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English Courses

  • ENG 83: Sentence Skills for College Writing

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    PREREQUISITE: None
    GRADING: Student Choice
    LMC: Degree Applicable

    This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand sentence structure and create grammatically correct, syntactically mature sentences in their written work. Instruction emphasizes sentence mechanics, sentence style, and sentence creation, using sentence-combining techniques and proofreading exercises. Students learn to write sentences with proper punctuation, capitalization, homonym usage, and other sentence-level skills in the writing projects they complete for the class. This course is appropriate for students wanting an introduction to college-level sentence skills or for students enrolled in other English courses who want or need extra sentence-level support. May not be repeated. 

  • ENG 85: Introduction to College Reading

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    PREREQUISITE: None
    GRADING: Student Choice
    LMC: Not Degree Applicable

    This introductory course prepares students to read pre-collegiate and collegiate level texts. This course will focus on the ability to apply, monitor, and adjust reading for increased comprehension and understanding. Topics will include building reading comprehension skills, understanding vocabulary within context, and determining main ideas and key support details, and developing reading strategies. Student will read a variety of text, which will include two novels as well as some expository/argumentative essays. This course is appropriate for students wanting an introduction to college level reading or for students enrolled in other collegiate level courses who need extra support with the reading. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 95: Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking

    90 hours lecture, 18 hours lab. 5 units.

    ADVISORY:  Recommended for students highly motivated to advance to English 100 in one intensive semester.
    GRADING: Pass/No Pass
    LMC: Degree Applicable

    English 95 is a reading, writing, and critical thinking course designed to prepare students for college/transfer-level work. Students will read college-level material on contemporary topics and issues from a range of college disciplines, engage in discussion and essay-writing that demonstrates their understanding and analysis of these readings, and develop academic language skills. Students will read, write, and discuss college-level material, but with extra support from the instructor. Students will participate in engaging, collaborative activities designed to enhance their skills and confidence. Successful completion of the course prepares the student for ENG 100 and other college/transfer-level courses. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 98: Independent Study in English

    .5 to 3 units.

    GRADING: Student Choice
    LMC: Independent study courses may be Degree Applicable or transferable depending on specific course. See your counselor.
    TRANSFER: Independent study courses may be Degree Applicable or transferable depending on specific course. See your counselor.

    Provides students an opportunity to design and pursue their own interests within a particular area. Projects reflecting cultural diversity and/or societal issues will be greatly encouraged. A contract must be drawn between the student and the instructor stipulating the goals of the independent study, the content, the method of approach, the estimated time involved, and the periodic evaluation to be used. Minimum 1 hour per week with instructor plus 54 hours of contracted work for each unit of credit. May not be repeated. 

  • ENG 100: College Composition

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    PREREQUISITE: ENG 90, ENG 95, ENG 100S, ESL 44, ESL 95, or assessment process
    CO-REQUISITE: ENG 100S
    GRADING: Letter Grade
    LMC: Associate Degree Requirement: Language and Rationality, English Composition; Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER: UC; CSU Gen. Ed. Area A2; IGETC Area 1A; C-ID ENG 100

    English 100 is a college-level course designed to help students develop critical reading, thinking and writing skills. Students read essays and articles dealing with multi-cultural issues and current events, and write effective thesis-driven academic essays which synthesize the readings. Students will produce at least 6,000 words of formal, final draft writing that draws upon the assigned readings as well as articles that students have researched on their own. They will also read, analyze and write about one book-length work. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 100S: Support for College Composition

    18 hours lecture, 18 hours lab. 1 unit.

    PREREQUISITE: ENG 90; ENG 95, or assessment process
    CO-REQUISITE: ENG 100
    GRADING: Pass/No Pass
    LMC: Not Degree Applicable

    English 100S is an integrated reading and writing course designed to help students succeed at the college-level. Through frequent and intensive instructor feedback and practice, students will learn to use a recursive writing process to produce college-level essays in English 100. Students will learn effective strategies for comprehending and thinking critically about college-level readings. Students will also practice assessing their own processes and learn how to utilize academic strategies for success at the college-level. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 110: Introduction to Social Justice Studies

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    ADVISORY: Eligibility for ENG 100
    GRADING: Letter Grade
    LMC: Associate Degree Requirement: Ethnic/Multicultural Studies; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER:  UC, CSU GE Area D; IGETC Area 4

    Same as SOCSC-110. Introduction to Social Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary course introducing students to the history, psychology and sociology of racial, ethnic, class, gender and sexual oppression in the United States and the history, strategy and structure of movements for social justice and liberation. It will explore the major theories of race, ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality as they are linked to social structures and institutional processes. Specific examples of persecution, segregation, and asymmetric power relations will be drawn from the testimony of the oppressed throughout American history – in art, film, literature and music. The practices of oppression and resistance in the United States will be compared and contrasted to the experiences of other nations and cultures. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 111: Creative Writing

