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ENGLT 303 Introduction to the Short Story

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

APPLY CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS TO READ AND WRITE EFFECTIVELY AS SELF-RELIANT, EVALUATIVE READERS AND WRITERS(SLO #1; PSLO #3):

ENGLT 310 English Literature I

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID ENGL 160

Study of significant works of major English authors from Beowulf through Samuel Johnson, with consideration of the most important aspects of English literary history.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

PREPARE STUDENTS TO BECOME SELF-RELIANT, EVALUATIVE READERS AND WRITERS, ABLE TO USE CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS TO READ AND WRITE EFFECTIVELY IN ACADEMIC AND WORKPLACE SETTINGS (SLO #1; PSLO #3)

ENGLT 311 English Literature II

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID ENGL 165

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

BECOME A SELF-RELIANT, EVALUATIVE READER AND WRITER, ABLE TO USE CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS TO READ AND WRITE EFFECTIVELY IN ACADEMIC AND WORKPLACE SETTINGS. (PSLO #3; SLO #1)

ENGLT 320 American Literature I

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID ENGL 130

This course is a survey of the more representative works in American literature from early America through the Civil War.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

BECOME SELF-RELIANT, EVALUATIVE READERS AND WRITERS, ABLE TO USE CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS TO READ AND WRITE EFFECTIVELY IN ACADEMIC AND WORKPLACE SETTINGS.(SLO 1, P-SLO 3)

ENGLT 321 American Literature II

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID ENGL 135

Students will survey the representative works in American Literature after the Civil War.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

BECOME SELF-RELIANT, EVALUATIVE READERS AND WRITER, ABLE TO USE CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS TO READ AND WRITE EFFECTIVELY IN ACADEMIC AND WORKPLACE SETTINGS.(SLO 1, P-SLO 3)

ENGLT 330 African American Literature

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

PREPARE STUDENTS TO BECOME SELF-RELIANT, EVALUATIVE READERS AND WRITERS, ABLE TO USE CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS TO READ AND WRITE EFFECTIVELY AND IN ACADEMIC AND WORKPLACE SETTINGS (SLO #1; PSLO #3)

ENGLT 335 Latino, Mexican-American, and Chicano Literature

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGWR 300.

This course explores literature (poetry, short stories, novels, creative nonfiction, and performance) authored by Latinx writers. It typically examines the following themes: resistance, survival, identity, homeland, immigration, the border, socio-political activism, gender, and sexuality. All or most of each text is in English. Knowledge of the Spanish language is helpful but not required.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

CONTRIBUTE TO A COMMUNITY OF EVALUATIVE READERS AND WRITERS, AND USE CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS TO READ AND WRITE EFFECTIVELY IN ACADEMIC AND WORKPLACE SETTINGS. (SLO #1, PSLO #3)

ENGLT 336 Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary American Literature

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

PREPARE STUDENTS TO BECOME SELF-RELIANT, EVALUATIVE READERS AND WRITERS, ABLE TO USE CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS TO READ AND WRITE EFFECTIVELY AND IN ACADEMIC AND WORKPLACE SETTINGS. (SLO #1, PSLO #3)

ENGLT 340 World Literature I

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID ENGL 140

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Prepare students to become self-reliant, evaluative readers and writers able to use critical thinking to communicate understanding and appreciation of literature. (SLO #1; PSLO #1, #2, #3)

ENGLT 341 World Literature II

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID ENGL 145

This course is a survey of significant masterpieces from mid-seventeenth to late-twentieth century literature.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE THAT HE/SHE IS A SELF-RELIANT, EVALUATIVE READER AND WRITER, ABLE TO USE CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS TO READ AND WRITE EFFECTIVELY IN ACADEMIC AND/OR WORKPLACE SETTINGS (SLO #1; PSLO #3)

ENGLT 343 Contemporary Third World Literature

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGWR 300, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: PREPARE STUDENTS TO BECOME SELF-RELIANT, EVALUATIVE READERS AND WRITERS, ABLE TO USE CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS TO READ AND WRITE EFFECTIVELY IN ACADEMIC AND WORKPLACE SETTINGS. (SLO#1, PSLO #3)

ENGLT 345 Mythologies of the World

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGWR 300

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: PREPARE STUDENTS TO BECOME SELF-RELIANT, EVALUATIVE READERS AND WRITERS, ABLE TO USE CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS TO READ AND WRITE EFFECTIVELY AND IN ACADEMIC AND WORKPLACE SETTINGS (SLO#1; PSLO #3).

ENGLT 360 Women in Literature

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGWR 300.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

PREPARE STUDENTS TO BECOME SELF-RELIANT, EVALUATIVE READERS AND WRITERS, ABLE TO USE CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS TO READ AND WRITE EFFECTIVELY IN ACADEMIC AND WORKPLACE SETTINGS.
(SLO 1; PSLO #3)

ENGLT 370 Children and Literature

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGWR 300, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU

CID: C-ID ENGL 180

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

develop and apply criteria for evaluating children’s literature (SLO#1).

ENGLT 402 Introduction to Shakespeare and Film

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

PREPARE STUDENTS TO BECOME SELF-RELIANT, EVALUATIVE READERS AND WRITERS, ABLE TO USE CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS TO READ AND WRITE EFFECTIVELY AND IN ACADEMIC AND WORKPLACE SETTINGS (SLO #1; PSLO #3)

ENGLT 488 Honors - Literature Adapted into Film

Units: 3

Same As: HONOR 378

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Advisory: ENGRD 110 with a grade of "C" or better

Enrollment Limitation:

Enrollment is limited to Honors Program students. Details about the Honors Program can be found in the Cosumnes River College Catalog.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

CRITICALLY ANALYZE, COMPARE, AND EVALUATE VARIOUS WORKS OF LITERATURE AND FILM (SLO#1; PSLO #4 and #1; Honors Prog. SLO #2 and #5). Outcome may be evaluated by all or some of the following criteria:

ENGLT 495 Independent Studies in Literature

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).