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English

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ENGL C0901 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Fundamentals of Composition  
Co-requisite(s): ENGL C100.

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

Students will review the basics of grammar and academic reading and writing through activities, reading assignments, and short writing assignments. Concurrent enrollment in specified sections of English C100 is required. Pass/No Pass. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C090

    ENGL C1004 Units (72 lecture hours)  
    Freshman Composition  
    Advisory: Students are advised to enroll in ENGL C100 during their first semester of college.

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

    Freshman Composition offers instruction in expository and argumentative writing, close reading, cogent thinking, research strategies, information literacy, and documentation. By applying the principles and processes of college composition, students cultivate thesis-driven, ordered, logical, grammatically-correct prose. Students with a high school GPA of 2.59 or below and English Language Learners who have completed the ESL composition sequence are advised to take ENGL C100 with the ENGL C090 or C090N co-requisite courses or the C080N support course. Letter Grade only. C-ID: ENGL 100.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C100

      ENGL C1023 Units (54 lecture hours)  
      Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing  
      Prerequisite(s): ENGL C100.

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

      This course offers instruction in argumentation, logical reasoning, critical analysis of non-fiction texts from different disciplines and perspectives, research strategies, information literacy, and documentation. Students write a minimum of 6,000 words of structured, academic prose. Letter Grade only. C-ID: ENGL 105.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C102

        ENGL C1033 Units (54 lecture hours)  
        Business English  

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

        Transfer Credit: CSU.

        Focuses on real-world English skills that contribute to good workplace communication. It includes English principles you already know, those you learned in the past and forgot, and those you wish you had learned. Students study grammar, English usage, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, and dictionary use from the businessperson's viewpoint. Emphasis is placed on finding and correcting types of errors people make while speaking and writing. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C103

          ENGL C1093 Units (54 lecture hours)  
          Essay Writing  
          Prerequisite(s): qualifying score on English Placement Test or by Multiple Measures Assessment.

          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

          Transfer Credit: CSU.

          Students will write essays in different rhetorical modes. The basic principles of written composition will be applied through writing assignments and assigned essays. The process of choosing and shaping a thesis and writing an extended, well developed essay will be stressed. English C109 fulfills the Option 1 AA or AS degree's A2 requirement. It transfers to private and out-of-state colleges and universities as the first semester of a two-semester Freshman Composition requirement. It transfers to CSU only as an elective. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C109

            ENGL C1113 Units (54 lecture hours)  
            Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking through Literature  
            Prerequisite(s): ENGL C100 or C109 with a grade of C or better.

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

            Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

            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. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C111

              ENGL C1333 Units (54 lecture hours)  
              Introduction to Creative Writing  

              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

              Transfer Credit: CSU.

              This course presents 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. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: ENGL 200.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C133

                ENGL C1353 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                Business Writing  
                Advisory: ENGL C103.

                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                resumes This course addresses techniques, strategies, and forms of business communication, including use of precise professional and persuasive language to achieve business goals and communicate effectively in the workplace. Using a variety of media and technologies, students will learn how to produce effective memos, letters, and reports; prepare successful resumes and employment documents; and make effective presentations. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C135

                  ENGL C1363 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                  Business Communication  
                  Prerequisite(s): ENGL C100 with a grade of C or better.
                  Advisory: ENGL C103.

                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                  This course addresses techniques, strategies, and forms of business communication, including use of precise, professional, and persuasive language to achieve business goals and communicate effectively at work. Using a variety of media, technologies, and research tools, students will learn how to write effective memos, letters, reports, and proposals; present effective oral and multimedia presentations; and prepare successful resumes and employment documents. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: BUS 115.

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C136

                    ENGL C1403 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                    Appreciation of Literature  
                    Prerequisite(s): ENGL C100 with a grade of C or better.

                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                    Formerly ENGL C112. The primary purpose of this survey-level course is to acquaint the student with a variety of literary, poetic, dramatic, and rhetorical devices so that the student can interact with literature in a meaningful way. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: ENGL 120.

                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C140

                      ENGL C1433 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                      Children's Literature  
                      Prerequisite(s): ENGL C100 with a grade of C or better.

                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                      This course provides a survey of classic and contemporary children's literature. The course will provide an overview of the literary content and social values found in selected works of children's literature. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: ENGL 180.

                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C143

                        ENGL C1443 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                        The International Short Story  
                        Advisory: ENGL C100.

                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                        This course introduces the modern short story, emphasizing multicultural stories from countries throughout the world. Each story will be studied with regard to character, plot, theme, point of view, setting, tone, style, and other literary devices as they function within the context of the particular story. In addition, each story will be analyzed to understand the particular culture from which it comes. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C144

                          ENGL C1453 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                          American Literature: The Short Story  
                          Advisory: ENGL C100.

                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                          This course is an introduction to the American short story, emphasizing major American writers from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and from various cultures in modern/contemporary America. Included is a view of historical period and mindset, and the study of character, plot, theme, point of view, setting, tone, style, and other literary devices as they function within the context of the particular story. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C145

                            ENGL C1463 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                            Introduction to 20th Century Military Fiction  
                            Advisory: ENGL C100.

                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                            A survey of 20th century military fiction. This course will provide an overview of the literary content and social values found in selected works of military literature. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C146

                              ENGL C1503 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                              American Literature through the Civil War  
                              Prerequisite(s): ENGL C100 with a grade of C or better.

