GRAMMAR REVIEW (1-5)
Study proper word usage, sentence, structure, and punctuation. Writing includes personal essays and summaries. Emphasis is on improving grammar and writing skills for personal needs and preparation for technical coursework. Prerequisite: students must meet mandatory placement requirements to enroll.
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH (1-5)
Prepares students for college composition. Students analyze texts, review sentence structure and punctuation, and write several short essays and other writing. Students must meet mandatory placement requirements to enroll.
WRITING FOR COLLEGE I (1)
Lab hours in the Writing Center will support skill development and confidence in specific aspects of college writing, to be defined in an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) with instructor.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (C) (5)
Expository writing course which encourages students to think and write with clarity, conciseness, and enjoyment; to organize and develop their ideas; and to express themselves sharply, economically, and grammatically. Prerequisite: students must meet mandatory placement requirements to enroll. A minimum score of 83 on the COMPASS test, a minimum score of 46 on the ASSET test, or completion of five credits of ENGL 099 with a minimum grade of 2.0.
COMPOSITION II (C) (5)
A course in argumentative and persuasive writing, methods of research development and preparation of an original research paper. Prerequisite: 2.0 or higher in ENGL& 101.
ARGUMENTATION RESEARCH WORKSHOP (1)
Provides supplemental instruction and support for English 102 students, including library research, critical reading, thesis development, and forms of argumentation. Recommend corequisite: ENGL& 102.
PROFESSIONAL WRITING (3)
Learn to write, edit and format professional forms of communication, how to adapt material to its audience, to blend text to graphics, and how to avoid technical jargon, using the principles of good English. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or COMM 101.
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE (H) (5)
This course introduces students to the major forms, techniques and themes of literature in order to gain appreciation of how it contributes to their understanding of people's lives and cultures.
INTRODUCTION TO POETRY (H) (5)
An introduction to modern poetry (mid-19th century to present) through the study of major English language poets: their lives, influences, and works. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101.
INTRODUCTION TO DRAMATIC LITERATURE (H) (5)
Survey of dramatic literature from classical Greek to modern plays, emphasizing basic elements of plot, character, language, and the traditional genres of tragedy and comedy. Students will attend two plays at their own expense.
WOMEN'S LITERATURE (H) (D) (5)
Examines literature written by women to understand how gender, class and race shapes their experiences with skills experted.
SHORT FICTION (H) (5)
Survey of short story as representational vehicle in romanticism, realism, modernism, horror, satire, science fiction, magical realism. Primarily American in focus; includes cross-cultural comparisons. College-level reading, writing skills expected. Creative writing options.
INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE (H) (5)
Learn about the life, times and works of William Shakespeare. Emphasis will be placed upon the lives of Elizabethans - their likes and dislikes, superstitions and social order as they pertained to this golden age of the theatre. Additionally, students will develop an understanding of and appreciation for Shakespeare's plays by studying 6 of the 37 plays that the Bard wrote.
INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING (H) (5)
Writers will move beyond the traditional "academic essay" into an exploration of literary genres to include poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction and drama in interactive workshop environment. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101.
THE HERO'S QUEST: SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE 17TH CENTURY TO 1616 (H) (5)
Surveys how medieval and early Renaissance English writers explored issues like the relationship between rulers and subjects, God and free will, and the war between the sexes. Covers the Beowulf poet, Chaucer, Shakespeare, and more.
THE CRISIS OF FAITH: SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE 1616 TO 1798 (H) (5)
Surveys late Renaissance through Enlightenment writers like John Donne, Ben Johnson, Andrew Marvell, John Milton, Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, and Samuel Johnson, emphasizing how writers reflected social concern about faith, politics, and gender roles.
SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE: 1798-PRESENT (H) (5)
This survey studies how, amid political, technological, religious, and artistic ferment, English literature was transformed by the Romantic poets, the rise of the Victorian novel, and the innovations of modern fiction, drama, and poetry.
AMERICAN DRAMA (H) (3)
Presents six classic American plays which deal with society place and family expectations. Students will view, analyze, discuss, and write on the literary components and substance of these plays. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101.
LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS (H) (5)
Introduction to historical framework of this genre of literature and the authors and illustrators of children's books from preschool to adolescence. Classics as well as contemporary publications included. Reading to children at daycare included.
TECHNICAL WRITING (C) (5)
Emphasizes students' technical communication skills for use in the sciences and engineering. The course focuses on such skills as clarity, objectivity, audience analysis, adherence to formats, research techniques, and problem-solving requiring critical reading and writing. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101.
INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN LITERATURE (H) (5)
Surveys how great American writers have addressed classic American values and conflicts, tracing the development of our national literature through the Puritan, Transcendental, Realist, Naturalist, and modern movements and covering poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL (H) (5)
Explore the development of the American novel and its major themes, focusing on classics by writers like Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Chopin, Hemingway, Faulkner, and Morrison. This course requires college level reading and writing skills.
LITERARY THEMES (1-5)
A major theme is followed through important works of fiction, poetry, and drama. Themes vary depending on the instructor and the quarter in which it is offered.
NON-WESTERN WORLD LITERATURE (H) (D) (5)
Literature of the non-western world, ancient times to the present. Students will explore works from India, China, Africa, Japan, the Middle East, and Latin America.
INTERMEDIATE CREATIVE WRITING (3)
Students will hone their creative writing, workshop-ping, and revising skills while working on an individual project. Prerequisite: ENGL 208 and instructor permission.
ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING (3)
For serious students who wish to prepare a manuscript for publication and/or writing program admission. Emphasis on workshop-ping, and revising of an individual project. Prerequisite: ENGL 271 and instructor permission.