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    GRADING: Student Choice
    LMC: Degree Applicable.
    TRANSFER: CSU

    This course allows departure from the usual expository forms and encourages the students to write creatively, experimenting with poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and dramatic writing, learning to use words and expressions figuratively and literally to create pictures/conceptions that stir the imagination. The course will emphasize a focus on good writing habits, journaling and how to read as a writer as well as exploring ways to be involved in the literary community through performance and publication. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 112: Genres in Creative Writing

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    ADVISORY: ENG 111
    GRADING: Student Choice
    LMC: Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER: CSU

    English 112 encourages writers to focus on a long creative work in one genre: short fiction or nonfiction collection, a book of poetry, a one or three act play, a screenplay. Students will be encouraged to submit their work to agents, contests, publishers and for production. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 113: Creative Writing: Poetry

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    PREREQUISITE: ENG 100 or the eligibility to enroll in a transferable English Composition course
    GRADING: Student Choice
    LMC: Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER: CSU General Ed Area C2

    In this introduction to poetry course, students will write, analyze, and critique poetry. While this course focuses on the creation of poetry, students will also analyze and critique classic and contemporary poetry from a range of genres and cultural perspectives. Students will learn to appreciate the diversity of voices in the world of poetry while writing their own poems and learning about the stylistic and technical elements of poetry. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 114: Creative Writing: Introduction to Story

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    PREREQUISITE: ENG 100 or eligible to enroll in a transferable English Composition course
    GRADING: Student Choice
    LMC: Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER: CSU General Ed Area C2

    Students will learn how to craft vivid and compelling stories, drawn from life and imagination: the focus of the class will be fiction and creative non-fiction. They will learn the particular genre of the personal essay—important for scholarship and transfer applications—and vital in its own right. Students will explore literature from writers of diverse backgrounds and styles for inspirations and models, then bring to life their own narratives in a supportive community environment. Students will have the opportunity to take part in a public reading and/or self-publish their work. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 120: Introduction to Latino Literature & Its Latin American Roots

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    PREREQUISITE: Advisory for ENG 100 or equivalent
    GRADING: Student Choice
    LMC: Associate Degree Requirement: Ethnic/Multicultural Studies; Arts and Humanities; Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER: UC, CSU General Ed. Area C2; IGETC Area 3B 

    This course is an introduction to the writing of Latino Americans and Latin Americans. It will explore Latino and Latin American literature by writers in the United States and Latin America, tracing the origins of Latino works to the literature and culture of various Latin American countries, and then showing the way in which Latino literature emerged as a distinct artistic form in the United States. Literature will be selected from a variety of genres including short stories, memoirs, novels, poems, and plays, and will exemplify the richness and diversity that give Latin American and Latino literature their appeal. Readings will emphasize the humanistic values that make literature a unifying and universalizing force in the world and will be studied within their historical, political, social, economic, and geographical contexts. By examining the connection between Latino and Latin American literature, students will learn more about the shared ground inherent in both groups. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 121: Introduction to Chicano Literature

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    PREREQUISITE: Advisory for ENG 100 or equivalent
    GRADING: Student Choice
    LMC: Associate Degree Requirement: Ethnic/Multicultural Studies; Arts and Humanities; Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER: UC, CSU General Ed. Area C2; IGETC Area 3B

    This course is an introduction to Chicano literature. In this course, we will cover a range of genres including short stories, novels, poetry, memoirs, and plays from Chicano writers, beginning with cuentos and oral traditions to contemporary works. Although Chicanos have been writing in the United States since the sixteenth century, the bulk of our attention will be paid to the Chicano literary movement that began in the 1950’s and continues with living writers. Students will read selected works that will be analyzed within the context of socioeconomic, political, and historical movements; additionally, students will learn about the unique history and thematic concerns of Chicano writers. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 122: California Literature

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    PREREQUISITE: ENG 100
    GRADING: Student Choice
    LMC: Associate Degree Requirement: Arts and Humanities; Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER: UC; CSU General Ed. Area C2; IGETC Area 3B

    This course presents literature written by Californians or that is about California, as a state and before. Students will read, discuss, and analyze the literature from a variety of genres: fiction and non-fiction, novels, short stories, diaries, poetry, drama, and film. The course and these genres will be taught from historical, social, economic, political, and ethnic perspectives. This is a transfer-level course that demands students maintain a high level of critical thinking (literal, interpretative, synthesis, and evaluative analysis) while learning about the canon of California literature. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 124: Children's Literature

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    ADVISORY: Eligibility for ENG 100
    GRADING: Student Choice
    LMC: Associate Degree Requirement: Arts and Humanities; Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER: UC, CSU General. Ed. Area C2; IGETC Area 3B

