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39 Course Descriptions found.

ENGL 1A COMPOSITION & READING5 Units
The techniques and practice of expository and argumentative writing based on critical reading and thinking about texts. Reading focused primarily on works of non-fiction prose, chosen to represent a broad spectrum of opinions and ideas, writing styles, and cultural experiences. Fulfills the Foothill College reading and composition requirement for the AA/AS degree and the university-transfer general education requirement in English reading and written composition.
Prerequisite: Eligibility based on appropriate assessment information or successful completion of ENGL 110 and ENGL 209.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 1AH; students may enroll in ENGL 1A or 1T, but not both, for credit.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: English
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 1AH HONORS COMPOSITION & READING5 Units
The techniques and practice of expository and argumentative writing based on critical reading and thinking about texts. Reading focused primarily on works of non-fiction prose, chosen to represent a broad spectrum of opinions and ideas, writing styles, and cultural experiences. Fulfills the Foothill College reading and composition requirement for the AA/AS degree and the university-transfer general education requirement in English reading and written composition. The honors section offers rigorous preparation in analytic reading and writing skills for students intending to transfer to a four-year college or university. Course provides opportunity to engage contemporary social and ethical issues through small group discussion, a structured sequence of papers requiring higher-level thinking tasks, and collaborative projects. Emphasis is placed on multiple drafts and substantive revision to produce articulate writing appropriate to academic disciplines. Research paper is required.
Prerequisites: Eligibility based on appropriate assessment information or completion of ENGL 110 and ENGL 209; Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 1A or ENGL 1T.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: English
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 1B COMPOSITION, CRITICAL READING & THINKING5 Units
Further development in the technique and practice of expository and argumentative writing, critical reading and thinking. Readings chosen to represent a broad spectrum of opinions and ideas, writing styles, and cultural experiences. Formal instruction in composition and critical thinking.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AH or ENGL 1T or ESLL 26.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 1BH.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Communication & Analytical Thinking
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 1BH HONORS COMPOSITION, CRITICAL READING & THINKING5 Units
Further development in the technique and practice of expository and argumentative writing, critical reading and thinking. Readings chosen to represent a broad spectrum of opinions and ideas, writing styles, and cultural experiences. Formal instruction in composition and critical thinking. The honors section offers a challenging intellectual environment for students intending to transfer to a four-year college or university. Class discussion and assignments focus on literature as a reflection of multiple perspectives, social constructs, and cultural values. Course fosters an understanding and appreciation of various literary genres and includes logic and literary theory. Emphasis on rhetorical strategies and stylistic refinements for effective persuasive writing across the disciplines. Enrichment activities include attendance at plays, author readings, public lectures, and independent or collaborative study on a contemporary author.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AH or ENGL 1T or ESLL 26; Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 1B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Communication & Analytical Thinking
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 1C ADVANCED COMPOSITION4 Units
Advanced study and practice of expository and argumentative writing. Focus is on reading and writing assignments from across the disciplines to further improve and refine reading, grammar, composition, and critical thinking skills for students preparing to transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AH or ENGL 1T or ESLL 26.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 1CH or 2.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 1CH HONORS ADVANCED COMPOSITION4 Units
Advanced study and practice of expository and argumentative writing. Focus on reading and writing assignments from across the disciplines to refine critical reading, rhetoric, writing style, and critical thinking skills. The honors section is intensive in content, involving both writing and meta-analysis of complex texts. Includes collaborative evaluations of the content, evidence, organizing principles and style of a variety of texts. Course encourages students to examine assumptions, implications and unintended consequences of rhetorical and content choices. Includes focus on primary sources and the interpretations of these documents in contemporaneous writing. Course expands and enhances the student's ability to write with fluency, effectiveness, and intellectual rigor.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AH or ENGL 1T; Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 1C or 2.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 1S INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING5 Units
Formerly: ENGL 42S
Integrated reading and writing pathway that scaffolds instruction in freshman composition outcomes over two quarters, ENGL 1S and ENGL 1T respectively. Over this 2 quarter stretch, students read substantive quantities of college-level texts and write a total of 10,000 words, comprised of a minimum of 10 compositions (7 out-of-class and 3 in-class) to practice the techniques of critical reading, critical thinking, and written communication. Reading focused primarily on works of non-fiction prose, including published and student writing, chosen to represent a broad spectrum of opinions and ideas, writing styles, and cultural experiences. ENGL 1S is the first half of ENGL 1S/T.
