SRJC Course Outlines

4/20/2024 10:56:08 PMENGL 7 Course Outline as of Fall 2023

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 7Title:  INTRO SHORT STORY  
Full Title:  Introduction to the Short Story
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
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Catalog Description:
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Students will be introduced to and critically analyze the genre of the short story, including the elements of the form and cultural contexts.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Students will be introduced to and critically analyze the genre of the short story, including the elements of the form and cultural contexts.
(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 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:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Describe cultural and historical contexts of various short stories.
2. Identify elements of form.
3. Write clear, effective, original, college-level expository and argumentative analyses of short stories with sufficient research and appropriate secondary sources.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Analyze and critique short stories via cultural contexts.
2. Recognize and define the elements of form (plot, character, setting, point of view, theme, figurative language).
3. Write critical analysis and response papers about short stories.
4. Demonstrate familiarity with college-level library research techniques and with the basic reference works and facilities of the college library.
5. Use Modern Language Association (MLA) format in citing research.

Topics and Scope
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I. Elements of fiction
    A. Plot
    B. Character
    C. Theme
    D. Point of view
    E. Setting
    F. Figurative language
II. Short story forms
    A. Classic
    B. Contemporary
III. Issues of cultural diversity in literature
    A. Multiculturalism
    B. Intersectionality

Assignments:
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1. Weekly reading (approximately 50 to 100 pages)
2. Write 2-4 essays of 5000 to 7000 words total
3. Group and individual presentations
4. Quizzes
5. Exams
6. Low stakes writing assignments

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%
Essays; low-stakes writing assignments
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%
Quizzes; exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Attendance and participation; group and individual presentations


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. 8th. Bausch, Richard and Cassill, R.V. Norton: 2015 (classic).
The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction; Compact 10th. Charters, Ann. Bedford: 2018 (classic).
The Best American Short Stories. Diaz, Junot, series ed. Mariner: 2016 (classic).
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories. Oates, Joyce Carol. Oxford: 2012 (classic).
40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology 6th. Lawn, Beverly, ed. Bedford: 2020.
The Dangers of Smoking in Bed, Stories.  Enriquez, Mariana.  Hogarth Press, 2022.
The Consequences, Stories.  Munoz, Manuel.  Greywolf Press. 2022
Great Short Stories by African American Writers.  Rudisel, Christine. Dover. 2015 (classic).
Great Short Stories by Contemporary Native American Writers Blaisdell, Bob. 2014 (classic).
Jesus' Son, Stories.  Johnson, Denis. Picador. 2009 (classic).
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories. Carter, Angela. Penguin. 2015 (classic).
40 Short Stories. Kindle Edition. Bedford. 2020.

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