    This course offers students the opportunity to read, discuss, and write about children's and adolescent literature from a variety of historical periods, and covers the three main genres: short stories (including, myths, legends, fairy tales and folk tales), poetry and the novel. It includes works from the oral tradition to the present, and focuses on analyzing the works themselves and understanding their social and cultural contexts. This course also explores current issues and controversies in the field of children's literature. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 127: The Mythology and Literature of Ethnic Americans

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    GRADING: Student Choice
    LMC: Associate Degree Requirement: Ethnic/Multicultural Studies; Arts and Humanities; Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER:  UC; CSU General Ed. Area C2; IGETC Area 3B; Also satisfies American Cultures Requirement at UCB

    This course will focus on the mythological dreams and/or folk tales, produced by African Americans, Indigenous Peoples of the United States (American Indians), Latino/Chicano, Asian-Americans and European Americans. Emphasis will be on the similarities and differences in the literature of these ethnic groups and the ways in which the respective literatures reflect each group’s unique American experience. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 128: Introduction to Asian American Literature

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    ADVISORY: Eligibility for ENG 95
    GRADING: Student Choice
    LMC: Associate Degree Requirement: Ethnic/Multicultural Studies; Arts and Humanities; Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER:  UC; CSU General Ed. Area C2; IGETC Area 3B

    This course is an introduction to Asian American literature. It focuses on particular contexts and theoretical issues that have informed the study of Asian American literature. Students will read from literature written by authors of various Asian American ethnic groups. They will be introduced to the unique history and thematic concerns of Asian American authors, as well as to the contexts in which this literature has been written. Students will also be introduced to the historical experience of Asian immigrants in the United States, and learn to connect literature to its historical and social context. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 129: Introduction to Contemporary African-American Literature

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    GRADING: Student Choice
    LMC: Associate Degree Requirement: Ethnic/Multicultural Studies; Arts and Humanities; Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER: UC; CSU General Ed. Area C2; IGETC Area 3B

    This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to read widely and deeply in a selection of contemporary African American authors, beginning with the slave narrative, to the Harlem Renaissance, to the Civil Rights Movement, and ultimately to the cultural explosion of African-American Hip Hop Poets and artists of today. Students will be introduced to standard techniques of literary analysis as well as to the unique history and power of African American fiction, poetry, and plays. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 130: Mystery and Detective Literature

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    ADVISORY: Eligibility for ENG 100
    GRADING: Letter Grade
    LMC: Associate Degree Requirement: Arts and Humanities; Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER: UC, CSU General Ed. Area C2; IGETC Area 3B

    Mystery and Detective Literature course leads students in reading, discussing, and writing about mystery and detective stories and novels from a variety of historical periods, nations, and cultures. The history and development of the sub-genres will also be examined as well as the contributions of the mystery and detective novel to the evolution of literature in general. Since mystery and detective novels reward a close reading and celebrate the powers of observation, they offer an excellent opportunity to examine readings in depth while exercising the highest level of critical thinking. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 132: Literature of Imagination: Myths, Tales, the Short Story, and the Novel

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    ADVISORY: Eligibility for ENG 100
    GRADING: Student Choice
    LMC: Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER: UC; CSU General Ed. Area C2; IGETC Area 3B

    Selected listening and reading from the myths, tales, stories and novels of imaginative literature to broaden familiarization and to stimulate interests; some analysis of the art form as a metaphor to describe the human condition with links to sociological, historical and psychological perspectives. Genres explored include classical mythology, fairy tales, fantasy, science fiction, speculative fiction, and Gothic/horror, and other literatures that emphasize the fantastic. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 133: Reflections: Representations of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Hollywood Films and Popular Fiction

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    GRADING: Student Choice
    LMC: Associate Degree Requirement: Ethnic/Multicultural Studies; Arts and Humanities; Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER: UC; CSU General Ed. Area C2; IGETC Area 3B; Also satisfies American Cultures Requirement at UCB

    This course explores the effects on American culture of Hollywood’s cinematic representation of race, ethnicity and gender through a critical examination of selected popular films and novels discussed within their historical setting. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 135: Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Studies

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    ADVISORY: Eligibility for ENG 100
    GRADING: Letter Grade
    LMC: Associate Degree Requirement: Ethnic/Multicultural Studies; Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER: UC; CSU General Ed. Area D; IGETC Area 4D

    Same as SOCSC 135. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Studies takes an interdisciplinary, multicultural approach to examining the historical, political, social and cultural issues that have affected LGBT people throughout time and across the world. Students will study primary and secondary texts by and about LGBT people from a wide variety of cultures, and gain a greater understanding of how matters of sexual orientation and gender identity affect not only the LGBT community, but everyone in society. Students will have an opportunity for an independent project on a subject of their own choosing. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 136: Introduction to Gender Studies