Prerequisite: Eligibility based on appropriate assessment information: CPT reading score of 55 (based on Ability to Benefit (ATB) standards); or ENGL 110 placement.
Corequisite: ENGL 242A
Advisory: Faculty recommendation for enrollment; if the student intends to use ENGL 1S & 1T combination to satisfy the Foothill General Education Requirement for Area II, English, the student must complete ENGL 1S & 1T. Also, to receive UC transfer credit for ENGL 1A, the student must complete ENGL 1S & 1T, and UC will transfer 5 units maximum for the combination of these two courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 1T INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING5 Units
Formerly: ENGL 42T
Integrated reading and writing pathway that scaffolds instruction in freshman composition outcomes over two quarters, ENGL 1S and ENGL 1T respectively. Over this 2 quarter stretch, students read substantive quantities of college-level texts and write a total of 10,000 words, comprised of a minimum of 10 compositions (7 out-of-class and 3 in-class) to practice the techniques of critical reading, critical thinking, and written communication. Reading focused primarily on works of non-fiction prose, including published and student writing, chosen to represent a broad spectrum of opinions and ideas, writing styles, and cultural experiences. ENGL 1T is the second half of ENGL 1S/T.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1S.
Corequisite: ENGL 242B.
Advisory: Student should enroll with the same instructor as taken for ENGL 1S; if the student intends to use ENGL 1S & 1T combination to satisfy the Foothill General Education Requirement for Area II, English, the student must complete ENGL 1S & 1T. Also, to receive UC transfer credit for ENGL 1A, the student must complete ENGL 1S & 1T, and UC will transfer 5 units maximum for the combination of these two courses; student may enroll in ENGL 1T or 1A, but not both, for credit.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours leture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: English
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 5 GAY & LESBIAN LITERATURE4 Units
Introduction to the history and development of gay and lesbian literature as a continuous theme in the development of mainstream literary traditions and, more recently, as a separate and distinct literary genre. Readings selected to represent a variety of historical periods and contrasting societal attitudes toward same-sex relationships, ranging from ancient Greek and Roman texts to contemporary American poetry, fiction, drama, and non-fiction prose. Emphasis on the emergence of contemporary gay/lesbian literatures and identities in the United States in the twentieth century within the broader context of on-going class, race, gender, religious, political, and aesthetic debates.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A; not open to students with credit in ENGL 5H.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 5H HONORS GAY & LESBIAN LITERATURE4 Units
Introduction to the history and development of gay and lesbian literature as a continuous theme in the development of mainstream literary traditions and, more recently, as a separate and distinct literary genre. Readings selected to represent a variety of historical periods and contrasting societal attitudes towards same-sex relationships, ranging from ancient Greek and Roman texts to contemporary American poetry, fiction, drama, and non-fiction prose. Emphasis on the emergence of contemporary gay-lesbian literatures and identities in the United States in the twentieth century within the broader context of ongoing class, race, gender, religious, political, and aesthetic debates. Honors work challenges students to a greater level of sophisticated scholarship through extensive research and literature reviews, critical essays, and opportunities for scholarly presentation. This honors course offers students an enriching and rigorous environment through learner-centered pedagogy, student-generated discussions, and self-directed projects. Students will also actively engage in in-depth analysis and critical evaluation of literary texts.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A; not open to students with credit in ENGL 5.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 7 NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE4 Units
Introduction to the history, development, and diversity of Native American literatures from pre-contact civilizations to present-day tribal cultures. Readings in traditional creation myths, songs, and stories from a variety of tribal cultures; nineteenth and twentieth century autobiographical narratives; and significant works of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction prose by contemporary Native American authors. Emphasis on the specific religious, linguistic, historical, political and cultural context of Native American literary achievements.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A; not open to students with credit in ENGL 7H.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Areas: American Cultures & Communities, Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 7H HONORS NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE4 Units
Introduction to the history, development, and diversity of Native American literatures from pre-contact civilizations to present-day tribal cultures. Readings in traditional creation myths, songs, and stories from a variety of tribal cultures; nineteenth and twentieth century autobiographical narratives; and significant works of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction prose by contemporary Native American authors. Emphasis on the specific religious, linguistic, historical, political and cultural context of Native American literary achievements. Honors work challenges students to be more analytical through expanded assignments including, but not limited to, research-driven literature reviews, research essays, and outside enrichment opportunities. The honors course offers motivated students an enriching and rigorous environment by means of a learner-centered pedagogy, student-generated discussions, self-directed yet supervised projects, and the emphasis and application of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A; not open to students with credit in ENGL 7.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Areas: American Cultures & Communities, Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 8 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE4 Units
A survey of children's literature from many periods and cultures, including classics, picture books, folktales, fairy tales, biography, poetry, fantasy and fiction. Emphasis on the ideas, didactic and sociological, reflecting relationships among cultures in America included in books usually read by children. Special emphasis on books that explore the cross-cultural influences of our shared oral tradition and folklore as well as the issues arising from a diverse mix of cultures in the U.S.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 11 INTRODUCTION TO POETRY4 Units
Analysis and discussion of forms, techniques and meanings of poetry, with emphasis on modern examples in English or translation to develop the student's ability to read, understand, and evaluate a poem.
