English Department Course Offerings

ENGL 001
College Reading & Composition 4 Units
Hours: 4 Lecture/Discussion
ENGL 1 is a college freshman composition course that emphasizes expository writing, close reading, cogent thinking, familiarity with information technology, and research strategies. This course requires a substantial research component and writing of a minimum of 6,000 words. Students enrolled in ENGL 1 may access supplemental learning assistance by enrolling in ENGL 400, an open entry/open exit non-credit course. This course is approved for distance education format.
Prerequisites: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility as determined by COS placement procedures.

ENGL 002
Logic & Composition 3 Units
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion Equivalent Course: ENGL 002H
This course gives students the opportunity to study and apply logic and cogent thinking to written and oral communication as well as develop advanced writing skills. Students learn to recognize logical fallacies, analyze others’ arguments, and produce their own arguments and solutions to problems, using primary and secondary research. This course requires substantial writing of a minimum of 6,000 words. Students enrolled in ENGL 2 may access the supplemental learning assistance by enrolling in ENGL 400, an open entry/open exit non-credit course. This course is approved for Distance Education format.
Prerequisites: ENGL 001 or equivalent college course with “C” or better.

ENGL 002H
Logic & Composition - Honors 3 Units
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion Equivalent Course: ENGL 002
This course gives students the opportunity to study and apply logic and cogent thinking to written and oral communication as well as develop advanced writing skills. Students learn to recognize logical fallacies, analyze others’ arguments, and produce their own arguments and solutions to problems, using primary and secondary research. This course requires substantial writing of a minimum of 6,000 words. Students enrolled in ENGL 2H may access the supplemental learning assistance by enrolling in ENGL 400, an open entry/open exit non-credit course. This course is approved for Distance Education format. Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Honor’s Program
Prerequisites: ENGL 001 or equivalent college course with “C” or better.

ENGL 004
Composition & Literature 3 Units
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion Equivalent Course: ENGL 004H
English 4 is an introduction to literature—including the short story, the novel, poetry, and drama—through close reading and analysis of literature and literary theory, discussion, research and writing. Supplemental learning assistance is available for students to strengthen skills and to reinforce mastery of concepts. Students enrolled in ENGL 4 may access the supplemental learning assistance by enrolling in ENGL 400, an open entry/open exit non-credit course.
Prerequisites: ENGL 001 or equivalent college course with “C” or better.

ENGL 004H
Composition & Literature - Honors 3 Units
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion Equivalent Course: ENGL 004
English 4H is an introduction to literature—including the short story, the novel, poetry, and drama—through close reading and analysis of literature and literary theory, discussion, research and writing. Supplemental learning assistance is available for students to strengthen skills and to reinforce mastery of concepts. Students enrolled in ENGL 4H may access the supplemental learning assistance by enrolling in ENGL 400, an open entry/open exit non-credit course. Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Honor’s Program.
Prerequisites: ENGL 001 or equivalent college course with “C” or better.

ENGL 010
Chicano Literature 3 Units
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course examines Chicano literature through poetry, short stories, essays, drama, and novels, which are used as a means of providing a panoramic view of the Chicano experience. Students will be expected to write a minimum of 4,000 words. Students enrolled in ENGL 10 may access the supplemental learning assistance by enrolling in ENGL 400, an open entry/open exit non-credit course. This course is approved for Distance Education format.
Prerequisites: ENGL 001 or equivalent college course with “C” or better.

ENGL 014AB
Creative Writing 3 Units
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
An introduction to writing short stories, poems, and plays. While professional writing is discussed and standard English correctness is required, emphasis is on class discussion about student writing. This course may be repeated one time.
Prerequisites: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility for ENGL 001 as determined by COS placement procedures.

ENGL 015
Survey of British Literature 1 3 Units
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course examines major works of early British literature from Beowulf through the period of the Restoration. Students will be expected to write a minimum of 4,000 words. Students enrolled in ENGL 15 may access the supplemental learning assistance by enrolling in ENGL 400, an open entry/open exit non-credit course. This course is approved for Distance Education format.
Prerequisites: ENGL 001 or equivalent college course with “C” or better.

ENGL 016
Survey of British Literature 2 3 Units
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course examines major works of British literature from the Romantic period to the present. Students will be expected to write a minimum of 4,000 words. Students enrolled in ENGL 16 may access the supplemental learning assistance by enrolling in ENGL 400, an open entry/open exit non-credit course. This course is approved for Distance Education format.
Prerequisites: ENGL 001 or equivalent college course with “C” or better.

ENGL 018
African American Literature 3 Units
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
ENGL 018 is a study of African American literature including novels, short stories, poetry and plays, from the Colonial period to the present. This course is approved for distance education format.
Prerequisites: ENGL 001 or equivalent college course with “C” or better.

