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English 101

FRESHMAN ENGLISH

3 Units

English 101 is a foundation course in critical reading and writing skills required of those students intending to transfer to a university Through their reading and discussion of selected prose works, students learn to identify problems, examine possible solutions, recognize unstated assumptions and values, appraise evidence, evaluate arguments, draw inferences, and test conclusions. Through their writing, students learn to analyze, synthesize, organize information logically, and propose original ideas. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Placement is based on a composite of test scores and academic background or satisfactory completion of English 120 Or ESL 151. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC (CAN ENGL 2)

English 102

CRITICAL THINKING & LITERARY ANALYSIS

3 Units

English 102 helps students to develop their critical thinking and writing skills beyond the level achieved in English 101. The course emphasizes the application of logical reasoning, analysis, and strategies of argumentation in critical thinking and writing, using literature (both fiction and non-fiction) and literary criticism as subject matter. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 101 . Transfer credit CSU, UC, USC (CAN ENGL 4)

English 103

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

3 Units

English 103 consists of an introduction to the theory and practice of creative verbal expression in the major imaginative literary forms: (1) non-fiction and fiction prose, (2) poetry, and (3) drama. Emphasis is placed on step by step instruction in creating the finished piece of writing, with much group discussion of student writing. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 101 or equivalent. Note: This course may be taken 3 times; a maximum of 9 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC (CAN ENGL 6)

English 104

CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENTATION

3 Units

English 104 is designed to be a continuation of English 101. Consequently, the primary focus of the course is instruction in writing. In addition, students learn to read and think critically and to develop their analytical and argumentative writing skills. The course takes students beyond the level of English 101 by providing a more advanced understanding of the relationship of language to logic and by further promoting the ability to reason effectively and reach valid conclusions. Writing forms and strategies are taught within the contexts of contemporary ideas and cultural diversity as reflected in selected readings. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

English 105

SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE:FROM THE ANGLO-SAXON PERIOD TO 1780

3 Units

English 105 is a survey course covering the development of English literature from the beginning to 1780 and emphasizing the development of thought in relation to historical and social backgrounds. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit:CSU, UC, USC(CAN ENGL 8)

English 106

SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE: FROM 1780 TO THE PRESENT TIME

3 Units

English 106 is a survey course covering the development of English literature from 1 780 to the present time. English 106 continues to study the development of thought as an expression of our cultural heritage. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC (CAN ENGL 10)

English 107

TWENTIETH CENTURY POETRY I

3 Units

English 107 consists of an historical orientation to twentieth century poetry a discussion of the significant poets to approximately mid-century, and an intensive study of the most important modernist and contemporary poets of this period. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

English 108

TWENTIETH CENTURY POETRY II

3 Units

English 108 consists of a historical orientation to twentieth century poetry from about mid-century to the present. The course examines the influences of modernist poets on contemporary English and American poetry, including the innovations of Russian, European, and Latin-American poets. An in depth study of the major poets of this period emphasizes the development of new trends in response to aesthetic and cultural changes in society Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

English 109

INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE OF THE WESTERN WORLD

3 Units

English 109 is a survey of the literature of the Western World from ancient times to the Renaissance. It includes selections from the Old and New Testaments; Celtic, Germanic, Norse, and French mythologies; and representative works from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Emphasis is placed on the Greek and Roman classics. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

English 110

INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE OF THE WESTERN WORLD

3 Units

English 1 10 is a survey of the literature of the Western World from the Enlightenment to the present time. Emphasis is placed on the cultural history and history of important ideas reflected in the literary works, as well as the development of literary techniques and style. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU UC, USC

English 111

WOMEN IN LITERATURE

3 Units

English 111 is a comparative study of the roles assigned to women in literature by both male and female authors. The course critically examines the literary and cultural stereotypes of women in the short story novel, poetry, and drama. Lecture 3 hours Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

English 112

SCREENWRITING

3 Units

English 112 is a basic course in the principles and practice of writing for movies and television. Emphasis is placed upon the essentials of structure, characterization, and format as required by this type of writing. Students must complete a finished script by the end of the course. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101.Note: This course may be taken 3 times; a maximum of 9 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU

