English (ENGLISH)

Courses

ENGLISH 49   WORKSHOP   1-3 Units

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

ENGLISH 90   FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH   3 Units

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).

ENGLISH 91   WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS   Repeatable   2 Units

Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. A workshop offering individualized instruction to students in need of improvement in basic writing skills. This does not count toward the 120 hours required for graduation. Repeatable.

ENGLISH 100   NTENSIVE COLLEGE WRITING AND READING   4 Units

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.
PREREQ: ACT ENGLISH SUBSCORE OF 15 OR 16

ENGLISH 101   FRESHMAN ENGLISH   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 90 OR ITS EQUIVALENT. RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH ACT ENGLISH SUBSCORE OF 17-29 (SAT VERBAL 430-699) OR COMPLETION OF ENGLISH 90.
UNREQ: ENGLISH 101, ENGLISH/IEI 161

ENGLISH 102   FRESHMAN ENGLISH   3 Units

A continuation of English 680-101. Study of plays, poems and essays. Composition of substantial papers and a library research paper.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 OR ENGLISH 161 OR THE EQUIVALENT OR ACT SUBSCORE OF 30 OR ABOVE (SAT VERBAL 700).
UNREQ: ENGLISH 102, ENGLISH/IEI 162

ENGLISH 105   FRESHMAN ENGLISH HONORS   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ELIGIBILITY FOR THE UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGAM AND AN ACT SUBSCORE OF AT LEAST 24, OR CONSENT OF UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM DIRECTOR

ENGLISH 110   POPULAR CULTURE AND LITERATURE (GE)(GH)   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 OR ENGLISH 105 OR WAIVER

ENGLISH 111   GRAMMAR REVIEW FOR FORMAL WRITING   1 Units

A five week intensive review of the principles of grammar, punctuation, and usage that are associated with formal English for future educators and business, and other professionals.

ENGLISH 161   ADVANCED ACADEMIC READING IN ESL   4 Units

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.
UNREQ: ENGLISH 101, ENGLISH/IEI 161

ENGLISH 162   COLLEGE WRITING IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE   4 Units

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.
UNREQ: ENGLISH 102, ENGLISH/IEI 162

ENGLISH 163   INTRODUCTION TO U.S. CULTURE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (GH)   4 Units

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.

ENGLISH 164   SPECIAL TOPICS   Repeatable   2-4 Units

ENGLISH 164 is a special topics course in English for specific purposes, repeatable by change in topic. If enrolled in the IEP, students must pass this course with a C- or better. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.

ENGLISH 200   CHICAN@ LITERATURE TO 1980 (DV)(GH)   3 Units

Identifies and interprets Chican@ literature in a social and historical context with emphasis on texts written befor 1980. All Spanish language texts are provided in translation.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.
CROSS-LISTED: CHICANO 200 AND ENGLISH 200

ENGLISH 201   CONTEMPORARY CHICANO LITERATURE (DV)(GH)   3 Units

Analyzes contemporary Chicano drama, fiction and poetry within their cultural and historical context, examined from a traditional formalist approach and as a human expression.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.
CROSS-LISTED: CHICANO 201 AND ENGLISH 201

ENGLISH 202   INTRODUCTION TO U.S. LATINO/A LITERATURE (DV)(GH)   3 Units

The course will present students with the diverse U.S. Latino experiences, by introducing them to texts that examine literary works by authors of Latino/Latina backgrounds, in their historical context and cultural context.
CROSS-LISTED: ENGLISH 202 AND RACEETH 202

ENGLISH 206   BRITISH LITERATURE SURVEY I (GH)   3 Units

A survey of British literature from the Old English period through the eighteenth century.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.

ENGLISH 216   BRITISH LITERATURE SURVEY II (GH)   3 Units

A survey of British literature from the Romantic period to the present.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.

ENGLISH 226   AMERICAN LITERATURE SURVEY I (GH)   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.

ENGLISH 230   FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL WRITING AND EDITING   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162

ENGLISH 236   AMERICAN LITERATURE II (GH)   3 Units

A survey of American Literature from the Civil War to the present to acquaint the student with the foremost writers of our literary culture.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.

