ENGL-001A                      Composition and Reading

4 Units: 72 hours composition per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: ENGL 142B with a minimum grade of “C”, or passing Compass score.

This course meets the CSU General Education Requirement for Area A2-Written Communication, and the IGETC for Area 1: English Communication-Group A.

This course involves intensive training in writing, reading, research, and critical thinking. It is designed to help students write effectively in other college courses and later in their professional lives. It requires students to read and understand extended and often difficult texts from diverse perspectives, and to write substantial essays of at least 750 words about issues raised in those texts.ENGL 001A helps students develop their command of rhetorical strategies that will enable them to present their ideas cogently and persuasively.

 

ENGL-001B                     Composition and Reading: Literature

3 Units: 54 hours composition per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: ENGL 001A with a minimum grade of “C”.

This course meets the CSU General Education Requirement for Area A2-Written Communication and Area C2-Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Language), and the IGETC for Area 3: Humanities. This course has been additionally approved to be offered in a Distance Education, Online, format.

This course is designed to introduce students to the major literary genres-fiction, poetry, and drama to equip them to analyze literature critically. The emphasis is on training students to explore texts by culturally diverse authors so that they will be able to understand and enjoy literature independently for enrichment throughout their lives.Students will exercise the writing skills gained in ENGL 001A and/or other composition courses to compose several interpretive papers on major works.

 

ENGL-001C                     Critical Thinking and Advanced Composition

3 Units: 54 hours composition per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: ENGL 001A with a minimum grade of “C”.

This course meets the CSU General Education Requirement for Area A3-Critical Thinking, and the IGETC for Area 1: Critical Thinking-Group B.

This course is designed to develop critical thinking, reading and writing skills beyond the level of ENGL 001A.Students will develop advanced essay writing skills with emphasis on argumentation and analysis. Varied cultural perspectives and the specialized critical concerns needed to understand, analyze, and evaluate these perspectives will be stressed.

 

ENGL-081                     Strategies in Reading

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, ND

Advisory: Designed for students with learning disabilities 

This course provides  instruction in basic reading decoding, reading comprehension and critical thinking for students with disabilities. Eligible students may petition for repetition.

 

ENGL-082                     Learning Strategies

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, ND

Advisory: Designed for students with learning disabilities.

This course provides instruction for disabled students in learning strategies, note taking, memory, and test taking skills, and information about DSPS services.May be repeated five times.

 

ENGL-084                     Strategies in Writing

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, ND

This course provides instruction for students with disabilities in the area of written expression so that they can more effectively put their ideas into words. Students will build skills in reading comprehension, critical thinking, study skills grammar and sentence structure. Eligible students may petition for repetition.

 

ENGL-092                     Fourway English

4 Units: 72 hours of lecture, per term, SC, ND

This course is an integrated approach to developing basic reading, writing, critical thinking, and study skills.It prepares the student for success in ENGL 110A, ENGL 139, and ENGL 142A.

 

ENGL-100  Topics in English

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of composition, 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course covers topics in English.Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

 

ENGL-102  Writing Skills Laboratory

.2-3 Units: 10.8-162 laboratory hours, per term, P/NP, ND

This course is designed for students who wish to improve their writing skills.ENGL 102 provides a diagnosis of writing problems and individualized writing assignments to correct those problems. Units of credit are earned depending on the successful completion of work under supervision in the College Skills Center.Petition to repeat allowed up to the maximum units.

 

ENGL-103                     Reading Skills Laboratory

.2-3 Units: 10.8 to 162 hours by arrangement, per term, P/NP, ND

This course is designed for students who wish to improve their reading skills. ENGL 103 provides a diagnosis of reading problems and individualized reading assignments to correct those problems. Units of credit are earned depending on the successful completion of work under supervision in the College Skills Center.  Petition to repeat allowed up to the maximum units.

 

ENGL-110A                     Developing College Level Reading Proficiency – A

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, ND

This course prepares students for college level work by developing skills in reading with an emphasis on comprehension, vocabulary development, study skills, and critical thinking.

 

ENGL-129  Writing Workshop: Grammar and Style

2 Units: 36 hours of lecture, per term, SC, ND

This course is designed to help students write well and gain greater familiarity with English grammar. Topics will include major concepts of English grammar and the relationship of correct grammar to clear writing. This course is designed primarily for students whose native language is English, but all are welcome to attend.

 

ENGL-139                     Developing Reading and Writing Skills

3.0-6.0 Units: 27-54 hours of composition and 27-54 hours of lecture per term, P/NP, ND

This course prepares students for college level work by developing their skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking with an emphasis on reading comprehension, vocabulary development, writing paragraphs and short essays, and study skills.

 

ENGL-142A                     Writing: Expository – A

3 Units: 54 hours composition, per term, P/NP, ND

Advisory: ENGL 110A

This course develops basic skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking, with emphasis on paragraphing and writing short essays.

