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Undergraduate English

2015 Fall Term

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3 Units

FRESHMAN ENGLISH

English 101

An introduction to the reading and writing of college-level prose. Study of short stories, novels and essays. Composition of short papers and essay examinations. Restricted to students with ACT English subscore of 17-29 (SAT verbal 430-699) or completion of English 90.


3 Units

FRESHMAN ENGLISH

English 102

A continuation of English 680-101. Study of plays, poems and essays. Composition of substantial papers and a library research paper.


3 Units

FRESHMAN ENGLISH HONORS

English 105

An accelerated course in the reading and writing of college-level prose that satisfies the Proficiency writing requirement for students in the University Honors program. Study of the major literary genres, and composition of substantial papers and a library research paper. NOTE -- students will be able to receive AP or other test credit for English 101 and ENGLISH 102, but they may not enroll in English 101 or ENGLISH 102 for credit after completing this course.


4 Units

ADVANCED ACADEMIC READING IN ESL

English 161

Development of critical thinking skills in reading and ability to express complex, academic arguments for participation in university courses. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to exit the IEP. This course satisfies the English 101 University Proficiency Requirement.


4 Units

COLLEGE WRITING IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

English 162

Students learn the fundamentals of writing an academic research paper. Students conduct a brief literature review, design and conduct a group research project to address a research question, and write a paper. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to exit the IEP.


4 Units

INTRODUCTION TO U.S. CULTURE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (GH)

English 163

Study of U.S. culture from interdisciplinary perspectives by examining cultural topics (such as the changing form of the family, educational opportunity, economic change) to come to a deeper understanding of U.S. and the students' home cultures. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to exit the IEP. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.


3 Units

CONTEMPORARY CHICANO LITERATURE (DV)(GH)

English 201

Analyzes contemporary Chicano drama, fiction and poetry within their cultural and historical context, examined from a traditional formalist approach and as a human expression.


3 Units

BRITISH LITERATURE SURVEY I (GH)

English 206

A survey of British literature from the Old English period through the eighteenth century.


3 Units

AMERICAN LITERATURE SURVEY I (GH)

English 226

A survey of American literature from the seventeenth century through the Civil War to acquaint the student with the foremost writers of our literary culture.


3 Units

FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL WRITING AND EDITING

English 230

Students will be introduced to current practices in and theories behind what makes a good editor and writer and learn to read as editors, paying attention to the details of writing professionally. They will learn the processes of revising, fully correcting, and preparing a manuscript for publication.


3 Units

CLASSICAL MYTH AND LEGEND AS SOURCES FOR LITERATURE (GH)

English 251

An examination of classical myths and legends and how they are used in various periods and genres of English literature.


3 Units

AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL LITERATURE (GH)

English 260

Explore American environmental literature (creative non-fiction/fiction/poetry) from its orgins, with special attention to key authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, John Muir, Teddy Roosevelt, Aldo Leopold, Leslie Silko, Rachel Carlson, Annie Dillard and Bill McKibben.


3 Units

THE CONTEMPORARY NOVEL (GH)

English 263

A study of significant British and American novels and novelists of the last decade.


3 Units

MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES (DV)(GH)

English 265

Multicultural Literature of the U.S. offers a wide range of literary texts (dramas, essays, novels, poetry and short stories) by people of color to offer students the opportunity to study and appreciate the experiences and challenges of diverse groups of people in American society: African-American, Asian American, Native American, and Latino/a. This body of literary works will be studied through the historical/political prism of each group so that students will be acquainted with the background of the literature.


3 Units

GENDER IN FILM (GE)

English 266

Students will learn to critically view, consider, and describe films, with special attention to representations of sexuality and gender. The course will include instruction in gender theory and methods for deploying gender analysis in the context of film studies.


3 Units

CRITICAL WRITING IN THE FIELD OF ENGLISH

English 271

This course will help students become proficient in the skills of research, organization, writing, and revising that they will need in upper-division English courses. Students will learn both the general conventions of academic writing about literature (literary criticism) and the specific methods of some of the most important kinds of literary criticism.


3 Units

CRITICAL WRITING IN MULTIMEDIA CONTEXTS (GH)

English 272

In this course, students will learn to conceptualize, structure, and produce analytical writing in multiple forms within digital contexts. Since such contexts are often multi-modal--layered with visual images as well as sound--instruction will include the analysis and appropriation of the visual and auditory in critical writing.


3 Units

CREATIVE WRITING (GH)

English 274

Study, discussion and writing of description, narration, verse and the short story.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE STUDY (GH)

English 281

An introduction to the basic tools and concepts for the study of language through study of the sounds, grammar, vocabulary, history, and cultural context of English.


1-5 Units

SPECIAL STUDIES

English 296

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable only with change of topic.


3 Units

SPECIAL TOPICS

English 300

Analysis and discussion of a cultural, social, moral, philosophical or other significant topic, as expressed in a variety of literary forms, in relation to the individual and society; the particular topic to be published before registration. Repeatable only with change of topic.


3 Units

LITERATURE FOR ADOLESCENTS

English 310

This course will explore the history and development of adolescent literature, with special emphasis on the period since 1960. Recent novels which have proven popular and influential with young people and teachers will be analyzed using literary and educational criteria. Participants will consider works within the context of intellectual freedom and potential censorship.


