English

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

ENGLISH 080
Critical Thinking in College and Life (10)

Students improve their critical and creative thinking skills to become successful in college. Students learn strategies for reading, writing, problem-solving, self-assessment, and navigating college systems in the context of their educational goals and life interests. Previously ENG 080. Prerequisite: Students need COMPASS scores of 50 in Reading and 14 in Writing to take this class. Registration requires the signature of an approved advisor. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 089
Learning Studio (3)

Students work on level-appropriate assignments to develop vocabulary, study strategies, and/or reading comprehension using The Writing & Learning Studio resources. Possible topics: memory, note-taking, learning from textbooks, English word study, critical reading skills. For students in all disciplines. 20 hours attendance for each credit. Prerequisite: Non-native English speakers must be above ESL Level 4. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ENGLISH 090
Reading and Writing in the Academic Subjects (5)

Students develop abilities for successful reading, writing and learning in college. They learn how knowledge and information are organized in college and how to improve achievement across disciplines. Students explore academic/career goals. Usually offered in conjunction with Study Skills 100 for a total of 10 credits. Previously ENG 090. Prerequisite: COMPASS scores of 61 in Reading and 28 in Writing, or completion of English 080 or equivalent with a 2.0 better, or instructor permission. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 098
Writing Studio (3)

Students work on level-appropriate writing activities for academic professional, or personal enhancement using The Writing & Learning Studio resources. Possible activities: essays, research papers, resumes, personal statements, grammar, spelling, punctuation. Useful for students in all disciplines. Each credit requires 20 hours attendance. Prerequisite: Non-Native English speakers must be above ESL Level 4. Mandatory P/NC Grading.

ENGLISH 099
Analytical Reading and Writing (5)

Students develop analytical reading, writing, and thinking skills necessary for writing college-level essays. Prerequisite: COMPASS scores of 73 in Reading and 47 in Writing, or completion of ENGL 090 or equivalent with a 2.0 or better, or instructor permission. Student Option Grading.

ENGLISH 100
Analytical Reading and Writing (5)

Students develop analytical reading, writing, and thinking skills necessary for writing college-level essays. Prerequisite: COMPASS scores of 73 in Reading and 47 in Writing, or completion of ENGL 090 or equivalent with a 2.0 or better, or instructor permission. Student option grading.

ENGLISH & 101
English Composition I (5)

Students write essays that display focus, organization, appropriate style, and technical control. They develop skills in critical thinking and close reading of texts and respond in writing and discussion to assigned topics. Previously ENG 101. Prerequisite: COMPASS scores of 80 in Reading and 80 in Writing, or completion of ESL 100, ENGL 100, or equivalent with a 2.0 or better, or instructor permission. Student option grading.

ENGLISH & 102
Composition II: Reasoning/Research/Writing (5)

Students write research essays on various topics. Using both traditional and new information technologies, they develop skills as researchers, critical thinkers and writers of documented analysis and argumentation. Themes of individual sections are available at the online English page. Previously ENG 102. Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or better. Student option grading.

ENGLISH & 111
Introduction to Literature (5)

Students explore poetry, fiction, non-fiction and drama representing multiple perspectives of the human experience. Previously ENG 201. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101.

ENGLISH & 111W
Introduction to Literature (5)

Students explore poetry, fiction, non-fiction and drama representing multiple perspectives of the human experience. Previously ENG 201. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH & 112
Introduction to Fiction (5)

Students explore techniques of fiction and analyze fictional genres, including short stories and novels from various cultures and time periods, representing multiple perspectives of the human experience. Previously ENG 258. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or placement into English 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH & 112W
Introduction to Fiction (5)

Students explore techniques of fiction and analyze fictional genres, including short stories and novels from various cultures and time periods, representing multiple perspectives of the human experience. Previously ENG 258. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or placement into English 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH & 113
Introduction to Poetry (5)

Students explore the mystery, magic and music of poetry. Readings focus on poets in English but may include works in translation from other times and cultures. Students examine the forms, styles and themes of poetry, keeping in mind that a poem is always greater than the sum of its parts. Previously ENG 257. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH & 113W
Introduction to Poetry (5)

Students explore the mystery, magic and music of poetry. Readings focus on poets in English but may include works in translation from other times and cultures. Students examine the forms, styles and themes of poetry, keeping in mind that a poem is always greater than the sum of its parts. Previously ENG 257. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 154
Great Works of Asian Literature (5)

