Maui Community College Course Outline 1. Alpha & Number: ENG 256 Course Title: Types of Literature Number of credits: 3 Date of Outline: March 30, 2004 2. Course Description: Studies, analyzes, and critiques major works of European and American drama, biography, and poetry. 3. Contact Hours/Type: 3 hours/Lecture 4. Prerequisites: ENG 100 with at least a C. Co-requisites Recommended Preparation Approved by Date 5. General Course Objectives Students will read, discuss, analyze, and write about a variety of dramas, biographies, and poetry. ENG 256 fulfills three of the 9 credits for the Humanities requirement for A.A. and three of the 12 credits for the Elective requirement for A.S. degree at Maui Community College. This course also fulfills the requirements for the University of Hawai'i at Manoa General Education, Diversification, Arts, Humanities, & Literatures (DL). For detailed information on how ENG 256 focuses on the Maui Community College general education standards, see the attached curricular grid. 6. Student Learning Outcomes For assessment purposes, these are linked to #7. Recommended Course Content. On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: a. analyze works of literature using basic concepts and terminology of literary analysis; b. write with an awareness of purpose and audience, using MLA style documentation when appropriate; c. identify, interpret, and discuss themes, metaphors, and symbols in works of literature; d. support interpretations with examples that demonstrate careful textual analysis; e. research and organize information from various sources to formulate, develop, and support ideas in essays and oral presentations; f. discuss the development of the short story and novel; g. revise, edit, and proofread essays for correctness, clarity, and effectiveness. 7. Recommended Course Content and Approximate Time Spent on Each Topic Linked to #6. Student Learning Outcomes. 3 – 7 weeks: Drama (a, b, c, d, e, f, g) 3 – 7 weeks: Biography (a, b, c, d, e, f, g) 3 – 7 weeks: Poetry (a, b, c, d, e, f, g) 8. Text and Materials, Reference Materials, Auxiliary Materials and Content Appropriate text(s) and materials will be chosen at the time the course is offered from those currently available in the field. Examples include: Text: Kirszner, Laurie and Stephen R. Mandell. Literature: Reading, Reacting, th Writing. 5 ed. Boston: 2004. Handbook: The Writer’s Reference by Diana Hacker Supplies: Recommended – One (1) three-ring binder with dividers (notes, handouts, completed assignments, & journal) Two (2) - DS/HD 360K 3 ½ “ diskettes and a hard cover case Miscellaneous: Handouts Guest speakers Internet sources 9. Recommended Course Requirements and Evaluation Specific course requirements are at the discretion of the instructor at the time the course is being offered. Suggested requirements might include, but are not limited to: Attendance and Participation Class binder and Personal Journal/Notebook Quizzes, Exercises, Daily Assignments Portfolio Collection (including major papers) Midterm Examination Final Examination 10. Methods of Instruction Instructional methods will vary considerably with instructors. Specific methods will be at the discretion of the instructor teaching the course and might include, but are not limited to: a. large group lecture; b. small group activities; c. in-class exercises; d. class or small-group discussion; e. peer presentations; f. computer, website, or video presentations and research; g. audio, visual, or computer presentations; h. student presentations and activities, individual or group; i. other learning experiences, such as collaborative, service, and experiential; j. guest lectures; k. research; l. one-to-one consultation and conferences; m. peer editing of written work; n. WebCT.
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