Rise of the Novel

This page contains information on the course specifications of the course "Rise of the Novel" (ENG 251). it aims to highlight the contents, method of evaluation and learning outcomes.

 


Institution :

College of Science and Humanities in Rumah

Academic Department :

English Department

Programme  :

Bachelor Degree in English Language and Literature

Course :

Rise of the Novel

Course Coordinator :

Dr. Mohammed Tolba/Dr. Nehal Ali

Programme Coordinator :

Dr. Salah Al Farwan

Course Specification Approved Date :

…./ … / …… H

 

 

A. Course Identification and General Information

1.      1 - Course title :

Rise of the Novel

Course Code:

Eng. 251

2.  Credit hours :

 (3 hours)

3 - Program(s) in which the course is offered:

BA in English Language and Literature

4 – Course Language :

English

2.      5 - Name of faculty member responsible for the course:

Dr. Wasseem Abdel Haleem

3.      6 - Level/year at which this course is offered :

Level three, year 2

7 - Pre-requisites for this course (if any) :

Introduction to Literature, Eng 181

 

8 - Co-requisites for this course (if any) :

·        None

9 - Location if not on main campus :

(Rumah campus)

10 - Mode of Instruction (mark all that apply)

A - Traditional classroom

What percentage? 

70 %

B - Blended (traditional and  online)

What percentage? 

30 %

D - e-learning

What percentage? 

……. %

E – Correspondence

What percentage? 

……. %

F - Other                                                                  

What percentage? 

…… %

Comments :

Students participate in class by making presentations.

 

B  Objectives 

 

What is the main purpose for this course?

  • Preparing the students to understand what is novel as a unique type of literature and make them comprehend the different elements and types of novel.
  • Teaching students the different elements of the structure of the novel, mainly plot, characterization, method of narration etc.
  • Getting students to understand how to analyze novels and short stories as well as apply this to Robinson Crusoe and selected short stories.

2.  Briefly describe any plans for developing and improving the course that are being implemented.  (e.g. increased use of IT or web based reference material,  changes in content as a result of new research in the field)

1. Students are encouraged to consult the web to learn more information about Robinson Crusoe and selected short stories.

2. Students are encouraged to make researches on line to enrich their literary information.

C.  Course Description:   

The course offers a brief introduction to the genesis and early development as well as the fundamentals of the English novel. It acquaints the student with terms such as plot, characterization, setting, native style, and the like. Also some attention is given to the historical, social, and literary backgrounds of 18th-century English.

 

C.  Course Description

1. Topics to be Covered

 

List of Topics

No. of

Weeks

Contact Hours

The novel, its elements, its types and a brief historical background

1

3

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

1

3

Appeal and deep meaning of the novel

1

3

The plot

1

3

Characters

1

3

Theme of religious conversion

1

3

Setting and Method of narration

1

3

Narrative technique

1

3

Selected Short Stories: The Most Dangerous Game; the Tell-tale Heart;

1

3

Themes

1

3

Characters

1

3

Method of Narration

1

3

Setting

1

3

Revision

1

3

 

 

 

 

2.  Course components (total contact hours and credits per semester):

Lecture

Tutorial

Laboratory

Practical

Other:

Total

Contact

Hours

3

............

............

............

............

42

Credit

3

............

............

............

............

3

3. Additional private study/learning hours expected for students per week.

3 hours

4. Course Learning Outcomes in NQF Domains of Learning and Alignment with Assessment Methods and Teaching Strategy


 

NQF Learning Domains

And Course Learning Outcomes

Course Teaching

Strategies

Course Assessment

Methods

1.0

Knowledge

 

 

1.1

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

·        learn the basics of analysing novel and short story.

·        Lectures

·        Class discussion

·        presentations

·        Research assignments

·        Quizzes

·        Presentation

·        Exams

·        Researches

1.2

·        know the elements of novel and short story.

1.3

·        learn to search for more information online and in other written sources

2.0

Cognitive Skills

2.1

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

analyse novels and short stories

·        Lectures/ teaching students how to analyze any novel

·        Class discussions/teaching students to use the information they acquired in group discussion.

·        Presenting students with samples of quotations and commenting on them in class

·        Individual meetings with students to discuss their own individual difficulties in learning.