English 113

AN INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY RESOURCES AND RESEARCH METHODS

1 Unit

English 113 offers an introduction to using libraries and doing research. It provides practical experience, in tutorial style, for using typical library classification systems, gathering data from reference works, and evaluating sources. The student is introduced to online computer searches. Laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC

English 114

INTRODUCTION TO POETRY

3 Units

English 1 14 consists of an introduction to the basic structural, stylistic, and thematic elements of poetry with emphasis on the major poets and their contribution to the craft. An analysis of poetic techniques allows students to compare and contrast the development of various forms of poetry including traditional and experimental verse. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC

English 115

INTRODUCTION TO FICTION

3 Units

English 115 introduces students to a variety of structural and stylistic elements, critical concepts, and themes that help them analyze and appreciate works of fiction. Students are encouraged to express their interpretations of readings in classroom discussions, and they learn and practice effective methods of writing about works of fiction. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC

English 116

INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA

3 Units

English 116 is an historical survey of drama as a genre from the Classical period to the present day. The course introduces students to the elements of drama, and emphasizes class analysis or representative plays from selected periods. Students are encouraged to express their interpretations of plays and write critical papers about dramatic works. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC

English 118

ANALYTICAL READING

3 Units

English 118 provides stude nts with the techniques to analyze and critically evaluate written and oral communication, to make logical judgments about that material, and to reach independent conclusions on the views and ideas that have been presented. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU

English 120

COMPOSITION AND READING

3 Units

English 120 is designed for the student who wants to prepare for the writing required in college classes. The course emphasizes practice in the writing of thesis-based essays and the critical analysis of selected prose works dealing with important contemporary ideas. English 120 provides practice in the mechanics, style, and organization of paragraphs and essays. It satisfies the Associate degree writing requirement and is a prerequisite for English 101, a composition course required for all four year schools. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: English 191 (3 units) or placement based on a composite of test scores and academic background. Recommended preparation: English 192. (English 192 may be taken concurrently) Note: This course may not be taken for credit by students who have completed English 101 or Business-General 110 and allows 2 units of credit to those who have completed Business-General 101.

 

English 121

READING LITERATURE

3 Units

English 121 is designed to introduce students to the major forms of creative literature - short story, novel, drama, and poetry written by the best modern authors and poets. The course is planned to develop a greater appreciation and understanding of the literature of our time, with special emphasis on the literary expression of contemporary issues. It is designed for the non-English major and for the student planning to earn an Associate in Arts degree. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 120 or ESL 151.

English 122

AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1865

3 Units

English 122 is designed to give the student a generous sample of the works of major American writers from Colonial days to the Civil War, and to relate these works to the history of ideas. Important historical movements are traced so that students may gain increased understanding of America's heritage. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit:CSU, UC, USC(CAN ENGL 14)

English 123

AMERICAN LITERATURE FROM 1865 TO THE PRESENT

3 Units

English 123 is designed to give a generous sample of the works of major American writers from the Civil War to the present day The course is intended to enrich the student's understanding of selected major American works. The important literary movements, with their sociological implications, are traced so that the student can acquire a background for critical judgment of contemporary American writing . Lecture 3 hou rs . Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC (CAN ENGL 16)

English 124

CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE

3 Units

English 124 is a study of representative literature after World War II focusing on fiction and drama with some consideration given to poetry. The course deals with contemporary philosophical, political and psychological issues and problems addressed in the works of contemporary authors selected internationally, and considers the artistic techniques employed in those works. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

English 125

SHAKESPEARE

3 Units

English 125 is an introduction to the works of Shakespeare. The course is focused on a close study of Shakespeare's major plays. It also provides a background and insights into the Elizabethan world so that the student may more fully understand and appreciate Shakespeare's writings. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit:CSU, UC, US

