ENGLISH

Associate in Arts Degree: English

The English AA Degree provides students with a wide variety of intellectual skills while introducing them to a major source of cultural enrichment. The major includes both creative writing and literature courses. The creative writing courses provide instruction in multiple genres. The literature courses offer a broad range of types and periods of literature.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to:
Appraise the contributions and relevance of literature.

Apply multiple perspectives and critical thinking methods to analyze and interpret literature.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 18
 

    Units
ENGL-102 Intermediate Composition, Literature and Critical Thinking 3.0
OR    
ENGL-102H Intermediate Composition, Literature and Critical Thinking - Honors 3.0
     
Plus three units from the following:  
     
ENGL-250 British Literature I 3.0
ENGL-251 British Literature II 3.0
     
Plus three units from the following:  
     
ENGL-260 American Literature I 3.0
ENGL-261 American Literature II 3.0
     
Plus nine units from the following:  
     
ENGL-105 Introduction to Creative Writing 3.0
ENGL-106 Creative Writing - Nonfiction 3.0
ENGL-108 Creative Writing - Poetry 3.0
ENGL-109 Creative Writing - Short Stories 3.0
ENGL-122 Literary Magazine Production 3.0
ENGL-135 Literature and Film 3.0
ENGL-225 Children's Literature 3.0
ENGL-250 British Literature I 3.0
ENGL-251 British Literature II 3.0
ENGL-260 American Literature I 3.0
ENGL-261 American Literature II 3.0
ENGL-262 American Multicultural Literature 3.0
ENGL-263 Introduction to Poetry 3.0
ENGL-264 Study of Fiction 3.0
ENGL-270 Introduction to African-American Literature 3.0
ENGL-271 Mythology 3.0
ENGL-272 The Bible As Literature 3.0
ENGL-273 World Literature I 3.0
ENGL-274 World Literature II 3.0
ENGL-275 Shakespeare 3.0
ENGL-280 Women's Literature 3.0
ENGL-281 Introduction to Science Fiction 3.0


ENGL 071 BEGINNING READING AND WRITING SKILLS
Units: 3.00
54.00 hours lecture
Co-requisite: ENGL-071L

Improves writing at the sentence level and improves reading comprehension through study of nonfiction pre-college level texts. Also introduces the basics of the composition process. Units do not apply to the associate degree.


ENGL 071L BEGINNING WRITING AND READING SKILLS WORKSHOP
Units: 0.50
27.00 hours lab
Co-requisite: ENGL-071

Provides supplementary instruction and practice in sentence skills, reading comprehension, and the writing process for currently enrolled English 071 students. Offered pass/no-pass only. Units do not apply to the associate degree.


ENGL 081 INTERMEDIATE READING AND WRITING SKILLS
Units: 3.00
54.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: ENGL-071 or placement as determined by the COC English assessment process.

Improves writing at the paragraph level by focusing on structure, mechanics, and editing. Familiarizes students with source-based compositions. Emphasizes pre-college level reading of fiction and nonfiction with attention to formal responses to reading. Units do not apply to the associate degree.


ENGL 091 INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE READING AND WRITING
Units: 3.00
54.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: ENGL-081 or placement as determined by the COC English assessment process.

Prepares students to write well organized, unified and coherent essays for a college audience and teaches critical reading skills for college-level reading material. No credit if taken after ENGL-094.


ENGL 094 INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL READING AND WRITING
Units: 3.00
54.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: ENGL-081 or placement as determined by the COC English assessment process.

Develops the reading and writing skills needed to be successful in the workplace, including the rhetorical principles and compositional practices necessary for writing effective business letters, memos, resumes, instructions, proposals, annotated bibliographies, and reports. No credit if taken after ENGL-091.


ENGL 096 ACCELERATED PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE READING AND WRITING
Units: 4.00
72.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: ENGL-071or placement as determined by the COC English assessment process.

Provides an accelerated approach to prepare students for transfer-level English composition by focusing on writing strategies for well-organized, unified, and coherent college essays and critical reading skills for interpreting college-level reading material.


ENGL 101 ENGLISH COMPOSITION
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: ENGL-091, ENGL-094, ENGL-096, ESL-100 or placement as determined by the COC English assessment process.

Builds expository writing and critical reading skills through the composition of well-organized, full-length essays containing properly documented evidence and the analysis and evaluation of college-level readings.


ENGL 101H HONORS ENGLISH COMPOSITION
Units: 4.00
UC:CSU 72.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: ENGL-091, ENGL-094, ENGL-096, ESL-100 or placement as determined by the COC English assessment process.

Principles and methods of expository writing, with reading and analysis of expository prose and creative literature. The honors component requires expanded and more complex reading and writing assignments.


ENGL 102 INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION, LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THINKING
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: ENGL-101 or ENGL-101H

Builds on the critical thinking, reading, and writing practice begun in English 101, including critical analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of literary works, along with writing of argumentative essays about literary works.


