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English Courses

Composition and Literature

1A CRITICAL READING AND COMPOSITION 3 UNITS
Integrated approach to reading, writing, and critical thinking intended to develop ability to read and write complex, college-level prose. Examination of ideas in relation to individual's world view and contexts from which these ideas arise. Some research required. Prerequisite: English 100B or 104 or equivalent or an appropriate skill level demonstrated through the English assessment process. 3 hours. (CAN ENGL; ENGL 1A + ENGL 3 = CAN ENGL SEQ A) Transfer: CSU, UC; GE: LPC AA/AS, CSU Area A, IGETC Area 1

4 CRITICAL THINKING AND WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE 3 UNITS
Develops critical thinking, reading, and writing skills as they apply to the analysis of fiction, poetry and drama; literary criticism; and related non-fiction from diverse cultural sources and perspectives. Emphasis on the techniques and principles of effective written argument as they apply to literature. Some research required. Prerequisite: English 1A (completed with a grade of "C" or higher). 3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; GE: LPC AA/AS, CSU Area A, IGETC Area 1

7 CRITICAL THINKING AND WRITING ACROSS DISCIPLINES 3 UNITS
Develops critical thinking, reading, and writing skills as they apply to the textual analysis of primary and secondary book-length works from a range of academic and cultural contexts. Emphasis on the techniques and principles of effective written argument in research-based writing across disciplines. Prerequisite: English 1A (completed with a grade of "C" or higher). 3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; GE: LPC AA/AS, CSU Area A, IGETC Area 1

11 - INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING - 3 units
Elements of creative writing, including narrative, verse and dialogue, using materials drawn from individual's own work and selected texts. Strongly recommended: Eligibility for English 1A. 3 hours.

12 THE CRAFT OF WRITING FICTION 3 UNITS
(May be repeated 3 times)
Practice in writing fiction. Developing internal and external sources for stories and novels; biographical sources, characterization, plotting, points of view, narrative techniques; analysis and criticism of published writing and individual's own work. Strongly recommended: Eligibility for English 1A or 52A. 3 hours. Transfer: CSU; GE: AA/AS, CSU Area C

13 - THE CRAFT OF WRITING - Poetry - 3 units
Practice in writing poetry, using materials drawn from published poetry and individual's own work for analysis and criticism, with a focus on techniques of revision. Strongly recommended: English 11. 3 hours.

19 LITERARY MAGAZINE WORKSHOP 1 UNIT
(May be repeated 3 times)
Practical workshop training in the managing, editing, and printing of a literary supplement and/or magazine. Workshop enrollment constitutes the staff of the magazine. 1 hour.

20 STUDIES IN SHAKESPEARE 3 UNITS
Readings of the sonnets and representative comedies, histories, tragedies, and romances of William Shakespeare, with attention to the early, middle and late phases of his art and to the Age of Elizabeth. Strongly Recommended: English 3 or 4 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher). 3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; GE: LPC AA/AS, CSU Area C, IGETC Area 3

32 U.S. WOMEN'S LITERATURE 3 UNITS
Chronicles the expression of U.S. women authors through readings in a variety of genres such as fiction, poetry, drama, and the essay. Explores works by authors of varied racial and ethnic backgrounds in an effort to understand the diversity of women's voices, especially in the 20th century. Prerequisite: English 1A. 3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; GE: CSU Area C, IGETC Area 3

44 LITERATURE OF THE AMERICAN WEST 3 UNITS
Critical analysis of the cultural and historical experiences of diverse peoples of the American West as expressed in their literatures, including the novel, short story, poetry, autobiography, memoirs, as-told-to narratives, and secondary works. Exploration of interrelationships among peoples and cultures of the West, considering place and community, gender, and ethnicity as given voice in literature. Study of the works of at least three of the following groups: African Americans, Asian Americans, European Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans. Emphasis upon techniques of critical review of and response to literary works, including gaining understanding of one's identity as a Westerner and an American. Prerequisite: English 1A (completed with a grade of "C" or higher). 3 hours. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: C2; IGETC: Area 3B

45 STUDIES IN FICTION 3 UNITS
Form, development, and cultural insights of the novel and short story; exploration of particular themes or periods as reflected in works of fiction. Prerequisite: English 1A (completed with a grade of "C" or higher). 3 hours. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: C2; IGETC: Area 3B (May be taken 4 times).
Degree Applicable, C Grade Option: OP

Preparatory Reading and Writing

Important Note: Students not yet eligible for English 1A should check with a counselor to determine whether their English prerequisite will be English 100A or English 104.

100A INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING I 4 UNITS
Preparation in English for success in college. Integrates reading, critical thinking, and writing assignments, using materials that present a variety of perspectives from across the curriculum. Strongly recommended: Appropriate skill level demonstrated through the English assessment process. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.

104 INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING II 4 UNITS
An accelerated one-semester preparation in English for success in college. Integrates reading, critical thinking and writing assignments, using materials that present a variety of perspectives from across the curriculum. Strongly recommended: Appropriate skill level demonstrated through the English assessment process. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.

105 READING, REASONING, AND WRITING 4 UNITS
An accelerated one-semester preparation in English for success in college. Integrates reading, critical thinking and writing assignments, using materials that present a variety of perspectives from across the curriculum. Strongly recommended: Appropriate skill level demonstrated through the English assessment process. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.

English Department

English Center

Room 401

Arts, Letters & Social Sciences Dean
925.424.1382

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