ENGLISH 251   CLASSICAL MYTH AND LEGEND AS SOURCES FOR LITERATURE (GH)   3 Units

An examination of classical myths and legends and how they are used in various periods and genres of English literature.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.

ENGLISH 252   THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE (GH)   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.
CROSS-LISTED: ENGLISH 252 AND RELIGST 252

ENGLISH 260   AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL LITERATURE (GH)   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 263   THE CONTEMPORARY NOVEL (GH)   3 Units

A study of significant British and American novels and novelists of the last decade.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.

ENGLISH 265   MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES (DV)(GH)   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.

ENGLISH 266   GENDER AND FILM (GE)   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 161
CROSS-LISTED: ENGLISH/WOMENST/FILM 266

ENGLISH 271   CRITICAL WRITING IN THE FIELD OF ENGLISH   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.

ENGLISH 272   CRITICAL WRITING IN MULTIMEDIA CONTEXTS (GH)   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162
CROSS-LISTED: ENGLISH/FILM 272

ENGLISH 274   CREATIVE WRITING (GH)   3 Units

Study, discussion and writing of description, narration, verse and the short story.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162

ENGLISH 276   READING AS WRITERS   3 Units

Study of craft and aesthetic form in contemporary literary works.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162

ENGLISH 281   INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE STUDY (GH)   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.

ENGLISH 296   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-5 Units

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.

ENGLISH 300   SPECIAL TOPICS   Repeatable   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 AND CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR. REPEATABLE ONLY WITH CHANGE OF TOPIC.

ENGLISH 305   LITERATURE OF DISABILITY (GH)   3 Units

This course is designed to introduce the students to thinking about disability as a rhetorical and cultural phenomenon. The students will explore how disability has been imagined in western culture through an examination of literature, and they will also consider how disabled people have themselves sought to represent their own experience in defiance of established norms.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105

ENGLISH 310   LITERATURE FOR ADOLESCENTS   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.

ENGLISH 321   ANCIENT WESTERN LITERATURE (GH)   3 Units

A rapid survey of world literatures other than English and American covering major literary periods from ancient times through the Renaissance.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.

ENGLISH 322   MODERN WESTERN LITERATURE (GH)   3 Units

A rapid survey of world literatures other than English and American covering major literary periods from Neoclassicism (seventeenth century) to present.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.

ENGLISH 323   ASIAN LITERATURES (GH)   3 Units

This course is an introduction to the literary and cultural tradition of three Asian civilizations: China, India, and Japan. Students will read a selection of classical and modern works from various genres in the three national literatures. The literary texts will be discussed in their cultural and historical contexts.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.
CROSS-LISTED: ENGLISH 323 / ASIANSTD 323

ENGLISH 324   POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURES   3 Units

This couse introduces students to new literatures in English and to new ways of reading canonical British/American literature. The focus is on developing an understanding of colonial discourse through a study of its literary manifestations, its impact on colonized cultures, and the resistance strategies of colonized peoples to subvert colonial power.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 AND SOPHOMORE STATUS

ENGLISH 325   LITERATURE FROM THE MIDDLE EAST (GH)   3 Units

Students will learn how to critically read, research, and write about contemporary Middle Eastern literature in English translation. Different genres will be covered by authors from different countries, including Iran, Egypt, Turkey, and Syria.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105

ENGLISH 327   AFRICAN LITERATURE (GE)(GH)   3 Units

The course introduces students to a global consideration of literature through a close examination of the cultural and literary tradition of African literature, extending to the literature of the African Diaspora. It will also examine how writings from colonial margins resist stereotypes as African writers construct counter-narratives to colonial discourse.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105

ENGLISH 329   EUROPEAN LITERATURE (GE)(GH)   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162

ENGLISH 330   MANUSCRIPT EDITING   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 230 AND COREQ ENGLISH 362 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 332   WRITING FOR THE WEB   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 333   JAPANESE LITERATURE   3 Units

This course surveys Japanese Literature, providing study of classical literature and how this past is reconsidered by modern writers. Group projects will include study of key issues in Japanese cultural history, such as folktales, garden, tea and verse aesthetics, court, samurai and merchant culture, and international contact and war.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162
CROSS-LISTED: ENGLISH 333 AND ASIANSTD 333

ENGLISH 334   AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE (DV)(GE)   3 Units