ENGL 019
Women in Literature 3 Units
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course examines literature about or by women including myths, short stories, essays, novels, and poetry. Students will be expected to write a minimum of 4,000 words. Students enrolled in ENGL 19 may access supplemental learning assistance by enrolling in ENGL 400, an open entry/open exit non-credit course. This course is approved for Distance Education format.
Prerequisites: ENGL 001 or equivalent college course with “C” or better.

ENGL 030
American Literature 1 3 Units
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course examines major works of early American literature from the colonial period through the Civil War. Students will be expected to write a minimum of 4,000 words. Students enrolled in ENGL 30 may access supplemental learning assistance by enrolling in ENGL 400, an open entry/open exit non-credit course. Approved for Distance Education format.
Prerequisites: ENGL 001 or equivalent college course with “C” or better.

ENGL 031
American Literature 2 3 Units
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course examines major works of American literature from the end of the Civil War to the present. Students will be expected to write a minimum of 4,000 words. Students enrolled in ENGL 31 may access supplemental learning assistance by enrolling in ENGL 400, an open entry/open exit non-credit course. Approved for Distance Education format.
Prerequisites: ENGL 001 or equivalent college course with “C” or better.

ENGL 044
World Literature 1 3 Units
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course examines major works of ancient world literature from the classical period through the Renaissance. Students will be expected to write a minimum of 4,000 words. Students enrolled in ENGL 44 may access supplemental learning assistance by enrolling in ENGL 400, an open entry/open exit non-credit course. Approved for Distance Education format.
Prerequisites: ENGL 001 or equivalent college course with “C” or better.

ENGL 045
World Literature 2 3 Units
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course examines major works of modern world literature from the Enlightenment to the present. Students will be expected to write a minimum of 4,000 words.Students enrolled in ENGL 45 may access supplemental learning assistance by enrolling in ENGL 400, an open entry/open exit non-credit course. Approved for Distance Education format.
Prerequisites: ENGL 001 or equivalent college course with “C” or better.

ENGL 046
Shakespeare 3 Units
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course examines works of Shakespeare. Students will be expected to write a minimum of 4,000 words. Students enrolled in ENGL 46 may access supplemental learning assistance by enrolling in ENGL 400, an open entry/open exit non-credit course. Approved for Distance Education format.
Prerequisites: ENGL 001 or equivalent college course with “C” or better.

ENGL 123AD
Writing Consulting Theory/Practice 2.5 Units
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion, 1 Lab
Instruction and guided practice in effective writing consulting. Use of readerbased feedback and active learning strategies to assist students to become better writers. Areas for study include theory of composition, writing centers, and writing across the curriculum. Designed to be taken concurrently with hands-on work as a writing consultant. Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 001 or equivalent college ocurse with “C” or better.

200 Level

ENGL 251
Introduction to Academic Reading & Writing 4 Units
Hours: 4 Lecture/Discussion
This course emphasizes analytical reading and writing as processes that result in compositions appropriate for entry into transfer-level academic study. Students enrolled in ENGL 251 may access supplemental learning assistance by enrolling in ENGL 400, an open entry/open exit non-credit course. Approved for Distance Education format.
Prerequisites: ENGL 360 or ENGL 360AB or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility as determined by COS placement procedures.

300 Level

ENGL 360
Reading and Writing Skills 6 Units
Hours: 6 Lecture/Discussion, 1 Lab Equivalent Course: ENGL 360AB
This course is a basic course in learning effective reading and writing strategies. The students will learn sentence structure, the writing process, composition construction, vocabulary acquisition, reading comprehension, and critical thinking. One additional outside Language Lab hour is required for this class. Students enrolled in ENGL 360 may access supplemental learning assistance by enrolling in ENGL 400, an open entry/open exit non-credit course.

ENGL 380
Vocabulary Building for Tests 1 Unit
Hours: 1 Lecture/Discussion Equivalent Course: ENGL 280
This vocabulary building course assists students preparing for the State of California Court Interpreter examination and other standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, and LSAT. Strategies for discerning the meaning of words through roots, suffixes and prefixes are covered as well as other test taking tips.

400 Level

ENGL 400
Engl Supplemental Learning Assistance 0 Units
Hours: .5 to .6 Lab
English Supplemental Learning Assistance is intended to strengthen students' reading and writing skills and reinforce their mastery of concepts. This open entry/open exit class is linked with ENGL 1, 2, 4, 251, 265, 360 and ESL or EAP 300, 301, 310, 311, 312AB, 320, 321, 330, 331, 332AB, 340, 341, 350, 351, 352AB.

ENGL 405
Augmented Instruction in English 0 Units
Hours: 2 Activity
This course provides supplemental instruction to help students succeed in their English coursework (composition and reading). It will link with corresponding sections of ENGL 251 and ENGL 001.

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