SRJC Course Outlines

7/15/2024 2:20:58 AMENGL 30.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2023

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 30.2Title:  AMER LIT:1865-PRESENT  
Full Title:  American Literature from 1865 to the Present
Last Reviewed:2/6/2023

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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  ENGL 30B

Catalog Description:
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Students will study American writers and their works that represent diverse voices from 1865 to present. Students will analyze texts that have both a thematic and a historical approach to the literature and major movements of this period. Course content will reflect the histories and lived experiences of the SRJC student body.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will study American writers and their works that represent diverse voices from 1865 to present. Students will analyze texts that have both a thematic and a historical approach to the literature and major movements of this period. Course content will reflect the histories and lived experiences of the SRJC student body.
(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:Spring 1982
Inactive: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1981
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: ENGL 135 Survey of American Literature 2 SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ENGL30.2

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. Critically read, analyze, interpret, and write about a range of diverse texts that represent voices coming from various ethnic and cultural groups and under-represented authors and works in the American literary tradition from the second half of the nineteenth century to the present.
2. Explain the historical and cultural contexts and the evolution of American literature published between 1865 and the present.
3. Apply a range of historic and contemporary critical approaches to this literature.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Analyze and critique assigned texts.
2. Recognize and define the evolutionary stages of and the variety of forms used in the development of American literature.
3. Identify major themes in the period as a whole.
4. Evaluate and classify various themes relating to the time period and culture.
5. Recognize and interpret the variety of forms (e.g. novels, graphic novels, short stories, poetry, spoken word, plays, letters, sermons, music, film, and oral histories) in which American literature exists.
6. Define and apply different modes of critical theory.

Topics and Scope
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Reading and examination of major works of American literature from 1865 to present.
I. The Literature of Reconstruction - 1865 to 1912
    A. Civil War, the Reconstruction, and the Jim Crow Era
    B. Native American assimilation and a reemerging tradition
    C. New Immigrants
    D. Realism and Naturalism
    E. Emerging feminine voices
II. The Literature of a New Century - 1912 to 1945
    A. Diverse writers of the New World
    B. The Great War
    C. Voices of protest (e.g. against racism, sexism)
    D. Modernism
III. The Literature Since Midcentury - 1945 to present
    A. Civil Rights Era
    B. The first postwar generation
    C. The second postwar generation and Vietnam
    D. Postmodernism
    E. Contemporary literature
IV. Literary Analysis and Writing
V. Literary Research
VI. Schools of Literary Criticism

Assignments:
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Weekly reading-based and discussion assignments
1. Reading and examination of works that represent diverse voices of America from the second half of the nineteenth century to the present (40-60 pages per week)
2. Optional field trips to see plays, poetry readings, music or dance performances (ungraded)
3. Participation in class discussions
4. Oral presentation(s) and/or group work
Writing assignments
1. Low-stakes writing assignments such as reading-response journals, collaborative writing projects, and short critical response papers of 500-1,000 words
2. Essay(s) of up to 2500 words including extensive library research with complete and correct MLA documentation
3. Exam(s) and quiz(zes)
4. Library research assignment(s), e.g. Annotated Bibliography

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 - 65%
Low-stakes writing assignments; essay(s)
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Library 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 - 15%
Exam(s) and quiz(zes)
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Participation; oral presentation(s) and/or group work


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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American Literature II, Lumen (https://human.libretexts.org/Courses/Lumen_Learning/Book%3A_American_Literature_II) Humanties LibreTexts. 2021.
The American Tradition in Literature, Vol. 2. 12th ed. Perkins, George and Perkins, Barbara. McGraw Hill. 2008 (classic).
Writing the Nation: A Concise Guide to American Literature 1865 to Present. Berke et al., LibreTexts https://human.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Literature_and_Literacy/Book%3A_Writing_the_Nation_-_A_Concise_Introduction_to_American_Literature_1865_to_Present_(Berke_Bleil_and_Cofer) (CC BY-SA). 2015 (classic).
The Heath Anthology of American Literature. Vol. 2. 7th ed. Lauter, Paul and Yarborough, Richard and Alberti, John. Houghton Mifflin. 2013 (classic).
The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Vol. 2. 10th ed. Baym, Nina and Levine, Robert. W. W. Norton. 2022.

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