English 126

THE MODERN DRAMA

3 Units

English 126 is a survey of modern plays and playwrights. Representative works of European and American dramatists are read with special attention given to the literary and sociological importance of plays written since 1870. Also considered are important developments in stagecraft and theatre construction which have had an influence on the playwrights. The aim of the course is to enable students to recognize differing views of h u man pro blems as d ramatized by a wide variety of playwrights in the last one hundred years and to encourage objective, analytical judgments of literary excellence. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

English 127

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

3 Units

English 127 is designed to develop the ability of students to select and use literature with children. As students read and discuss a broad range of children's literature, including both prose and poetry, they develop standards for judging children's literature and determining the appropriateness of a given literary work for an individual child. Students practice story-telling techniques and prepare activities to help children appreciate literature and grow through exposure to it. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, US

English 128

THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE

3 Units

English 128 is a general introduction to the Bible: its characters, recurrent themes, images and symbols. The course presents information regarding the literary divisions, the language, and text of each book as well as its composition, authorship, date, and contents. Attention is given to literary, historical, geographical, archaeological, and theological matters, including the formation of the canon, modern approaches to biblical study, and principal English versions of the Scriptures. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

English 130

SCIENCE FICTION LITERATURE

3 Units

English 130 is a survey of science fiction from the late 19th Century to the present, concentrating on 20th Century writers. Students read, analyze, and discuss the history of science fiction, major themes, genres (short story, novels, drama, poetry), media (radio, cinema, television), fandom (clubs, fan publications, conventions), and the function of science fiction as a literary form that reflects human concern with solving or escaping problems in an increasingly scientific and technological age. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

English 131

TECHNICAL ENGLISH

3 Units

English 131 is a course designed especially for students taking technical education courses. It stresses training in technical writing, including the related skills of grammar usage, sentence and paragraph structure, and spelling. A major emphasis in writing is placed on practical types of communication, such as brief memos and summaries, and detailed formal reports and proposals. It also includes other forms of expository writing, such as refining paragraph structure, sentence style, and diction. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 120 or ESL 151. Note: This course may not be taken for credit by students who have completed English 101 or English 120, or Business?General 110.

English 141

SOUTHWESTREN ETHNIC LITERATURE

3 Units

English 112 is a study of representative pieces of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction written by Chicano and Native American writers of the Southwestern United States, primarily from California, Arizona, and New Mexico. The course examines ethnic context, artistic technique, and literary themes, providing a window to the rich Native American and Chicano cultures. The course will aso make connections between literature art, and philosophy of Chicanos and Native Americans. Students will develop a sensitivity to and an understanding of cultural differences from a literary standpoint with attention paid to historical, psychological, and sociological analysis. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101.

English 142

ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

3 Units

English 142 is a study of representative pieces of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction written by Asian American writers. The course examines ethnic context, artistic technique, and literary themes, providing a window to the rich cultures of Asia which underlie the perspective of Asian American minority groups in America. The course will aso make connections between literature and art, as well as philosophy, of Asian American minority groups. Students will develop a sensitivity to and an understanding of cultural differences from a literary standpoint with attention paid to historical, psychological, and sociological enhancement. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101.

English 150

READING SKILL BUILDING FOR ADULTS WITH LEARNING

DISABILITIES

2 Units

NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE

English 150 is designed for the learning disabled adult with disorders in processing written information or with dyslexia. The course provides exposure to and practice in reading skills appropriate to the student's demonstrated strengths and weakness. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Prerequisite: Student must have a professionally verified learning disability. Note: This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 8 units may be earned.

English 151

DEVELOPING FUNDAMENTALS: WRITING SKILLS FOR ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

2 Units

NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE

English 151 is designed to provide the learning disabled student with skills in the areas of sentence construction, syntax, language development, and an understanding of the relationship between correct oral and written English communication. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Prerequisite:Student must have an identified learning disability. Note: This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 8 units may be earned.

English 155

VOCABULARY BUILDING I

1 Unit

NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE

English 155 is a course designed to help Title 5 eligible students increase their basic vocabulary comprehension and usage. Through class discussion, written assignments, and computer aided laboratory assignments, students enhance their basic vocabulary. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 1 hour. (9 weeks) Prerequisite: Eligibility is contingent upon meeting Title 5 Section 56028 guidelines for learning disabled students and recommendation of the Learning Disabilities Specialist. Note: This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned.

