SRJC Course Outlines

12/8/2019 8:36:51 AMENGL 30.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

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:2/27/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 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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Significant American writers and their works from 1865 to present, including both a thematic and a historical approach to the literature of the period.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Completion of ENGL 1A or higher English Course


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Significant American writers and their works from 1865 to present, including both a thematic and a historical approach to the literature of the period.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Completion of ENGL 1A or higher English Course
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:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Critically read, critically analyze, and interpret a range  of works in the American literary
    tradition published between 1865 and the present.
2.  Explain the historical and cultural contexts 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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Upon completion of this course, from a prescribed selection of American literature relevant to the period 1865 to present and from critical studies, students will 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 (novels, short stories, poetry, plays, letters,
    sermons, 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 an Expanding Nation 1865 to 1912
    A. The new immigrants
    B. Native American assimilation and a reemerging tradition
    C. Major figures
    D. Oral traditions
    E. Emerging feminine voices
II. The Literature of a New Century, 1912 to 1945
    A. New World--New writers
    B. The Great War
    C. Racism/sexism
    D. American modernists
III. The Literature Since Midcentury, 1945 to present
    A. Contemporary literature
    B. The first postwar generation
    C. The second postwar generation and Vietnam
IV. Literary Analysis
V. Literary Research
VI. Schools of Literary Criticism
VII. Writing Literary Analysis Essays

Assignments:
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Assignments may include:
1. Reading and examination of major works of American literature from 1865 to the present
    (40 to 60 pages per week)
2. Reading and examination of works or selections of diverse literature representing the
    experience of minorities in America from 1865 to the present (40 to 60 pages per week)
3. Reading and examination of critical essays concerning both individual works and authors in
    the period from 1865 to present (40 to 60 pages per week)
4. Writing detailed summaries
5. Writing in reading-response journals
6. Composing short critical response papers of 500 to 1,000 words
7. Term papers of up to 2500 words including extensive library research with complete and
    correct MLA documentation
8. Short library research assignments
9. Personal response papers of 500 to 1000 words in reaction to readings, videos, lectures, plays,
    and performances
10. Group or individual presentations about particular works, authors, schools of criticism, time
    periods, or literary styles
11. Readings of varying lengths, including poetry, short stories, plays, novels, and literary
    criticism
12. Viewing videos outside the classroom setting
13. Essay examinations
14. Objective examinations and quizzes
15. Optional field trips to see plays, poetry readings, music or dance performances
16. 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
60 - 80%
Critical Response Essays; Personal Response Essays; Term papers, Structured reading-response journals; Library research exercises
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
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 30%
Objective exams, Essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Group presentations, class participation, and attendance


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Heath Anthology of American Literature. Vol. 2. 7th ed. Lauter, Paul and Yarborough, Richard and Alberti, John. Houghton Mifflin. 2013
The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Vol. 2. 8th ed. Baym, Nina and Levine, Robert. W. W. Norton. 2012 (classic)
The American Tradition in Literature, Vol. 2. 12th ed. Perkins, George and Perkins, Barbara. McGraw Hill. 2008 (classic)

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