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 11H.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 11H HONORS INTRODUCTION TO POETRY4 Units
Analysis and discussion of forms, techniques and meanings of poetry, with emphasis on modern examples in English or translation to develop the student's ability to read, understand, and evaluate a poem. Honors work challenges students to be more analytical through expanded assignments including, but not limited to, research-driven literature reviews, reflection papers, and outside enrichment opportunities. The honors course offers accelerated students an enriching and demanding environment by means of a learner-centered pedagogy, student-generated and student led discussions, self-directed, yet supervised, creative projects, and the emphasis and application of higher-level thinking skills: analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENGL 1A; Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 11.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 12 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE4 Units
Literature by African Americans beginning in slavery and continuing on into the 20th and 21st centuries. Discovery of many of the current stereotypes in American cultural mythology about African Americans. Study of the complex and varying forms of resistance and creation African Americans have developed. Definition of issues and strategies in writings from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, including audience, identity (self), gender, family, culture, politics, spirituality and language. Intended for students wishing to transfer and/or students interested in African American literature.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Areas: American Cultures & Communities, Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 14 TRAVELING THE WORLD THROUGH CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE4 Units
Selected fiction written between l950 and the present, with emphasis on English, Canadian, and international works in translation. Students are introduced to various thematic and stylistic trends in contemporary fiction; use of current scientific discoveries, historical theories, religious and cultural developments.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 16 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE4 Units
Introduction to literary study through texts from a wide range of genres, including poetry, drama, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Focus on analytical reading and literary analysis, including effective use of critical theory and secondary source research. Intended for students desiring further development of literary analytical skills and literary appreciation.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 17 INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE4 Units
Detailed analysis of representative sonnets, and history, tragedy, comedy, and romance dramas through lecture and discussion. Consideration of the Elizabethan world.
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 18A VAMPIRE LITERATURE: MULTICULTURAL REPRESENTATIONS OF THE BLOODSUCKER4 Units
Survey of vampire literature across a variety of cultures. Discussion and analysis (both written and oral) of vampiric literary texts within various theoretical and historical contexts, including the gothic, the psychoanalytic, gender and sexuality, race and the "other," cultural studies, theories of corporeality. Emphasis on historical and cross-cultural analyses.
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 22 WOMEN WRITERS4 Units
An examination of the works of 19th and 20th Century multicultural women poets, novelists, dramatists, and essayists and their contribution to English and American literature. Includes independent research and the creation of a major project on author, genre, work or theme.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 24 UNMASKING COMICS: THE DAWN OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL4 Units
This course will introduce the history of graphic communication, emphasizing the burgeoning and dynamic form of contemporary graphic narrative: from memoir writing, to crime fiction, to the superhero, to socio-political writing. Explore how the history and evolution of this distinct literary genre has made it a relevant form of expression for artists and writers across the world and how reading comics challenges traditional modes of reading. Because this form of storytelling is used by artists all over the world to express the human condition and specific socio-cultural insight, the course inspires world-wide cross cultural awareness.
