|Language Arts Division|
|ENGL 250A||NARRATIVE READING & WRITING: PUENTE||Fall 2011|
|5 hours lecture.||5 Units|
|Total Quarter Learning Hours: 60 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)|
|Lecture Hours: 5||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: Non-Applicable||Credit Status: Basic Skills-2|
|Degree or Certificate Requirement: Stand Alone Course|
|GE Status: Non-GE|
|Articulation Office Information -|
|Transferability: None||Validation: 3/1/11|
|1. Description -|
|Introduction to short narrative forms of college-level reading and writing: (auto)biography, narrative reporting, story-telling, interviews, short expository essays, summary, and testimonials. Materials used to be theme-based from Latino/Mexican American and multi-ethnic authors. Narrative and expository structure used to teach the fundamentals of analytical reading and writing. Lecture, discussion, group work, and individualized instruction.|
|Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 100, 104A or 108.|
|2. Course Objectives -|
|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) -|
|The following are suggested single-author, book-length texts for the course, representing a range of genres and Latino/Multi-ethnic thematic topics: |
Alvarez, Julia. Yo!. New York: Plume, 1999.
Baca, Jimmy Santiago. A Place to Stand.
Chacon, Daniel. And the Shadows Took Him. New York: Washington Square Press, 2004.
Gilbault, Rose Castillo. Farmworker's Daughter: Growing Up Mexican in America. Berkeley: Heyday, 2006.
Gladwell, Malcolm. The Outliers: The Story of Success. New York: Back Bay Books, 2009.
Goldsmith, Suzanne. A City Year. The New Press, 1989
Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on the Writing Life. Anchor Books, 1995
Lim??n, Graciela. The Song of the Hummingbird. Houston: Arte P??blico Press, 1996.
Urrea, Luis Alberto. Into the Beautiful North. New York: Little Brown and Company, 2010.
Rodriguez, Luis. Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in LA. New York: Curbstone Press, 2005.
Salzman, Mark. True Notebooks: A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall. New York: Vintage, 2004.
Santos Perez, Craig. Saina. Richmond: Omnidawn Publishing, 2010.
Serros, Michele. How to Be a Chicana Role Model. NY: Riverhead Books, 2000.
Montoya, Andres. The Iceworker Sings. Arizona: Bilingual Review Press, 1999.
Takaki, Ronald. A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1993.
Viramontes, Helena Maria. The Moths and Other Stories. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1995.
Welty, Eudora. One Writer's Beginnings. Warner Books, 1991.
The following are suggested anthologies for the course:
Augenbaum, Harold and Ilan Stavans, Growing Up Latino: Memoirs and Stories. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1993
Barnet, Sylvan and Bedau, Hugo. Current Issues and Enduring Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking and Argument, with Readings, 4th Ed. Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 1996
Berens and Rosen. Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum, 6th Ed. New York: Longman, 1997
Divakaruni, Chitra Banjerjee, William Justice and James Quay. California Stories Uncovered: Stories for the 21st Century. Berkeley, CA: California Council for the Humanities, 2005.
George, Diana and Trimbur, John. Reading Culture: Contexts for Critical Reading and Writing, 7th. Ed. New York: Pearson Longman, 2010.
Mosely, Anne and Harris, Jeanette. Interactions: A Thematic Reader, 7th Edition. NY: Wadsworth Publishing, 2009.
The following are suggested reading/writing apparati for the course:
Bizzel, Patricia and Herzberg, Bruce. Negotiating Difference: Cultural Case Studies for Composition. Boston: Bedford Books, 1996
Cavitch, D. Life Studies: A Thematic Reader, 7th Ed. Bedford Books/St. Martin's Press, 2001
Graff, Gerald, and Cathy Birkenstein. They Say / I Say: the Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. New York: W.W. Norton &, 2010.
Kennedy, X.J. The Bedford Guide for College Writers: With Reader, 5th Ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996
McQuade, D. and McQuade, C. Seeing and Writing. Bedford Books/St.Martin's Press. 2000
The following is department adopted handbook for the course:
Keene, Easy Access: The Reference Handbook for Writers, 4th Ed. McGraw-Hill, 2005
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|9. Method of Instruction -|
|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 the first of a two-part series designed to prepare students for collegiate level English in ENGL 1A. As part of the larger, statewide Puente Project, this course seeks to strengthen students' academic success and academic literacy by focusing on thematic connections of culture, identity and community awareness. In addition, a focus on the reading and writing process, integrated reading and writing, and strategic, critical reading, will help students develop the thinking and skills needed to succeed in college level, transferable courses. |
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