3 Units

ASIAN LITERATURES (GH)

English 323

The course will cover a selection of classical and modern works from various genres and periods in the three national literatures. Each of these works will be discussed both in its literary tradition and in its cultural and historical contexts. The intent will also be to broaden students¿ global perspective by showing connections between their lives and the literatures of other cultures. The course will stress a comparative approach among the three literatures and between each one and Western literatures and cultures.


3 Units

WRITING FOR THE WEB

English 332

Writing for the Web is designed to survey the many forms of online writing, focusing on community contributions, blogs, Web pages, Wikis and writng for the Web in students' particular academic disciplines. Students will examine each of these forms' conventions, create and contribute to such texts, and reflect upon the cultural significance of those forms.


3 Units

BRITISH MODERNISM

English 347

A survey of the major developments in British Literature from 1900 to World War II, with an emphasis on the rise of modernism.


3 Units

THE GRAMMAR OF STANDARD WRITTEN ENGLISH

English 362

This is a course in the grammar of relatively formal and planned written English. We will review a vocabulary for talking about the structural choices that are available to writers of English, and use this vocabulary to practice analyzing and constructing sentences and parts of sentences. The course is meant primarily for people whose professional plans include writing or editing.


3 Units

AMERICAN LITERATURE IN THE POSTMODERN AGE (1945-PRESENT)

English 363

This course is designed to acquaint students with the rich tradition of American fiction and poetry of the last fifty years. Focusing on such figures as Ellison, Plath, Morrison, Pynchon, Baraka, and Delillo, this course invites students to debate the role that literature plays in a postwar American society. In doing so, we will focus on how writers address such postwar developments as: dawn of the nuclear age, Vietnam, the rise of mass culture, and rapid technologizing of American society.


3 Units

STYLE: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES

English 364

Introduction to analysis and revision of texts for their style by a) assessing the rhetorical situations of these texts and b) becoming conversant and widely accepted principles and categories of style. Focus is on stylistic concerns such as clarity, coherence, cohesion, emphasis, concision, shape, and elegance.


3 Units

AMERICAN MINORITY WOMEN WRITERS (DV)

English 368

A survey of poetry, fiction, drama, and essays written by African-American, Hispanic-American, Native American and Asian-American women.


3 Units

ADVANCED COMPOSITION

English 370

A course in advanced exposition and argumentation. Conventional grade basis only if course is required in the College of Business for major.


3 Units

WRITING IN THE SCIENCES

English 371

Instruction on the nature of writing in the sciences, including features of scientific genres and strategies for producing effective texts.


3 Units

TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING

English 372

Practice in expository, descriptive, and report writing, with special application to technical and scientific subject matter.


3 Units

SCREENWRITING

English 376

Practical experience in writing scripts for cinema and/or television, with special emphasis on the creative, theoretical, and critical processes.


3 Units

CREATIVE NONFICTION

English 380

This workshop introduces students to the history, theory, tradition and practice of creative nonfiction in its many forms, including the edited journal, personal essay and memoir, nature essay, literary journalism, and academic/cultural criticism. Through a mix of seminar-style discussions, graduated writing assignments, and intensive workshop response and revision, students work to develop a substantive portfolio (40-50 pages) of their own work by the end of the semester.


3 Units

SPECIAL TOPICS WRITING WORKSHOP

English 387

Creative writing workshop, variable topics.


3 Units

SHAKESPEARE

English 404

A study of the works of Shakespeare which will include representative genres and which will not duplicate works studied in 680-405.


3 Units

ENLIGHTENMENT AND EMPIRE

English 414

Eighteenth Century British Literature introduces students to literature of all genres written in Britain during the Restoration and eighteenth century. The course should acquaint students with, among others, the historic, philosophic, political and aesthetic principles in this literature to enlighten and interest students, and to develop their critical thinking skills.


3 Units

GRANT/PROPOSAL WRITING

English 435

This is an advanced writing course on the genre of the proposal, pairing students with clients to produce a grant. The course benefits students who will write proposals for their own work as well as students who wish to add the proposal genre to their portfolio of professional writing skills.


3 Units

CURRENT THEORIES OF COMPOSITION FOR TEACHERS

English 471

A course in theories and methods of teaching composition, including practice in the evaluating of student writing. Recommended for Juniors and Seniors only.


3 Units

CONTROVERSIES IN CRITICISM

English 483

As the capstone course for English Literature and English Education majors, Controversies in Criticism is a seminar that focuses on a major critical debate. The students will examine a cluster of critical responses to a specific controversy and draw on their knowledge of literature to shed discipline. The specific controversy addressed will vary.


1-3 Units

WORKSHOP

English 49

Variable credit course offering with a defined topic. Repeatable with a change of topic.


1-3 Units

WORKSHOP

English 490

Variable topics published prior to registration.


1-6 Units

APPLIED STUDY: INTERNSHIP IN WRITING

English 493

Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. Internships, as available, in business or government for suitably prepared students wishing to make careers as writers. Repeatable for a maximum of six credits in degree.


1-12 Units

EXCHANGE STUDY

English 497

Variable topics.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

English 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.


3 Units

FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH

English 90

A course for students whose reading and writing skills need improvement through study of basic grammar and rhetoric before they attempt other English courses. This course does not count toward the 120 credits required for graduation, nor does it fulfill General Studies requirements, nor may it be counted toward the English major or minor. It may not be taken by students who are simultaneously taking or have satisfactorily completed another English course on this campus. Required for students with an ACT English subscore of 16 or lower (SAT verbal 429).

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