Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Sports in Literature and Film
Course: ENH140AA

First Term: 2020 Spring
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Explores how sports are and have been represented in narrative literature and film, using examples from a range of U.S. media. Investigates the ways in which narrative representation engages changing cultural and historical contexts, and shapes of how fields of human endeavor are perceived. Focus on analysis of narratives` form and content, and the construction of meaning.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Analyze how the formal elements of narrative communicate culturally influenced ideas and emotions. (I-IV)
2. Analyze how narrative representations of human endeavor reflect, reinforce, and/or challenge the historically-derived values and assumptions of culture, particularly issues of ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, and gender. (I-IV)
3. Evaluate the accuracy of narrative portrayals of historical, real world cultural situations and ethical conflicts within a field of endeavor. (III, IV)
4. Analyze the ways in which narrative representations engage persistent cultural mythology and archetypes related to a field of endeavor. (III-V)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Formal elements of narrative
   A. Elements of story
   B. Elements of narrative discourse
II. Formal elements of narrative media
   A. Literature
   B. Film
III. The field
   A. Historic
   B. Current
IV. Cultural contexts
   A. US Ideology
      1. Traditional values
      2. Non-traditional values
   B. Diversity
      1. Ethnicity
      2. Gender
      3. Class
      4. Religion
V. Cultural mythology and archetypes
   A. Myths of the field
   B. Archetypes of the field
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 28, 2019

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