ENGL 120C * Persuasive Writing (3 units)
Exposition and argument at the college level. The course emphasizes writing, revising and editing, reading, research skills, and mechanics. Course must be passed with a “C” (not “C-“) or better to enroll in ENGL 220C. Students with a Verbal SAT score of 570 or higher or an ACT score of 28 or higher may place out of this course into ENGL 220C.
ENGL/MATH 210 * Technical Writing (3 units)
Prerequisite: ENGL 120C. Expository writing on technical subjects dealt with in industry, science, and education. Long and short forms including reports, proposals, journal articles, and research papers.
ENGL 220C * Researched Writing (3 units)
Prerequisites: ENGL 120C and, when required, a passing grade in ENGL 111. Interpretive and analytic writing, including several problem-solving research based papers investigating topics related to class themes. The course emphasizes writing, revising and editing, reading, analytical skills, and computer technology (word processing, Internet research) and reinforces those skills learned in ENGL 120C. Taught in the computer lab. Must be passed with a “C” (not “C-“) or better to fulfill the core curriculum requirement. Students may receive credit for English 220C by taking research and writing courses offered by departments other than English that meet standards set and approved by the Core Curriculum Committee.
ENGL 230C * Literary Perspectives (3 units)
Introduces the student to a variety of literary genres as well as diverse authors, cultures, and experiences. This course also covers the tools and concepts necessary to the understanding and interpretation of literature. Students engage in classroom discussion, write papers, and take a variety of quizzes and exams. This course is designed for non-English majors and is not to be taken by English majors as a substitute for ENGL 240.
ENGL 240C * Foundations of Literary Study (3 units)
Introductory course for the English major covering the tools and concepts necessary to the understanding and interpretation of literature. Offered in tandem with ENGL 499C. This course is a prerequisite for all Upper Division courses in English and must be taken prior to or concurrent with other courses in the major. All English majors are required to take ENGL 240 as a substitution for the core curriculum requirement in English.
ENGL 260 * Survey of British Literature I (3 units)
A historical survey of English prose, poetry, and drama, from Beowulf to the Neo-Classic period.
ENGL 262 * Survey of British Literature II (3 units)
A historical survey of English prose, poetry, and drama, from the Romantic period to the present.
ENGL 309 * Survey of American Literature (3 units)
Prerequisite: ENGL 240 or consent of instructor. A historical survey of American prose and poetry from the pre-Colonial period to the present. This course fulfills the departmental requirement for American literature. This course does not fulfill a core curriculum requirement.
ENGL/COMM 320 * Journalism (3 units)
Prerequisite: ENGL 120C. Fundamentals of writing and publication, including editing and administration. News gathering, feature writing, editorials, advertising, and the problems of publishing.
ENGL 325 * Period Focus (3 units)
The study of the literary output of a particular period. The period will vary according to the instructor, but the class might cover the literature of Romanticism, Modernism, the Medieval period, the Eighteenth Century, or the Latin American Boom. May be repeated for credit.
ENGL 335 * Genre Focus (3 units)
The study of the development and variations of a particular literary form. The Genre will vary according to the instructor, but the class might cover the novel, short story, poetry, or autobiography. May be repeated for credit.
ENGL 340 * Children’s Literature (3 units)
Reading and evaluating literature written especially for children and young adults — includes a historical as well as a genre approach.
ENGL 350 * Creative Writing (3 units)
Prerequisite: ENGL 240 and consent of the instructor. Students learn and implement the basic techniques and theory specific to the three genres: fiction, poetry, and drama. Lecture and workshop combined.
ENGL/THEA 360 * Dramatic Literature: Script Analysis (3 units)
This course introduces the student to history’s most influential stage and screen plays giving the student skills with which to analyze critically the script in order to understand the work of each playwright. Lab fee.
ENGL 375 * Modern Grammar and Advanced Composition (3 units)
Prerequisite: ENGL 220C and ENGL 240 or consent of instructor. This course is designed to acquaint students with a wide range of classical and contemporary strategies for writing purposeful and persuasive prose. It also equips students with options for writing the formal essay, articles, and the personal essay. A study of modern English usage in syntax, form, and composition is covered. Students refine their ability to use correct style and grammar in a wide variety of contexts, including oral presentations.
