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ENGL 100 READING AND COMPOSITION (C-ID ENGL 100)

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): ENGL 836, and READ 836, or ENGL 847, or ESL 400, or eligibility for ENGL 100 on approved college English Placement Test and other measures as necessary.

Description: An intensive reading and writing course based on the study of primarily non-fiction materials of culturally diverse writers. Course writing emphasizes the expository and the argumentative forms. Emphasis is placed on writing coherent, compelling essays demonstrating critical thinking skills and the basic elements of building a convincing argument. Transfer: CSU: A2, UC. (IGETC: 1A)

ENGL 110 COMPOSITION, LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THINKING (C-ID ENGL 110: both ENGL 110 and 165 must be taken) (C-ID ENGL 120)

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100.

Description: In this course students read and analyze works of fiction, poetry, and drama and write critical expository essays that demonstrate skills in analysis, critical thinking, critical and argumentative writing, research strategies, and information literacy. Transfer: CSU: A3, C2, UC. (IGETC: 1B)

ENGL 161 CREATIVE WRITING I

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.

Description: Students learn and practice the craft of writing short stories, sketches, poetry, short drama, journals, reportage and other literary forms for both personal enjoyment and professional training. Transfer: CSU: C2, UC.

ENGL 162 CREATIVE WRITING II

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161.

Description: In this advanced Creative Writing class, students continue to learn and practice the craft of writing short stories, sketches, poetry, short drama, journals and/or reportage or other literary forms. Transfer: CSU, UC.

ENGL 164 CREATIVE NON-FICTION

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.

Description: The craft of writing the non-fiction genres, such as memoir, personal narrative, biography, autobiography, or journal. Discussion and critiques of works by established authors. Workshop of students' own writing. Guidelines for submission for publication. Transfer: CSU: C2, UC.

ENGL 165 ADVANCED COMPOSITION (C-ID ENGL 105) (C-ID ENGL 110: both ENGL 110 and 165 must be taken)

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100.

Description: This is an advanced course in non-fiction writing. Students are taught to read and think critically and to write nuanced arguments. Transfer: CSU: A3, UC. (IGETC: 1B)

ENGL 200 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS: A SURVEY OF LANGUAGE (Also LING 200)

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: The origin and development of spoken and written languages, language acquisition, and the evolution of language are studied in this course. The basics of linguistics including systems of phonetics and phonology, semantics, morphology and syntax are also studied. There is also a strong focus on the grammar and sentence structure of standard written English. Transfer: CSU: DSI, UC. (IGETC 4)

ENGL 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units (Grade Option) 0.5-3; Class Hours: By Arrangement; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline. Transfer: CSU.

ENGL 826 BASIC READING/COMPOSITION

Units (Letter grade) 4; Class Hours: 64-72 lecture hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): None; Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in READ 826 and ENGL 829.

Description: This course improves reading and writing skills through reading non-fiction and short fiction, developing vocabulary, and writing paragraphs. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

ENGL 827 INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING

Units (Letter grade) 7; Class Hours: 112-126 lecture hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): None; Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 829.

Description: Equivalent to ENGL 826 and READ 826. This course improves reading and writing skills through reading nonfiction and fiction, developing vocabulary, and practicing sentence-level, paragraph-level, and essay-level composition. Efficient reading strategies and study techniques are introduced to improve word analysis, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and study skills. Recommendation via College Placement Test. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

ENGL 829 READING, WRITING AND RHETORIC

Units (Pass/No Pass) 0.5; Class Hours: 24-27 lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): None; Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 826.

Description: The course helps students succeed in ENGL 826 by offering individualized writing instruction. Students learn to identify and correct errors in grammar, syntax, and mechanics, and to edit their writing for improved clarity. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

ENGL 836 WRITING DEVELOPMENT

Units (Letter grade) 4; Class Hours: 64-72 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ENGL 827 or ENGL 826 and READ 826, or Eligibility for ENGL 847; or READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400 based on scores on approved Cañada College assessment instruments (placement tests with multiple measures assessment), or *successful completion of coursework at other colleges/universities equivalent to ENGL 826 and READ 826; Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 849.