Students explore classic literature of Asian countries such as China, Japan, India, Vietnam & Korea. They will examine how the literature and sense of beauty in each country are influenced by Asian thought: Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism and Hinduism. Texts may include fiction, plays, film and poetry. Previously ENG 151. Prerequisite: Succesful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 154W
Great Works of Asian Literature (5)

Students explore classic literature of Asian countries such as China, Japan, India, Vietnam & Korea. They will examine how the literature and sense of beauty in each country are influenced by Asian thought: Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism and Hinduism. Texts may include fiction, plays, film and poetry. Previously ENG 151. Prerequisite: Successul completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 200
Survey of World Literature (5)

Students read a sample of fiction, poetry, drama and other genres from around the world. Students explore the features of these different forms, the role of culture and history in shaping the literature of various nations and various cultures' distinct conceptions of literature. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 200W
Survey of World Literature (5)

Students read a sample of fiction, poetry, drama and other genres from around the world. Students explore the features of these different forms, the role of culture and history in shaping the literature of various nations and various cultures' distinct conceptions of literature. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 207
Introduction to Irish Literature (5)

Students explore Irish culture through myth, fiction, poetry, and plays. Includes works written in English and translated from Gaelic. Periods may include Celtic, medieval, colonial, Irish Renaissance, and contemporary. Authors range from Nobel winners like Yeats, Joyce, and Heaney to regional authors such as Morrisey and Kavanagh. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 207W
Introduction to Irish Literature (0)

Students explore Irish culture through myth, fiction, poetry, and plays. Includes works written in English and translated from Gaelic. Periods may include Celtic, medieval, colonial, Irish Renaissance, and contemporary. Authors range from Nobel winners like Yeats, Joyce, and Heaney to regional authors such as Morrisey and Kavanagh. Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH & 220
Introduction to Shakespeare (5)

Students explore ShakespeareÆs plays and sonnets for their unforgettable characters, brilliant language and timeless themes. Readings and film viewings may include Hamlet, Othello, A Midsummer NightÆs Dream, Henry V, and The Tempest. Previously ENG 231. Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH & 220W
Introduction to Shakespeare (5)

Students explore ShakespeareÆs plays and sonnets for their unforgettable characters, brilliant language and timeless themes. Readings and film viewings may include Hamlet, Othello, A Midsummer NightÆs Dream, Henry V, and The Tempest. Previously ENG 231W. Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH & 226
British Literature I (5)

Students explore English literature from the Middle Ages to the 17th century and how it reflects and shapes literary, political, historical, and cultural developments. Students will examine a variety of texts, genres, and perspectives. Previously ENG 264. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH & 226W
British Literature I (5)

Students explore English literature from the Middle Ages to the 17th century and how it reflects and shapes literary, political, historical, and cultural developments. Students will examine a variety of texts, genres, and perspectives. Previously ENG 264. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or placement into ENGL& 101.

ENGLISH & 227
British Literature II (5)

Students explore English literature from the 17th century to the late 18th century and how it reflects and shapes literary, political, historical, and cultural developments. Students will examine a variety of texts, genres, and perspectives. Previously ENG 265. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH & 227W
British Literature II (5)

Students explore English literature from the 17th century to the late 18th century and how it reflects and shapes literary, political, historical, and cultural developments. Students will examine a variety of texts, genres, and perspectives. Previously ENG 265W. Prereqisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH & 228
British Literature III (5)

Students explore English literature from the 19th to the 20th centuryand how it reflects and shapes literary, political, historical, and cultural developments. Students will examine a variety of texts, genresand perspectives. Previously ENG 266. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH & 228W
British Literature III (5)

Students explore English literature from the 19th to the 20th centuryand how it reflects and shapes literary, political, historical, and cultural developments. Students will examine a variety of texts, genresand perspectives. Previously ENG 266. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101.

ENGLISH 229
Gothic Literature (5)

Students explore how Gothic literature challenges conventional views through horror, the irrational, & the supernatural & examines how this literature expresses political, social, and cultural fears. They also trace the genre's transformations through three centuries of British & American literature and film. Previously ENG 244. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 229W
Gothic Literature (5)

Students explore how Gothic literature challenges conventional views through horror, the irrational, & the supernatural & examines how this literature expresses political, social, and cultural fears. They also trace the genre's transformations through three centuries of British & American literature and film. Previously ENG 244. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH & 230
Technical Report Writing (3)

Students learn the fundamental principles and practices of effective technical writing in business, non-profit and/or government environments. Writing includes reports, letters, resumes, progress reports, brochures, technical reports, newsletters, executive summaries, surveys, and project documentation. Previously ENG 270. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or equivalent with instructor permission. Student option grading.

