Literature

ENGL V15 - INTRODUCTION TO POETRY - 3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGL V01A

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

A study of poetry with emphasis on critical reading, analysis, and interpretation. The student will learn the different forms and elements of poetry. The students will write papers critically analyzing poetry.

Field trips may be required. Formerly Engl 15. Transfer credit: CSU; UC. CAN ENGL 20.

 

ENGL V16 - INTRODUCTION TO FICTION - 3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGL V01A

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

Analysis and interpretation of representative short stories and novels. Emphasis on structure, style, character, setting, and tone.

Field trips may be required. Formerly Engl 16. Transfer credit: CSU; UC. CAN ENGL 18.

 

ENGL V21A - SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE I - 3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGL V01A

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

A survey of English literature in its cultural framework from the Celtic epic tradition to the late 18th century, covering the Heroic Age, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and Neoclassicism.

Field trips may be required. Formerly Engl 21A. Transfer credit: CSU; UC. CAN ENGL 8 or CAN ENGL SEQ B [with ENGL V21B].

 

ENGL V21B - SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE II - 3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGL V01A

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

A survey of English literature in its cultural framework from the beginning of the 19th century to the end of the 20th century, covering the Romantic, Victorian, Modern and Post Modern periods of literature.

Field trips may be required. Formerly Engl 21B. Transfer credit: CSU; UC. CAN ENGL 10 or CAN ENGL SEQ B [with ENGL V21A].

 

ENGL V22A - SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE: COLONIAL PERIOD TO 1865 - 3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGL V01A

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

A survey of American literature, including its religious, social, political, and cultural contexts from the colonial period to the end of the Civil War. This course will cover Puritanism, Reason and Revolution, Transcendentalism, Romanticism, and Multiculturalism/Abolitionists/Native-American writers.

Field trips may be required. Transfer credit: CSU; UC. CAN ENGL 14 or CAN ENGL SEQ C [with ENGL V22B].

 

ENGL V22B - SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE: 1865 TO PRESENT - 3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGL V01A

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

A survey of American literature from 1865 to the present, including poetry, fiction and drama. Emphasis will be on the political, social and cultural influences on writers of the Realistic, Regional, Naturalistic, Modern, and Post-Modern movements with readings from both traditional and multicultural writers represented.

Field trips may be required. Transfer credit: CSU; UC. CAN ENGL 16 or CAN ENGL SEQ C [with ENGL V22A].

 

ENGL V23 - INTRODUCTION TO DRAMATIC LITERATURE - 3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGL V01A

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

This course is a beginning study of dramatic theory. Plays from various time periods will be studied and analyzed as literary works in the historical context, traced through their production history, considered for their relevance and importance for today’s artists and audiences, and analyzed for their production possibilities. The course will emphasize critical reading, analysis, and interpretation.

Field trips may be required. Formerly Engl 23. Same as THA V23. Transfer credit: CSU; UC; credit limitations - see counselor. CAN ENGL 22.

 

ENGL V26 - INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE - 3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGL V01A

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

The course analyzes selected plays and verse to enhance understanding of Shakespeare as poet and playwright. Lectures cover all aspects, including plot development, character delineation, themes, language, verse, stagecraft, social conventions and attitudes of the Elizabethan Age. The selected plays represent a cross-section of the types of plays created by Shakespeare. These plays will also illustrate ways in which Shakespeare developed as dramatist and poet.

Field trips may be required. Formerly Engl 26. Transfer credit: CSU; UC.

 

ENGL V29A - AESTHETICS OF FILM I - 3 Units

Recommended preparation: ENGL V01A

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

Introduction to the study of film, especially feature length commercial films. Emphasis is on creative and critical interpretation and evaluation of film techniques and effects.

Field trips may be required. Formerly ENGL V07A. Transfer credit: CSU; UC; credit limitations - see counselor.

 

ENGL V29B - AESTHETICS OF FILM II - 3 Units

Recommended preparation: ENGL V01A

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

Additional study of the film as a medium for dramatic presentation. Emphasis is on creative and critical interpretation of films. Films seen and evaluated in the introductory film course will be different from films presented in this course.

Field trips may be required. Formerly ENGL V07B. Transfer credit: CSU; UC; credit limitations - see counselor.

 

ENGL V30 - SURVEY OF WORLD LITERATURE I - 3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGL V01A

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

A survey of world literature and its cultural framework from ancient times to the Renaissance.

Field trips may be required. Formerly Engl 30. Transfer credit: CSU; UC.

 

ENGL V31 - SURVEY OF WORLD LITERATURE II - 3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGL V01A

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

A survey of world literature and its cultural framework from the Renaissance to the present.

Field trips may be required. Formerly Engl 31. Transfer credit: CSU; UC.

 

ENGL V33 - INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE - 3 Units

Recommended preparation: ENGL V01A

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

An analytical, in-depth study of the literature of the African American experience in the United States. A student receiving credit in ENGL V33 will not receive credit in ENGL V133.

Formerly Engl 33. Transfer credit: CSU; UC.

 

ENGL V34 - INTRODUCTION TO CHICANO LITERATURE - 3 Units

Recommended preparation: ENGL V01A

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

This course is designed to introduce the literature of the Chicano. The novel, short story, essay, theatre, song, and poetry of the Chicano will be analyzed and interpreted in-depth. A student receiving credit in ENGL V34 will not receive credit in ENGL V134.

Field trips may be required. Formerly Engl 34. Transfer credit: CSU; UC.

