English Featured Courses

Featured Courses in English Area of Study

These courses are offered for Fall 2017 with many of them fulfilling requirements for UC/CSU transfer, IGETC and Associate degree.

 

  Get Creative  

With words, you can entertain, educate & enlighten.
These courses can help bring out your creative and expressive self.

Creative Writing

ENGL 11 A/B - Creative Writing

3 Units
Tuesdays 7-9:50pm

Students will explore 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.

 

 

ENGL 12 A/B - Craft of Writing Fiction

3 units
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am-11:45am
or
Wednesday 7-9:50pm

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 ENGL 1A

ENGL 137 - Proofreading for College Writing

3 Units
Wednesdays 6-9:30pm

Students will be introduced to parts of speech, sentence patterns, sentence construction, and identifying and correcting sentence level errors in conjunction with writing; strong emphasis on support for college-level writing in English courses and other courses requiring writing. This course is designed as a support course, to be taken concurrently with English or any class requiring academic writing. Strongly Recommended: concurrent enrollment in any English or other course requiring academic writing. This course is designed as a support class for other classes in which writing is a focus.

 

   Cultures, Viewpoints & Voices 

Explore viewpoints and voices from the various cultures, perspectives and times.

 

Asian-American Literature

ENGL 22 - Mexican American/Latino Lit of U.S.

3 units
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-2:15pm

Students are introduced to literary works in fiction, poetry, drama and the essay which are concerned with the Mexican American/Latino cultural experience. Analysis of literature in the context of literary-historical growth of Mexican American/Latino identity in the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. Strongly recommended: Eligibility for English 1A.

 

Asian-American Literature

ENGL 32 - U.S. Women's Literature

3 units
Mondays and Wednesdays 3-4:15pm

Students are introduced to expression of U.S. women authors through readings in a variety of genres such as fiction, poetry, drama, and the essay. Authors of varied racial and ethnic backgrounds are used in an effort to understand the diversity of women's voices, especially in the 20th century. Strongly recommended: Eligibility for English 1A.

Asian-American Literature

ENGL 25 - Asian-American Literature

3 Units
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am-11:45am

Students will be introduced to literary works of fiction, poetry, drama and the essay that reflect and explore the diversity of the Asian-American experience. Analysis of literature in the context of the historical growth of Asian-American identities with a focus on the 20th century. Strongly recommended: Eligibility for English 1A.

Literature of the Holocaust

ENGL 48 - Literature of the Holocaust

3 units
Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30am-11:45am

Students will explore the literature of the Holocaust and examine genocide through readings in a variety of genres including the memoir, the diary, the essay, as well as fiction and poetry. The course historically and culturally contextualizes the literature and examines the implications of writing which attempts to represent the Nazi genocide against the Jews. Strongly recommended: Eligibility for English 1A.

Modern and Contemporary U.S. Lit

ENGL 35 - Modern and Contemporary U.S. Lit

3 units
Mondays and Wednesdays 12pm-1:15pm

Students will explore U.S. literature from the second half of the 19th Century to the present, including poetry, drama, prose fiction, and essays. Explores each work in relation to its social, cultural and historical contexts, and emphasizes the analysis of defining moments of the times as they are reflected in literature. Includes some research. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 (completed with a grade of "P" or higher) , ENGL 101B (completed with a grade of "P" or higher) or eligibility for English 1A based on Accuplacer test score. Strongly Recommended: ENGL 1A