ENGLISH & 244
American Literature I (5)

Students explore American literature thematically and examine how it reflects and shapes literary, political, historical, and cultural developments. Each course will focus on a particular theme. Possible themes are: protest, war, the Harlem Renaissance, immigration, or American Dreams. Previously ENG 267. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101.

ENGLISH & 244W
American Literature I (5)

Students explore American literature thematically and examine how it reflects and shapes literary, political, historical, and cultural developments. Each course will focus on a particular theme. Possible themes are: protest, war, the Harlem Renaissance, immigration, or American Dreams. Previously ENG 267. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH & 245
American Literature II (5)

Students explore how literature in a particular time period reflects and shapes literary movements and political, historical, and cultural developments. Each course may focus on a different time period. Possible timelines are: Colonial to 19th-century; 19th-century; 20th-century and 21st-century. Previously ENG 267. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH & 245W
American Literature II (5)

Students explore how American literature in a particular time period reflects and shapes literary movements and political, historical, and cultural developments. Each class may focus on a different time period. Possible timelines are: Colonial to 19th-century; 19th-century; 20th-century and 21st-century. Previously ENG 267. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH & 246
American Literature III (5)

Students explore American literature through a particular genre or literary movement and examine how it reflects and shapes cultural, political, and historical developments. Genres and movements might include one of the following: Modernism, science fiction, protest literature, Beat poets, or LGBT literature. Previously ENG 269. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH & 246W
American Literature III (5)

Students explore American literature through a particular genre or literary movement and examine how it reflects and shapes cultural, political, and historical developments. Genres and movements might include one of the following: Modernism, science fiction, protest literature, Beat Poets, or LGBT literature. Previously ENG 269. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 247
African American Literature (5)

Students study African-American literature in its social, political, historical and cultural context. We will explore how the literature reflects experiences unique to African-Americans while presenting characters, settings, themes and experiences shared by all: heartbreak, joy, fear, loss, love and death. Previously ENG 235. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 247W
African American Literature (5)

Students study African-American literature in its social, political, historical and cultural context. We will explore how the literature reflects experiences unique to African-Americans while presenting characters, settings, themes and experiences shared by all: heartbreak, joy, fear, loss, love and death. Previously ENG 235W. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 248
Modern American Women Writers (5)

This course examines how modern women writers explore, express, & construct identity and experience through literature. Read literature from multiple perspectives and cultures in the U.S. Authors may include Hurston, Erdrich, Lahiri, Lorde, Morrison, Ozick, Tan, Viramontes, Wharton and Yamamoto. Previously ENG 236. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 248W
Modern American Women Writers (5)

This course examines how modern women writers explore, express, & construct identity and experience through literature. Read literature from multiple perspectives and cultures in the U.S. Authors may include Hurston, Erdrich, Lahiri, Lorde, Morrison, Ozick, Tan, Viramontes, Wharton and Yamamoto. Previously ENG 236. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 257
Literature of Latin America (5)

Students explore the literature of several Latin American countries through various genres and time periods, with emphasis upon this literature's immense and enduring global popularity since the latter 20th Century. Authors may include Marquez, Borges, Neruda, Cortazar, Fuentes,and Allende. Previously ENG 234. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 257W
Literature of Latin America (5)

Students explore the literature of several Latin American countries through various genres and time periods, with emphasis upon this literature's immense and enduring global popularity since the latter 20th Century. Authors may include Marquez, Borges, Neruda, Cortazar, Fuentes,and Allende. Previously ENG 234. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 265
Experiential Learning Portfolio Design (3)

Students design portfolios containing essays, resumes, letters of request, and documentation for Credit for Prior Experiential Learning requests. Students gain knowledge of adult learning strategies and skills. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 101, BUSTC 215, or ENGL& 101 challenge test. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ENGLISH 271
Beginning Poetry Writing I (5)

Students discover the pleasure and craft of writing poetry in a variety of styles and voices. Students read the works of other poets as models of form and technique and submit drafts of poems for peer feedback in a workshop setting. Previously ENG 274. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL& 101 or equivalent with instructor permission. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 272
Beginning Poetry Writing II (5)