This course explores contemporary writing and film by Native North American authors in relation to 1) ancient tribal traditions and languages; 2) the history of colonialism; 3) questions of cultural belonging and cultural appropriation; 4) the experiences of contemporary American Indians. Literary criticism and secondary sources introduce key issues in American Indian literary discourse and provide cultural and historical backgrounds.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: AMERIND 334 & ENGLISH 334

ENGLISH 340   EARLY BRITISH LITERATURE (GE)(GH)   3 Units

The course covers the cultural and literary periods from the beginning of writing in English to the late seventeenth century. Courses will rotate in theme or approach, and students will emerge with a firmer understanding of the literary and cultural heritage that informs subsequent literature.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 341   THE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE   3 Units

An exploration of major works by writers of mid-nineteenth-century America, such as Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Melville, and Dickinson, with consideration of their historical context.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 342   AMERICAN REALISM AND NATURALISM   3 Units

An exploration of developments in American literature in the period following the Civil War to 1910. In addition to naturalism and realism, the course will include more recent additions to the canon: women's fiction and African-American writing of the period.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 AND ENGLISH 226 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 343   LITERATURE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (1660-1820)   3 Units

This course will examine the various contexts¿cultural, historical, and political¿that comprise the long eighteenth century (1660-1820) as they are revealed by various modes of literary endeavor in Britain and its vast empire.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162

ENGLISH 344   AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1890 (GE)(GH)   3 Units

An exploration of topics, periods, or genres in American literature from its origins through the Gilded Age. Themes will vary by term, but the course may consider Native American literature; colonial and early national literature; the American Renaissance; African American literature; women's writing; the Civil War; or regionalism, realism, and naturalism.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162

ENGLISH 345   AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1800 TO PRESENT (DV)   3 Units

A survey of essays, prose fiction, drama, and poetry written by African-Americans from the Colonial period to the present.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.
CROSS-LISTED: AFRIAMR 345 AND ENGLISH 345

ENGLISH 346   SURVEY OF MODERN DRAMA   3 Units

Analysis of trends and developments in the modern theatre from Ibsen's realistic plays to off-off-Broadway drama with emphasis on literary history and staging problems. May be taught with Theatre faculty.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.
CROSS-LISTED: THEATRE 346 AND ENGLISH 346

ENGLISH 347   BRITISH MODERNISM   3 Units

A survey of the major developments in British Literature from 1900 to World War II, with an emphasis on the rise of modernism.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 348   AMERICAN LITERATURE 1890 TO 1945 (GH)   3 Units

A survey of the major developments in American Literature from 1890 to World War II, with an emphasis on the rise of Modernism.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162

ENGLISH 350   NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE (GE)(GH)   3 Units

An exploration of topics, periods, or genres in British literature from the Romantic through the Edwardian eras. Themes will vary and may include women's writing, colonial authors, children's literature, or periodicals; or address contemporary issues such as science, religion, socioeconomic class, gender, race, and empire; or focus on genre (poetry, drama, prose) or mode (sentimentalism, realism, sensationalism, fantasy, or aestheticism).
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162

ENGLISH 352   LITERATURE ON FILM (GH)   Repeatable   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105
CROSS-LISTED: FILM 352 AND ENGLISH 352

ENGLISH 354   STAGE PLAYS ON FILM (GE)(GH)   Repeatable   3 Units

In this course, students will study stage plays as well as the ways in which screenwriters and filmmakers adapt those plays for the big screen. Repeatable with change in topic.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105
CROSS-LISTED: FILM 354 AND ENGLISH 354

ENGLISH 360   TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE (GE)(GH)   3 Units

This course examines the rapid evolution of British fiction, drama, and poetry during the twentieth century. Themes will vary from the experiments in modernism that open the century to the postmodern approaches to narrative and identity that close it, as students explore a literature often marked by anxiety over the peak and decline of the British empire.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162

ENGLISH 362   THE GRAMMAR OF STANDARD WRITTEN ENGLISH   3 Units

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.

ENGLISH 363   AMERICAN LITERATURE IN THE POSTMODERN AGE (1945-PRESENT)   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.

ENGLISH 364   STYLE: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES   3 Units

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.

