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7/14/2024 7:14:05 AMENGL 2 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 2Title:  INTRO TO THE NOVEL  
Full Title:  Introduction to the Novel
Last Reviewed:3/13/2023

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 or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Students will read, analyze, and interpret novels that represent the history, diversity, and evolution of the novel as a literary and cultural form.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will read, analyze, and interpret novels that represent the history, diversity, and evolution of the novel as a literary and cultural form.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
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 1981
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Analyze the elements of the novel form: narration, point of view, structure, plot, character, theme, style, diction, and metaphorical language.
2. Identify and apply several methods for reading and interpreting novels.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Read, analyze, and interpret novels that represent the history, diversity, and evolution of the novel as a literary and cultural form.
2. Distinguish the literary and cultural inheritance drawn from the works studied and from the novel as a genre.
3. Recognize and critique the narrative elements that allow for interpretation and evaluation of any novel.
4. Interpret the connection between an individual novel and the particular time and place from which it arises.
5. Use secondary and critical material in the study of literary texts.

Topics and Scope
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I. Precursors to the Novel
     A. The oral tradition
     B. Narrative and epic poetry
     C. Short fiction
II. The Early Novel
III. The Rise of the Novel
     A. The eighteenth century
     B. The early nineteenth century
IV. The Rise of the Middle Class and the Novel as a Cultural Medium
V. The Rise of Modernist Novels
VI. The Rise of Postmodern Novels
VII. Review the Elements of Fiction as Applied to the Novel
VIII. Schools of Criticism
     A. Reader-response criticism
     B. Marxist criticism
     C. Feminist criticism
     D. New historicist criticism
     E. Psychoanalytical criticism
IX. Literary Research
     A. Use of academic library databases
     B. Modern Languages Association (MLA) Documentation

Assignments:
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1. Readings of varying lengths, including novels and literary criticism (50-100 pages/per week)
2. Response journals: reaction to readings, videos, lectures, novels, and literary criticism
3. Annotated bibliography
4. Short critical response papers (1-2, 500-1,000 words each)
5. Paper including extensive library research with complete and correct MLA documentation (1500 to 2000 words)
6. Group and/or individual presentations about particular works, authors, schools of criticism, time periods, or literary styles
7. Objective exam(s) and/or quiz(zes)
8. 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
40 - 50%
Response journals; short critical response papers; research paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Group and/or individual presentations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Objective exam(s) and/or quiz(zes)
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Participation in class discussion; group and/or individual presentations


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Theory of the Novel. McKeon, Michael. Johns Hopkins, 2000 (classic).
The Novel: History, Geography, Culture, Vol. 1. Moretti, Franco. Princeton, 2007 (classic).
The Novel: Forms and Themes, Vol. 2. Moretti, Franco. Princeton, 2007 (classic).
How to Interpret Literature: Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies.Parker, Robert Dale. Oxford University Press, 2008 (classic). 
Emma. Austen, Jane. Bedford/St.Martin's, 2002 (classic).
Nat Turner. Baker, Kyle. Abrams. 2006 (classic).
Giovanni's Room. Baldwin, James. Dial Press. 1956 (classic).
Funhome: A Family Tragicomic.  Bechdel, Alison. Mariner, 2006 (classic).
Jane Eyre. Bronte, Charlotte. W. W. Norton, 2000 (classic). 
The Best that We Could Do. Bui, Thi. Abrahams, 2018.
Parable of the Sower. Butler, Octavia E. Grand Central Publishing, 2019.
Waiting for the Barbarians. Coetzee, J.M. Penguin, 1999 (classic). 
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets. Crane, Stephen. Penguin, 2000 (classic). 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Diaz, Junot. Riverhead Books. 2007 (classic).
The Sentence. Erdrich, Louise. Harper Perennial, 2022.
Madame Bovary. Flaubert, Gustave. Dover, 1996 (classic). 
The Portrait of a Lady. James, Henry. Oxford, 1998 (classic).
The Fifth Season. Jemison, N.K.. Orbit, 2015 (classic).
The Known World. Jones, Edward P. Amistad, 2006 (classic).
March. Lewis, John. Topshelf, 2013 (classic).
The Spoon River Anthology. Masters, Edgar Lee. University of Illinois Press 1992 (classic).
V for Vendetta. Moore, Alan. Vertigo, 1990 (classic).
House Made of Dawn. Momaday, N. Scott. Harper 1977 (classic).
If You Tell. Olsen, Gregg. Thomas & Mercer 2019.
Frankenstein. Shelley, Mary. Dover Publications, 1994 (classic).
A Cool Million. West, Nathanael. Farrar, 1961 (classic).
Mrs. Dalloway. Woolf, Virginia. Harvest, 1990 (classic).
We. Zamyatin, Yevgeny. Harper Voyager, 1983 (classic).
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