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English Courses

Composition and Reading

Course Number: ENGL 1A
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Engl 201B or ESL 21B or appropriate placement through multiple-measures assessment process
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Reading and writing expository prose: Critical thinking, identifying logical fallacies, and reasoning inductively and deductively.
AA/AS area 4a, 4d; CSU area A2; IGETC area 1A

 

Composition and Reading

Course Number: ENGL 1B
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Engl 1A
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continued expository writing: Careful reading of selected plays, poems, and novels.
AA/AS area 3, 4a, 4d; CSU area C2, IGETC area 3B

 

Advanced Expository Writing

Course Number: ENGL 2
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Engl 1A
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Advanced expository writing: Writing, discussing, editing, and analyzing expository prose.
AA/AS area 3, 4a, 4d

 

Critical Thinking in Reading and Writing

Course Number: ENGL 5
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Engl 1A
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Development of the ability to analyze, criticize and advocate ideas: Relationship of language to logic, induction and deduction, facts, inferences, judgments, and formal and informal fallacies of language and thought. Instructs in writing about issues of critical thinking to develop both thinking and writing skills.
AA/AS area 4a, 4d; CSU area A3; IGETC area 1B

 

Creative Writing

Course Number: ENGL 10A
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Engl 1A
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Writing fiction, poetry, and drama: Careful analysis of the techniques used by established writers.
AA/AS area 3, 4d; CSU area C2

 

Creative Writing

Course Number: ENGL 10B
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Engl 1A
Engl 10A is not prerequisite to Engl 10B.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of writing fiction, poetry, and drama: Careful analysis of the techniques used by established writers.
AA/AS area 3, 4d; CSU area C2

 

Film: The Twentieth Century Medium

Course Number: ENGL 12
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Film as a contemporary medium and a means of communication: Viewing and reviewing the history and language of factual and fictional films; filmmaking and its effect on contemporary society.
AA/AS area 3, 4d; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B

 

Shakespeare

Course Number: ENGL 17A
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Engl 1A
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study of selected works of Shakespeare.
AA/AS area 3, 4d; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B

 

Shakespeare

Course Number: ENGL 17B
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Engl 1A
Engl 17A is not prerequisite to Engl 17B.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continued study of selected works of Shakespeare.
AA/AS area 3, 4d; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B

 

 

Introduction to American Literature

Course Number: ENGL 30A
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Engl 1A
Engl 30A is not prerequisite to Engl 30B
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Survey of American literary traditions from their beginnings to the second half of the nineteenth century.

AA/AS area 3, 4d  CS  area C2  IGETC area 3B(C-ID  ENG  130)

 

Introduction to American Literature

Course Number: ENGL 30B
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Engl 1A
Engl 30A is not prerequisite to Engl 30B.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Survey of American literature: From American romanticism to literature of the present.
AA/AS area 3, 4d; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B

 

Survey of African-American Literature

Course Number: ENGL 31
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Engl 1A
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Major works in African-American literature: From the earliest literature through the Harlem Renaissance to the present.
AA/AS area 3, 4d, 5; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B

 

Introduction to the Study of Poetry

Course Number: ENGL 43
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Engl 1A
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to the elements of poetry: Imagery, sound, form, tone, and diction.
AA/AS area 3, 4d; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B

 

 

Selected Topics in English

Course Number: ENGL 48GA-MZ
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: See section on Selected Topics.

 

Independent Study in English

Course Number: ENGL 49
Units: .5-5 (GR)
Class: Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: See section on Independent Study.

 

Preparation for Composition and Reading

Course Number: ENGL 201A
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Engl 250D/267B or 252B or 259D/269B or 292B or satisfactory multiple-measures assessment of writing skills, and Engl 251D/268B or 252B or 259D/269B or 293B or satisfactory multiple-measures
assessment of reading skills.
Description: Introduction to college-level reading and writing of expository prose: Development of college-level reading skills; analysis of texts with an emphasis on non-fiction; expository writing including various modes of developing essays, essay organization; paragraph development; sentence development; and practice in editing/proofreading.
AA/AS area 4d

 

Preparation for Composition and Reading

Course Number: ENGL 201B
Units: 4
Class: 4 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Engl 201A
Description: Continuation of college-level reading and writing of expository prose: Development of college-level reading skills; analysis of texts with an emphasis on non-fiction; expository writing including various modes of developing essays, essay organization; paragraph development; sentence development; and practice in editing/proofreading.
AA/AS area 4d

 

English Grammar

Course Number: ENGL 206A
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Description: Review of basic principles of grammar: Sentence patterns including compound-complex sentence patterns, functions of parts of speech and punctuation, and development of paragraph structure.

 

English Grammar

Course Number: ENGL 206B
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Engl 206A
Description: Continued review of basic principles of grammar: Sentence patterns including compound-complex sentence patterns, functions of parts of speech and punctuation, and development of paragraph structure.