·        Class participation

·        Quizzes

·        Presentations

·        Research papers  & Exams

 

2.2

comprehend the elements of the novel as a separate kind of literature.

2.3

 

evaluate the style of writing and the techniques used by writers


2.4

differentiate between different types of novels and short stories

 

3.0

Interpersonal Skills & Responsibility

3.1

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

·         summarize certain chapters within a specific time frame

Lectures in which students are made aware of the significance of time management

Active class participation reflects the students' ability to keep up with the different novels on hand

3.2

·        explain these summaries to their classmates

Individual counselling on learning difficulties

Performance on midterms and final exams are evidence of the student’s ability to comprehend the methods of analysing novels. 

4.0

Communication, Information Technology, Numerical

4.1

 

 

 

4.2

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

·        learn how to use the web to search for literary information



·        write reports on the works in question using the web.

Teach students how to use the net and provide them with useful sites to use.

Ask students to make researches using the net and give them some online quizzes

5.0

Psychomotor

5.1

NA

 

NA

NA

5. Schedule of Assessment Tasks for Students During the Semester:

 

 

Assessment task

Week Due

Proportion

 of Total Assessment

1

 

Midterm exam

Week 9

30%

2

 

Participation, discussions and oral quizzes 

All along

10%

3

 

Written Quiz

Week 13

20%

4

 

Final exam

End of the semester

40%

 

D. Student Academic Counseling and Support

2 hours per week; reachable via email or by personal attendance

 

E. Learning Resources

1. List Required Textbooks

Defoe, Daniel.  The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. 1719

Selected Short Stories:

1- "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell (1924)

2- "The Tell-tale Heart" by Edgar Alan Poe (1843)

2. List Essential References Materials (Journals, Reports, etc.)

  • Boulton, Marjorie. The Anatomy of Novel. 1975

3. List Recommended Textbooks and Reference Material (Journals, Reports, etc)

  • Allen, Walter Ernest. The English Novel: A Short Critical History. 1954

4. List Electronic Materials (eg. Web Sites, Social Media, Blackboard, etc.)

www.sparknotes.com

www.classicnotes.com

www.cliffnotes.com

http://faculty.mu.edu.sa/wqurani/courses

 


5. Other learning material: youtube.com for watching movies dealing with the literary works in question

 

 

F. Facilities Required

1.  Accommodation

A classroom of about 25 armchairs and a white board.

2. Computing resources

·           ............................................................

3. Other resources

·           ............................................................

 

G   Course Evaluation and Improvement Processes

1 Strategies for Obtaining Student Feedback on Effectiveness of Teaching:

1-Midterm evaluation feed-back form to increase instructor’s awareness of the weak

and strong points of the class

2-End of term college evaluation of course by students ( to be collected by the

department)

3- End-of-term debriefing in class of students and teacher regarding what went well and

what could have gone better.

2  Other Strategies for Evaluation of Teaching by the Program/Department Instructor :

* Peer observation to benefit from colleagues’ objective feedback and suggestions for

Improvement

3  Processes for Improvement of Teaching :

1. Training sessions

2. Workshops to facilitate the exchange of experiences amongst faculty members

3. Regular meetings where problems are discussed and solutions given

4. Discussion of challenges in the classroom with colleagues and supervisors

5. Encouragement of faculty members to attend professional development conferences.

6. Keep up to date with pedagogical theory and practice

7. Set goals for achieving excellence in teaching at the  beginning of each new semester

after reviewing last semester’s teaching strategies and results

 

4. Processes for Verifying Standards of Student Achievement

1. Check marking of a sample of examination papers either by a resident or visiting

faculty member

2. Students who believe they are under graded can have their papers checked by a

second reader.

 

5 Describe the planning arrangements for periodically reviewing course effectiveness and planning for improvement :

1. Compare syllabus  and course description with other universities (including those on

the net)

 

2. Bi-annual meetings of faculty members to discuss improvement

 

 

 

Course Specification Approved

Department Official Meeting No ( ….. ) Date … / …. / ….. H

 

Course Teacher

Department Head

Name :

Dr. Wasseem Abdel Haleem

Name :

Dr. Salah Al Farwan

Signature :

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Signature :

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Date :

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Date :

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