ENGL/THEO 389 * C.S. Lewis Seminar I (3 units)
Prerequisite: THEO 103C. A study, through reading and discussion, of selected writings of C.S. Lewis to promote the student’s insight into and appreciation for biblical truths, and to encourage personal spiritual growth.
ENGL 425 * Author Focus (3 units)
The intensive study of the literary achievement of a single author. Content will vary according to instructor, but might include Margaret Atwood, Jorge Luis Borges, William Faulkner, James Joyce, Clarice Lispector, John Milton, Toni Morrison, or Mark Twain. May be repeated for credit.
ENGL 433 * Survey of World Literature (3 units)
Prerequisite: ENGL 240 or consent of instructor. An examination of the contours of international literature, including classical Western mythology plus European, African, Asian, and Latin American literature from antiquity up to the present. This course fulfills the departmental requirement for world literature.
ENGL 438 * Creative Writing Workshop (3 units)
Prerequisite: ENGL 350 and consent of the instructor. The theory and practice of writing a particular literary genre. Genre will vary according to the instructor, but might include screenwriting, scriptwriting, poetry, or the short story. May be repeated for credit.
ENGL 444 * Culture Focus (3 units)
The specialized study of the creative expression of a particular cultural group, including written, oral, visual, musical, and performative creative traditions. Content will vary according to instructor, but might include Women Writers, African American literature, Asian American, Native American literature, or the literature of Ireland, with commensurate critical approaches. May be repeated for credit.
ENGL 450 * Internship: Teaching English (3 units)
Open to seniors with a grade point average of 3.0 or above. The student selects and attends the sessions of an English 120C, 220C or 300C course; meets with the instructor to prepare for class sessions; teaches a few sessions; discusses in retrospect the conduct of the class; agrees upon criteria for grading papers and other evaluation of students. May be repeated for a maximum of six units with a different instructor or a different course.
ENGL 451 * Writing Internship (3 units)
Prerequisite: Junior or senior status and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Actual work experience in a business firm as a writer, providing an opportunity for the practical application of student writing skills under direct supervision. Additional reading and writing are required, together with regular meetings with the instructor. May be repeated to a maximum of six units.
ENGL/ANTH/EDUC/SPAN 453 * Language, Culture, and Linguistics (3 units)
A survey of the acquisition and use of language within a cultural context. It examines the relationship of language to culture, language acquisition, and language analysis or linguistics, emphasizing the utility of such knowledge for educators. Stress is given to understanding language’s reciprocal relation with culture, the nature of language systems, and linguistic analysis to enable educators a better comprehension of second language acquisition within learning environments.
ENGL/THEA 455 * Shakespeare (3 units)
Reading Shakespeare’s major works of drama and poetry within the historical and cultural context of the Renaissance.
ENGL 465 * Theory and Criticism of Literature (3 units)
Prerequisite: ENGL 240 or consent of instructor. A historical survey of literary theory from the time of Plato to the contemporary era. Various writing projects are designed to assist students in their development as scholarly researchers. This course fulfills the departmental requirement for literary theory.
ENGL 470 * Special Topics (1-3 units)
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Study of a special topic, focusing upon a literary period, genre, and/or author(s). May be repeated for credit.
ENGL 480 * Individual Studies (1-3 units)
Prerequisites: Junior or senior status with a 3.0 GPA; consent of the instructor and department chair. May be repeated for credit.
ENGL 486 * Advanced Research Methods (3 units)
Students will develop advanced techniques in literary research including computerized research, textual analysis, scholarly methodology and bibliography.
ENGL/THEO 489 * C.S. Lewis Seminar II (3 units)
Prerequisite: ENGL 389 or consent of the instructor. Further study of the writings of C.S. Lewis emphasizing his articulation and defense of the Christian faith.
ENGL 499C * Capstone Seminar in English (3 units)
This course is designed to serve as a rite of passage for graduating seniors. It particularly is intended to assist the student in integrating the multifaceted aspects of their educational experience with their short- and long-term life goals. Offered in tandem with ENGL 240. This course fulfills the Core Curriculum Capstone requirement for English majors.
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