 

ENGL-142B                     Writing: Expository – B

4 Units: 72 hours composition, per term, SC, ND,

Prerequisite: ENGL 139 with a “Pass” grade in both the reading and writing segment; or passing grades in English 142A and English 110A; or ESL 192 with a minimum grade of a “C”; or equivalent Compass/ESL placement test score at level 5.

This course includes reading classic and contemporary essays of varied cultural perspectives, examining writers’ techniques, writing compositions that apply expository techniques, reviewing grammar, and learning argumentation. It is designed to prepare students for entrance into ENGL 001A.

 

ENGL-163  Film as Literature

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Areas C1-Arts (Art, Dance, Music, Theatre), C2-Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Language), and the IGETC for Area 3: Arts.

This course focuses on the study of film as a form of literature.  Students will view, read about, discuss and write about films.Topics include history, language, themes and genres of major motion pictures.

 

ENGL-200A                     Topics in Literature

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course is designed to provide an opportunity to focus on an in-depth study of a specific literary topic, theme, genre, or period.The readings selected will be primary works representative of the specific topic/theme/genre/period, as well as at least one secondary work focusing upon the literature.Students read, discuss, analyze, interpret, and write about the primary and secondary works.

 

ENGL-210B                     British Literature: 19th Century to Present

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C2-Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Language), and the IGETC for Area 3: Humanities.

This course is designed as an introduction to major developments in British literature, and the historical and social forces that produced it, from the Age of Romantics through the 21st century.Students read, discuss, analyze, interpret, and write about significant works of diverse authors in the major literary genres-among them, fiction, poetry, drama, essay, autobiography, and literary criticism.

 

ENGL-220B                     American Literature: 19th Century to Present

3 Units: 54 hours lecture per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C2-Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Language), and the IGETC for Area 3: Humanities.

This course is designed to expose students to the role of cultural and ethnic diversity in the literature of the United States.Students read, discuss, analyze, interpret, and write about significant works in the major literary genres – among them, fiction, poetry, drama, essay, autobiography, and literary criticism – of American literature from the late 19th century to the present.

 

ENGL-230B World Literature: Renaissance to the Present

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C2-Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Language), and the IGETC for Area 3: Humanities.

This course is designed to expose students to significant literature of the world from the Renaissance to the present. Students will learn about the historical and cultural contexts of the works, and discover how the works exemplify and/or resist the values of their times.

 

ENGL-250A                     Introduction to Shakespeare – A

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Advisory: ENGL 001A and 001B/002B

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C2-Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Language), and the IGETC for Area 3: Humanities.

This is a two-semester course in which six representative plays and the sonnets are read and discussed each semester.Students will present, in teams, two papers orally.Emphasis is on class discussion of the substance of the plays and their relevance to all cultures in all eras.Film, video, and trips are included.

 

ENGL-250B                     Introduction to Shakespeare – B

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Advisory: ENGL 001A and 001B/002B

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C2-Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Language), and the IGETC for Area 3: Humanities.

This is a two-semester course in which six representative plays and sonnets are read and discussed each semester.Emphasis is on class discussion of the substance of the plays and their relevance to all cultures in all eras.Films, videos, and theater trips are included.

 

ENGL-274  Women in Literature

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C2-Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Language), and the IGETC for Area 3: Humanities.

This course is designed as an in-depth study of literature by and/or about women. The emphasis is on exploring texts and thinking critically on the writings by culturally diverse authors. This course focuses on novels, short stories, poems, plays, and/or essays written by and/or about women, and explores the particular cultural, historical, political, and social issues which have influenced women in literature and society. Styles and themes employed in the literature will also be examined and analyzed. Students will read, discuss, and write about influential examples of women in literature.

 

ENGL-293                     Creative Writing

3 Units: 54 hours of composition, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C2-Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Language).

ENGL 293 provides experience in creative writing by examining professionals’ writing, and by discussing students’ works in class with emphasis on understanding more effective writing techniques.

 

ENGL-293H                     Creative Writing (Honors)

3 Units: 54 hours of composition, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 001A; completion of ENGL 142B or ESL 195 with a grade “C” or better

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C2-Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Language).

Essentially the same as ENGL 293, this course requires additional writing to meet special transfer requirements for the University of California at Berkeley.

 

ENGL-298                     Independent Study

.2-4 Units: 3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and Vice President. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in English under the direction of an instructor.

ENGL-300  Field Studies

.1-4 Units: 1.8-72 hours of lecture and/or 5.4-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course provides the opportunity for students to participate in field experience in various disciplines.In all cases, field classes will be oriented toward direct involvement by the student in some outside activity which should supplement the classroom experience.Petition to repeat for maximum units.  

 

ENGL-875N                     Supervised Tutoring

This course provides individualized tutoring designed to assist students to increase their success in college. Students enrolled in this course receive support from trained tutors in one or more college courses per semester. Content will vary depending on the course subject matter. Students must be enrolled in a college credit course and be referred by an instructor or counselor. May be repeated indefinitely.