Description: Learn to plan, organize, compose and revise a college-level essay. Write text-based essays, and develop the ability to express ideas logically with detailed support. Review mechanics, grammar, and MLA documentation style. Develop the composition skills necessary to meet standards for entrance to English 100. Successful completion of BOTH English 836 and Reading 836 is required for entrance into English 100.

*Use the Office of Matriculation to approve course work completed at other colleges/universities to meet the prerequisite.

ENGL 847 ACCELERATED ACADEMIC READING AND WRITING

Units (Letter grade) 5; Class Hours: 80-90 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ENGL 827; OR ENGL 826 and READ 826; OR eligibility for ENGL 847; OR eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836 based on scores on approved Cañada College assessment instruments (placement tests with multiple measures assessment), or *successful completion of coursework at other colleges/universities equivalent to ENGL 801 or 826 and READ 801 or 826; OR ENGL 827.

Description: This course integrates ENGL 836 and READ 836, satisfying both requirements. It introduces students to college-level reading and writing, covering thesis construction, organization, development, sentence skills, text-based writing, and effective reading strategies to improve comprehension, analysis, and vocabulary. Successful completion of ENGL 847, OR both ENGL 836 and READ 836 is required for entrance into ENGL 100.

ENGL 849 ACADEMIC READING, WRITING AND RHETORIC

Units (Pass/No Pass) 0.5; Class Hours: 24-27 lab hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): None; Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 836.

Description: Students receive individualized instruction in the skills taught in ENGL 836, learning to identify and correct errors in grammar, syntax, and mechanics, and to edit their writing for improved clarity. Upon successful completion of the course, students are prepared to write at the college level.

LIT. 151 INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE I (Also DRAM 151)

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100.

Description: Study of a chronological sequence of Shakespeare's plays, including works in different genres, and a selection of his sonnets and longer poetry. Reading, discussion, critical papers. The course also covers Shakespeare's role in the development of English language and literature, and his connection to contemporary political and social issues. Transfer: CSU: C2, UC. (IGETC: 3B)

LIT. 200 AMERICAN LITERATURE

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENGL 100.

Description: This course is a survey of the literature by and about Americans inside and outside of America and their relationship to major literary and intellectual movements. The course focus is to examine fiction and nonfiction that shapes a multidimensional perspective of America and its history. The literature in focus includes traditionally canonical works alongside texts by authors of notable mention and lesser known American authors. The literature sampled emphasizes a comparative approach toward analyzing writing by Americans from diverse backgrounds from the second half of the nineteenth century to the present. (Fulfills Associate degree Ethnic Studies requirement.) Transfer: CSU: C2, UC. (IGETC: 3B)

LIT. 205 NEW VOICES IN WORLD LITERATURE (C-ID ENGL 145)

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): ENGL 836, and READ 836, or ENGL 847, or ESL 400, or eligibility for ENGL 100 on approved college English Placement Test and other measures as necessary.

Description: This course is a comparative study of selected works, in translation and in English, of literature around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and other areas, from the mid or late seventeenth century to the present. Transfer: CSU: C2, UC. (IGETC: 3B)

LIT. 231 SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE I (C-ID ENGL 160)

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100.

Description: Surveys the literature written in the British Isles up to the last quarter of the 18th century. Transfer: CSU: C2, UC. (IGETC: 3B)

LIT. 232 SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE II (C-ID ENGL 165)

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100.

Description: Survey of major English writers from the late eighteenth century to contemporary British and post-colonial periods. Acquaints students with the most important literary genres practiced in these eras, and students read and discuss a variety of texts that reveal cultural and political issues of the time, such as the rise of feminism, the issue of slavery, and the rise of British colonialism. Transfer: CSU: C2, UC. (IGETC: 3B)

LIT. 251 WOMEN IN LITERATURE

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 110; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: This course explores women writers' views of women and men in short stories, novels, poetry, drama, and film. The class discusses literature beginning with the ancient Greeks up to contemporary feminist writers, comparing men and women writers on similar themes. Transfer: CSU: C2, UC. (IGETC: 3B)

LIT. 252 WOMEN WRITERS: MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENGL 100.

