SRJC Course Outlines

12/13/2019 10:36:27 PMENGL 7 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 7Title:  INTRO SHORT STORY  
Full Title:  Introduction to the Short Story
Last Reviewed:9/12/2016

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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An introduction to the genre of the short story, including the elements of the form: plot, character, setting, point of view, theme, style, diction, symbolism, and figurative language.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Completion of ENGL 1A or higher (V8)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to the genre of the short story, including the elements of the form: plot, character, setting, point of view, theme, style, diction, symbolism, and figurative language.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Completion of ENGL 1A or higher (V8)
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 1991
Inactive: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesSpring 1992
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1993
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1991Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1991Inactive:
 
C-ID:

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.  Apply both historic and contemporary approaches of literary analysis to the short story.
2.  Describe cultural and historical contexts of various short stories.
3.  Apply principles of literary criticism, as well as cultural and historical understanding, to the
     reading and interpretation of the short story in both written work and oral discussion.
4.  Write clear, effective, original, college-level expository and argumentative analyses of short
     stories with sufficient research and appropriate secondary sources.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Analyze and critique short stories and literary criticism.
2. Recognize and define the evolutionary stages of and the variety of forms used in the
     development of the short story form.
3. Identify major themes in short stories.
4. Evaluate and classify various themes relating to time period or culture.
5. Recognize and interpret the variety of forms in which the short story exists.
6. Demonstrate familiarity with college-level library research techniques and with the basic
     reference works and facilities of the college library.
7. Use MLA format in citing research.

Topics and Scope
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I. Elements of fiction
    A. Plot
         1. Events
         2. Conflict
    B. Character
         1. Flat characters
         2. Round characters
         3. Protagonists v. antagonists
         4. Heroes and anti-heroes
    C. Theme
    D. Point of view
         1. First person narration
         2. Third person omnipotent
         3. Third person limited
         4. The unreliable narrator
    E. Setting
         1. Time
         2. Place
         3. Mood or atmosphere
    F. Figurative language
         1. Allegory
         2. Analogy
         3. Metaphor/simile
         4. Extended metaphor
    G. Emotion, humor, irony, satire
    H. Symbolism
    I. Choices of style
    J. Choices of diction
II. Short story forms
    A. Traditional
    B. Modern
III.  Critical approaches to literature
    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
IV. Issues of cultural diversity in literature

Assignments:
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I. Read approximately 50 to 100 pages per week
    A. Read and analyze major short stories that reflect the evolution of the short story as a
          literary  form
    B. Read and analyze a selection of short stories that illustrate cultural diversity as it relates to
          themes and forms
    C. Read and analyze short stories that reflect the various treatments of a specific theme
    D. Read from a selection of short stories that allows a consideration of the craft of the short
          story
II. Write 2 to 4 analytical response essays of 750 to 1250 words
III. Write a research paper 1000 to 1500 words, which includes literary criticism and/or critical
     approaches to analyzing literature
IV. Write critical reading logs
V. Group and individual research presentations
VI. Objective quizzes
VII. Essay examinations

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
70 - 75%
Written homework, essays, research papers; critical response papers; critical reading logs
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 - 15%
Objective quizzes; essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Attendance and participation; oral presentations


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Perrine's Story and Structure (14th). Arp, Thomas R., and Johnson, Greg. Wadsworth: 2014
Doubletakes: Pairs of Contemporary Short Stories. Boyle, T. Coraghessan. Cengage L: 2003 (classic)
The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction (8th). Bausch, Richard and Cassill, R.V. Norton: 2015
The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction; Compact (9th). Charters, Ann. Bedford: 2014
Longman Anthology of Short Fiction: The Stories and Authors in Context; Compact. Gioia, Dana and Gwynn, R.S., eds. Longman: 2000 (classic)
The Seagull Reader: Stories (3rd). Kelly, Joseph, ed. Norton: 2014
The Best American Short Stories. Diaz, Junot, series ed. Mariner: 2016
Cengage Advantage Books: A Pocketful of Prose: Vintage Short Fiction. Vol. 1 and 2. Revised ed. Madden, David. Cengage L: 2006 (classic)
The Art of the Short Story. Martin, Wendy. Houghton: 2006 (classic)
The Contemporary American Short Story. Nguyen, Bich Minh and Shreve, Porter, eds. Pearson: 2003 (classic)
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories. Oates, Joyce Carol. Oxford: 2012
Fiction 100: An Anthology of Short Fiction (13th). Pickering, James H., ed. Prentice: 2011 (classic)
The Oxford Book of Short Stories. Pritchett, V.S. Oxford: 2010 (classic)
Short Fiction by 33 Writers: 3 x 33. Winegardner, Mark, ed. Wadsworth: 2004 (classic)
40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology (5th). Lawn, Beverly, ed. Bedford: 2016

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