ENGLISH 366   TOPICS IN PROFESSIONAL WRITING   Repeatable   3 Units

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.).
PREREQ: ENGLISH 230 AND ENGLISH 362 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 368   AMERICAN MINORITY WOMEN WRITERS (DV)   3 Units

A survey of poetry, fiction, drama, and essays written by African-American, Hispanic-American, Native American and Asian-American women.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.
CROSS-LISTED: RACEETH 368 AND ENGLISH 368

ENGLISH 369   MULTICULTURAL DRAMA OF THE UNITED STATES (DV)   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 AND A 200 LEVEL ENGLISH COURSE OR THEATRE 346 OR THEATRE 471 OR THEATRE 472 OR THEATRE 478
CROSS-LISTED: THEATRE 369 AND ENGLISH 369

ENGLISH 370   ADVANCED COMPOSITION   3 Units

A course in advanced exposition and argumentation. Conventional grade basis only if course is required in the College of Business for major.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162. MUST BE CONVENTIONAL GRADE BASIS ONLY IF COURSE IS REQUIRED IN THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS FOR MAJOR.

ENGLISH 371   WRITING IN THE SCIENCES   3 Units

Instruction on the nature of writing in the sciences, including features of scientific genres and strategies for producing effective texts.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162

ENGLISH 372   TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING   3 Units

Practice in expository, descriptive, and report writing, with special application to technical and scientific subject matter.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.

ENGLISH 373   POETRY WRITING   3 Units

An intensive course in the writing of poetry requiring a minimum of 250 lines of good verse (after revision). The course will consider examples from some of the best contemporary verse, as well as criticism by students and the instructor of student work.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 274 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 375   FICTION WRITING   3 Units

Theory, techniques, and practice of the writing of fiction. Requires a minimum of 50 pages of student writing, after careful revisions.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 274 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 376   SCREENWRITING   3 Units

Practical experience in writing scripts for cinema and/or television, with special emphasis on the creative, theoretical, and critical processes.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.
CROSS-LISTED: ENGLISH 376/FILM 376

ENGLISH 378   PROSE STYLISTICS   3 Units

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. PREREQ: Completion of upperclass writing requirement in your major.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162

ENGLISH 380   CREATIVE NONFICTION   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 274 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 382   HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE   3 Units

A detailed study of change and the conditions for change in the sounds, vocabulary, and grammar of English from its first records through the present.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 281 AND ENGLISH PROFICIENCY COMPLETION OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 383   MODERN GRAMMATICAL THEORY   3 Units

A study of traditional, structural and transformational-generative grammars.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 281 AND ENGLISH PROFICIENCY COMPLETION OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 385   TOPICS IN LINGUISTICS   Repeatable   3 Units

Advanced study of a branch of linguistics or of the application of a branch of linguistics to a cognate field, e.g., pedagogy or literary criticism, the particular topic to be published before registration. Repeatable only with change of topic. Either ENGLISH 382 or ENGLISH 383 is strongly recommended as preparation for this course.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 281 AND ENGLISH PROFICIENCY COMPLETION OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 386   NATURE WRITING   3 Units

An intensive writing workshop that provides students with an introducion to the history, theory, techniques, and practice of American nature writing in its many forms.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162

ENGLISH 387   SPECIAL TOPICS WRITING WORKSHOP   Repeatable   3 Units

Creative writing workshop, variable topics.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162

ENGLISH 388   THE CURRENT WRITING SCENE   3 Units

An intensive study of the range of current writing, with practice in written composition which may qualify students for professional employment.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162

ENGLISH 401   THE HEROIC AGE   3 Units

This course will introduce students to the literary and socio-cultural milieu of anglo-saxon and medieval Britain. Through analysis of major figures of the period, including the Beowulf poet and Chaucer, the students will better appreciate the period in which the English language and British literature was formed.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102, ENGLISH 105, ENGLISH 162 AND JUNIOR STANDING OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 402   RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION   3 Units

Sixteenth Century British Literature introduces the students to literature of all genres written in Britain during the period. The course will acquaint students with the historic, philosophical, political and aesthetic principles in this period to enlighten and interest students and to develop their critical thinking skills.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 206 AND JUNIOR STANDING

