SRJC Course Outlines

4/14/2024 1:59:37 PMFREN 39.1 Course Outline as of Summer 2004

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  FREN 39.1Title:  LIT/ENGL TRNSLATION  
Full Title:  French Literature in English Translation
Last Reviewed:4/26/2004

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:  FREN 39A

Catalog Description:
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Lectures, collateral reading, analytical discussion and critical essays of representative works in English translation; survey of specific period or movement in literature.


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 100B or ENGL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Lectures, collateral reading, analytical discussion, and critical   essays of representative works in English translation; survey of   specific period to movement in literature.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Completion of ENGL 100B or ENGL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1981Summer 2004
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981Summer 2004
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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  The aim of this course is designed to present a chronological
 survey of French literature in English translation so that students
 having little or no knowledge of French can appreciate French
 literary masterpieces. The 39/39A courses will cover the period
 from the year 1100 to the French Revolution. It will primarily
 focus on complete works by major French authors who are universally
 known and whose writings still have considerable relevance to
 Twentieth Century readers.
 The main focus of the course will be on the works themselves as
 literature, and lectures will aim at helping students to understand
 and appreciate works read. Students will be encouraged to ask
 questions and to share and critique each other's ideas to class
 The instructor will try to show what is specifically "French" (as
 well as universal) in French literature and to foster a sensitivity
 to ideas and values within a culture that is in many respects very
 different from their own.

Topics and Scope
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  The course will provide an introduction to each historical period
 so that students can understand the context within which the various
 authors wrote. Students will be made familiar with the main social,
 political, and artistic trends of each period, and these will be
 related to such questions as the author's motivations in writing and
 the content and style of his or her works. Significant biographical
 details will be provided for each author.
 There will be three tests (one on each of the first three chapters)
 as well as a final (cumulative, but with an emphasis on the final
 time period). The tests will contain an initial factual component
 (multiple choice, quote identification, brief informational
 questions). This will test the student's knowledge of historical
 background, author's biographies, and the contents of works read.
 A second part will consist of several essay questions which will
 allow students to exercise their critical abilities by analyzing
 and interpreting aspects of works that have been read.

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  Students will write four papers, one on each historical period
 covered. Papers should be clearly organized and should show an
 ability to think critically and to support thesis with reason
 and arguments. Students should be able to analyze an author's
 main themes and show some sensitivity to nuances of style.

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
30 - 50%
Written homework, Reading reports, Lab reports, Essay exams, IN CLASS DICTATIONS
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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  All representative text of the French origin.

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