ENGL 80. Reading and Writing (5)
Designed to improve reasoning, reading, and writing skills. Required for
students whose English Placement Test scores indicate that they will benefit
from special work in basic skills prior to enrollment in ENGL 100. Grades are
based on credit, no-credit. Finally, this course may be taken for course load
credit toward establishing full-time enrollment status but is not applicable to
the baccalaureate degree. Group tutoring is required.
ENGL 90/97. English as a Second
This class is designed to prepare non-native English speaking undergraduate (ENGL
90) and graduate students (ENGL 97) for university level coursework. ENGL 90/97 concentrates on the development of English literacy skills. Students will
combine sentences, summarize academic texts, write several short papers, and
gain experience with academic research while writing a short research paper.
They will also develop skills in editing the grammar and mechanics of written English.
Required of international students whose English Placement Test score is T141 or
NOTE: ENGL 90/97 is offered through the Extensive English Language Center (ELC)
in Extended University. Students must register directly with IELC at (661)
ENGL 100. Critical Thinking and
Study of essential rhetorical patterns to help students develop effective
college level writing skills. Frequent short papers in a variety of essay modes.
Frequent exercises to review fundamentals of spelling, punctuation, grammar, and
syntax. Prerequisite: English Placement Test score of between 142 and 154.
ENGL 101. Introduction to
Literature: Texts and Contexts (5)
An introduction to major literary works as they embody traditional forms and
enduring themes and as they occur in social, historical, or aesthetic contexts.
Includes the study of the four basic genres (poetry, fiction, drama, and
non-fiction prose), specific critical approaches to literary analysis and
interpretation, and the use of basic research techniques to achieve an
understanding of the ideas and methods implicit in great literature.
Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or the equivalent. This is a writing intensive class.
(CAN ENGL 4)
ENGL 110. Writing and Research
Practice in expository writing, including the college term paper. Frequent
writing assignments. Prerequisite: ENGL 100 with a grade of "C-" or
better or equivalent; CEEB-APT score of 3, 4, or 5 earns credit for and exempts
students from English 110 and 101; CEEB Achievement Test in English essay score
of 600 or above; SAT verbal section score of 470 or above; ACT English Usage
test score of 23 or above (taken prior to October 1989); ACT Enhanced English
Usage test score of 25 or above (taken October 1989 or later); CSU-EEE score of
"Pass" or "EPT-Exemption"; or CSU-EPT score of 155 or
better. Library Research Skills - Laboratory required (5 one-hour and twenty
minute sessions per term).
ENGL 200. The English Major and
Career Opportunities (1)
Introduction to the requirements for the major and for the English Teacher
Preparation Program. In addition, an exploration of career opportunities for
English Majors in a variety of professions, including teaching at all levels,
writing, publishing, public relations, and others. Required for majors. Offered
on a credit, no-credit basis only.
ENGL 201 – The English Major with Credential
Emphasis (1 Unit)
Introduction to the English Major with
Credential Emphasis (EMCE), including examination of Standards and curricular
requirements for secondary school English Language Arts teachers. Required for
credential majors. Offered on a credit/no credit basis only.
ENGL 205. Introduction to the
Study of American Literature (5)
American literature from colonial times to the present. This is a writing
ENGL 207. Ethnic-Minority
American Literature (5)
An introduction to a body of literature that is not often included in the
traditional American literature curriculum. Major works of African-American,
Asian American, Native American, and Chicano literatures. Some study of the
social and cultural contexts out of which this literature emerges will be
included. This is a writing intensive class.
ENGL 208. Major British Writers
The study of selected works of classic British literature. Representative
writers may include Chaucer, Shakespeare, Spenser, Donne, Milton, Dryden, Pope,
Swift, Johnson, Boswell, the Romantic poets, Tennyson, Browning, and selected
moderns. This is a writing intensive class.
ENGL 235. Shakespeare's World
An introduction to the world in which Shakespeare lived and wrote. Using an
interdisciplinary approach which brings together English literature, theatre,
and media (video-tapes of the plays), the class is designed to examine
Renaissance England's historical, social, artistic, literary, theatrical, moral,
and ethical milieu through a detailed study/video-viewing of five selected
plays. This is a writing intensive class.
ENGL 272. Reading and Writing
Contemporary poetry from 1960 to the present. Reading and studying various
contemporary poets and then using the knowledge gained to develop individual
poetic styles. Prerequisite: ENGL 110 or its equivalent.
ENGL 289. Experiential Prior
Learning (variable units)
Evaluation and assessment of learning which has occurred as a result of
prior off-campus experience relevant to the curriculum of the department.
Requires complementary academic study and/or documentation. Available by
petition only, on a credit, no-credit basis. Not open to post-graduate students.
Interested students should contact the department office.
ENGL 290. Introduction to World
An introduction to the study of world literature in English translation.
Texts will represent a variety of authors and eras, cultural contexts, and the
major genres - drama, fiction, and poetry. Readings from such authors as
Sophocles, Dante, Cervantes, Mishima, Kawabata, Borges, Dinesen. Fundamental
emphasis will be placed on method - the techniques of comparative analysis and
ENGL 294. Masterpieces of Early
Western World Literature: The Greeks to the Renaissance (5)
Representative masterworks from key periods of western culture from the
Greeks to the Renaissance (including all the major genres--poetry, drama,
fiction) studied from the vantage point of both their historical context and
their enduring aesthetic significance. Discussion and application of critical
techniques to enlarge the student's understanding and appreciation of literature
and to increase skill in interpretation. This is a writing intensive class.
ENGL 295. Masterpieces of Later
Western World Literature: The Enlightenment to the Present (5)
Representative masterworks from key periods of western culture since the
Enlightenment (including all the major genres--poetry, drama, fiction) studied
from the vantage point of both their historical context and their enduring
aesthetic significance. Discussion and application of critical techniques to
enlarge the student's understanding and appreciation of literature and to
increase skill in interpretation. This is a writing intensive class.
ENGL 299. Individual Study