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 31 LATINO/A LITERATURE4 Units
Reading and discussion of Latino/a literature and its relationship to social issues and identity politics of Latinos/as. Critical examination of fiction, poetry, essays, and drama by and about the Latino/a communities, including those of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Caribbean, and South and Central American descent.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 40 ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE4 Units
Introduction to Asian American literature. Readings in 20th Century works, with an emphasis on three relevant themes: problems of identity as they relate to class, gender, mixed heritages, and sexuality; politics and the history of Asian American activism and resistance; and diversity of cultures within the Asian American community.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A; not open to students with credit in ENGL 40H.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Areas: American Cultures & Communities, Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 40H HONORS ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE4 Units
Introduction to Asian American literature. Readings in twentieth-century works, with an emphasis on three relevant themes: problems of identity as they relate to class, gender, mixed heritages, and sexuality; politics and the history of Asian American activism and resistance; and diversity of cultures within the Asian American community. Honors work challenges students to a greater sophistication of scholarship through extensive research and literature reviews, critical essays, and opportunities for scholarly presentation. This honors course offers students an enriching and rigorous environment through learner-centered pedagogy, student-generated discussions, and self-directed projects. Students will also actively engage in in-depth analysis and critical evaluation of literary texts.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute Participant
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A; not open to students with credit in ENGL 40.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Areas: American Cultures & Communities, Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 41 LITERATURE OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA4 Units
An exploration of American identity, focusing on ethnic, cultural, and national affiliations. Analysis of literary works by Native American, European American, African American, Chicano/Latino, and Asian American writers. Readings selected represent a variety of historical periods and literary genres. Emphasis on issues of identity politics, immigration, internally and externally imposed borders, cultural and linguistic power, assimilation, acculturation, and cultural pluralism as expressed through diverse voices.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or 1AH or 1T or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 46A MONSTERS, MADNESS & MAYHEM: ENGLISH LITERATURE FROM ITS EARLIEST BEGINNINGS TO MILTON4 Units
A survey of selected literary works beginning with the earliest Old English period (Caedmon's Hymn, Beowulf, etc), Middle English period (the Gawain poet, Chaucer, etc) and the early modern period (Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, etc) focusing on the development of literary genres within specific historical and cultural contexts.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or 1AH or 1T or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 46B REASON, REBELLION & ROMANTICISM: ENGLISH LITERATURE FROM 1660 - 18304 Units
A survey of selected canonical literary works and authors beginning with the English Restoration period (Milton, Dryden, etc), the Neoclassical/Enlightenment period (Swift, Pope, etc.) and the Romantic period (Blake, Shelley, etc.) focusing on the emergence and development of literary genres and styles in response to specific historical, sociocultural, and philosophical movements.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or 1AH or 1T or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 46C WARS & WASTELANDS: ENGLISH LITERATURE FROM THE VICTORIAN PERIOD TO THE PRESENT4 Units
Reading and critical analysis of representative works, emphasizing social and cultural backgrounds, from the Victorian to the Modern Period.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or 1AH or 1T or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 48A THE NATURE OF AMERICAN LITERATURE: 1492-18624 Units
Representative works of American literature from Columbus's first voyage through the Civil War, focusing on the nature of entirely new literary forms, new cultural voices, and new ecological landscapes. Selections from Native American myths, legends, and autobiographies; reports of early Spanish explorers; English colonial histories and Puritan poetry; African American slave narratives and poems; Revolutionary War political texts; frontier tall tales; Gothic short stories; romantic fiction; and nature writing. Special emphasis on the contributions of diverse cultures in forging a distinctively American literature, landscape, and identity.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or 1AH or 1T or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
Four hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 48B AMERICAN LITERATURE IN THE GILDED AGE: 1865-19144 Units
Introduction to representative works of multicultural American Literature in the wake of the Civil War (1865-1914) including satirical works by Mark Twain; the experimental poetry of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson; autobiographical and political texts by African American leaders Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois; Mexican vaquero fiction; early Asian American texts; and Native American autobiographies. Emphasis on the radical innovations in literary forms, themes, language, and philosophy which shaped America's new identity as an emerging world power within a period of fierce conflicts within American society over race, class, and gender roles.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or 1AH or 1T or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 48C MODERN AMERICAN LITERATURE: 1914-PRESENT4 Units