English 156

VOCABULARY BUILDING II

1 Unit

NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE

English 156 is a continuation of English 155 and is designed to help Title 5 eligible students increase their course related vocabulary comprehension and usage. Through class discussion, written assignments, and computer aided laboratory assignments, students enhance their technical vocabulary. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 1 hour. (9 weeks) Prerequisite: Eligibility is contingent upon meeting Title 5 Section 56028 guidelines for learning disabled students and recommendation of the Learning Disabilities Specialist. Note: This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned.

English 157

ESSENTIAL SPELLING SKILLS

1 Unit

NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE

English 157 is a course designed to improve spelling proficiency with special emphasis on developing practical spelling techniques. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 1 hour Prerequisite: Eligibility is contingent upon meeting Title 5 Section 56028 guidelines for learning disabled students and recommendation of the Learning Disabilities Specialist. Note: This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned.

English 181

BASIC COMMUNICATION-SPELLING 1 Unit

NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE

English 181 is a course specifically for the community college student who lacks basic spelling skills. It is a practical see, hear, and write approach to spelling the words of a basic and everyday vocabulary. Its emphasis is on the world of work; its method is based on programmed learning techniques as assisted by audio coaching. Diagnostic testing locates specific weaknesses and prescribes a program to meet these needs. Credit to be awarded upon completion of all the modules. Laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: None

English 182

BASIC COMMUNICATION:VOCABULARY

1 Unit

NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE

English 182 is designed to help students develop a wide variety of vocabulary skills. The modular system allows students to work on one skill at a time and to work first on the skills they need the most. The audio-tutorial format allows students to work individually, progressing at their own rate and reviewing a topic as many times as necessary to achieve full understanding and mastery of it. Credit is awarded upon completion of all the modules. Laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: None.

English 183

BASIC COMMUNICATION: GRAMMAR

1 Unit

NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE

English 183 is designed to provide the student with the basic background and skills necessary for recognizing and remedying frequently made grammatical errors. This course, which is individualized, self-paced, interactive, and audio tutorial, introduces the student to basic English constructions and sentence-level writing problems. Credit is awarded upon completion of all the modules. Laboratory 3 hours.Prerequisite:None

English 184

BASIC SPELLING

1 Unit

NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE

English 184 is designed for students who need to practice spelling English words the way they sound. Students practice spelling both short and longer words in English. The course focuses on sound-letter relationships, taking into account the factors of position, environment, and stress. In other words, students learn to predict the letter or combination of letters that will most likely be used to spell each English sound at the beginning, middle, and end of English syllables or words. Lecture 1 hour. Prerequisite: None.

English 185

ADVANCED SPELLING

1 Unit

NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE

English 185 is designed for students who spell words the way they sound, but who need practice in applying more complex spelling generalizations, and in spelling longer words or words that do not follow these generalizations. The course reviews sound-letter relationships, but focuses on the changes that take place in words as they change form or part of speech. Context, history, and meaning are emphasized as ways to predict the correct spelling of English words. Lecture 1 hour. Prerequisite: None.

English 186

BASIC READING LABORATORY

1 Unit

NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE

English 186 is an indivisualized course of study designed to improve a student's English reading skills. The course covers reading techniques, vocabulary development, and comprehension and analysis skills. Laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: Placement is based on a composite of test scores and academic background.

English 187

BASIC ENGLISH LABORATORY

1 Unit

NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE

English 187 is an individualized course of study designed to improve a student's English writing skills. The course covers the basics of sentence and paragraph composition, including an introduction to mechanics, grammar, spelling, and paragraph from. Laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: Placement is based on a composite of test scores and academic background and completion of Elnglish 186.

