SRJC Course Outlines

6/14/2024 11:06:01 AMENGL 74 Course Outline as of Fall 2010

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 74Title:  SPEC TOPICS:CR NON-FICT  
Full Title:  Special Topics in Creative Non-fiction
Last Reviewed:12/8/2003

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum.50Lab 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:  04 - Different Topics
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Intensive study of a topic in Creative Non-Fiction of current interest, selected by the English Department and presented by an instructor specializing in that area. The purpose is to stimulate serious thought by an in-depth analysis of a subject through lecture, seminar, discussion, research, film, and electronic and other media.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Eligibility for English 1A.


Recommended Preparation:
Varies, will be defined for individual topics.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Intensive study of a topic in Creative Non-Fiction. Designed to stimulate serious thought by an in-depth analysis of a subject through lecture, seminar, discussion, research, film, and electronic and other media.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 1A.
Recommended:Varies, will be defined for individual topics.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:04 - Different Topics

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Examine special topics through lecture, seminar, research, film and
  other media.
2. Read and analyze works of literature and film in relation to special
  topic.
3. Evaluate concepts in relation to topic, especially in critical
  analysis papers of 500 to 2,500 words.
4. Demonstrate critical thinking skills through written and oral
  analysis.
5. Collaborate effectively in groups to create a group project or
  presentation.

Topics and Scope
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Will vary with each offering depending on theme and topic selected.  Some
examples of proposed courses are:
The Literary Essay
Literary Criticism
Nature Writing
Autobiography
Biography
Humor Writing
The Personal Essay

Assignments:
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Will vary with each offering but would always include reading, writing
analytical papers, and discussion/participation. Some examples of possible
assignments are:
1. Critical analysis papers of 500 to 2,500 words, including research
2. Reading logs
3. Response papers
4. Formal summaries
5. Short summaries of research on a particular author, concept, or
  historical/cultural period
6. Study questions
7. Quizzes on historical and cultural background to Creative Non-Fiction,
  definitions, major concepts related to the topic.
8. Essay exams on historical and cultural background to Creative Non-
Fiction, definitions, major concepts related to the topic
9. Group projects and presentations focusing on specific aspects of the
  selected topic.
10. Field trips to libraries, lectures, or performances
11. Viewing videos outside classroom setting.

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 - 80%
Written homework, Reading reports, Term papers
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 - 20%
Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion, Quizzes and essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
ORAL PRESENTATIONS AND CLASS DISCUSSIONS


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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THE FOURTH GENRE. Robert L. Root, Jr. and Michael Steinberg.
   Pearson: 2002.
Primary texts will vary with each offering. This course may also include
the use and/or study of media other than texts such as computer software,
electronic data, film, video or art.

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