English 105

SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE:FROM THE ANGLO-SAXON PERIOD TO 1780


3 Units

English 105 is a survey course covering the development of English literature from the beginning to 1780 and emphasizing the development of thought in relation to historical and social backgrounds. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit:CSU, UC, USC(CAN ENGL 8)

English 106

SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE: FROM 1780 TO THE PRESENT TIME


3 Units

English 106 is a survey course covering the development of English literature from 1 780 to the present time. English 106 continues to study the development of thought as an expression of our cultural heritage. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC (CAN ENGL 10)

English 107

TWENTIETH CENTURY POETRY I


3 Units

English 107 consists of an historical orientation to twentieth century poetry a discussion of the significant poets to approximately mid-century, and an intensive study of the most important modernist and contemporary poets of this period. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

English 108

TWENTIETH CENTURY POETRY II


3 Units

English 108 consists of a historical orientation to twentieth century poetry from about mid-century to the present. The course examines the influences of modernist poets on contemporary English and American poetry, including the innovations of Russian, European, and Latin-American poets. An in depth study of the major poets of this period emphasizes the development of new trends in response to aesthetic and cultural changes in society Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

English 109

INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE OF THE WESTERN WORLD


3 Units

English 109 is a survey of the literature of the Western World from ancient times to the Renaissance. It includes selections from the Old and New Testaments; Celtic, Germanic, Norse, and French mythologies; and representative works from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Emphasis is placed on the Greek and Roman classics. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

English 110

INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE OF THE WESTERN WORLD


3 Units

English 1 10 is a survey of the literature of the Western World from the Enlightenment to the present time. Emphasis is placed on the cultural history and history of important ideas reflected in the literary works, as well as the development of literary techniques and style. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU UC, USC

English 111

WOMEN IN LITERATURE


3 Units

English 111 is a comparative study of the roles assigned to women in literature by both male and female authors. The course critically examines the literary and cultural stereotypes of women in the short story novel, poetry, and drama. Lecture 3 hours Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

English 115

INTRODUCTION TO FICTION


3 Units

English 115 introduces students to a variety of structural and stylistic elements, critical concepts, and themes that help them analyze and appreciate works of fiction. Students are encouraged to express their interpretations of readings in classroom discussions, and they learn and practice effective methods of writing about works of fiction. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC

English 116

INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA


3 Units

English 116 is an historical survey of drama as a genre from the Classical period to the present day. The course introduces students to the elements of drama, and emphasizes class analysis or representative plays from selected periods. Students are encouraged to express their interpretations of plays and write critical papers about dramatic works. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC

 
English 117

FILM AS LITERATURE


3 Units

English 117 is the study of film as literature from thematic, cultural, historical, and aesthetic perspectives.  Students are encouraged to incorporate analytical perspectives from literary and film criticism into discussion and written work.  Lecture 3 hours.  Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101.  Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

 
English 121

READING LITERATURE


3 Units

English 121 is designed to introduce students to the major forms of creative literature - short story, novel, drama, and poetry written by the best modern authors and poets. The course is planned to develop a greater appreciation and understanding of the literature of our time, with special emphasis on the literary expression of contemporary issues. It is designed for the non-English major and for the student planning to earn an Associate in Arts degree. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 120 or ESL 151.

English 122

AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1865


3 Units

English 122 is designed to give the student a generous sample of the works of major American writers from Colonial days to the Civil War, and to relate these works to the history of ideas. Important historical movements are traced so that students may gain increased understanding of America's heritage. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit:CSU, UC, USC(CAN ENGL 14)

English 123

AMERICAN LITERATURE FROM 1865 TO THE PRESENT


3 Units

English 123 is designed to give a generous sample of the works of major American writers from the Civil War to the present day The course is intended to enrich the student's understanding of selected major American works. The important literary movements, with their sociological implications, are traced so that the student can acquire a background for critical judgment of contemporary American writing . Lecture 3 hou rs . Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC (CAN ENGL 16)

English 124

CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE


3 Units

English 124 is a study of representative literature after World War II focusing on fiction and drama with some consideration given to poetry. The course deals with contemporary philosophical, political and psychological issues and problems addressed in the works of contemporary authors selected internationally, and considers the artistic techniques employed in those works. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

English 125

SHAKESPEARE


3 Units

English 125 is an introduction to the works of Shakespeare. The course is focused on a close study of Shakespeare's major plays. It also provides a background and insights into the Elizabethan world so that the student may more fully understand and appreciate Shakespeare's writings. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit:CSU, UC, US

English 126

THE MODERN DRAMA


3 Units

English 126 is a survey of modern plays and playwrights. Representative works of European and American dramatists are read with special attention given to the literary and sociological importance of plays written since 1870. Also considered are important developments in stagecraft and theatre construction which have had an influence on the playwrights. The aim of the course is to enable students to recognize differing views of h u man pro blems as d ramatized by a wide variety of playwrights in the last one hundred years and to encourage objective, analytical judgments of literary excellence. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

English 127

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE


3 Units

English 127 is designed to develop the ability of students to select and use literature with children. As students read and discuss a broad range of children's literature, including both prose and poetry, they develop standards for judging children's literature and determining the appropriateness of a given literary work for an individual child. Students practice story-telling techniques and prepare activities to help children appreciate literature and grow through exposure to it. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, US

English 128

THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE


3 Units

English 128 is a general introduction to the Bible: its characters, recurrent themes, images and symbols. The course presents information regarding the literary divisions, the language, and text of each book as well as its composition, authorship, date, and contents. Attention is given to literary, historical, geographical, archaeological, and theological matters, including the formation of the canon, modern approaches to biblical study, and principal English versions of the Scriptures. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

English 130

SCIENCE FICTION LITERATURE


3 Units

English 130 is a survey of science fiction from the late 19th Century to the present, concentrating on 20th Century writers. Students read, analyze, and discuss the history of science fiction, major themes, genres (short story, novels, drama, poetry), media (radio, cinema, television), fandom (clubs, fan publications, conventions), and the function of science fiction as a literary form that reflects human concern with solving or escaping problems in an increasingly scientific and technological age. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC
 
English 141

SOUTHWESTREN ETHNIC LITERATURE


3 Units

English 112 is a study of representative pieces of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction written by Chicano and Native American writers of the Southwestern United States, primarily from California, Arizona, and New Mexico. The course examines ethnic context, artistic technique, and literary themes, providing a window to the rich Native American and Chicano cultures. The course will aso make connections between literature art, and philosophy of Chicanos and Native Americans. Students will develop a sensitivity to and an understanding of cultural differences from a literary standpoint with attention paid to historical, psychological, and sociological analysis. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101.

English 142

ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE


3 Units

English 142 is a study of representative pieces of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction written by Asian American writers. The course examines ethnic context, artistic technique, and literary themes, providing a window to the rich cultures of Asia which underlie the perspective of Asian American minority groups in America. The course will aso make connections between literature and art, as well as philosophy, of Asian American minority groups. Students will develop a sensitivity to and an understanding of cultural differences from a literary standpoint with attention paid to historical, psychological, and sociological enhancement. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101.

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