ENGL Courses

Opposite each course title are three numbers such as 3-2-4. The first number indicates the number of regular classroom hours for the course each week; the second number indicates the number of laboratory hours per week; and the third number indicates the hours of credit awarded for the successful completion of the course. Listed in parentheses at the end of each course description is the term(s) that the course is normally offered. F=Fall, S=Spring, and M=Summer.

The college reserves the right to cancel or delete any course with insufficient enrollment.

Courses

ENGL 0090. Integrated Reading and Writing. 4-0-4 Units.

Prepares students for ENGL 1100 and READ 1100 by presenting a study of basic grammar to include subject-verb agreement, pronoun-antecedent agreement, verb tenses, sentence fragments, fused sentences, and comma splices; by focusing on sentence patterns and basic paragraph development; by emphasizing vocabulary development; and by providing instruction pertaining to main ideas, supporting details, patterns of organization, transitional words, and inferences. To exempt ENGL 0090, students must earn a 450 or better on the SAT Critical Reading test, a score of 19 or better on the ACT English, or a score of 70 or better on the COMPASS English test.(F, S)
Prerequisites: Current enrollment in a certificate program.

ENGL 0098. Learning Support English. 4-0-4 Units.

Emphasizes the basics of grammar, paragraphs, and essays to prepare students for ENGL 1101. Prospective students will be required to score 70 or above on the COMPASS exam to exempt this course (Institutional Credit).(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in a degree-level program.

ENGL 1100. Communication Skills. 3-0-3 Units.

Offers a basic course in the effective use of oral and written communication skills related to the student's technical program and designed to enable the student to organize, compose, and revise reports, business letters, and other forms of business communication. (Career Course).(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: Compass English placement score of 60 or better or successful completion of ENGL 0090.

ENGL 1101. English Composition I. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exposition, analysis, and argumentation, and a variety of research skills. A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 1101 before the student can take ENGL 1102.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: READ 0098, unless exempt; ENGL 0098, unless exempt.

ENGL 1102. English Composition II. 3-0-3 Units.

Presents a literature-based composition course that develops writing skills beyond the levels of proficiency required by ENGL 1101, that emphasizes interpretation and evaluation, and that incorporates a variety of more advanced research methods, including capability in electronic resources and documentation. A minimum grade of C is required to complete this course.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 with a grade of C or better or the equivalent.

ENGL 1105. Intro to Greek Mythology. 1-0-1 Unit.

Provides an introduction to and overview of the major Greek myth cycles. Students will become familiar with the major Greek gods and goddesses, the stories connected to them, and the heroes of the great epic and dramatic works of ancient Greece.(S,M)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 1110. Creative Writing. 1-0-1 Unit.

Introduces the stylistic conventions and techniques of prose and poetry with an emphasis on characterization, structure, point of view, imagery, and symbolism. Also emphasizes techniques of literary invention and offers exposure to the analysis and critique of peer and professional texts. Special attention is given to drafting and revising original works.(F)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 1111. Student Newspaper Practicum. 1-0-1 Unit.

Offers instruction in and practical application of the basics of newspaper journalism. Students will conduct interviews, write articles, and assist in publication of The Roadrunner, DSC's campus newspaper. May be repeated for up to three credit hours.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101.

ENGL 2010. Linguistics. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides instruction in language, including its varieties, sound systems, word formation, sentence formation, language meaning, and discourse. Examines first and second language acquisition and classroom observation. Flexible course options will suit various learning interests and styles.(Web-based course)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 2100. News Writing and Reporting. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides an introduction to gathering, writing, and editing news articles for newspapers, though skills emphasized apply to any medium whose audience expects timely, accurate, easily intelligible information.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 with a C or better.

ENGL 2111. World Literature I. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys important works of world literature from ancient times through the mid-seventeenth century.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 2112. World Literature II. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys important works of world literature from the mid-seventeenth century to the present. Continues study begun in ENGL 2111, though 2111 is not a prerequisite.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 2120. British Literature I. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys important works of English literature from the Old English period through the Neoclassical Age.(F,S)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 2121. British Literature II. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys important works of English literature from the Romantic Era to the present. Continues study begun in ENGL 2120, though 2120 is not a prerequisite.(F,S)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 2130. American Literature I. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys important works of American literature from the Pre-colonial Age to the mid-nineteenth century.(F,S)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 2131. American Literature II. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys important works of American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Continues study begun in ENGL 2130, though 2130 is not a prerequisite.(F,S)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 2132. American Literature II. 3-0-3 Units.

This course will present a broad overview of American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Students will utilize various critical approaches and reading strategies as they examine important authors and themes of this period. The course will pay special attention to multiple cultures and perspectives. A chronological study of American literature from the Civil War to the present, this course presents a broad overview of American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Students will utilize various critical approaches and reading strategies as they examine important authors and themes of this period. The course will pay attention to literary movements, regional writing, native and immigrant cultures, and multiple perspectives. Some of the authors that will be included in this course are Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, Mark Twain, Langston Hughes, Kate Chopin, Maxine Hong, Robert Frost, and Raymond Carver. Prerequisite: English 1102

ENGL 2201. Intro to Film as Literature. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces humanistic, philosophic, and historical analyses of film. Examines and analyzes selected films through lectures, readings, viewings, and written analyses that focus primarily on literary elements such as plot, theme, character, symbolism, and only secondarily (if at all) on filmic elements such as cinematography and editing. (F, S, M) A minimum grade of C is required in English 1102 before the student can take English 2201.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102.

ENGL 3000. Writing for Educ/Soc Sciences. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on principles, practices, and strategies for writing clear, effective, audience-driven communications in a variety of academic and professional situations in the real world. Assignments include case studies, reports, proposals, and legal briefs.(F,S)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with C or better.

ENGL 3005. Practical Grammar. 3-0-3 Units.

Explores the basic components of language, language variation, and modern English grammar. Application of grammatical principles to composition, editing, and literary analysis.(F)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with C or better.

ENGL 3010. Intro to Literary Studies. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys materials, methods, and terminology used in the discipline of literary studies. Practice in effective critical writing and examination of the various critical theories available for interpretation and analysis. Must be taken in the student's first semester as an English major; may be taken as a co-requisite with two other upper-division English courses in the student's first semester as an English major.(F,S)
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 3015. Intro to Composition Studies. 3-0-3 Units.

Includes study of composition theory and its application to the teaching of composition. Students will analyze and assess student essays and design a writing course for secondary-level students.(S)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with C or better.

ENGL 3020. Advanced Composition. 3-0-3 Units.

Includes a study of various rhetorical strategies with regular writing assignments emphasizing logical organization of thought and effective composition. The course will develop sound grammatical and compositional skills to a level clearly superior to that of ENGL 1102.(F)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with C or better.

ENGL 3025. History of English Language. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides an introduction to the background, origins, development, and structure of the English language and the fundamental tools and concepts used in the study of a language's history. (F) Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 3030. Technical Writing. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on practice and instruction in analyzing and writing business and technical documents. Emphasis on increasing proficiency in effective writing, design and organization, audience awareness, visual rhetoric, and web publishing.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with a C or better.

ENGL 3100. Advanced Creative Writing. 3-0-3 Units.

Offers an intensive experience in writing in one of the following genres: short story, poetry, the novel, creative non-fiction, or screenwriting.(S)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 with C or better.

ENGL 3200. Appalachian Literature. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys major regional movements, genres, writers in the Appalachian mountains, from settlement to the present. Content and approach may vary. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 3210. Multi-ethnic American Lit. 3-0-3 Units.

Offers a study of major ethnic American literature, with a particular focus on Latino American, Asian American, and/or Native American writers. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 3220. Southern Literature. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines selected works by major authors of the American South. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 3230. Southern Women Writers. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on selected works by major female authors of the American South, such as Kate Chopin, Flannery O'Connor, Katherine Porter, Alice Walker, and Eudora Welty. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 3235. African-American Lit Tradition. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys the canonical writings of African-Americans, typically including writers such as Douglass, Hurston, Wright, Ellison, Baldwin, Morrison, King, and Walker. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 3300. Medieval Lit in Translation. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys literature of the Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman periods: Beowulf, Romance of the Rose, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and others. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 3340. Hispanic Lit in Translation. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides an introduction to landmark Hispanic works within social, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 3350. Latino/a Literature in English. 3-0-3 Units.

Offers an introduction to landmark Latino/a works written in English. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 3400. Renaissance Literature. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys Renaissance literature in its various aspects, including, but not limited to, poetry, prose, and drama, and a consideration of that literature as a part and product of its historical period. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 3405. Professional/Technical Writing. 3-0-3 Units.

An advanced writing course focusing on the elements of effective writing, particularly as they apply to business and the professions.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1102.

ENGL 3410. Shakespeare. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys representative works of comedy, history, tragedy, tragicomedy drawn from throughout the playwright's career. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 3520. The American Short Story. 3-0-3 Units.

