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If you plan to enroll for the first time in an English course above ENGL 209, you must first complete an English placement test. Students whose primary language is not English should first take an ESLL placement test and complete required ESLL classes before enrolling in English Department classes. Refer to the front of the schedule for placement testing information or call (650) 949-7230.


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ENGL 1A COMPOSITION & READING5 Units
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: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
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
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ENGL 1AH HONORS COMPOSITION & READING5 Units
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: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249; Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 1A or 1T.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: English
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ENGL 1B COMPOSITION, CRITICAL READING & THINKING THROUGH LITERATURE5 Units
Further development in the technique and practice of analytical, critical, and argumentative writing through critical reading of literature. Course focuses on literary works from major genres to promote appreciation of literature and represent a broad spectrum of opinions and ideas, writing styles, and cultural experiences. Formal instruction in composition and critical thinking.
Prerequisite: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 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
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ENGL 1BH HONORS COMPOSITION, CRITICAL READING & THINKING THROUGH LITERATURE5 Units
Further development in the technique and practice of analytical, critical, and argumentative writing through critical reading of literature. Course focuses on literary works from major genres to promote appreciation of literature and 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.
Prerequisite: 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
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ENGL 1C ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING & CRITICAL THINKING5 Units
Advanced study and practice of argumentative writing with emphasis on critical analysis and evaluation of texts. Focus is on reading and writing assignments from across the disciplines to further improve and refine critical reading, writing, and thinking skills.
Prerequisite: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 1CH or 2.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ENGL 1CH HONORS ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING & CRITICAL THINKING5 Units
Advanced study and practice of argumentative writing with emphasis on critical analysis and evaluation of texts. Focus is on reading and writing assignments from across the disciplines to refine critical reading, writing, and 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: Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 1C or 2.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ENGL 1S INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING5 Units
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.
Prerequisite: Eligibility based on appropriate assessment information: CPT scores of at least 61 on the 1CRD Reading placement test AND at least 61 on 1CSS Sentence Skills placement test.
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; not open to students with credit in ENGL 42S.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ENGL 1T INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING5 Units
Integrated reading and writing pathway that scaffolds instruction in freshman composition outcomes over two quarters, ENGL 1S & 1T, respectively. Over this two 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. 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; not open to students with credit in ENGL 42T.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: English
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
ENGL 5 LGBT LITERATURE4 Units
Introduction to the history and development of LGBT 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 and queer gender identities, ranging from ancient Greek and Roman texts to contemporary American poetry, fiction, drama, and non-fiction prose. Emphasis on the emergence of contemporary LGBT 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: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall 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: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249; 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
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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: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ENGL 11 INTRODUCTION TO POETRY4 Units
Students will be introduced to the forms, techniques, meanings, and history of poetry. Because poetry, since the mid-nineteenth century has turned internationally toward a more communicative and social form of literary expression, emphasis relies on modern examples in English and translation to develop the student's ability to read, understand, and evaluate a poem in the context of the modern world.
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249; 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 Fall 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.
Prerequisite: 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 Fall 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: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
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 Fall quarter.
 
ENGL 14 TRAVELING THE WORLD THROUGH CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE4 Units
Selected fiction written between 1950 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: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall 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: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 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 Fall quarter.
 