 

ENGL V35 - MULTICULTURAL AMERICAN LITERATURE - 3 Units

Recommended preparation: ENGL V01A

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

A survey course on the ethnic American experience in the United States, focusing on several of the following literatures: African American, Asian American, Chicano, Latino, and Native American. Other groups may be included. Literary genres include poetry, drama, short fiction, and the novel. Literary works will be examined within their cultural, historical, and social frameworks. This course emphasizes appreciation of writers in these genres and their contributions. A student receiving credit in ENGL V35 will not receive credit in ENGL V135.

Transfer credit: CSU; UC.

 

ENGL V36A - SURVEY OF WOMEN IN LITERATURE I - 3 Units

Recommended preparation: ENGL V01A

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

An examination of the images, roles and identities of women through the study of the contribution of women to a variety of literary genres including prose, poetry, short fiction, drama and novels. Authors will be studied in their historical, social and cultural milieu from the Middle Ages through the early 20th century. A student receiving credit in ENGL V36A will not receive credit in ENGL V136A.

Field trips may be required. Formerly ENGL V32B. Transfer credit: CSU; UC.

 

ENGL V36B - SURVEY OF WOMEN IN LITERATURE II - 3 Units

Recommended preparation: ENGL V01A

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

An examination of the images, roles and identities of women through the study of the contribution of women to a variety of literary genres including prose, poetry, short fiction, drama and novels. Authors will be studied in their historical, social and cultural milieu from the early 20th century to the present. Literary trends such as Modernism, Feminism, Men’s Studies, and Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Transgender Studies will also be covered. A student receiving credit in ENGL V36B will not receive credit in ENGL V136B.

Field trips may be required. Formerly ENGL V32A. Transfer credit: CSU; UC.

 

ENGL V60A-Z - TOPICS IN ENGLISH - 1-3 Units

Prerequisite: varies with topic

Hours: lecture and/or laboratory as required by unit formula

This course considers topics not covered in detail by the other English offerings.

Formerly Engl 60A-Z. Transfer credit: determined by transfer institution.

 

ENGL V88 - ENGLISH WORKSHOPS - .5-10 Units

Prerequisite: varies with topic

Hours: lecture and/or laboratory as required by unit formula

Designed to meet specific needs of the college and community, as required and requested by persons whose needs in this area are not met by present course offerings.

Fees may be required. Courses with same title may not be repeated; may be taken for a maximum of 4 times.

 

ENGL V89 - WORKSHOPS IN ENGLISH - .5-10 Units

Prerequisite: varies with topic

Hours: lecture and/or laboratory as required by unit formula

Designed to meet specific needs of the college and community, as required and requested by persons whose needs in this area are not met by present course offerings.

Fees may be required. Courses with same title may not be repeated; may be taken for a maximum of 4 times. Formerly Engl 89. Transfer credit: CSU; for UC, determined after admission.

 

ENGL V90 - DIRECTED STUDIES IN ENGLISH - 1-6 Units

Prerequisite: varies with topic

Hours: lecture and/or laboratory as required by unit formula

This course offers specialized study opportunities for students with intermediate skills, who wish to pursue projects not included in the regular curriculum. Students are accepted only by written project proposal approved by the discipline prior to enrollment.

May be taken for a maximum of 4 times not to exceed 6 units. Formerly Engl 90. Transfer credit: CSU; for UC, determined after admission.

 

ENGL V133 - AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE - 3 Units

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

A study of the uniqueness of the literature of African American experience in the United States as seen and recreated in the work of African American writers. Emphasis is on appreciation rather than analysis. A student receiving credit in ENGL V133 will not receive credit in ENGL V33.

Formerly Engl 133. Offered on a credit/no credit basis only.

 

ENGL V134 - CHICANO LITERATURE - 3 Units

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

This course will introduce the literature of the Chicano, including selections of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and drama. Discussions and assignments will emphasize interpretation, understanding, and appreciation. A student receiving credit in ENGL V134 will not receive credit in ENGL V34.

Field trips may be required. Formerly Engl 134. Offered on a credit/no credit basis only.

 

ENGL V135 - AMERICAN MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE - 3 Units

Recommended preparation: ENGL V01A

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

A survey course on the ethnic American experience in the United States, focusing on several of the following literatures: African American, Asian American, Chicano, Latino, and Native American. Other groups may be included. Literary genres include poetry, drama, short fiction, and the novel. Literary works will be examined within their cultural, historical, and social frameworks. This course emphasizes appreciation of writers in these genres and their contributions. Emphasis is on appreciation rather than analysis. A students receiving credit in ENGL V135 will not receive credit in ENGL V35.

Field trips may be required. Offered on a credit/no credit basis only.

 

ENGL V136A - WOMEN IN LITERATURE I - 3 Units

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

An examination of the images, roles and identities of women through the study of the contribution of women to a variety of literary genres including prose, poetry, short fiction, drama and novels. Authors will be studied in their historical, social and cultural milieu from the Middle Ages through the early 20th century. Emphasis is on appreciation rather than analysis. A student receiving credit in ENGL V136A will not receive credit in ENGL V36A.

Field trips may be required. Formerly ENGL V132B. Offered on a credit/no credit basis only.

 

ENGL V136B - WOMEN IN LITERATURE II - 3 Units

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

An examination of the images, roles and identities of women through the study of the contribution of women to a variety of literary genres including prose, poetry, short fiction, drama and novels. Authors will be studied in their historical, social and cultural milieu from the early 20th century to the present. Literary trends such as Modernism, Feminism, Men’s Studies, and Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Studies will also be covered. Emphasis is on appreciation rather than analysis. A student receiving credit in ENGL V136B will not receive credit in ENGL V36B.

Field trips may be required. Formerly ENGL V132A. Offered on a credit/no credit basis only.