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21 English Fundamentals (3) NDA Prerequisite: Appropriate skill level demonstrated through the placement process. Lecture, 3 hours. This course teaches the fundamentals of English grammar, reading, and effective sentence skills. Students will compose paragraphs and short essays.

28 Intermediate Reading and Composition (3) Prerequisite: English 21 with a grade of C or better, or appropriate skill level demonstrated through the English placement process. Cannot be taken for P/NP. Lecture, 3 hours. English 28 is a prerequisite for English 101, which is required for AA and GE/transfer completion. Student placement in English 28 is determined through multiple measures of assessment. English 28 brings literacy abilities up to the college level. This course includes introduction to critical reading of academic texts and practice writing short essays.

300 Intermediate Reading and Composition (5) Prerequisite: English 33 with a grade of C or better or placement into English 21. Lecture, 5 hours. This course is designed to prepare students for English 101. Students will learn the fundamentals of English grammar, reading, and effective sentence skills, as well as paragraphs and short essays; it then progresses to a critical reading of non-fiction prose and the practice of writing short essays. Critical reading of non-fiction prose will be covered, and students will learn to write short essays that integrate course readings. This course can be taken instead of English 21 and 28 combination; students may not earn credit for both English 300 and the combination of English 21 and 28.

67 Writing Laboratory (0.5) NDA Prerequisite: None. Offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only. Laboratory, 1 hour. Students will improve their writing skills through one-to-one tutoring conferences, writing workshops, and computer instruction with assistance from an instructor and tutors. Students will develop their understanding of purpose, audience, invention, drafting, revision, and editing. Students will also focus on improving punctuation, mechanics, and grammar. This class may be taken by students at any level of English.

69 Writing and Revising on the Computer (1) Prerequisite: None. Offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only. Laboratory, 2 hours. Students practice editing, formatting, drafting, researching on the Internet, creating blogs, and developing resumes. Students will learn basic word processing skills as well as general guidelines for navigating the Internet.

72 English Bridge (1) Prerequisite: None Offered as a Pass/No Pass basis only. Lab, 2 hours This course offers directed practice to English students of varying skill levels.


Composition

101 College Reading and Composition I (3) UC:CSU J Prerequisite: English 28 or English 300 or English 363 or English as a Second Language 8, or English as a Second Language 363 with a grade of C or better, or placement into English 101 or appropriate skill level demonstrated through the English placement process. Cannot be taken for P/NP. Lecture, 3 hours. English 101 is required for AA and GE/ transfer completion. Student placement in English 101 is determined by multiple measures of assessment. This course introduces students to academic reading and writing, critical thinking, and principles of rhetoric. Students will use their creative compositional and critical thinking skills to write college-level essays in response to academic articles. C-ID: ENGL 100

102 College Reading and Composition II (3) UC:CSU J Prerequisite: English 101 with a grade of C or better. Lecture, 3 hours. This course develops reading, writing, and critical thinking skills beyond the level achieved in English 101 and requires the writing of a minimum of 10,000 words in essays and a research paper throughout the semester. It emphasizes logical reasoning, analysis, and strategies of argumentation using literature and literary criticism. Evaluations of texts reveal the multicultural/global aspects of our society, which include traditional and contemporary forms in fiction, poetry, essays, and drama. C-ID: ENGL 120

103 Composition and Critical Thinking (3) UC:CSU J Prerequisite: English 101 with a grade of C or better. Lecture, 3 hours. This course is designed to help students develop critical thinking, writing and research skills beyond the level achieved in English 101. Students will read and critically evaluate (for meaning, purpose, strategy, and style) expository and argumentative essays from a variety of classical sources and multi-cultural perspectives and then use these essays as rhetorical models for their own writing assignments. C-ID: ENGL 105


Creative Writing

124 Short Story Writing I (3) UC:CSU Prerequisite: English 101 with a grade of C or better. Lecture, 3 hours. Students will develop skills in writing the traditional short story. Emphasis is on discussion of students’ writing with some discussion of works of major writers. The course deals with marketing and preparing manuscripts for submission to publishers. Students may submit manuscripts to the college literary magazine.

