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ENGLT 303
Introduction to the Short Story
3 Units
Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Students will read, analyze, and discuss short stories by a wide variety of writers. Reading will emphasize American and British writers but will include authors from other countries as well. Thematic emphasis will focus on the connections between literature and the human condition.
ENGLT 310
English Literature I
3 Units
Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Study of significant works of major English authors from Beowulf through Samuel Johnson, with consideration of the most important aspects of English literary history. (C-ID ENGL 160)
ENGLT 311
English Literature II
3 Units
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGWR 300 or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Survey of significant works of major English authors from the beginning of Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century to the work of major authors in the Twentieth Century, with consideration of the important aspects of English literary history. (C-ID ENGL 165)
ENGLT 320
American Literature I
3 Units
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGWR 300, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is a survey of the more representative works in American literature from the beginning through the Civil War. (C-ID ENGL 130)
ENGLT 321
American Literature II
3 Units
Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Students will survey the representative works in American Literature after the Civil War. (C-ID ENGL 135)
ENGLT 330
African American Literature
3 Units
Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
A survey of the most representative African American writers from the slave narrative to the present. The comprehensive literary study includes analysis of significant historical and cultural influences.
ENGLT 336
Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary American Literature
3 Units
Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This class will examine literature written in the United States during the last 50 years in which the issues of race and racism, ethnicity and ethnocentrism, and culture and assimilation predominate the thematic concerns. All genres will be examined, as well as writers from many of the ethnic groups in America, including African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans.
ENGLT 340
World Literature I
3 Units
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
The course will acquaint students with a diverse range of literature from the Ancient World through the Renaissance. Students will identify the commonalities and differences in the myths, epic poetry, philosophy, sacred texts, lyric poetry, prose, and drama of early Middle Eastern, Asian, African, South American, European and North American literatures. (C-ID ENGL 140)
ENGLT 341
World Literature II
3 Units
Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better; or eligibility for ENGWR 300 as demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is a survey of significant masterpieces from mid-seventeenth to late-twentieth century literature. (C-ID ENGL 145)
ENGLT 343
Contemporary Third World Literature
3 Units
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGWR 300, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is an introduction to literature of writers from Africa, Central and South America, Asia and the Middle East. Approached through the reading and discussion of all genre, basic elements of literature interpretation will be stressed to enhance understanding of the world view and culture of writers often not covered in other literature classes. A special effort will be made to sample recent Nobel Prize winners from each area of the world.
ENGLT 345
Mythologies of the World
3 Units
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course explores and examines several universal themes of human experience as found through a broad survey of actual myths gathered from around the world. Special emphasis is also placed on the relationships and the similarities of various mythologies. The course includes fairly intensive instruction of primary interpretative theories of mythological research and analysis. This course emphasizes some of the myths underlying the western world view and recognizes diversity and commonality in myths from Middle Eastern, Native North American, African, Asian, and South American cultures. Students analyze, contrast, and compare myths on topics including the goddess culture, creation, the hero's journey, Judeo-Christian themes, the dying god, and psychological applications. From this process, they will gain an understanding of ethnocentrism, ethnicity and racism and the impact of these on the American experience. The format of instruction will involve lecture, group discussion, and other activities.
ENGLT 360
Women in Literature
3 Units
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGWR 300.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is designed for women and men who are interested in examining the roles women have occupied in literature, both as writers and as protagonists. Emphasis will be placed on literature that develops protagonists and explores literary themes that focus on women's experiences in childhood, adolescence, marriage, childbirth and child rearing, death, love, dependence, independence, and their own creativity. Female authors and protagonists from Western, Eastern, and Third World countries will be included. Male authors may also be included. Over the course of the semester, students will examine issues of ethnicity, ethnocentrism, racism, ageism, classism, gender inequity, and religious differences that are raised in the literature under discussion. In order to develop a sense of cultural tolerance to such issues, the literature will include a variety of genres, such as short stories, novels, plays, and poetry, the emphasis to be determined by the instructor.
ENGLT 370
Children and Literature
3 Units
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGWR 300, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is designed primarily for parents, prospective teachers, preschool workers and those in frequent contact with children and/or interested in literature written for children. Topics include wide reading of historical and contemporary children's literature, criteria for selection, and practice in presenting and responding to literature, including storytelling and oral reading. (C-ID ENGL 180)
ENGLT 402
Introduction to Shakespeare and Film
3 Units
Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
In this course, students will draw connections between traditional and contemporary literary genres as they read William Shakespeare's plays and critically analyze film versions of these plays. Students will read and analyze a selection of Shakespeare's histories, comedies, tragedies, and romances in the context of Elizabethan drama. Then they will view a variety of cinematic interpretations of these plays and compare and contrast such elements as plot, character, theme, staging, and critical and directorial interpretation.
ENGLT 488
Honors-Literature Adapted into Film
3 Units
HONOR 378
Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 (College Writing) with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process
Advisory: ENGRD 110 (Comprehension Strategies and Vocabulary Development for College) with a “C” or better
Enrollment Limitations: Enrollment is limited to Honors Program students. Details about the Honors Program can be found in the
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 Hours LEC
This course analyzes the process, challenges, failures, and successes of adapting literary and stage material into film. It compares faithful and unfaithful adaptations through reading the original texts and viewing the adapted films with an awareness of their historical and cultural contexts. The course examines intention, creative distinctions, as well as limits and strengths of each medium. This course requires at least one research essay proposing and justifying details for an adaptation and including appropriate MLA documentation. This course is the same as HONOR 378. This course, under either name, may be taken one time for credit.
ENGLT 495
Independent Studies in Literature
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
ENGLT 499
Experimental Offering in English - Literature
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB