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2020 Spring Term

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4 Units

INTENSIVE COLLEGE WRITING AND READING

English 100

An intensive introduction to college writing and reading for students with appropriate placement scores. Emphasis on textual analysis of a variety of genres (both fiction and nonfiction), critical argumentation, the writing process, conventions of academic prose, and improvement of grammatical control and proofreading skills.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE WRITING AND READING

English 101

Critical reading and writing with emphasis on textual analysis of a variety of genres (both fiction and nonfiction), critical argumentation, the writing process, and conventions of academic prose.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE WRITING, READING, AND RESEARCH

English 102

Continuation of ENGLISH 100/ENGLISH 101 with additional emphasis on modes of inquiry, the research process, and the completion of a formally documented, argument-based research paper.


3 Units

POPULAR CULTURE AND LITERATURE

English 110

This course introduces students to the textual study of popular culture in such forms as film, television, video games, or comics by pairing such texts with literary periods and/or movements that inform them. Students will question the boundaries between "high culture" and popular culture as reflected in the mass media.


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

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.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO CHICANX LITERATURE

English 200

Identifies and interprets Chicanx literature in a social and historical context giving students an introduction to literature written by and about Chicanxs.


3 Units

BRITISH LITERATURE SURVEY II

English 216

A survey of British literature from the Romantic period to the present.


3 Units

AMERICAN LITERATURE II

English 236

A survey of American Literature from the Civil War to the present to acquaint the student with the foremost writers of our literary culture.


3 Units

THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE (GH)

English 252

This course will survey the Bible and some other related Near Eastern literature, focusing on the development of genres, motifs, and other literary forms that have influenced the form and content of Western literature, including the parable, the proverb, the loss of Eden, exile and return, origin stories, and hero stories.


3 Units

THE CONTEMPORARY NOVEL

English 263

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


3 Units

GENDER AND FILM

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

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

English 274

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


3 Units

TOPICS IN THE LITERATURE OF RURAL AMERICA

English 275

This course explores issues of poverty, violence, and disaffection in rural American communities as depicted though literary works spanning the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It also examines the placement of rural communities within current social, cultural, and literary contexts. Topics will change.


3 Units

READING AS WRITERS

English 276

Study of craft and aesthetic form in contemporary literary works.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE STUDY

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.


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

EUROPEAN LITERATURE

English 329

This course explores the rich and varied field of European literature from its beginnings in Greek and Roman literature to present-day continental European literature, through studies of theme, genre, theory, or cultural analysis; topics will vary by instructor.


3 Units

MANUSCRIPT EDITING

English 330

Apply and further develop the basic skills needed to prepare a book or scholarly manuscript for publication. The focus will be on the conventions and procedures of editing a manuscript, particularly editing for correctness and style, following the conventions of The Chicago Manual of Style, the bible of book publishers.


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

AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1800 TO PRESENT

English 345

A survey of essays, prose fiction, drama, and poetry written by African-Americans from the colonial period to the present.


3 Units

AMERICAN LITERATURE 1890 TO 1945

English 348

A survey of the major developments in American Literature from 1890 to World War II, with an emphasis on the rise of Modernism.


3 Units

LITERATURE ON FILM

English 352

This course examines the complex cultural work of adapting literature to film. Through critical analysis of narrative fiction - short stories, novels, plays, graphic novels - and the films they inspire, students will investigate the history, narrative, conventions, iconic elements, and cultural significance of literary adaptations to film. Repeatable with topic change.


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

TOPICS IN PROFESSIONAL WRITING

English 366

Variable topics course that will focus on particular subsets of professional writing, editing, or rhetorical analysis relevant to these fields. Topics might include discourse analysis, argumentation, technical editing, content strategy, translation studies, or writing and editing for specific fields (e.g. science, medicine, environmental studies, etc.).


3 Units

MULTICULTURAL DRAMA OF THE UNITED STATES

English 369

The course examines the theatrical forms and the dramatic literature of African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans, and places them in the context of American theatre and U.S. social/political history.


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

FICTION WRITING

English 375

Theory, techniques, and practice of the writing of fiction. Requires a minimum of 50 pages of student writing, after careful revisions.


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

PROSE STYLISTICS

English 378

Introduction to analysis of prose style through intensive study of a broad range of contemporary styles ranging from popular to business, technical and academic styles. Application of the principles of style in student writing.


3 Units

THE CURRENT WRITING SCENE

English 388

An intensive study of the range of current writing, with practice in written composition which may qualify students for professional employment.


3 Units

SHAKESPEARE

English 405

A study of the works of Shakespeare which will include representative genres and which will not duplicate works studied in 680-404.


3 Units

PUBLICATION DEVELOPMENT

English 430

The course will survey the function of the editor in planning and developing a major publication. The course examines different editorial roles, gives an overview of publishing processes, and focuses on acquiring texts, developing the author-editor relationship, organizing and restructuring texts, checking facts, and developing production specifications.


3 Units

SEMINAR IN LITERATURE AFTER 1800

English 482

As the capstone course for English Literature and English Education majors, this senior seminar will offer the student an intensive study of a topic in literature after 1800, including a semester-long research project and an oral presentation. Topics will vary.


3 Units

ADVANCED WRITERS' STUDIO

English 488

A closely guided program of instruction in writing, determined in consultation with the instructor, ranging from creative writing to scholarly analysis. Repeatable two times for a maximum of 6 credits in major.


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.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

English 498

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

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