 

English 188

INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC READING

1-3 Units

NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE

English 188 is a reading course designed for students who lack basic skills. Various word attack skills are covered, including phonics, word analysis through the study of prefixes and word roots, and the use of context clues. Methods to improve comprehension are covered. Students are grouped into ability levels and organized into study sessions. There is extensive use of computer assisted instruction to drill vocabulary and to practice skills covered in class. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours.Prerequisite: Placement is based on a composite of test scores and academic background. English 188 must be taken prior to or concurrently with English 189. Note: This course may be taken 3 times; a maximum of 3 units may be earned.

 

English 189

WRITING WORKSHOP I

1-3 Units NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE

English 189 is designed for students who need to practice writing clear sentences and paragraphs in standard English. The course is a writing workshop. It involves the students actively in reading, writing, discussing, and re-writing. Individualized computer lessons provide tutorials and practice in the grammar and mechanics of writing. Word processors help students plan, write, check, and revise what they have written. The course helps students increase their familiarity with the style, form and structures of written English and improves their ability to compose and edit sentences and paragraphs in English. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisite: Placement is based on a composite of test scores and academic background, and satisfactory completion of English 188. (English 188 may be taken concurrently) Note: This course may be taken 3 times; a maximum of 3 units may be earned.

English 190

INTERMEDIATE ACADEMIC READING

1-3 Units

NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE

English 190 is a reading course designed for students who wish to improve their college reading skills. Various textbook study methods are covered, as are memory improvement, vocabulary building through the study of prefixes and roots, and the use of context clues. Some basic word attack skills are reviewed, but the emphasis of the course is on strengthening higher level reading comprehension as well as improving critical reading. Methods to improve literal and inferential comprehension are covered. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: Placement is based on a composite of test scores and academic background. English 190 must be taken prior to or concurrently with English 191. Note: This course may be taken 3 times; a maximum of 3 units may be earned.

English 191

WRITING WORKSHOP II

1-3 Units

NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE

English 191 is designed for students who need practice writing more sophisticated sentences, paragraphs, and short compositions in standard English. Class is conducted as a writing workshop. It involves the students actively in reading, writing, discussing, and rewriting. Individualized computer lessons provide tutorials and practice in the grammar and mechanics of writing. Word processors help students plan, write, check, and revise what they have written.

The course helps students increase their familiarity with the style, form, and structures of written English and improves their ab i I ity to compose and ed it sentences, paragraphs, and short compositions. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1-3 hours. Prerequisite: Placement is based on a composite of test scores and academic background or satis

factory completion of English 189. Concurrent enrollment in or satisfactory completion of English 190 is required . Note: This course may be taken 3 times; a maximum of 3 units may be earned. All units must be satisfactorily completed to advance to English 120.

English 192

ADVANCED COLLEGE READING

1-3 Units

English 192 is a reading course designed for students who are generally good readers, but who wish to improve their reading speed and comprehension. Various speed reading techniques are covered, as well as vocabulary building through the study of prefixes and roots, and the use of context clues. Comprehension skills are reviewed as are the use of analogies and critical reading methods. Written book reviews and summaries are assigned. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1-3 hours. Prerequisite: Placement is based on a composite of test scores and academic background or satisfactory completion of English 190. Recommended preparation: Concurrent enrollment in English 120. Note: This course may be taken 3 times; a maximum of 3 units may be earned.

English 197

Literacy Training Methods

2 Units

English 197 is a course designed to help literacy tutors with no formal training in education promote the development of reading skills in children and adults. General tutoring methods, practice, responsibilities, and ethics are covered, as are specific methods to help build various reading skills. Prerequisite: eligibility for English 120 or ESL 151. Note: This course may be taken 2 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned.

English 200

SPEED READING

1 Unit

English 200 is a college-level speed reading course designed for advanced students who read well yet who need to increase their reading rate. There is heavy emphasis on matching improvements in reading rates with consistent or increased comprehension . A variety of self-pacing techniques are taught. Also covered are ways to increase eyespan and to cut down on vocalization and regression. Lecture 2 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 101. Note: The instructor may require up to 2 hours of laboratory work each week in the Learning Center. This course may be taken 2 times; a maximum of 2 units may be earned.

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