Continues the work of ENGL 271: Students discover the pleasure and craft of writing poetry in a variety of styles and voices. Students read the works of other poets as models of form and technique and submit drafts of poems for peer feedback in a workshop setting. Previously ENG 275. Prerequisite: ENGL 271 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 276
Advanced Expository Writing (5)

Students build on skills from earlier writing courses and expand their strategies for composing effective non-fiction prose. Writing forms may include argumentation, genre, research, discipline specific, and interdisciplinary. Previously ENG 271. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101, or equivalent with instructor permission. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 279
Writing for New Media (5)

Students write for various purposes in electronic media such as websites, social networking forums, video games, blogs, wikis, webisodes, and others. Students explore organization, style, differences among media, audience analysis, writing for a multimedia environment, and collaborative writing. Specific content varies. Previously ENG 272. Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or Compass placement at ENGL& 101 or writing portfolio with instructor permission. Basic familiarity with computers, the Internet, and word-processing software. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 279W
Writing for New Media (5)

Students learn the principles and practices of creating a new media content for Web sites, kiosks, and electric storage devices. They explore types of hierarchy, online content writing and editing, project documentation, and audience analysis. Students develop new media content for a client. Previously ENG 272W. Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or ESL 100-level English by testing or coursework, or instructor permission. Basic familiarity with computers, the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW), and word-processing software. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 281
Beginning Short Story Writing I (5)

Students will explore and write short fiction using plot, character, atmosphere, point of view, symbolism, metaphor, and theme. Using various narrative strategies, they will write and workshop various fictional pieces. They will identify the strengths and limitations of various storytelling media. Previously ENG 277. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 282
Beginning Short Story Writing II (5)

Continues the work of ENGL 281: Students explore and write short fiction using plot, character, atmosphere, point of view, symbolism, metaphor, and theme. Using various narrative strategies, they write and workshop various fictional pieces. They identify the strengths and limitations of various storytelling media. Previously ENG 278. Prerequisite: ENGL 281. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 287
European Lit: Masterpieces of Greece and Rome (5)

Exploring how these works shaped their own cultures and exert a powerful influence upon later cultures, students read the myths, poems, comedies and tragedies of ancient Greece and Rome. Previously Eng 281. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or equivalent with instructor permission. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 287W
European Lit: Masterpieces of Greece and Rome (5)

Exploring how these works shaped their own cultures and exert a powerful influence upon later cultures, students read the myths, poems, comedies and tragedies of ancient Greece and Rome. Previously Eng 281W. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or equivalent with instructor permission. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 288
European Lit: Medieval Through Enlightenment (5)

Students read works from The Medieval Era through The Age of Enlightenment, considering various genres and countries. Artists may include Dante, Boccaccio, Cervantes, Machiavelli, Goethe, and Voltaire. Previously ENG 282. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 288W
European Lit: Medieval Through Enlightment (5)

Students read works from The Medieval Era through The Age of Enlightenment, considering various genres and countries. Artists may include Dante, Boccaccio, Cervantes, Machiavelli, Goethe, and Voltaire. Previously ENG 282W. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 289
European Lit: Modern to Contemporary (5)

Students read works from 19th-Century through present-day European literature, considering various genres and countries. Authors may include Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Kafka, Camus, Ibsen, Collette, Checkov, and Calvino. Previously ENG 283. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 289W
European Lit: Modern to Contemporary (5)

Students read works from 19th-Century through present-day European literature, considering various genres and countries. Authors may include Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Kafka, Camus, Ibsen, Collette, Checkov, and Calvino. Previously ENG 283W. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGLISH 292
Special Topics in English (2)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in English. Previously ENG 292.

ENGLISH 293
Special Topics in English (3)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in English. Previously ENG 293.

ENGLISH 294
Special Topics in English (4)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in English. Previously ENG 294.

ENGLISH 294W
Special Topics in English - W (4)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in English. Previously ENG 294W.

ENGLISH 295
Special Topics in English (5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in English. Previously ENG 285.

ENGLISH 295W
Special Topics in English-W (5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in English. Previously ENG 285W.

ENGLISH 297
Individual Project in English (1)

Individual project in a specific area of English. By arrangement with instructor. Previously ENG 297. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

ENGLISH 298
Individual Project in English (2)

Individual project in a specific area of English. By arrangement with instructor. Previously ENG 298. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

ENGLISH 299
Individual Project in English (3)

Individual project in a specific area of English. By arrangement with instructor. Previously ENG 299. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

ENGLISH 299W
Individual Project in English (3)

Individual project in a specific area of English. By arrangement with instructor. Previously ENG 299W. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.