|Language Arts Division|
|ENGL 7H||HONORS NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE||Fall 2011|
|4 hours lecture.||4 Units|
|Total Quarter Learning Hours: 48 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)|
|Lecture Hours: 4||Lab Hours:||Lecture/Lab:|
|Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.|
|Course Status: Active||Grading: Letter Grade with P/NP option|
|Degree Status: Applicable||Credit Status: Credit|
|Degree or Certificate Requirement: AA Degree, Foothill GE|
|GE Status: United States Cultures & Communities, Humanities|
|Articulation Office Information -|
|Transferability: Both||Validation: 07/01/2008;1/27/11|
|Cross Listed as:|
|Related ID:||ENGL 7|
|1. Description -|
|Introduction to the history, development, and diversity of Native American literatures from pre-contact civilizations to present-day tribal cultures. Readings in traditional creation myths, songs, and stories from a variety of tribal cultures; nineteenth and twentieth century autobiographical narratives; and significant works of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction prose by contemporary Native American authors. Emphasis on the specific religious, linguistic, historical, political and cultural context of Native American literary achievements. Honors work challenges students to be more analytical through expanded assignments including, but not limited to, research-driven literature reviews, research essays, and outside enrichment opportunities. The honors course offers motivated students an enriching and rigorous environment by means of a learner-centered pedagogy, student-generated discussions, self-directed yet supervised projects, and the emphasis and application of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.|
|Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.|
|Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement into ENGL 1A as determined by score on the English placement test or through an equivalent placement process; not open to students with credit in ENGL 7.|
|2. Course Objectives -|
|The student will be able to: |
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -|
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -|
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation -|
|7. Representative Text(s) -|
|When choosing texts for this course, the instructor may wish to choose from a range of genres: literary criticism, poetry, novels, autobiography, short story, drama. At least one text on critical theory is suggested. The following are examples of texts which may be appropriate to this course: |
Krupat, Arnold and Brian Swann, ed. Here First: Autobiographical Essays by Native American Writers. New York: Modern Library, 2000.
Purdy, John L. and James Ruppert. Nothing But the Truth: An Anthology of Native American Literature. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001.
Trout, Lawana. Native American Literature: An Anthology. Lincolnwood, IL: NTC Publishing Group, 1999.
Krupat, Arnold. Ethnocriticism: Ethnography, History, Literature. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.
The Voice in the Margin: Native American Literature and the Cano. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989.
Pulitano, Elvira. Toward a Native American Critical Theory. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2003.
Warrior, Robert Allen. Tribal Secrets: Recovering American Indian Intellectual Traditions. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1994.
Wong, Hertha Dawn. Sending My Heart Back Across the Years: Tradition and Innovation in Native American Autobiography. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Selected individual texts such as:
Alexie, Sherman. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven or Reservation Blues.
Erdrich, Louise. Love Medicine or Tracks.
Hale, Janet Campbell. Bloodlines: Odyssey of a Native Daughter.
McNickle, D??Arcy. The Surrounded or Wind from an Enemy Sky.
Momaday, N. Scott. The Way to Rainy Mountain.
Ortiz, Simon. From Sand Creek.
Sarris, Greg. Grand Avenue or Watermelon Nights.
Silko, Leslie Marmon. Ceremony or Almanac of the Dead.
Standing Bear, Luther. My People, The Sioux.
Tapahanso, Luci. Blue Horses Rush In: Poems and Stories.
Welch, James. Winter in the Blood.
Winnemucca, Sarah. Life Among the Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims.
Zitkala-Sa. American Indian Stories.
|8. Disciplines -|
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|10. Lab Content -|
|Not applicable. |
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -|
|13. Need/Justification -|
|This course is a required core course for the AA in English and satisfies the Foothill GE requirement for Area I, Humanities and Area VI United States Culture and Communities. It is also a requirement for a Certificate of Specialization in American Literature and a Certificate of Specialization in Multicultural Literature. This course is also transferable to both CSU and UCs. |
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