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    ADVISORY: Eligibility for ENG 100
    GRADING: Letter Grade
    LMC: Associate Degree Requirement: Ethnic/Multicultural Studies; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER: UC, CSU General Ed. Area D; IGETC Area 4; C-ID SOC 140

    Same as SOCSC 136. Introduction to Gender Studies introduces students to foundational concepts in the field of gender studies. This course compares and contrasts sociological perspectives used to interpret gender. Through the course, students will understand key terms in gender studies, identifying differences between sex and gender and examining how these terms function within a larger social context. The course asks students to understand the main agents behind gender construction for both children and adults while identifying how these constructions operate across social and cultural institutions. Also, students will recognize the relationships between race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality as well as how power is negotiated within those relationships. Finally, students will gain a firm understanding of the social and political movements that have worked to change gender inequalities. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 150: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Literature

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    ADVISORY: ENG 135, eligibility for ENG 100
    GRADING: Student Choice
    LMC: Associate Degree Requirements: Arts and Humanities; Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER: UC; CSU General Ed. Area C2; IGETC Area 3B

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) literature offers students the opportunity to foster a deeper understanding of and appreciation for literature that represents the worldviews and experiences of individuals and communities who have been marginalized throughout history on the basis of their nonnormative sexualities. LGBT literature surveys the imaginative writing that considers same-sex relationships and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender themes from the classical period to the present, with a particular emphasis on 20th and 21st century texts. By studying texts that represent a broad span of human history and multicultural contexts,students will gain insight into the ways in which constructions of gender and sexuality have developed over time and understand the ways in which shifting cultural attitudes toward homosexuality have impacted the production and reception of literature dealing with same-sex desire and/or LGBT individuals and communities. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 220: Critical Analysis and Inquiry

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    PREREQUISITE: ENG 100
    GRADING: Student Choice
    LMC: Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER: UC; CSU General Ed. Area A3

    A critical investigation of meaning, its creation and transmission through the study of language processes and the application of the principles and criteria of critical thinking to reading and writing. This course will examine the relationships between thought and language, including synthesis and the relationship to logic and meaning. Critical thinking criteria include: recognizing informal and formal fallacies, determining validity of arguments and points of view, separating fact from opinion and identifying biases. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 221: Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    PREREQUISITE: ENG 100
    GRADING: Letter Grade
    LMC: Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER: UC; CSU General Ed. Area A3; IGETC Area 1B; C-ID ENGL 105

    This course is designed to provide advanced composition and critical thinking instruction beyond the English 100 level, with a focus on non-fiction reading, argument analysis, and academic writing. Students analyze and evaluate arguments from diverse perspectives on controversial, contemporary, relevant issues. Students learn to write well-reasoned, fully-developed argument essays and prepare for the level of work expected at 4-year institutions. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 230: Thinking and Writing Critically about Literature

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    PREREQUISITE: ENG 100
    GRADING: Student Choice
    LMC: Associate Degree Requirement: Arts and Humanities; Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER: UC; CSU General Ed. Area A3, C2; IGETC Area 1B, 3B; C-ID ENGL 105

    This course continues the development of students’ college-level skills in reading, critical thinking, writing, and research, focusing on critically analyzing and writing about poetry, drama, fiction, and literary non-fiction texts. Essays written for the course (6,000 words minimum) draw from the readings and secondary sources to present carefully reasoned arguments. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 240: Survey of World Literature I: Antiquity to Mid-17th Century
     

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    PREREQUISITE: ENG 100 or equivalent
    GRADING: Letter Grade
    LMC: Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER: UC; CSU General Ed. Area C2; IGETC Area 3B; C-ID ENGL 140

    Survey of World Literature I is a comparative study of selected works, in translation and in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and other areas, from antiquity to the mid or late seventeenth century. Students apply basic terminology and devices for interpreting and analyzing literature while focusing on a variety of genres. They also work with critical reading strategies to write about comparisons, or contrasts, as appropriate in a baccalaureate, transfer-level course. May not be repeated.

  • ENG 245: Survey of World Literature II: Mid-17th Century to Present

    54 hours lecture. 3 units.

    PREREQUISITE: ENG 100 or equivalent
    GRADING: Letter Grade
    LMC: Degree Applicable
    TRANSFER: UC; CSU General Ed. Area C2; IGETC Area 3B; C-ID ENGL 145

    Survey of World Literature II is a comparative study of selected works, in translation and in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and other areas, from the mid or late seventeenth century to the present. Students apply basic terminology and devices for interpreting and analyzing literature while focusing on a variety of genres. They also work with critical reading strategies to write about comparisons, or contrasts, as appropriate in a baccalaureate, transfer course. May not be repeated.

 

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