 

Writing Workshop

Course Number: ENGL 208A
Units: 1
Class: .5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: Individualized instruction in writing: Thesis control and essay organization.

 

Writing Workshop

Course Number: ENGL 208B
Units: 1
Class: .5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation ENGL 208A
Description: Individualized instruction in writing: Thesis control, essay organization, and idea development.

 

Writing Workshop

Course Number: ENGL 208C
Units: 1
Class: .5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation ENGL 208B
Description: Individualized instruction in writing: Thesis control, essay organization, idea development and sentence structure.

 

Writing Workshop

Course Number: ENGL 208D
Units: 1
Class: .5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation ENGL 208C
Description: Individualized instruction in writing: Thesis control, essay organization, idea development, sentence structure and editing/proofreading.

 

 

Creative Writing

Course Number: ENGL 210A
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Description: Writing fiction, poetry, and drama: Careful analysis of the techniques used by established writers.
AA/AS area 3, 4d

 

Creative Writing

Course Number: ENGL 210B
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Engl 210A is not prerequisite to Engl 210B.
Description: Continuation of writing fiction, poetry, and drama: Careful analysis of the techniques used by established writers.
AA/AS area 3, 4d

 

Shakespeare

Course Number: ENGL 217A
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Description: Study of selected works of Shakespeare.
AA/AS area 3, 4d

 

Shakespeare

Course Number: ENGL 217B
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Engl 217A is not prerequisite to Engl 217B.
Description: Continued study of selected works of Shakespeare.
AA/AS area 3, 4d

 

Introduction to American Literature

Course Number: ENGL 230A
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Description: Survey of American literary traditions from their beginnings to the second half of the nineteenth century.

1503.00 AA/AS area 3, 4d

 

Introduction to American Literature

Course Number: ENGL 230B
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Engl 230A is not prerequisite to Engl 230B.
Description: Continuation of 230A: Survey of American Romanticism to literature of the present.

1503.00AA/AS area 3, 4d

 

Survey of African-American Literature

Course Number: ENGL 231
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Description: Major works in African-American literature: From the earliest literature through the Harlem Renaissance to the present.
AA/AS area 3, 4d, 5

 

 

Introduction to the Study of Poetry

Course Number: ENGL 243
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Description: Introduction to the elements of poetry: Imagery, sound, form, tone, and diction.
AA/AS area 3, 4d

 

Selected Topics in English

Course Number: ENGL 248GA-MZ
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)
Description: See section on Selected Topics.

 

Basic Writing

Course Number: ENGL 267A
Units: 1-3 units
Class: 1-3 hours lecture (GR)
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Engl 252A-B or 259A-D/269A-B.
Non-degree applicable
Course study under this section may be repeated two times.
Description: Review of writing skills: Spelling, grammar and punctuation, organizing strategies, and use of the writing process.

 

Basic Writing

Course Number: ENGL 267B
Units: 1-3 units
Class: 1-3 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Engl 267A (or 250A-C)
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Engl 252A-B or 259A-D/269A-B
Non-degree applicable
Description: Continuation of ENGL 267A with further review of writing skills: Spelling, grammar and punctuation, organizing strategies, and use of the writing process.

 

Basic Reading

Course Number: ENGL 268A
Units: 1-3
Class: 1-3 hours lecture (GR)
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Engl 252A-B or 259A-D/269A-B
Non-degree applicable
Course study under this section may be repeated two times.
Description: Practice in techniques to improve basic reading skills: Fundamentals of basic reading and analysis and correction of individual reading problems.

 

Basic Reading

Course Number: ENGL 268B
Units: 1-3
Class: 1-3 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Engl 268A (or 251A-C)
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Engl 252A-B or
259A-D/269A-B
Non-degree applicable
Description: Continuation of ENGL 268A with further practice in techniques to improve basic reading skills: Fundamentals of basic reading and analysis and correction of individual reading problems.

 

Foundations in Reading and Writing

Course Number: ENGL 269A
Units: 6
Class: 6 hours lecture (GR)
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Engl 250A-D/267A-B or
251A-D/268A-B.
Non-degree applicable
Description: Foundations in reading and writing to prepare students for success in college: Reading strategies including prereading, summarizing, paragraph analysis, study techniques, scanning, and note taking; and writing strategies including prewriting, essay organization, paragraph development, sentence combining, editing, and proofreading.

 

Foundations in Reading and Writing

Course Number: ENGL 269B
Units: 6
Class: 6 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: Engl 269A or (259A-C)
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Engl 250A-D/267A-B or
251A-D/268A-B.
Non-degree applicable
Description: Continuation of ENGL 269A with further study in reading and writing strategies to prepare students for success in college: Reading strategies including prereading, summarizing, paragraph analysis, study techniques, scanning, and note taking; and writing strategies including prewriting, essay organization, paragraph development, sentence combining, editing, and proofreading.