2004 - 2005 Catalog

Course Descriptions

ENGLISH

ENG 1A

COMPOSITION AND READING (3) 

Class Hours: 3 Lecture CAN ENGL 2, CAN ENGL SEQ CSU General Education Requirement: A2

Prerequisite: ENG 51A or equivalent.

English 1A is a transfer-level theory and practice in reading and composition. The reading and writing include exposition and argumentation in rhetorical patterns such as narration, description comparison/contrast, etc., or combination of such patterns. At least one written research project is included-one ten-page term paper or two five-page research papers-to provide training in bibliographical techniques and the use of library facilities. (AA, CSU, UC)

ENG 1B 

LITERATURE, CRITICAL THINKING AND WRITING (3) 

 

Class Hours: 3 Lecture CAN ENGL 4, CAN ENGL SEQ A Prerequisite: ENG 1A or equivalent.

 

English 1B is designed to develop reading, critical thinking and writing skills beyond the level achieved in English 1A. It will develop critical thinking in interpretation, analysis, synthesis and argumentation about literary masterpieces of poetry, drama and fiction. (AA, CSU, UC)

 

ENG 21 

LITERARY TOPICS (1-3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 1A or equivalent.

English 21 is a sophomore-level survey course in literature. The topic varies from semester to semester, but each course will be devoted to a specific literary movement or genre. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, Multi-cultural Literature, Latino/a Literature, American Literature from 1865, Women Writers, Modernism, The Victorian Novel, The Short Story, or an Introduction to Poetry. May be taken two times for credit with a different topic. (AA,CSU)

 

ENG 25 

CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION AND CREATIVE WRITING POETRY (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture CSU General Education Requirement: C2 Prerequisite: ENG 51A or equivalent.

English 25 provides theory and practice in the writing of fiction, poetry, and creative nonficton. Students will gain experience in all theree genres while focusing on one specific genre for their semester project. Much emphasis is placed on critiquing of peer and professional manuscripts. (AA, CSU, UC)

 

ENG 30/60 

ENGLISH EXPERIMENTAL COURSES (.5-3)

Class Hours: 18 Lecture hours or 54 Laboratory hours for each semester unit.

All courses numbered 30/60 are designed to permit departments to meet an immediate student or community need, to explore newer methods in teaching a subject, to offer courses which are innovative, and to provide curriculum variety and flexibility. A required course description identifies each course subject. These courses may be taken for CR/NC.

 

ENG 49/99 

DIRECTED STUDY (.5-3)

Class Hours: 54 laboratory for each semester unit. No more than 3.0 units per semester per 4999 series.

English 49/99 is designed for students who wish to undertake special projects related to a particular field. Students, under instructor guidance and acknowledgement, may pursue individual exploration after completing or while currently enrolled in at least one course in the department of directed study. (AA, CSU)

 

ENG 50 

RESEARCH TOOLS (.5)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture,(3 weeks). CR/NC Only

ENG 50 introduces a variety of ways to do research projects, including using the library and Internet. Students will learn how to integrate and cite sources in their own writing. This course is intended to be taken in conjunction with a course requiring a research or term paper. (AA)

ENG 51A 

INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION SKILLS (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture. Prerequisite: ENG 101B or equivalent.

English 51A is a course designed for students who do not make a satisfactory score on an English-placement test for English 1A placement, yet who wish to satisfy basic skills requirements for a general education Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree. This course will aid the student in developing the necessary skills and experiences needed to make him/her an effective reader, writer and speaker. Drill, grammar, punctuation, spelling, practice in the writing of sentences and composing of paragraphs, and development of reading competence will constitute the major thrust of this course, with the ultimate goal of preparing the student to write short essays. (AA)

 

ENG 51B 

INTERMEDIATE COMMUNICATION SKILLS (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 51A or eligibility for ENG 51B as determined by placement tests. 

English 51B is designed for students who may have completed English 51A but who need additional preparation before attempting English 1A. The course provides practice in analytical reading, in writing essays of 300-1000 words, in taking essays tests, and in using research techniques and source documentation. (AA)

 

ENG 70 

ADAPTIVE READING (.5-1)

Class Hours: 3 Laboratory CR/NC

English 70 is designed primarily for students with learning disabilities. The content of the class relates primarily to the fundamentals of reading and related language arts. Students work toward individualized and group instructional objectives. Reading will be taught in the context of other language and life skills. May be repeated as many times as necessary to achieve course objectives. (AA)

 

ENG 89 

SUPPLEMENTAL & ADAPTIVE LANGUAGE SKILLS (.5-1)

Class Hours: 3 Laboratory CR/NC

English 89 is designed primarily for students with learning disabilities. The content of the course will relate to writing, spelling and related language arts. Students will work toward individualized and group objectives. May be repeated as many times as necessary to achieve course objectives. (AA)

 

ENG 101A 

INTRODUCTORY READING (3)

Class Hours: 2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory CR/NC

ENG 101A is an introductory reading course which offers group and individual instruction in the development of college level reading and related skills. Students will be introduced to basic reading comprehension skills such as identifying main ideas in paragraphs, understanding paragraph organization and using context clues to understand new vocabulary through college level prose, including textbook material, fiction and expository essays. Students will also work through self-paced software to improve reading and related skills. May be taken two times for credit. (NDA)

ENG 101B 

ELEMENTARY READING (3)

Class Hours: 2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory CR/NC. Prerequisite: Placement determined by assessment tests or satisfactory completion of ENG 101A or equivalent.

ENG 101B is an advanced reading course which offers group and individual instruction in the development of college level reading and related skills. Student will continue to build reading comprehension skills such as identifying main ideas in paragraphs and longer pieces, understanding paragraph organization and using context clues to understand new vocabulary through college level prose, including textbook material, fiction and expository essays. Students will also work through self-paced software to improve reading and related skills. May be taken two times for credit. (NDA)

ENG 105A 

INTRODUCTORY WRITING (3)

Class Hours: 2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

English 105A is an introductory computer assisted writing course designed for students who are unfamiliar with using the writing process. In this course, students will be introduced to basic writing skills such as preparing sentences, refining sentences, and word processing skills to write well developed paragraphs. Computer assisted tutorials will be used to review the rudiments of English writing, grammar, language mechanics, and standard English usage. Previous keyboarding experience is helpful. (NDA)

 

ENG 105B 

ELEMENTARY WRITING (3)

Class Hours: 2 Lecture, 3 laboratory CR/NC Prerequisite: ENG 105A or equivalent.

Eng 105B is a secondary level computer assisted writing course designed for students who are continuing to refine the writing process. In this course, students will prepare for English 51A. Students will begin to address audience, in addition to using descriptive, narrative, compare, contrast, and argumentative techniques in writing well-developed paragraphs. Students will also be introduced to the rudiments of developing a 200 word basic essay through the writing process. Computer assisted tutorials will be used to review and reinforce the rudiments of English grammar, language mechanics, and standard English usage. (NDA)

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