                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                              This course is designed to expose students to the legends, poetry, short stories, and essays of early American writers beginning with Native Americans, through Colonialism to the Civil War. Students will examine the philosophical, cultural, religious, and historic elements related to these texts. Attention will be paid to literary devices and styles evident in individual works and the commentary made by these works on moral and social issues. Writers include Mary Rowlandson, Benjamin Franklin, Phillis Wheatley, William Apess, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edgar Allen Poe, Louisa May Alcott, Washington Irving, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and many others. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: ENGL 130.

                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C150

                                ENGL C1553 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                American Literature 1865 to Present  
                                Prerequisite(s): ENGL C100 with a grade of C or better.

                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                This course is designed to expose students to the poetry, short stories, essays, and novels of American writers after the Civil War to the present. Students will examine the philosophical, cultural, religious, and historic elements related to these texts. Attention will be paid to literary devices and styles evident in individual works and the commentary made by these works on moral and social issues. The course includes major writers such as Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, T.S. Eliot, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and many others. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: ENGL 135.

                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C155

                                  ENGL C1813 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                  Shakespeare  
                                  Prerequisite(s): ENGL C100 with a grade of C or better.

                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                  Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                  Formerly ENGL C180. Participants will engage in analysis and interpretation of the works of William Shakespeare, evaluating his poems, comedies, histories, tragedies, and romances. This instruction may be complemented by attendance of performances and/or viewing recommended videos/DVDs. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C181

                                    ENGL C2703 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                    British Literature to 1800  
                                    Prerequisite(s): ENGL C100 with a grade of C or better.

                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                    Formerly ENGL C290. Analysis and interpretation of British Literature from the Middle Ages through the Restoration period in the eighteenth century. The course includes the literary characteristics of the major forms during this time period. Writers from this period may include Chaucer, Mallory, Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, John Donne, Andrew Marvell, John Milton, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Johnson, and others. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: ENGL 160.

                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C270

                                      ENGL C2753 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                      British Literature since 1800  
                                      Prerequisite(s): ENGL C100 with a grade of C or better.

                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                      Formerly ENGL C295. Study of British writers and literary characteristics from the Romantic period through the twentieth century. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: ENGL 165.

                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C275

                                        ENGL C2963 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                        Gothic Victorian Literature  
                                        Advisory: ENGL C100.

                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                        This course is a survey of Gothic literature written during England's 19th century. The course will begin with the origins of the genre, its major conventions, and go on to trace the changes in the genre as measured by its historical and social contexts. Important Gothic texts, including the pre-Victorian work Frankenstein and canonical Victorian texts Dracula and Jane Eyre, will be studied in order to identify the components of 19th century British Gothic literature. Topics include vampirism, haunted mansions and female imprisonment. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C296

                                          ENGL C2973 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                          American Gothic Literature  

                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                          This course is a survey of Gothic literature, concentrating on critically-acclaimed novels written during the 20th century in the United States. Students will study Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison's Beloved, The Shining by Stephen King, and Jeffrey Eugenides's The Virgin Suicides. The course will also study the 19th-century short story "Carmilla," which illustrates vampire themes, and compare the story's literary conventions to contemporary American Gothic themes. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C297

                                            Noncredit Courses

                                            ENGL C060N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                                            Introduction to Esports  

                                            Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                            Introduction to esports will give students the basic knowledge regarding the industry focusing on the history and current trends. This class will explore the various career pathways one can follow with an English degree within this new developing industry. In addition to featuring industry professionals to provide up-to-date and relevant information, students will craft content they can use within the industry, like esports event promotions, player biographies, and game reviews. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress.(NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C060N

                                              ENGL C065N54 Hours (54 lecture hours)  
                                              Technical Writing  

                                              Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                              Technical Writing introduces students and workers to professional communications for subjects and careers that may include vocational trades, business, health and medical, the sciences, computing, gaming, and more. Participants compose and edit reports, descriptions, instructions, specifications, memos, and other documents. This tuition-free course emphasizes precise and organized language that is audience-oriented and communicates complex information clearly. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C065N

                                                ENGL C080N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                                                Composition Support  

                                                Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                Composition Support helps students in transfer-level courses from all academic disciplines refine their writings and interpret readings assigned in those courses. In a workshop setting students in this tuition-free, noncredit, supplemental course may upgrade their grammar, punctuation, organization, sentences, paragraphs, writing styles, formats, essays, study skills, and reading comprehension. This course is open entry/exit, so students may enroll when they need assistance. Part of the Preparation for College Writing certificate. Noncredit. Open Entry/Open Exit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C080N

                                                  ENGL C090N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                                                  Freshman Composition Support  
                                                  Co-requisite(s): ENGL C100.

                                                  Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                  Students enrolling in Freshman Composition who wish for additional support may take this free, non-credit course that reviews grammar, mechanics, and academic reading and writing strategies through engaging activities and exercises. Concurrent enrollment in specified sections of English C100 is required. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C090N

                                                    ENGL C098N54 Hours (54 lecture hours)  
                                                    Writing Sentences to Paragraphs  

                                                    Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                    One of three tuition-free noncredit courses leading to the Preparation for College Writing certificate, C098N is for students who wish to improve their sentence-level writing. Students practice writing and rewriting sentences with correct grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, and syntax, culminating in short paragraphs in various modes. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.) Noncredit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C098N

                                                      ENGL C099N54 Hours (54 lecture hours)  
                                                      Writing Paragraphs to Essays  

                                                      Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                                      One of three tuition-free noncredit courses leading to the Preparation for College Writing certificate, C099N is for students who wish to improve their paragraph-level writing. Students will practice the expository writing process and learn the composition principles for paragraphs and short essays. Students will also review grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, and organization in order to express ideas clearly. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass/Satisfactory Progress. (NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.)

                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ENGL C099N