PCC/ CCOG / ENG

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ENG 104

Course Number:
ENG 104
Course Title:
Intro to Literature (Fiction)
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
40
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Enhances enjoyment of various forms of fictional prose, increases understanding of the conventions of fiction and various forms of storytelling, and encourages exploration of the diversity of human experience. Prerequisites: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should able to:

1. Recognize and understand the variety of stylistic choices that authors make within given forms and how form influences meaning.
2. Articulate ways in which the text contributes to self-understanding.
3. Engage, through the text, unfamiliar and diverse cultures, experiences and points of view, recognizing the text as a product of a particular culture and historical moment.
4. Understand the text within the context of a literary tradition or convention.
5. Evaluate various interpretations of a text and their validity through reading, writing, and discussion in individual and group responses analyzing the support/evidence for a particular interpretation.
6. Conduct research to find materials appropriate to use for literary analysis, using MLA conventions to document primary and secondary sources in written responses to a literary text

Outcome Assessment Strategies


Assessment tools may include informal responses to study questions; evaluation of small- and full-group discussion; in-class and out-of-class writing; formal essays, as well as informal responses to study questions and other types of informal writing; presentations by individuals and groups; short and long essay exams; close reading exercises using support/ evidence; writing exercises which include evaluation of various interpretations of a text and their relative validity. Both instructor and peer evaluation may be incorporated in the assessment process.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


  •  
  • feminist theory
    setting
  • psychoanalytic theory
    plot
  • Marxist theory
    point of view
  • structuralist theory                       
    tone/voice
  • postmodern theory
    narrative styles
  • reader response theory
    narration: 1st, 2nd, 3rd person
  • new historicism
    omniscient, etc.       
  • biographical criticism
    unreliable narrator gender
    rhetorical strategies      
  • race
    diction
  • evidence
    character
  • climax  
  • documentation
    denouement
    thesis
    symbol                         
    imagery                                               
  • intertextuality
    regional or national literatures
    flashback
    ambiguity
    irony
    allusion
    censorship
    stereotyping
    class
    form/structure
  •  dialogue                       
  • contextualizing;
  • sources/influence
     
  • expgenres of fiction
    lication of the text

    Competencies and Skills

    analysis
    synthesis
    understanding prose fiction through contexts such as society, politics, 
    artistic conventions, multiple interpretations of an author, etc.
    writing about fiction
    close readings
    critical reading employing reviews and critical essays
    speaking and listening reflectively
    small-group collaboration



     
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