SRJC Course Outlines

7/15/2024 11:29:21 PMENGL 46.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2013

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 46.2Title:  SURVEY-ENGLISH LIT PT 2  
Full Title:  Survey of English Literature Part 2
Last Reviewed:5/13/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled012 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:  ENGL 46B

Catalog Description:
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Reading and discussion of important works from the British Isles from the Late Eighteenth Century  to the present, analyzing the meaning, style, and relevance of these works and the importance of their authors in literary history.

Course Completion of ENGL 1A

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Reading and discussion of important works from the British Isles from the Late Eighteenth Century to the present, analyzing the meaning, style, and relevance of these works and the importance of their authors in literary history.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ENGL 1A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Spring 1982
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1981
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: ENGL 165 Survey of British Literature 2 SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ENGL46.2

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.   Critically read, analyze, and interpret works in the British literary tradition from the late
Eighteenth Century to the present.
2.   Demonstrate understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of this literature.
3.   Understand and apply a range of historic and contemporary critical approaches to this

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Students will be able to:
1. Read, analyze and interpret works of literature written in Great Britain from the late
Eighteenth Century to the present.
2. Develop several methodologies for reading and interpreting texts, differentiating
among the premises and the modes of arguing that each pursues and of the issues
connected with a choice of one perspective versus another.
3. Examine the critical and historical principles behind the construction of literary and
cultural history, including the terminology of literary periods, controversies concerning
the establishment of distinctions among periods, and general significances attached to
various views taken of the transitions among periods.
4. Examine the development of particular forms, genres, conventions, and philosophies
(e.g., the novel, the lyric, existentialism).
5. Analyze the literary and cultural inheritance drawn from this period of British literature.
6. Study and apply elementary literary research methodology.
7. Evaluate the uses of secondary and critical material in the study of literary texts.
8. Examine the art, sociology, history, economics and daily life of the people of the period
under study and evaluate their effect on the literature of the time.
9. Analyze the period under study with regard to the shifting role of the poet or writer, the
development of literary theory, and the changing readership.

Topics and Scope
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I. Late Eighteenth Century and the Enlightenment
II. The Romantic Age
  A. Visionary poetry
  B. Wordsworth and the new idea of the poet
  C. New attitudes towards nature
  D. The lyric
III. The Victorian Age
  A. The Woman Question
  B. The Rise of the Novel
  C. Dramatic monologue
  D. The Pre-Rafaelites
  E. Light verse
  F. The Nineties
  G. Victorian aesthetics
IV. The Moderns
  A. Literature and politics
  B. Literature and psychology
  C. Literature and film
  D. Stream of consciousness
  E. New attitudes towards the poet
  F. Fiction and poetry in Great Britain today
V. Literary Analysis
VI. Literary Research
VII. Schools of Literary Criticism
  A. Biographical
  B. Historical
  C. Psychological
  D. Reader Response Theory
  E. Marxist/Economic Theory
  F. New Criticism
  G. Queer Theory
VIII. Writing Literary Analysis Essays

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Assignments may include:
1. Reading and examination of major works of British literature from the late Eighteenth Century to the present (50 to 100 pages per week)
2. Reading and examination of critical essays concerning both individual works and authors
3. Writing detailed summaries, in-class or as homework
4. Writing in reading-response journals
5. Composing short critical response papers of 500 to 1,000 words
6. Essay including extensive library research with complete and correct MLA documentation (1000 to 1500 words)
7. Short library research assignments (1 to 5)
8. Personal response papers in reaction to readings, videos, lectures, plays, and performances (1 to 3)
9. Group or individual presentations about particular works, authors, schools of criticism, time periods, or literary styles
10. Readings of varying lengths, including poetry, short stories, plays, novels, and literary criticism
11. Viewing videos outside the classroom setting
12. Essay examinations
13. Final Exam or project
14. Objective examinations and quizzes
15. Field trips to see plays, poetry readings, music or dance performances
16. Participation in class discussions

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
60 - 70%
Detailed Summaries; Reading Response Journals; Critical Response Essays; Personal Response Essays; Term papers; Research Exercises
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 10%
Library Research Exercises
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
10 - 20%
Essays Exams; Objective Exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance; participation in class discussion; oral presentation; field trips

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Longman Anthology of British Literature, Vol. 2., Addison Wesley Longman, 2009.
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol 2, 9th Edition, Norton, 2012.
Instructor prepared materials.

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