English

Degrees and Certificates

Courses

ENGL& 101: English Composition I

Credits 5

Active reading, effective writing, and critical thinking, using subjective and objective approaches. Introduction to research techniques. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Communication Skills)

ENGL& 102: Composition II

Credits 5

Reading and writing using analytical and critical approaches. One or more research papers. Builds on concepts introduced in ENGL& 101. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Communication Skills)

ENGL& 111: Introduction to Literature

Credits 5

Study of the major genres of multicultural literature, including fiction, poetry, and drama. Focus on understanding key concepts to increase appreciation and knowledge. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities)

ENGL& 112: Introduction to Fiction

Credits 5

Discover successful ways of exploring fiction. Study of form and structure, as well as major novelists and short-story writers, past and modern. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities)

ENGL& 113: Introduction to Poetry

Credits 5

Approach poetry successfully. Study of poetic form and structure, as well as major poets and poems, past and present, American and worldwide. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities)

ENGL& 114: Introduction to Drama

Credits 5

Helps to understand and experience a diversity of dramatic literature, from the Greeks through the Renaissance to modern and contemporary playwrights. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities)

ENGL& 220: Introduction to Shakespeare

Credits 5

General introduction to the works of Shakespeare, emphasizing the plays: tragedies, comedies, histories, and romances. Approaches Shakespeare both as poetry and as drama, concerning itself with language and with staging. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities)

ENGL& 226: British Literature I

Credits 5

Survey of British literature from diverse periods. Selections will vary by quarter but will include classic and influential texts. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities)

ENGL& 227: British Literature II

Credits 5

Theme-based study of selected masterpieces of British literature in context. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities)

ENGL& 235: Technical Writing

Credits 5

(Formerly ENGL 150) Develop professional skills in research, design, and communication of technical information. Emphasis on audience analysis, clear and effective writing style, and use of visual elements. Composition of documents in a variety of professional formats such as memos, proposals, progress reports, completion reports, lab reports, and instruction manuals. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)

ENGL& 236: Creative Writing I

Credits 5

Beginning writing in fiction and poetry, other modes by request. Workshop approach, with discussion of work by class members and instructor. Reading of contemporary fiction, poetry, and theory. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities-Performance)

ENGL& 237: Creative Writing II

Credits 5

Advanced creative writing using workshop approach. Genres offered vary by quarter and instructor. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)

ENGL& 244: American Literature I

Credits 5

Survey of classic works as well as new voices from the beginning of American literature to the present. This class may include students from multiple sections.  (Humanities)

ENGL& 245: American Literature II

Credits 5

Theme-based study of selected masterpieces of American literature in context. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities)

ENGL& 254: World Literature I

Credits 5

Survey of world literature from diverse cultures and periods, including historical contexts. Selections will vary by quarter but will include translations from African, Eastern, Latin, and Western literatures. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities)

ENGL& 255: World Literature II

Credits 5

Theme-based study of selected masterpieces of African, Asian, European, and American literature in context. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities)

ENGL 54: Reading II

Credits 3

Practice of basic comprehension and critical thinking skills. Classroom or lab format. Includes use of computer software. This class may include students from multiple sections. 

ENGL 57: Reading III

Credits 3

Practice of basic comprehension and critical thinking skills. Classroom or lab format. Includes use of computer software. This class may include students from multiple sections. 

ENGL 90/91/92: Fundamentals of English

Credits 5

Review of sentence structure, grammar, usage, and punctuation. Introduction to essay writing. Placement based on Accuplacer score. This class may include students from multiple sections.

ENGL 180: Tidepools: Exploring Literature and the Arts I

Credits 5

Students will learn the elements of art and apply them to critiques of art works submitted to Tidepools art and literature magazine. Students will also learn the elements of fiction and poetry, and use them to critique creative writing submissions. Students will gain editing skills and practice communication skills while selecting, editing, and preparing art and creative writing for publication. Students will learn ethical, historical, and philosophical aspects of editing while serving as editors and will create and release a print magazine along with promotional materials, and will author and edit press releases, posters, and advertisements. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities)

ENGL 181: Tidepools: Exploring Literature and the Arts II

Credits 5

Students will learn the elements of art and apply them to critiques of art works submitted to Tidepools art and literature magazine. Students will also learn the elements of fiction and poetry, and use them to critique creative writing submissions. Students will gain editing skills and practice communication skills while selecting, editing, and preparing art and creative writing for publication. Students will learn ethical, historical, and philosophical aspects of editing while serving as editors and will create and release a print magazine along with promotional materials, and will author and edit press releases, posters, and advertisements. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities)

ENGL 182: Tidepools: Exploring Literature and the Arts III

Credits 5

Students will learn the elements of art and apply them to critiques of art works submitted to Tidepools art and literature magazine. Students will also learn the elements of fiction and poetry, and use them to critique creative writing submissions. Students will gain editing skills and practice communication skills while selecting, editing, and preparing art and creative writing for publication. Students will learn ethical, historical, and philosophical aspects of editing while serving as editors and will create and release a print magazine along with promotional materials, and will author and edit press releases, posters, and advertisements. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities)

ENGL 240: Children’s Literature

Credits 5

An examination of the variety and diversity of literature that forms a part of the imaginative experience of children and adolescents, as well as a part of a larger literary heritage, viewed in the light of their social, psychological, political, and moral implications. Exploration of book format, major genres, and works buy notable authors and illustrators. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities)

ENGL 250: Intercultural Literature

Credits 5

An examination of literary works from a variety of cultural perspectives. Contemporary texts and local guest speakers from different cultures increase students’ awareness and understanding of the values, beliefs, stories, interests, and experiences of those cultures. Students define their own cultural identity and participate in service learning. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities)

ENGL 265: Special Topics in English

Credits 1 3

This course fulfills the missing credit from transferring semester credits to quarter credits for prerequisite coursework for the Nursing DTA only. This class may include students from multiple sections.

ENGL 290: Special Topics in Literature

Credits 1 5

Directed research is an in-depth learning opportunity offered to students where their abilities and interests indicate they would benefit from a highly focused task under the direction of an individual faculty member. The student is responsible for finding a sponsoring faculty member. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)

ENGL 325: Professional and Organization Communications

Credits 5

Business writing course required for students seeking the four-year Bachelor of Applied Science, Applied Management (BAS) Degree. Production of business documents, including reports, proposals, letters, memos, essays, emails, and performance evaluations. Group projects and oral presentations. Review of business writing style, paragraphing, grammar, and document formatting. This class may include students from multiple sections.