Course: ESL 1170

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

Semester Approved: Summer 2015
Five-Year Review Semester: Summer 2020
End Semester: Summer 2021

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
Clock/Hour Requirements: 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 programwhich is accredited through the American Association of Intensive EnglishPrograms (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:
Successful ESL 1170 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. 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:
Percentages are approximate. Students who earn a grade below B (85%) will be required to repeat the course. At the instructor's discretion the following criteria will be used for the purpose of assessment:

Attendance 15-25% 

Class participation 15-25% 

Homework 15-25% 

Quizzes 15-25% 

Tests 25-35% 






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

Pedagogy Statement:

Maximum Class Size: 20
Optimum Class Size: 10