ENG 256 - Types of Literature by AJ Kikumoto


									                             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.


   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
   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:

       Kirszner, Laurie and Stephen R. Mandell. Literature: Reading, Reacting,
         Writing. 5 ed. Boston: 2004.

      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

         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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