Description: A survey of the influence of women in a global society through an examination of fiction and non-fiction by women writers. Explores the changes in women's history; the development of women's roles, globally and in American culture; and the significance of women within society. The literature sampled emphasizes a comparative approach toward analyzing writing by women from diverse backgrounds throughout history. (Fulfills Associate degree Ethnic Studies requirement.) Transfer: CSU: C2, UC. (IGETC: 3B)

LIT. 266 BLACK LITERATURE

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100.

Description: A survey of Black American literature from mid 18th century to the present. The literature sampled explores the development of this ethnic group; analyzes the significance of African-Americans to the formation of this nation; and includes: autobiographical works, poetry, short stories, folk tales, novellas, films, music, and art. (Fulfills Associate degree Ethnic Studies requirement.) Transfer: CSU: C2, UC. (IGETC: 3B)

LIT. 371 MEXICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Study the historical origins and evolving nature of Mexican-American Literature. Examine what diverse authors who identify as Mexican, Mexican-American or Chicano have to say about the history, culture and socio-political issues of Mexican-Americans. Literature of more recent immigrants from Mexico will also give us an opportunity to analyze the ever-changing themes and characters in Mexican-American Literature. (Fulfills Associate degree Ethnic Studies requirement.) Transfer: CSU: C2, UC. (IGETC: 3B)

LIT. 372 MYTH AND FOLKLORE OF LA RAZA

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Explore the purpose and meaning of myth and folklore within the context of the indigenous, Mexican, and Mexican-American cultures found in Mexico and the Southwest. Course work involves analyzing myths and folklore that originate from the indigenous of the Americas, the Spanish and the mestizos of Latin American culture. Students also study the effects of these myths and folklore on contemporary values. (Fulfills Associate degree Ethnic Studies requirement.) Transfer: CSU: C2, UC. (IGETC: 3B)

LIT. 373 LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100.

Description: In this course students study Latin American literature written in English. An emphasis is placed on contemporary short stories, poems, and novels as well as films. In order to fully appreciate these texts, students learn about relevant historical, political, and social issues. (Fulfills Associate degree Ethnic Studies requirement.) Transfer: CSU: C2, UC. (IGETC: 3B)

LIT. 375 NATIVE-AMERICAN LITERATURE

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100.

Description: Introduction to the American Indian/Indigenous cultures and literatures of North America. Students read and discuss a wide variety of texts that fall into the categories of “traditional” Euro-American literary forms. The course also covers rhetorics, spoken word, audio/visual, material culture, blogs and websites, and media. Acquaints students with the range and variety of both American Indian communities and the texts they produce. (Fulfills Associate degree Ethnic Studies requirement.) Transfer: CSU: C2, UC. (IGETC: 3B)

LIT. 441 SURVEY OF FILM

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Survey of film masterpieces from the early 1900's to the present with emphasis on structure of film and the technique of film making. Screening of films followed by discussion and reading exercise students' abilities to think, speak and write critically about films and their historical context. Transfer: CSU: C1, C2, UC. (IGETC: 3A)

LIT. 442 FILM STUDY AND APPRECIATION

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Film study and appreciation with a focus on one area of study: i.e., one period, genre, director, national cinema, chosen from film history. Screening of films followed by discussion, reading, and writing, with emphasis on students' abilities to think, speak and write critically about films. Transfer: CSU: C1, C2, UC. (IGETC: 3A)

LIT. 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units (Grade Option) 0.5-3; Class Hours: By Arrangement; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline. Transfer: CSU.

READ 826 READING IMPROVEMENT

Units (Grade Option) 5; Class Hours: 80-90 lecture hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: By means of lecture, this course teaches efficient reading strategies and study techniques to improve word analysis, vocabulary, reading comprehension and study skills. Recommendation via College Placement Test. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

READ 836 ACADEMIC READING STRATEGIES

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): ENGL 827, or READ 826 or ESL 864, or 914, or eligibility for READ 836 on approved college Reading Placement Test and other measures as necessary.

Description: Learn efficient reading strategies to improve vocabulary, comprehension, reader reaction and study-techniques to prepare for college courses across the disciplines. Reading rate flexibility is introduced as well. The natural reading and writing connection is emphasized in assignments. Successful completion of BOTH READ 836 and ENGL 836, or ENGL 847 or ESL 400 is required for entrance into ENGL 100.

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