ENGL 17 INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE4 Units
Introduction to selected plays and sonnets of Shakespeare. Focus on detailed analysis of representative tragic, comedic, romance, history plays, and sonnets of Shakespeare. Also includes critical theory and secondary source research. Intended as an introductory course for English majors and students across the curriculum.
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall 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.
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ENGL 22 WOMEN WRITERS4 Units
An examination of the works of multicultural women poets, novelists, dramatists, and essayists and their aesthetic and sociopolitical contribution to English and American literature. Literary discussions of gender as relevant to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, and other constructs of identity and power.
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
ENGL 24 UNMASKING COMICS: THE DAWN OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL4 Units
Introduction to 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.
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall 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: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
ENGL 34C LITERATURE INTO FILM4 Units
Examination of the ways great world literature throughout world history has been adapted for the modern day movie going audience, from one medium to the other - from text to film or television series. Consideration of: 1. how film makers adapt literature to film, considering the conventions of each medium; 2. how film and literature may evoke similar or different meanings, considering historical, cultural and other contexts for creation and reception; 3. how one medium may inform the other.
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall 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: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249; 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 Fall 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 (including among others) Native American, European American, African American, Latino/a, Arab American, Asian American, and mixed race 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.
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
ENGL 43A SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE I: BEOWULF TO THE LATE 18TH CENTURY5 Units
A survey of canonical literature spanning the earliest Old English texts, Middle English period, Early Modern period, ending with Neoclassicism. Texts discussed and analyzed within historical, sociocultural, philosophical, and aesthetic contexts.
Prerequisite: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 43AH, 46A or 46B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
ENGL 43AH HONORS SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE I: BEOWULF TO THE LATE 18TH CENTURY5 Units
A survey of canonical literature spanning the earliest Old English texts, Middle English period, Early Modern period, ending with Neoclassicism. Texts discussed and analyzed within historical, sociocultural, philosophical, and aesthetic contexts. Specific to this honors course: A higher level of sophisticated scholarship through extensive research and literature review, critical essays, and opportunities for scholarly presentation, student-generated discussions, and self-directed projects. Rigorous application and analysis of theoretical paradigms as applied across these contexts in analysis of canonical literary texts.
Prerequisite: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26; Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 43A, 46A or 46B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
ENGL 43B SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE II: THE ROMANTIC PERIOD TO THE PRESENT5 Units
A survey of canonical literature beginning with the 1798 publication of Lyrical Ballads, through the Romantic Period, Victorian Period, twentieth-century Modernism and Postmodernism, to the present. Texts discussed and analyzed within historical, sociocultural, philosophical, and aesthetic contexts.
Prerequisite: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 43BH, 46B or 46C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
ENGL 43BH HONORS SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE II: THE ROMANTIC PERIOD TO THE PRESENT5 Units
A survey of canonical literature spanning the Romantic Period, Victorian Period, through Modernism and Postmodernism, to the present. Texts discussed and analyzed within historical, sociocultural, philosophical, and aesthetic contexts. Specific to this honors course: A higher level of sophisticated scholarship through extensive research and literature review, critical essays, and opportunities for scholarly presentation, student-generated discussions, and self-directed projects. Rigorous application and analysis of theoretical paradigms as applied across these contexts in analysis of canonical works.
Prerequisite: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26; Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 43B, 46B or 46C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
ENGL 45A SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I: BEGINNINGS TO 18655 Units
The first in a two-course sequence that surveys the history of American literature from its beginnings to the present. ENGL 45A introduces students to works of American literature from its beginnings through the Civil War, focusing on the evolution of literary traditions, genres, cultural voices, and ecological landscapes within historical, philosophical, social, political, and aesthetic contexts. Special emphasis on the contributions of diverse cultures in forging a distinctively American literature, landscape, and identity.
Prerequisite: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 45AH, 48A or 48B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Areas: American Cultures & Communities, Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
ENGL 45AH HONORS SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I: BEGINNINGS TO 18655 Units
The first in a two-course sequence that surveys the history of American literature from its beginnings to the present. ENGL 45AH introduces students to works of American literature from its beginnings through the Civil War, focusing on the evolution of literary traditions, genres, cultural voices, and ecological landscapes within historical, philosophical, social, political, and aesthetic contexts. Special emphasis on the contributions of diverse cultures in forging a distinctively American literature, landscape, and identity. Specific to this honors course: A higher level of sophisticated scholarship through extensive research and literature review, critical essays, and opportunities for scholarly presentation, student-generated discussions, and self-directed projects. Rigorous application and analysis of theoretical paradigms as applied across these contexts in analysis of canonical literary texts.
Prerequisite: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26; Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 45A, 48A or 48B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Areas: American Cultures & Communities, Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
ENGL 45B SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE II: 1865 TO THE PRESENT5 Units
Introduces students to multicultural American Literature from the end of the Civil War in 1865 to the present, focusing on the evolution of literary traditions, genres, cultural voices, and ecological landscapes within historical, philosophical, social, political, and aesthetic contexts. Special emphasis on the role of diverse writers in redefining the nature of American literature from the late nineteenth century through the 21st century, and thereby reshaping American national identity as the United States becomes a global superpower.
Prerequisite: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 45BH, 48B or 48C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Areas: American Cultures & Communities, Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
ENGL 45BH HONORS SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE II: 1865 TO THE PRESENT5 Units
Introduces students to multicultural American Literature from the end of the Civil War in 1865 to the present, focusing on the evolution of literary traditions, genres, cultural voices, and ecological landscapes within historical, philosophical, social, political, and aesthetic contexts. Special emphasis on the role of diverse writers in redefining the nature of American literature from the late nineteenth century through the 21st century, and thereby reshaping American national identity as the United States becomes a global superpower. Specific to this honors course: A higher level of sophisticated scholarship through extensive research and literature review, critical essays, and opportunities for scholarly presentation, student-generated discussions, and self-directed projects. Rigorous application and analysis of theoretical paradigms as applied across these contexts in analysis of canonical literary texts.
Prerequisite: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26; Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 45B, 48B or 48C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Areas: American Cultures & Communities, Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
ENGL 47A WORLD LITERATURE I5 Units
A comparative study of selected works, in translation and in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and other areas, from antiquity through the seventeenth century. A cross-cultural examination of global literatures within broader historical, cultural, political, and social frameworks, including the contexts of class, race and ethnicity, gender, religion, and aesthetics.
Prerequisite: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
ENGL 47B WORLD LITERATURE II5 Units
A comparative study of selected works, in translation and in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and other areas, from the seventeenth century to the present. A cross-cultural examination of global literatures within broader historical, cultural, political, and social frameworks, including the contexts of class, race and ethnicity, gender, religion, and aesthetics.
Prerequisite: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ENGL 50C TECHNICAL WRITING5 Units
An introductory course in technical and workplace communication. Focus on the strategic implementation of technical writing process, including assessment of context, purpose, and audience; evaluation and production of effective verbal and visual communication, including sentence clarity, document design, and use of visuals; and production of written texts for business and industry, including correspondence, technical definitions and descriptions, instructions, proposals and applications, reports, and websites.
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249; not open to students with credit in ENGL 3.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Communication & Analytical Thinking
Transferability: CSU
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ENGL 80 INTRODUCTION TO TRAVEL WRITING4 Units
An introductory course in travel writing. Focus on recognizing, evaluating, and producing the characteristics of travel writing in a range of travel writing genres. Practice in skills of observation, research, and reflection to understand aspects of place and draw meaning from travel experiences. Recognition and evaluation of publishing options.
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall 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
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ENGL 209 INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE READING5 Units
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
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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
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ENGL 242B CRITICAL THINKING: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT & PUBLICATION2 Units
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 Fall quarter.