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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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ENGLISH 6 - Basic Reading and Writing (5 units)

This is a basic writing and reading course designed to build proficiency in the basics of writing expository prose and to build reading comprehension at both literal and inferential levels.

ENGLISH 50 – Writing Fundamentals (4 units)

A practical writing course emphasizing expository writing, including planning, organizing, composing short essays, reading a variety of college preparatory texts, and editing for punctuation, diction, usage and sentence structure.

ENGLISH 101.0 - English Composition & Reading (4 Units)

Principles and methods of research and expository writing. Analytical reading of source materials and writing of expository essays.

ENGLISH H101 – Honors English Composition and Reading (4 units)

Principles and methods of expository writing. Analytical reading of source materials and writing of expository essays. Honors seminar will require more advanced resources and more complex assignments than ENGL 101.0.

ENGLISH 102.0 – Composition and Literature (3 units)

An introduction to the genres of literature including short story, poetry, drama, and novel. Further training in writing, especially about literature.

ENGLISH H102 – Honors Composition and Literature (3 units)

Further training in writing and introduction to the short story, novel, poetry, and drama. This course takes the methods of English 102 and promotes more comprehensive analysis, research, discussion and writing assignments. (UC credit limitation)

ENGLISH 104 – Critical Thinking and Composition (3 units)

This course is designed to develop the student’s critical thinking, reading and writing skills beyond the level achieved in ENGL 101.0 or ENGL 101H. It will focus primarily on the analysis and evaluation of expository and argumentative discourse, and on writing analytical and argumentative essays.

ENGLISH H104 – Honors Critical Thinking and Composition (3 units)

This course is designed to develop the students’ critical thinking, reading and writing skills beyond the level achieved in ENGL 101.0 or ENGL 101H. It will focus primarily on the analysis and evaluation of expository and argumentative essays. Honors seminar will deepen students’ insights.

ENGLISH 109 – Creative Writing (3 units)

Principles of creative expression. Topics may cover fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and/or drama.

ENGLISH 112 – Technical Writing (3 units)

Principles of effective writing in a variety of formats to suit specific technical audiences. Clarity and accuracy in written communication situations are stressed. Topics include formal and informal reports, special business letters, instructions, and proposals. Designed to simulate the technical writer’s job.

ENGLISH 116 – Authors of the Theatre (3 units)

A survey of playwrights from the Greeks to the present. The selected plays are read, discussed, and analyzed. It is both AA and BA applicable. See cross listing for TA 116.

ENGLISH 210A – Fiction Writing I (3 units)

Beginning principles of writing fiction, focusing on the short story and the novel.

ENGLISH 210B – Fiction Writing II (3 units)

This workshop-style course addresses intermediate principles of writing fiction, focusing on the short story and the novel.

ENGLISH 211A – Poetry Writing I (3 units)

A beginning workshop-style course which includes a review of poetic forms, techniques, and revision strategies.

ENGLISH 211B – Poetry Writing II (3 units)

This workshop-style course addresses intermediate principles of writing poetry, focusing on poetic forms, techniques, and revision strategies.

ENGLISH 220 – Modern Fiction (3 units)

Twentieth century literature, both English language and translated sources, emphasizing novels and short stories.

ENGLISH 225 – Poetry (3 units)

Study of poetry with consideration of versification, structure, imagery, diction, themes, and genres.

ENGLISH 230 – Survey of American Literature 1600-1865 (3 units)

A survey of exemplary items in the origin and development of American thought and culture from 1600 to 1865. Designed to provide an understanding and appreciation of American literary achievements through study of the works of writers including Bradford and Bradstreet, Edwards and Wheatley, Franklin, Irving, Poe, Stowe and Emerson. Also includes a study of Native-American folk tales and slave narratives.

ENGLISH 231 – Survey of American Literature 1865 to Present (3 units)

A survey of exemplary items in the origin and development of American thought to the present. Designed to provide an understanding and appreciation of American literary achievements through study of the works of great writers including Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, Frost, Welty, Thurber, Tan and others.

ENGLISH 232 – Chicano/a and Latino/a Literature (3 units)

Introduction to the Mexican/American/Latino/a cultural experience through literary analysis of fiction, poetry, drama, and the essay. Studies literature in the context of literary/historical-political growth of Mexican/American/Latino/a identity and of current theories of analyzing multicultural writings.

ENGLISH 233 – African-American Literature (3 units)

An introductory survey course of African-American oral and written literary traditions with consideration of historical and cultural roots.

ENGLISH 234 – Native-American Literature (Formerly ENGL 162) (3 units)

An introduction to Native American literature from the oral tradition to contemporary writing. Study of myths and legends, traditional oral narratives and songs, transitional forms such as oration and autobiography, and written genres (poem, short story, novel).

ENGLISH 235 – Children’s Literature (3 units)

A survey of children’s literature, emphasizing folktales, narrative fiction, poetry and some non-fiction works. Also includes the history and development of literature and illustration for children, the selection of materials for various age groups, and literature and the media.

ENGLISH 236 – Young Adult Literature (3 units)

A survey of young adult literature, including classics, realistic fiction, fantasy, genre fiction, graphic novels, poetry, film, and current trends and issues pertaining to young adult literature.

ENGLISH 240 – World Literature Ancient-Early Renaissance (3 units)

Masterpieces of world literature and their cultural contexts from ancient times through the early Renaissance.

ENGLISH 241 – World Literature Renaissance-Modern (3 units)

Masterpieces of world literature and their cultural contexts from late Renaissance until the present.

ENGLISH 245 – Survey of British Literature Early Medieval-Neoclassics (3 units)

A survey of major British writers from the Middle Ages through the Eighteenth Century, including an examination of language development, historic and cultural backgrounds, and literary trends; special consideration of major authors such as Chaucer, Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Bacon, Donne, Milton, Dryden, and Pope.

ENGLISH 246 – Survey of British Literature Romantics – 20th Century (3 units)

A survey of major British writers from the Romantics and their contemporaries through the 20th century, including an examination of historic and cultural and literary trends. Special consideration of major authors such as Blake, Wordsworth, Byron, Browning, Wilde, Conrad, Yeats, Eliot, Woolf, Auden.

ENGLISH 247 – Shakespeare (3 units)

An introduction to Shakespeare’s work through a study of his principal plays and the sonnets.

 

Last Updated 4/20/17