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

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): ENGL 836 or 847 or ESL 400 OR eligibility for ENGL 100 on approved college English Placement Test and other measures as necessary AND READ 836 or ESL 400 with Credit or a grade of "C" or better OR eligibility for 400-level Reading courses on approved college Reading 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: Minimum of 48 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: Minimum of 48 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: Minimum of 48 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: Minimum of 48 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: Minimum of 48 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 (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 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: Minimum of 64 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: Minimum of 112 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 (Letter grade) 0.5; Class Hours: Minimum of 24 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: Minimum of 64 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: Minimum of 80 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: Minimum of 24 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.

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