Explores tone, narration, form, symbolism, and theme in representative American short stories. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 3530. American Authors to 1865. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys important writings by representative American authors from the pre-colonial period through the Civil War era. Typically includes Bradford, Bradstreet, Winthrop, Crevecoeur, Franklin, Paine, Irving, Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, Douglass, and Dickinson. (F) Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 3531. American Authors since 1865. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys significant works by representative American authors from the post-Civil War era through contemporary times. Authors typically covered include Twain, Crane, Howells, Chopin, Bierce, Eliot, Hemingway, Frost, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Wright, Stevens, Miller, Baldwin, Morrison, and O'Connor. Students who have credit for ENGL 3520: American Authors since 1900 may not take this course. (S) Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 3560. Melville. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the prose writings of Herman Melville in their social, historical, and literary contexts. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 4000. Contemporary American Lit. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines selected texts produced in the last thirty years in the United States. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 4010. The American Novel. 3-0-3 Units.

Offers an investigation of the American novel from the late eighteenth century through the present in relation to literary, cultural, intellectual, technological, and aesthetic changes in America. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 4020. Literature for Young Adults. 3-0-3 Units.

Offers a comprehensive study of young adult literature, including non-Western authors as well as literature representative of racial and ethnic groups, appropriate for students in secondary school programs, with emphasis on teaching techniques. (S) Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 4110. Chaucer's Life & Literature. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides an in-depth exploration of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer (predominantly in translation) and how they were influenced by and influenced the cultural context in which they appeared. Students will also explore the impact that Chaucer had on the English language and on later influential English writers such as Edmund Spencer, John Milton, and William Blake. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 4120. 17th Century British Lit. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines significant issues, themes, and ideologies in selection of seventeenth-century British literature studied in terms of their original cultural context. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course..
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 4130. 18th Century British Lit. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines drama, fiction, poetry, and other textual expression from Restoration and eighteenth-century Britain. Works may be studied in their historical, political, cultural, and aesthetic contexts. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 4140. British Romantic Literature. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys British literature of the Romantic period, focusing on major works, figures (three or more), and/or themes. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 4150. British Victorian Literature. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines Victorian literature in its original historical, political, cultural, and aesthetic contexts. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 4160. Modern British Literature. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys British poetry, fiction, and essays since 1900. Typically includes Hardy, Conrad, Joyce, Yeats, Lawrence, Woolf, Auden, and Lessing. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 4400. Survey of Drama. 3-0-3 Units.

Features specific topics in the study of British, American, or Continental drama. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 4410. Studies in Film. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines films as texts through historical, aesthetic, thematic, and/or cultural questioning and analysis. Offerings may include film and the novel, representations of women in film, teen cultures in film, etc. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours with change of content. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 4420. Literature Non-Western World. 3-0-3 Units.

Offers an introduction to non-Western literature that examines a range of texts from a variety of different regions that may include the Americas, Asia, Africa, India, the Middle East, the Pacific Rim, and the African Diaspora. Subjects vary according to the availability of faculty. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 4440. William Faulkner. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the works of William Faulkner, particularly selected stories and novels set in Yoknapatawpha County. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 4500. Literature of Amer Business. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys the historic background of cultural attitudes and social climate in the United States that allowed for and fostered development in capitalism, industrialism, and technology of the 19th-century Industrial Revolution and beyond. Explores American literature's representation and treatment of busines and characters interacting in a busines environment and the ethical concerns and consequences of living and working in this setting. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 4800. Intro to Literary Theory. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines texts in literary theory from Plato to Foucault and beyond, representing the rich history of the field and the contemporary debates. Literary theory considers the value and function of literature in society as well as the most rewarding ways to read and consider literature. Co-requisite: English 3010 (English majors); English majors must take English 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: At least one 4000-level English course with a C or better.

ENGL 4900. Special Topics. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines a topic in literature, theory, and/or writing that transcends the boundaries of the fixed curriculum. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours with change of content. Co-requisite: English 3010 may be taken as a co-requisite. English majors must take ENGL 3010 as their first upper-division English course.
Prerequisites: Any 2000-level literature course with a grade of C or better (non-English majors) or ENGL 3010 (English majors).

ENGL 4905. Senior Seminar in Literature. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on a problem, question, issue, or specialized subject. Topics vary. Required for English majors concentrating in literature. Must be taken in the English major's last semester.(F,S)
Prerequisites: 42 hours of upper-level English.