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Courses

ENGL 30: Sentence Crafting

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in ENGL 40.
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course emphasizes sentence craft and effective communication in prose by reviewing basic grammar conventions while considering different audience expectations and circumstances. Topics include audience awareness, editing strategies, prescriptive versus descriptive conventions, voice, and sentence types. This course is intended for students who want to improve the efficacy and complexity of their prose at the sentence level. (Formerly ENGL 40)

ENGL 50: Introduction to College Composition

Units: 4
Prerequisites: ACE 149, ENGL 49, ESL 149 or eligibility determined by the English placement process.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in ACE 150 or ESL 150.
Lecture 4 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This course offers intensive practice in the writing process, critical reading, and critical thinking. It also provides practice in acquiring, synthesizing, and communicating information and in applying the principles and conventions of standard edited American English.

ENGL 52: College Composition Skills and Support

Units: 2
Prerequisites: ACE 149, ENGL 49, ESL 149, or eligibility determined by the English placement process
Corequisite: ENGL 100
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in ACE 150, ENGL 50, or ESL 150.
Lecture 2 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course offers intensive practice in the skills needed to read college-level texts and compose college-level essays. It provides support in developing skills and strategies for success in transfer-level writing classes. Students enrolling in this course must also enroll in ENGL 100.

ENGL 100: Composition and Reading

Units: 4
Prerequisites: ACE 150, ENGL 50, ESL 150, or eligibility determined by the English placement process.
Enrollment Limitation: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 52 or NCENG 52 if prerequistes not met and not open to students with prior credit in ENGL 100H.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 4 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This course in critical reading and expository writing offers training in the reading and writing processes, the development and organization of expository prose, and research techniques. The course emphasizes quality in logic and diction. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for ENGL 100 or ENGL 100H. C-ID ENGL-100.

ENGL 100H: Composition and Reading (Honors)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: ACE 150, ENGL 50, ESL 150, or eligibility determined by the English placement process.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in ENGL 100.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 4 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This course offers highly motivated students an advanced introduction to critical reading and expository writing through training in reading and writing processes, the development and organization of expository prose characterized by clear logic and appropriate diction, and independent research techniques. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for ENGL 100 or ENGL 100H. C-ID ENGL-100.

ENGL 201: Critical Thinking, Composition, and Literature

Units: 4
Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or ENGL 100H.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in ENGL 201H.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 4 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

Designed to continue the critical thinking, reading, and writing practice begun in ENGL 100, this course teaches critical thinking, reading, composition, research, and argument using literature as the basis for analysis. This course is designed for students who seek to satisfy both the full-year composition and the critical-thinking transfer requirements. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for ENGL 201 or ENGL 201H. C-ID ENGL-110.

ENGL 201H: Critical Thinking, Composition, and Literature (Honors)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or ENGL 100H.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in ENGL 201.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 4 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall or Spring

This course offers enhanced instruction in critical thinking, critical writing, and research using the genres of literature (poetry, drama, short story, and novel). It is intended for highly motivated students who seek to satisfy the full-year composition and critical-thinking transfer requirements. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for ENGL 201 or ENGL 201H. C-ID ENGL-110.

ENGL 202: Critical Thinking and Composition

Units: 4
Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or ENGL 100H.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in ENGL 202H.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 4 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This course emphasizes critical thinking, particularly in the reading and writing of argument. Content includes methods of analysis; principles of logic, including the relationship between language and logic; techniques of reasoning, including the use of evidence; techniques of style; and research skills. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for ENGL 202 or ENGL 202H. C-ID ENGL-105.

ENGL 202H: Critical Thinking and Composition (Honors)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or ENGL 100H.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in ENGL 202.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 4 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall or Spring

This course emphasizes critical thinking, particularly in the reading and writing of argument. Content includes methods of analysis; principles of logic, including the relationship between language and logic; techniques of reasoning, including the use of evidence; techniques of style; and research skills. It is intended for highly motivated students who seek to satisfy the full-year composition and critical-thinking transfer requirements. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for ENGL 202 or ENGL 202H. C-ID ENGL-105.

ENGL 280: Creative Writing

Units: 3
Prerequisites: ACE 150, ENGL 50, ESL 150, or eligibility determined by the English placement process.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course focuses on the elements of creative writing, particularly through the study and creation of prose fiction and poetry. It offers practice in various genres and forms, based on instructor approach, and it promotes the writing process through a combination of drafting exercises and revision strategies. Utilizing workshops as the primary mode of instruction, this course offers the opportunity to produce creative works for publication, performance, and/or personal enrichment. C-ID ENGL-200.

ENGL 292: Internship Studies

Units: 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor, dept chair, and Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the theories and techniques of their discipline in an internship position in a professional setting under the instruction of a faculty-mentor and site supervisor. It introduces students to aspects of the roles and responsibilities of professionals employed in the field of study. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students must develop new learning objectives and/or intern at a new site upon each repetition. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.

ENGL 296: Topics in English

Units: 1-3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 1 hour.
Lecture 2 hours.
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

This course gives students an opportunity to study topics in English that are not included in regular course offerings. Each Topics course is announced, described, and given its own title and 296 number designation in the class schedule.

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