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|Discipline and Nbr:
European Literature from 17th C. to the Present
|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||13 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||
Reading and discussion of works of great European Continental authors from the Seventeenth Century to the Present
ENGL 1A or higher English Course.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Reading & discussion of works of great European Continental authors from the 17th C. to the Present.
(Grade or P/NP)
Prerequisites:ENGL 1A or higher English Course.
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||Fall 1981||Spring 2010
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||3B||Humanities||Fall 1981||Spring 2010
From a prescribed selection of European Literature relevant to the period
of The Enlightenment to the present, (critical studies may also be
included) students will:
1. Analyze and critique assigned texts,
2. Recognize and define the evolutionary stages of and the variety of
forms used in the development of European Literature,
3. Identify major themes in the period as a whole,
4. Evaluate and classify various themes relating to the time period and
5. Recognize and interpret the variety of forms in which European
6. Recognize the most influential writers of early Western Civilization.
Topics and Scope
1. The Enlightenment.
A. Enlightenment drama: Moliere, Racine.
B. Enlightenment fiction and prose: Voltaire, de Lafayette,
Johnson, the "Citizen of the World" as Descendant of the
Renaissance Man: Jefferson, Paine,...
2. The Nineteenth Century: Varieties of Romanticism.
A. Seminal Romantic Prose: Rousseau.
3. The Nineteenth Century: Realism, Naturalism, and the New Poetry.
4. The Twentieth Century: Varieties of Modernism.
5. Contemporary Explorations: Post-Modernism Etc.
J. Han Sunyin.
NOTE ON RANGE OF TOPICS AND ON MULTICULTURAL LITERACY:
The above list of authors and topics includes both too much and too
little. There is too much literature to be treated adequately in
seventeen weeks; instructors are expected to make a representative,
but robust, selection. There are too few topics to give an adequate
idea of the range of possible approaches the faculty may bring to the
1. Regular reading assignments.
2. Notebook or other written preparation for class.
3. Class discussions and group work, in which each student is expected
4. Occasional leading of class discussions, and preparation appropriate
to this task.
5. Carefully composed papers of 500 to 2,500 words, including research,
that interpret the course texts, or expound upon their cultural
6. Library research into historical backgrounds or critical response
to the course texts.
7. Oral readings or other performance exercises.
8. Examinations and quizzes involving the writing of reasoned
interpretive arguments as well as simple factual responses (see
"methods of evaluation")
9. Attentive, critical viewing of video material illustrative of
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 - 80%
|Written homework, Reading reports, Essay exams, Term papers, READING JOURNAL &/OR FREEWRITE||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
10 - 30%
|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
5 - 30%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, RECOGNITIONS/IDENTIFICATIONS||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
5 - 10%
|Attendance and participation||
THE NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD MASTERPIECES, 2nd Expanded Edition,
Lawall, et al., eds., W. W. Norton & Co., 2001.