The current Cal State Bakersfield Catalog (as well as the
one under which you have your catalog rights, if different)
The current Schedule of Classes
Welcome to English 200, "Introduction to the English Major
and Career Opportunities for Majors." In this web site you will find some
of the course materials for English 200. This course has two main
purposes: first, to help you succeed academically in the program as you
complete your degree in CSUB's Department of English; and second, to help
you succeed professionally in any of the possible careers that will be
available to you once you have completed your studies here at CSUB. As
you can see already, "success" is the buzz word for this course. If you
have no intention of being successful, please see the course instructor
as soon as possible.
Because this course has two main purposes, this web site
has two main sections. After this short introductory section, you will
find Section I: Success Within the English Department and Section II: Success
After Graduation. On each of our course pages, you will find the navigation
frame you see to your left (unless your browser does not support frames.
In that case, you will see these pages without the navigation frame. Just
think of the fun you're missing). This navigation frame works as a table
of contents and will help guide you through the course materials, making
it easy for you to return to any section at any time. Our course site makes
use of many links (highlighted in blue) to enhance and augment our course
information. You will be responsible for much of the material available
through these links. Many of these links will take you out of our English
200 course site. In order to return to our site, use the "return" or the
"back" function key of your browser.
Basics (you know if you need to read this)
If you are completely new to web page browsing, you will
need to know a few simple vocabulary words and tricks. You might also want
to make use of the internet tutorial used at UC
Berkeley if you require more detail.
The "browser" is the software that guides you through the
Web. In most cases this will be Netscape or Internet Explorer.
A web "page" is just a document on the Web.
A web "site" consists of several pages, all originating from
the same source, which are linked together to form a unit, sort of like
the chapters of a book.
A "URL" is simply an address that tells the computer where
to find the site you want. URL's usually begin with "http://" and end in
".com" or ".edu". Type in the desired URL in the blank at the top of the
browser's screen (where it usually says "address:" or "location:") and
A "link" is a shortcut which will take you from one page
to another (or even from a part of a long page back to the top of the same
page), sort of like a secret passageway. You don't have to type in the
URL for the linked-to location. You simply click on the highlighted text
and away you go: the new URL is automatically inserted in the "location"
or "address" field. You should, however, take note of where you are going
in case you want to return to that location later (by manually typing in
the desired URL) without going through the linked-from location... which
brings us to "bookmarks."
"Bookmarks" are a way to store and retrieve favorite sites
quickly. (Note that they are called "bookmarks" on Netscape, and "favorites"
on Internet Explorer. Otherwise, they operate the same way.) When you are
visiting a site that you'd like to visit again and again, click "Bookmarks"
in the bar at the top of the screen, then scroll down to "Add Bookmark."
Often the name that will appear in your bookmarks list will have an easy-to-remember
name instead of an enormous URL. Go ahead and add this page to your bookmarks
right now. The next time you want the English 200 page, the URL is saved
in "Bookmarks" so you don't have to type it in from scratch--you just click
on it, and go there.
Returning (alive) from a URL:
You can return from any URL by using the "back" button at
the top of the browser screen. You may click it as many times as you need
to, or try holding down the mouse button and dragging down a list of the
last few places you visited. Highlight the one you want, and there you
go. If you get hopelessly lost in cyberspace and want desperately to return
to the English 200 homepage, you should be able to find it in your bookmarks,