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English Courses

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

 

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  — offered at the transfer-level (10A/B) and at the pre-transfer level (ENGL 210A/B)

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

 

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 —————– Also offered at the pre-transfer level as ENGL 231
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  —————– Also offered at the pre-transfer level as ENGL 230B
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  —————– Also offered at the pre-transfer level as ENGL 231
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

 

Independent Study in English

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

 

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.

* 208B, C & D extend to deepen instruction in 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

ENGL 210B

Description: Continuation of writing fiction, poetry, and drama: Careful analysis of the techniques used by established writers.
AA/AS area 3, 4d

Engl 210A is not prerequisite to Engl 210B.

 

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

 

Preparation for Reading , Writing & Research

Course Number: ENGL 264 A/B

— This listing is under construction, and will be completed soon.

 

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.