and Mandell, Stephen. Cengage. 2017
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing. 12th ed. Kennedy X. J. and Gioa, Dana. Longman. 2012 (classic)
The MLA Handbook. 8th ed. Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA. 2016
Any of the novels or plays in the series Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism. Ross C. Murfin, series ed., Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2009. (classic)
Any of the novels, plays, or poetry in the series Norton Critical Editions.

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