ENGLISH 404   SHAKESPEARE   3 Units

A study of the works of Shakespeare which will include representative genres and which will not duplicate works studied in 680-405.
PREREQ: JUNIOR STANDING OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 405   SHAKESPEARE   3 Units

A study of the works of Shakespeare which will include representative genres and which will not duplicate works studied in 680-404.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102, ENGLISH 105, ENGLISH 162 AND JUNIOR STANDING OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 412   REVOLUTION AND RESTORATION   3 Units

This course will introduce students to the literacy and socio-cultural milieu of seventeenth-century Britain. Through analysis of authors such as John Milton and Aemelia Lanyer, the student will come to better appreciate a vital period in the formation of our modern selves.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 206 OR ENGLISH 251 OR ENGLISH 252 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 416   THE AGE OF ROMANTICISM   3 Units

A study of the prose and poetry of the major writers of the Romantic period in English literature.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 216 OR ENGLISH 226 AND JUNIOR STANDING

ENGLISH 420   VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN LITERATURE   3 Units

A survey of Anglo-Irish literature in the Victorian and Edwardian periods (c. 1830-1914), emphasizing the movement of ideas in the period from romanticism to modernism.
PREREQ: JUNIOR STANDING OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 430   PUBLICATION DEVELOPMENT   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 230 AND ENGLISH 362 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 435   GRANT/PROPOSAL WRITING   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162

ENGLISH 436   TOPICS IN PUBLICATION DEVELOPMENT   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics course that will focus on development of a professional-quality publication of substantial complexity. Students will take a writing or editing project from conception to polished text and develop specifications for its production (or actually produce it).
PREREQ: ENGLISH 230 AND ENGLISH 362 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 460   MAJOR AUTHORS   Repeatable   3 Units

Intensive study of the works of a major writer or related writers and their contributions to literature and culture, the particular topic to be published before registration. Repeatable only with a change of topic.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162

ENGLISH 463   19TH CENTURY WOMEN WRITERS   3 Units

A survey of the works of American and English women writers of the 19th century.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 471   CURRENT THEORIES OF COMPOSITION FOR TEACHERS   3 Units

A course in theories and methods of teaching composition, including practice in the evaluating of student writing. Recommended for Juniors and Seniors only.
PREREQ: JUNIOR/SENIOR STATUS

ENGLISH 478   APPLIED PROSE WRITING FOR DESKTOP PUBLISHING   3 Units

A practical course in preparing writing for printing and publication. Students will learn how to edit and proofread prose to make it readable and stylistically appropriate for its readership and purpose. Using desktop publishing technology, students will produce camera-ready publications combining text and illustrations.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 OR ENGLISH 162 AND ENGLISH 378

ENGLISH 480   SEMINAR IN LITERATURE BEFORE 1800   3 Units

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 before 1800, including a semester-long research project and an oral presentation. Topics will vary.
PREREQ: SENIOR STANDING, ENGLISH 271, AND MAJOR OR MINOR IN ENGLISH LITERATURE OR ENGLISH EDUCATION OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 482   SEMINAR IN LITERATURE AFTER 1800   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: SENIOR STANDING, ENGLISH 271, AND MAJOR OR MINOR IN ENGLISH LITERATURE OR ENGLISH EDUCATION OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 483   CONTROVERSIES IN CRITICISM   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: SENIOR STANDING, ENGLISH 271, AND MAJOR OR MINOR IN ENGLISH LITERATURE OR ENGLISH EDUCATION OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH 488   ADVANCED WRITERS' STUDIO   Repeatable   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: JUNIOR OR SENIOR STANDING AND SIX CREDITS CHOSEN FROM ENGLISH 373, 375, OR 380

ENGLISH 490   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics published prior to registration.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.

ENGLISH 491   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

ENGLISH 493   APPLIED STUDY: INTERNSHIP IN WRITING   Repeatable   1-6 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 AND CONSENT OF DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON

ENGLISH 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   2-4 Units

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.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.

ENGLISH 497   EXCHANGE STUDY   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Variable topics.

ENGLISH 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 AND CONSENT OF DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON

ENGLISH 498R   INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH   Repeatable   1-3 Units

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

ENGLISH 499   ENGLISH THESIS   1-3 Units


PREREQ: JUNIOR OR SENIOR STATUS, OPEN ONLY TO ENGLISH MAJORS