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ENG - English

ENG-001A: English Composition (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: ENG 905AC OR Prerequisite: ENG 908 OR Prerequisite: ESL 980 OR Prerequisite: completion of the Mission College Placement Assistance Tool prior to registration. This English Composition course emphasizes the writing of college level essays, research writing, argument, and analytical reading skills.

1A - IGETC English Composition, A2 - CSU English Composition, AA1 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - English Comp, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ENG-001AX: English Composition with Additional Support (5.00 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite: ESL 980 OR Prerequisite: ENG 908 OR Prerequisite: ENG 905AC OR Prerequisite: completion of the Mission College Placement Assistance Tool prior to registration. This course introduces the techniques of collegiate English composition with emphasis on clear, effective writing and analytical reading. Students will learn to think critically about their own writing and will receive extensive support throughout the writing process.

1A - IGETC English Composition, A2 - CSU English Composition, AA1 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - English Comp, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ENG-001B: English Composition and Literature (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: ENG 001A or ENG 001AX This course continues emphasis on English composition skills with an introduction to techniques of reading and writing about literature and acquiring skills in analysis and interpretation.

1B - IGETC Critical Thinking, A3 - CSU Critical Thinking, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ENG-001C: Clear Thinking in Writing (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: ENG 001A or ENG 001AX This course continues an emphasis on English composition skills and enhancing critical thinking, particularly in the reading and writing of arguments. Course content includes analytical reading skills and methods of analysis, principles of logic, techniques of reasoning and style, and research skills. This course may be offered via distance learning.

1B - IGETC Critical Thinking, A3 - CSU Critical Thinking, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ENG-005A: English Literature Through 18th Century (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: ENG 001A or ENG 001AX This course is a survey of English literature that begins with Anglo-Saxon writings and the epic "Beowulf" and extends through the works of the eighteenth century ending with the writings of Samuel Johnson.

3B - IGETC Humanities, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ENG-005B: English Literature From 19th Century to Present (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: ENG 001AX or ENG 001A This course is a chronological survey of the second half of English literature, beginning with the Romantic Period of the nineteenth century and continuing to the present.

3B - IGETC Humanities, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ENG-006B: Survey of World Literature (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: ENG 001A or ENG 001AX World Literature is the study of representative works of world literature from the seventeenth century to the present. The course emphasizes the literary and cultural significance of selected great works of Western and non-Western literary traditions, including women's, minority, and ethnic literature from around the world.

3B - IGETC Humanities, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ENG-007A: American Literature to 1865 (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: ENG 001AX or ENG 001A This course covers major American writers and literary traditions through 1865. It begins with Native American works and ends with the work of Walt Whitman.

3B - IGETC Humanities, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ENG-007B: American Literature 1865 to Present (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: ENG 001AX or ENG 001A This course covers major American writers and literary traditions from 1865 to the present.

3B - IGETC Humanities, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ENG-013: Chicana/o-Latina/o Literature (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course provides an introduction to authors, topics, and movements in Chicana/o and Latina/o literature from the late 19th century to the present.

CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ENG-015: Introduction to Film Analysis (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Critical analysis of film as a literary art form is covered in this course.

3B - IGETC Humanities, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ENG-043: Classical Mythology (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: ENG 001A or ENG 001AX Classical Mythology is an examination of the major classical myths of Western heritage for an appreciation of their literary value and their influence on modern life and culture.

3B - IGETC Humanities, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ENG-048: Introduction to Shakespeare (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: ENG 001A or ENG 001AX Introduction to Shakespeare is a study of selected plays and sonnets. The course emphasizes detailed analysis of representative tragic, comedic, romance, and history plays, as well as the cultural contexts, dramatic conventions, poetics, and critical theory relevant to understanding Shakespeare's works. The course also focuses on critical analysis of issues including, but not limited to gender, sexuality, and race as they are represented in both source material and literary criticism.

3B - IGETC Humanities, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ENG-070: Creative Writing (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Students learn and practice various strategies associated with these genres, read and workshop each other's writing, and read/analyze the work of professional writers. Other activities may include attending literary events, hearing visiting writers, and making book presentations.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

ENG-900: Writing Skills Lab (0.5 Lab) (Min Credits: 0.5)

English 900 is required for any student taking English 903 or 905. It is also advised for students wanting extra help in any English course. This course provides instruction designed to help students improve their writing by having them practice the steps of the writing process and apply writing strategies. Any student may enroll in the course. In order to receive credit, students must complete the required coursework. Pass/No Pass Only.

ENG-905: English Fundamentals (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Mission College Placement Assistance Tool prior to registration. Concentration is on the writing of basic expository paragraphs and essays.

ENG-905AC: Accelerated Essay Writing (6.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 6.0)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Mission College Placement Assistance Tool prior to registration. Concentration is on the writing and revision process, academic essays and introduction to research skills. The course qualifies students for English 001A.

ENG-908: Effective Writing (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Mission College Placement Assistance Tool prior to registration. Concentration is on the writing process, academic essays, and introduction to research skills. This course prepares and qualifies students for English 001A.