125 Short Story Writing II (3) UC:CSU Prerequisite: English 124 with a grade of C or better. Lecture, 3 hours. This course is a continuation of English 124 with the opportunity to write longer, more complex works of experimental fiction suitable for publication.

127 Creative Writing (3) UC:CSU Prerequisite: English 102 with a grade of C or better. Lecture, 3 hours. This course is a writing workshop for students interested in writing fiction and poetry. Students will present their work to the class for criticism. The course includes lectures, demonstrations, readings with critical response,and individual conferences with instructor. The course also includes study and analysis of the works of established and peer writers through lectures, demonstrations, and individual conferences with instructor. Note: UC allows a maximum of 6 transferable units for this course. MAXIMUM UC CREDIT IS 6 UNITS. C-ID: ENGL 200


Literature and Linguistics

105 Introduction to Language and Linguistics (3) UC:CSU Prerequisite: None. Lecture, 3 hours. This course is a summary of what is known about human language: an introduction to the scientific study of language, its history and structure; language in its social and cultural setting: language, the learning tool. Students may not earn credit for both English 105 and Ling 1.

203 World Literature I (3) UC:CSU Prerequisite: English 101 with a grade of C or better. Lecture, 3 hours. This course surveys world literature in translation with representative selections from Asian literature, the Bible, Greek and Latin literature, and European masterpieces of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. C-ID: ENGL 140

204 World Literature II  (3) UC:CSU Prerequisite: English 101 with a grade of C or better. Lecture, 3 hours. This course surveys world literature in translation from the Renaissance to the present with selections from representative masterpieces of European Continental Literature and their colonies, i.e. French, German, Scandinavian, Russian, and Spanish; Africa; the Middle East; and Asia. C-ID: ENGL 145

205 English Literature I  (3) UC:CSU J Prerequisite: English 102 with a grade of C or better. Lecture, 3 hours. This course surveys British literature from the eighth through the eighteenth century, emphasizing major figures and works. C-ID: ENGL 160 206 English Literature II ‡ (3) UC:CSU J Prerequisite: English 102 with a grade of C or better. Lecture, 3 hours. This course surveys major authors in British Literature from the Romantic Period to the present. C-ID: ENGL 165

207 American Literature I  (3) UC:CSU J Prerequisite: English 102 with a grade of C or better. Lecture, 3 hours. This course surveys American literature from 1608 to the Civil War, emphasizing major writers and works. C-ID: ENGL 130

208 American Literature II (3) UC:CSU J Prerequisite: English 102 with a grade of C or better. Lecture, 3 hours. This course surveys American literature from the Civil War to the present, emphasizing major writers and works. C-ID: ENGL 135

253 Opera as Literature (3) UC:CSU Prerequisite: English 101 with a grade of C or better. Lecture, 3 hours. Participants will analyze recognized masterpieces by Puccini, Bizet, Verdi, Stravinsky, et alia through study of each opera’s literary source(s) and the way in which literary elements reappear in the musical-dramatic-visual contexts in performance.


Independent Study

385 Directed Study - English (3) CSU Prerequisite: None. Conference, 1 hour per unit. This course allows students to pursue directed study in English on a contract basis under the direction of a supervising instructor. Credit limit: A maximum of 3 units per subject in Directed Study may be taken for credit. UC CREDIT FOR INDEPENDENT STUDY/ DIRECTED STUDY COURSES NUMBERED 185, 285, AND 385 IN ANY DEPARTMENT IS NOT AUTOMATIC; CREDIT IS CONTINGENT ON UC CAMPUS EVALUATION AFTER APPLICATION AND ADMISSION. THESE UNITS SHOULD NOT BE USED TOWARD CALCULATION OF THE MINIMUM 60 UNITS NEEDED FOR ADMISSION TO THE UC.