ENGL 102H INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION, LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THINKING - HONORS
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: ENGL-101 or ENGL-101H

Builds on the critical thinking, reading, and writing practice begun in English 101, including critical analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of literary works, along with writing of argumentative essays about literary works. Honors work challenges students to be more analytical and creative through expanded assignments such as more in depth engagement with and application of literary theory.


ENGL 103 CRITICAL READING, WRITING AND THINKING
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: ENGL-101 or ENGL-101H

Examines principles of critical thinking as applied to writing and reading arguments on complex issues. Focuses on close textual analysis, argumentative/persuasive writing, and logical reasoning.


ENGL 105 INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: ENGL-101 or ENGL-101H

Focuses on writing and analysis of poetry, short stories, and plays. Students learn to develop ideas with an awareness of style and the manipulation of formal elements.


ENGL 106 CREATIVE WRITING - NONFICTION
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
May be taken two times for credit
Prerequisite: ENGL-101 or ENGL-101H

Students study and write nonfiction prose, emphasizing description and narration through the composition of memoirs and personal essays. Writing practice stresses the writer's awareness of his or her own style and the manipulation of stylistic elements.


ENGL 108 CREATIVE WRITING - POETRY
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: ENGL-101 or ENGL-101H

Presents elements of poetry and advanced practice in the writing of poems, emphasizing the writer’s awareness of his or her own style and the manipulation of formal and stylistic elements. Includes analysis of selected published writings.


ENGL 109 CREATIVE WRITING - SHORT STORIES
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: ENGL-101 or ENGL-101H

Presents the elements of short fiction and advanced practice in writing short stories, emphasizing the writer's awareness of his or her own style and the manipulation of formal and stylistic elements.


ENGL 111 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: ENGL-101 or ENGL-101H
Introduces the theory and methods of linguistics, with an emphasis on the structure, function, and history of language. Includes a study of language acquisition, language change, and the sociology and psychology of language.


ENGL 122 LITERARY MAGAZINE PRODUCTION
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
May be taken two times for credit
Introduces literary magazine production, culminating in the publication of a creative arts magazine. Includes reading, evaluating, and editing literary manuscripts and artistic submissions for publication in a variety of forms.


ENGL 135 LITERATURE AND FILM
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Introduces literature through the comparative study of selected short stories, novels, and plays and the films based on these literary works.


ENGL 204 TECHNICAL REPORT WRITING
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: ENGL-101 or ENGL-101H

Focuses on the writing of reports and accompanying documents required in professional or vocational environments, including proposals, summaries, memoranda, and research skills.


ENGL 225 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Introduces literature written for children, with emphasis on analysis and evaluation, including cultural, psychological, and literary contexts.


ENGL 250 BRITISH LITERATURE I
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys British literature from Anglo-Saxon period to the end of the Neoclassic era.


ENGL 251 BRITISH LITERATURE II
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys British literature from 1800 to the present.


ENGL 260 AMERICAN LITERATURE I
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
A survey of the major movements and genres of American literature from its beginnings through the Civil War.


ENGL 261 AMERICAN LITERATURE II
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
A survey of American literature from 1860 to the present.


ENGL 262 AMERICAN MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys of various genres of multicultural literature of the United States, addressing issues of voice, agency and the construction of American identity across racial, ethnic, regional, and gender boundaries in the cultural context of a diverse country.


ENGL 263 INTRODUCTION TO POETRY
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Presents the elements of poetry in selected poems in English representing a diversity of voices, emphasizing the discovery of meaning by reading analytically. Major poetic forms are examined, along with aspects of imagery, symbolism, figurative language, rhythms, and sounds.


ENGL 264 STUDY OF FICTION
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Study of selected prose fiction from different times and places in Western civilization. Emphasis on short fiction of the 19th and 20th centuries plus one novel. Through close reading and discussion, students learn to analyze and interpret prose narratives.


ENGL 270 INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys of African American literature from the 1700s to the present, including poetry, fiction, autobiography, essays, drama, and oral literature.


ENGL 271 MYTHOLOGY
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
A multicultural look at basic themes and archetypes in mythology, including creation, heroic quest, death and rebirth, sacred places, and the male and female divine.


ENGL 272 THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Reading and discussion of selected books of the Old and New Testaments: saga, myth, epic, story, historical writing, poetry, wisdom literature, prophecy, parables, letters, and proverbs.


ENGL 273 WORLD LITERATURE I
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys world literature in translation from ancient times to the Middle Ages, including literature from the Middle East, Greece, Rome, China, Japan, India, and Africa.


ENGL 274 WORLD LITERATURE II
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys world literature in translation from the Renaissance to modern times, including the literature of Europe, Russia, China, Japan, Africa, and Latin America.


ENGL 275 SHAKESPEARE
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys the principles of Shakespearean poetry and drama, including detailed reading of selected poems, comedies, tragedies, and histories.


ENGL 280 WOMEN'S LITERATURE
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys literature written by women from diverse cultural backgrounds throughout various literary periods.

ENGL 281 INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE FICTION
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Introduces fantasy and science fiction as literature, emphasizing the history and traditions of the genre, the use of mythology, and the political, philosophical, and social commentary in works studied.


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