Introduction to multicultural American Literature in the Modern Age (1914-present) with emphasis on the courageous contributions and literary innovations of diverse authors of Asian American, African American, Anglo American, Latino American, and Native American heritage, including Harlem Renaissance authors such as Hughes and Hurston; the radically experimental fiction of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner; the rise of modernist poets such as Eliot, Stevens, and Williams; Beat Generation authors such as Kerouac and Ginsberg; Native American authors such as Momaday and Erdrich; feminist poets such as Plath and Rich; and Asian American writers such as Bulosan and Hong Kingston. Special emphasis on the role of these diverse writers in continuously redefining the nature of American literature in the 20th Century, and thereby reshaping American national identity as the United States becomes a global superpower.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or 1T or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 50C TECHNICAL WRITING5 Units
Preparation of written texts for proposals, presentations, reports, user manuals, handbooks, newsletters, grants and applications, memos, brochures, email, and Internet Web sites. Emphasis on clear, concise language and visual document design. Logical organization and awareness of audience, purpose and process. Effective integration of text, graphics, charts, photos and illustrations.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A; not open to students with credit in ENGL 3.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 110 INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE WRITING5 Units
Intended for students requiring explicit instruction and practice in writing expository essays, emphasizing clear sentence structure and logical development. Assignments include summary and synthesis of texts, critical analysis, as well as personal writing. Instruction includes rules of and practice on punctuation skills. Lecture, discussion, collaborative, and individualized instruction.
Prerequisite: Eligibility based on assessment or successful completion of ENGL 209.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 108.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 209 INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE READING5 Units
Formerly: ENGL 100
Techniques of critical analysis for reading-college level prose, focusing primarily on expository/argumentative essays and textbook materials. Students learn to comprehend text holistically, identifying and expressing critical elements of comprehension. Practice and testing to be done on authentic text of one or more page length and with written responses. Lecture, discussion, group work, and individualized instruction.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 100 or 108.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 242A CRITICAL THINKING: STUDENT-MANAGED PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT2 Units
A survey of basic theory, design, and implementation strategies for the student-managed formative portfolio. Students write a total of at least 1000 words, with emphasis on the reflective and evaluative processes necessary for portfolio development. Practice in managing and maintaining the information and artifacts of a portfolio as a comprehensive analysis of the student learning experience. Use of portfolio development to increase meta-cognitive awareness of the integration between reading and writing processes; of the student's location within discourse communities, including the campus community; and of the behaviors necessary for college success.
Corequisite: ENGL 1S.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 242B CRITICAL THINKING: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT & PUBLICATION2 Units
A application of basic theory, design, and implementation strategies for the student-managed summative portfolio. Students write a total of at least 1000 words, with emphasis on the reflective and evaluative processes necessary for portfolio development. Management and publication of the artifacts of a summative portfolio as a comprehensive demonstration of the student learning experience across the curriculum. Use of portfolio publication to demonstrate meta-cognitive awareness of the integration between reading and writing processes; of the student's location within discourse communities, including the campus community; and of the behaviors necessary for college success. Students will demonstrate ability to transfer knowledge and learning across disciplines.
Prerequisite: ENGL 242A.
Corequisite: ENGL 1T.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 250A NARRATIVE READING & WRITING: PUENTE5 Units
Formerly: ENGL 104A
Introduction to short narrative forms of college-level reading and writing: (auto)biography, narrative reporting, story-telling, interviews, short expository essays, summary, and testimonials. Materials used to be theme-based from Latino/Mexican American and multi-ethnic authors. Narrative and expository structure used to teach the fundamentals of analytical reading and writing. Lecture, discussion, group work, and individualized instruction.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 100, 104A or 108.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
ENGL 250B ANALYTICAL READING & WRITING: PUENTE5 Units
Formerly: ENGL 104B
Introduction to short analytical forms of college-level reading and writing: essays, critiques, editorials, reports, summary, commentary. Materials used to be theme-based from Latino/Mexican American and multi-ethnic authors. Lecture, discussion, group work, and individualized instruction.
Prerequisite: ENGL 250A.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 110, 104B or 108.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 


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