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Course Syllabus

Course: ESL 1170

Division: Humanities
Department: English/Second Language
Title: Level 4 Introduction to Literature

Semester Approved: Spring 2021
Five-Year Review Semester: Fall 2025
End Semester: Fall 2026

Catalog Description: This course is designed to give students a basic foundation in critical and evaluative reading. The course will also serve as a general introduction to literature with a focus on enjoyment, understanding, and analysis. Three genres will be covered--fiction, drama, and poetry.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1; Lecture: 2; Lab: 0

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ESL 1040 in the ESL Department or placement in ESL 1170 through the department

Justification: The ESL Department at Snow College houses the intensive ESL program which is accredited through the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).; The four-level program provides instruction for students at Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 (elementary through exiting levels). This course is part of the core curriculum for Level 4.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to recognize and discuss great works of literature. Students will be able to discuss literary works using appropriate terminology. Students will understand differences and similarities between poetry, fiction, and drama. Students will demonstrate the mastery of the above skills through class participation, homework assignments, quizzes and tests.

Students will read poetry, drama, and short stories from various cultures and authors from around the world. Students will be introduced to literary terms for discussion and understanding. Students will study how background information and biographical sketches of authors can be used to analyze and evaluate literature.

Key Performance Indicators:
The following ranges will be used for the purpose of assessment. In order to pass the course, students must demonstrate a B mastery of course materials. Students who earn a grade below B (85%) will be required to repeat the course.

Attendance  10 to 15%

Class participation 15 to 20%

Homework 20 to 30%

Quizzes 15 to 20%

Tests  25 to 35%

Representative Text and/or Supplies:
A World of Fiction, by Sybil Marcus, Pearson/Longman, current edition

Pedagogy Statement:
ESL courses consist of students representing diverse cultural, linguistic, and background knowledge which serves as a resource, strength, and benefit. All students are welcomed to share their unique backgrounds and experiences while giving feedback to peers’ work, working in small groups or pairs, contributing to class discussions, or writing responses with personal insights. Moreover, various learning needs of all students, regardless of their age, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, nationality, race, religion, sexuality, and socioeconomic status are acknowledged and accommodated through uses of various types of teaching methods, learning activities, and modes of evaluation.

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Maximum Class Size: 20
Optimum Class Size: 10