English Courses

ENGL-001A Composition and Reading

4 Units: 72 hours of composition per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC (C-ID: ENGL 100)

Prerequisite: ENGL-142B or ESL-195, or passing Compass score.

This course focuses on composition that develops from examining and comparing writers’ ideas and techniques in classic and contemporary non-fiction from varied cultural perspectives. Through discussion, essay writing and research, the course will further develop the techniques taught in ENGL-142B.

ENGL-001AX Intensive Composition and Reading

5 Units: 90 hours of composition, per term, LR, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: ENGL-142B or ESL-195, or appropriate assessment scores, or other assessment measures as appropriate

This intensive five-unit course focuses on composition that develops from examining and comparing writers’ ideas and techniques in classic and contemporary non-fiction from varied cultural perspectives. Through discussion, essay writing and research, the course will further develop the techniques taught in
ENGL-142B. This is a version of ENGL-001A that provides students with an additional 18 hours of instructional support.

ENGL-001C Critical Thinking and Advanced Composition

3 Units: 54 hours of composition per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC (C-ID: ENGL 105)

Prerequisite: ENGL-001A.

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-002B Critical Thinking Through Literature

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

Prerequisite:  ENGL-001A

This course offers instruction in analytical, critical, and argumentative writing, critical thinking, research strategies, information literacy, and proper documentation through the study of literary works from major genres, while developing students’ close reading skills and promoting an appreciation for the aesthetic qualities of literature.

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.

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-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-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. Based on student self- evaluation and/or faculty referrals, ENGL-103 faculty provide individualized reading instruction and support. Units of credit are earned depending on the successful completion of work under supervision in the College Skills Center. May be repeated until the maximum three units have been earned.

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-142B Writing: Expository – B

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

Prerequisite: ENGL-139 with a “Pass” grade in both the reading and writing segment; or passing grades in ENGL-142A and ENGL-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 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, LR, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: ENGL-142B or eligibility for ENGL-001A

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: Late 18th Century to Present

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC (C-ID: ENGL 165)

Prerequisite: ENGL-142B or eligibility for ENGL-001A

This course surveys British literature from the late eighteenth century to contemporary British and post-colonial texts.

ENGL-220B American Literature: 1850 to Present

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC (C-ID: ENGL 135)

Prerequisite: ENGL-142B or eligibility for ENGL-001A

This course introduces students to a wide range of American authors and their relationship to major literary and intellectual movements from the second half of the nineteenth century to the present.

ENGL-230B World Literature: 1650 to Present

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC (C-ID: ENGL 145)

Prerequisite: ENGL-142B or eligibility for ENGL-001A

This course is a comparative study of selected works, in translation and in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and other areas, from the mid or late seventeenth century to the present.

ENGL 250 Introduction to Shakespeare

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

Advisory: ENGL-001A and 001B/002B

This course will focus on reading and discussion of six representative plays and a dozen sonnets by Shakespeare, guiding the student to an appreciation of the scope of Shakespeare’s achievement.

ENGL-274 Women in Literature

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

Prerequisite: ENGL-142B or eligibility for ENGL-001A

This course explores texts about the writings by culturally diverse women authors. The 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 and society.

ENGL-293H Creative Writing

3 Units: 54 hours of composition, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC (C-ID: ENGL 200)

Prerequisite: ENGL-142B or eligibility for ENGL-001A

Advisory: Successful completion of ENGL-001A

This course introduces the craft of creative writing through the study and analysis of the works of established and peer writers. Students will practice writing in various genres and will be introduced to the workshop method.

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.