|Effective: Summer 2014|
|ENGL 14||TRAVELING THE WORLD THROUGH CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE||4 Unit(s)|
|Advisory: Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 25 & ESLL 249.|
|Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass|
|FHGE: Humanities Transferable: CSU/UC|
|4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter)|
|Student Learning Outcomes -|
|Selected fiction written between l950 and the present, with emphasis on English, Canadian, and international works in translation. Students are introduced to various thematic and stylistic trends in contemporary fiction; use of current scientific discoveries, historical theories, religious and cultural developments.|
|Course Objectives -|
|The student will be able to: |
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment -|
|None required. |
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) -|
|Methods of Evaluation -|
|Representative Text(s) -|
|Eaglestone, Robert. Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford, 2013. |
Solomon, Barbara, Other Voices, Other Vistas: short stories from Africa, India, China, Japan, and Latin America, Signet, 2002.
Oe, Kenzabur, A Personal Matter, Trans. John Nathan, Grove, 1969.
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Trans. Gregory Rabassa, Vintage, 1982.
Allende, Isabel, The House of the Spirits, Bantam, 1986.
Atwood, Margaret, Surfacing, Random House, 1998.
Bernard, Thomas, The Woodcutters, Chicago UP, 1989.
Carver, Raymond, Cathedral, Vintage, 1989.
Charters, Ann, Major Writers of Short Fiction: Stories and Commentaries, Bedford, 2006.
Coetzee, J.M., Waiting for the Barbarians, Penguin, 1982.
Doubiago, Sharon, The Book of Seeing with One??s Own Eyes, Graywolf, 1988.
Hagedorn, Jessica, Dogeaters, Penguin, 1991.
Johnson, Denis, Jesus?? Son, Harper Perennial, 1993.
Mohsin, Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Wole, Soyinka, Death and the King's Horseman, Norton, 1975.
Manea, Norman, October, Eight O??Clock, Grove Press, 1992.
Mailer, Norman, The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History, Penguin, 1994.
Morrison, Toni, The Bluest Eye, Vintage International, 1970.
|Method of Instruction -|
|Lecture presentations, classroom discussions, group discussion, and group presentations. |
|Lab Content -|
|Not applicable. |
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -|