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ENG (English)
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008441
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
Yes
Course Prefix:
FL
Contemporary World Literature I
Contemporary World Lit I
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
English (16ENG)
23.0101
English Language and Literature, General.
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Catherine Mainland
Lecturer

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture3535Non/a
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
16ENGBA-16LLTEnglish BA-LiteratureElective
16ENGLBAEnglish BAElective
16ENGLBA-16ENGLCRWEnglish BA-Creative WritingElective
16ENGLBA-16ENGLFLMEnglish BA-FilmElective
16ENGLBA-16ENGLLWREnglish BA-Language, Writing, and RhetoricElective
16ENGLBA-16ENGLTEDEnglish BA-Teacher EducationElective
16ENGLBA-16ENGLMEnglish BA-MinorElective
Twentieth-century literature of some of the following cultures: Russian, Eastern European, Western European, Latin American, Canadian, Australian.

This is a part of the GEP HUM Review. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Global Knowledge
Humanities
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
Students will:
1. Interpret a range of Western literary texts.
2. Analyze the relationship between form, context, and meaning
 
 
Two short critical essays. Sample prompts:
Can you make interesting connections between the text and another work?
How does characterization / setting / symbolism / etc. help authors make their points?
 
 
Students will analyze a range of literary texts through close reading exercises.
 
 
Midterm exam. Sample prompt: Choose two of the following passages to write about. Do not summarize the entire text; focus on what you can do with these brief excerpts. Your analysis might include a discussion of the following elements: characterization or character development; imagery; tone; theme; plot development; setting; context; narrative technique; psychological detail; historical context; sentence length or structure; or anything else you find noteworthy. You are free to write your ideas as bullet points.
 
 
Students will conduct level-appropriate critical research on literary texts for their final paper, using analysis and evidence appropriate to critical writing in the humanities.
 
 
Final critical essay. Sample prompts:
Can humans control their own lives?
Do men and women experience the world the same way? Do different races?
What assumptions about the world are the authors or characters operating under?
Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 
Students will explore the ways in which literature is a product of its time and geography.
 
 
Midterm exam. Sample prompt: Choose two of the following passages to write about. Do not summarize the entire text; focus on what you can do with these brief excerpts. Your analysis might include a discussion of the following elements: characterization or character development; imagery; tone; theme; plot development; setting; context; narrative technique; psychological detail; historical context; sentence length or structure; or anything else you find noteworthy. You are free to write your ideas as bullet points.
 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 
Students will use three of the literary texts to construct a critical essay.
 
 
Final exam essay. Sample prompt:
Choose one of the following prompts and write a short essay. Use three of the texts that we have read this semester to build your argument. Take this opportunity to look back on the course as a whole and see what “big picture” ideas you can come up with.
A. The role of the individual in society.
B. Gender roles and/or stereotypes.
C. The impact of social and/or historical and/or geographical context on literature.
 
 
n/a
 
 
n/a
 
 
n/a
 
 
n/a
US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
N/A
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
N/A
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
None
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
N/A
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front, 9780449213940, used $5.25
Camus, The Plague, 9780679720218, used $11.25
Dürrenmatt, The Visit, 9780802144263, new $16.00, used $12.00
Nabokov, Pnin, 9780679723417, used $11.25
Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, 9780451531049, used $4.50
Calvino, If on a winter’s night a traveler, 9780156439619, used $11.25
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale, 9780385490818, used $11.25
García Márquez, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, 9781400034710, used $7.25
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Plague (Parts 1-5)
The Visit (Acts 1-3)
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, up to p52 in the Signet edition
If on a winter’s night a traveler, chapter 1 – “Leaning from the steep slope”
“In a network of lines that enlace” (chapter 8)
“On the carpet of leaves illuminated by the moon”
The Handmaid’s Tale (chapters 1-13)
Chronicle of a Death Foretold (chapters 1-4)
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
N/A
No new resources needed. HUM review.

Interpret a range of Western literary texts. Analyze the relationship between form, context, and meaning. Analyze a range of literary texts through close reading exercises in class. Students will conduct level-appropriate critical research on literary texts for their final paper, using analysis and evidence appropriate to critical writing in the humanities. 


Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

1. Interpret a range of Western literary texts.

2. Analyze the relationship between form, context, and meaning 

3. Analyze a range of literary texts through close reading exercises in class. 

4. Conduct level-appropriate critical research on literary texts for their final paper, using analysis and evidence appropriate to critical writing in the humanities.

5. Explore the ways in which literature is a product of its time and geography.

6. Use three of the literary texts to construct a critical essay.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Participation20%Participation Grade.
Quizzes20%Multiple Quizzes over course of semester.
Short Paper15%Two short papers combined will equal 15% of your grade.
Major Paper20%5 page paper.
Midterm10%One Midterm Exam.
Final Exam15%One Final Exam.

n51ls801 (Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:59:45 GMT): Noted that course is being reviewed for GEP-HUM list and is not due for review for GEP-GK list.
aeherget (Mon, 28 Aug 2017 18:19:38 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at instructor's request via email 8/28/2017 completing pending items.
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