Course Descriptions

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ENGL 1A College Composition

4 Units/4 hours lecture. Grade Only. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 100B or higher (V8) OR Qualifying Test Score in English.
Critical reading and discussion of college-level texts with emphasis on expository and argumentative prose. Composition predominantly of analytical, reasoned, and reflective prose with particular focus on research as it pertains to supporting expository and argumentative essays. (CSU;UC)

ENGL 1B Literature and Composition

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade Only. Prerequisite: Completion of Engl 1A with a grade of ‘C’ or better
Introduction to literature that emphasizes critical reading, discussion and analytic writing about works of fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction, and literary criticism. This course promotes the appreciation and critical understanding of the cultural, historical, and aesthetic qualities of literature. (CSU;UC) 

ENGL 2 Introduction to the Novel

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 1A or higher (V8).
Through reading and discussion of outstanding novels students will analyze the elements of the novel form: narration, point of view, structure, plot, character, theme, style, diction, and metaphorical language. (CSU;UC)

ENGL 3 Introduction to Poetry

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 1A or higher English Course.
Study of the nature, variety, and significance of poetry: a studious pursuit of what makes poems work, why they are valued, and how to analyze and appreciate their content and form (CSU;UC)

ENGL 4A Beginning Creative Writing

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 100B or higher (V8) OR Completion of ESL 100 or higher (V8).
Introductory study and writing of short fiction and poetry; drama and/or creative non-fiction. (CSU;UC)

ENGL 4B Intermediate Creative Writing 

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: Course Completion of ENGL 4A.
Intermediate study and writing of fiction and poetry; drama and/or creative non-fiction. (CSU;UC)

ENGL 4C Advanced Creative Writing

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: Course Completion of ENGL 4B.
Advanced study and writing of fiction and poetry; drama and/or creative non-fiction. (CSU;UC)

ENGL 5 Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade Only. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 1A or higher (V8).
A critical reasoning and advanced composition course designed to develop critical reading, thinking, and writing skills beyond the level achieved in English 1A. The course will focus on development of logical reasoning and analytical and argumentative writing skills. (CSU;UC)

ENGL 7 Introduction to the Short Story

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 1A or higher (V8).
An introduction to the genre of the short story, including the elements of the form: plot, character, setting, point of view, theme, style, diction, symbolism, and figurative language. (CSU;UC)

ENGL 9 Contemporary World Literature

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 1A or higher (V8).
Contemporary world literature from outside the U.S., including but not limited to Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa and Europe with emphasis on common current global issues in their cultural contexts. (CSU;UC)  

ENGL 10 Introduction to Literature and the Environment

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 100 or higher (V8) OR Course Completion of ESL 100.
Introduction to literature, with an emphasis on American environmental literature. Study will include major figures, themes, and historical periods; different cultural perspectives on the relationship between humans and the nonhuman world; the role women have played in the development of the genre; and the relationship between environmental literature and emerging environmental concerns.(CSU; UC)

ENGL 11 Introduction to Dramatic Literature

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade Only. Prerequisite: Course Completion of ENGL 1A.
Introduction to dramatic literature that emphasizes critical reading, discussion and analytic writing about dramatic works. This course will cover the history of dramatic literature from Greek Theater to the present. Special attention will be paid to understanding play scripts and how they mean to the professional theatre artist and theatre-goer. (CSU; UC) 

ENGL 12 Children’s Literature

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: Course Completion of ENGL 100 or higher (V8) OR Course Completion of ESL 100 OR Qualifying Test Score in English.
This course will study the history, development, and range of children’s literature, important authors, and themes in children’s literature. Material will cover a variety of types of literature from folklore and oral tradition to contemporary stories, illustrated books, poetry, and juvenile novels. Texts will be drawn from many cultures, and they will be analyzed from a variety of critical perspectives. (CSU; UC) 

ENGL 14 Dystopian Literature

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: Course Completion of ENGL 1A or equivalent.
This course will survey the genre of dystopian literature: works set in a futuristic bad-place (dys-topos). Study will include classic and contemporary works; major writers and themes of dystopian literature; technocultural theory; and an exploration of why dystopian literature has captured the contemporary cultural imagination. (CSU; UC)

ENGL 22 Ethnic American Literature

3 Units/3 Hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: Course completion of ENGL 1A or equivalent. 
A study of ethnic literature in America. Reading, discussion and analysis of trends in the literature of three of the following United States ethnic groups: Native American, European American, Asian American, African American, Latino American, Middle Eastern American. The course will emphasize the cultural issues that shape each ethnic literature, as well as its special contributions to American literature overall. (CSU;UC)

ENGL 25 Introduction to Language Study

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent.
Study of the nature and structure of language including: language and the mind; child language acquisition; language in its social setting; language and culture; language change; applications of the science of linguistics. (CSU;UC)

ENGL 27 Introduction to Shakespeare

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or higher English Course.
Study of Shakespeare based on a reading of representative plays and selected sonnets. (CSU;UC.)

ENGL 30.1 American Literature: PreColonial Period to the Civil War

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 1A or higher (V8).
Significant writers and their works from the PreColonial Period to the Civil War, including both a thematic and a historical approach to literature of the period. (CSU; UC)

ENGL 30.2 American Literature from 1865 to the Present

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or higher English Course.
Significant American writers and their works from 1865 to present, including both a thematic and a historical approach to the literature of the period. (CSU;UC)

ENGL 31 African American Arts and Literature

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or higher English Course.
Reading, discussion and writing about significant African-American writers and their works from slave period to present. The course uses both a thematic and historical approach to African-American literature. (CSU; UC)

ENGL 33 Chicano/Chicana Arts and Literature

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or higher English Course.
An introduction to contemporary and traditional literature, drama, cinema, art, and music, and/or visual and performance art created by Chicanas/Chicanos. An examination of this group's literature and arts, addressing major theoretical and analytical issues relevant to understanding the dynamic interactions between gender, class, race, and ethnicity in the United States. (CSU; UC)

ENGL 36 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender Arts and Literature

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or higher English Course.
Reading, discussion and writing about significant LGBT writers and artists and their works from antiquity to present. The course uses both a thematic and historical approach to the literature and arts including the study of poetry, short stories, novels, plays, cinema, music, biographies, coded texts, and political essays. (CSU; UC)

ENGL 46.1 Survey of English Literature Part 1

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: Course Completion of ENGL 1A.
Reading and discussion of important works from the British Isles in the period between Beowulf and Samuel Johnson, analyzing the meaning, style, and relevance of these works, and the importance of their authors in literary history. (CSU;UC)

ENGL 46.2 Survey of English Literature Part 2

3 Units/3 hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: Course Completion of ENGL 1A.
Reading and discussion of important works from the British Isles from the Late Eighteenth Century to the present, analyzing the meaning, style, and relevance of these works and the importance of their authors in literary history. (CSU;UC)

ENGL 49 Independent Study in English

1-3 Units/Up to 9 hours by arrangement. Grade Only. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent. Limits on enrollment: Approval of the project proposal by sponsoring faculty, Department Chair and Supervising Administrator.
Seminars or individual conferences by arrangement to provide for independent study and enriched academic experience. Students must work with an instructor who has agreed to oversee the project. UC determines credit AFTER transfer; not counted for admission. (See a counselor for details.) (CSU;UC)

ENGL 100 College Reading and Writing

4 Units/4 hours lecture. Grade Only. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 302 or higher (V8) OR Course Completion of ENGL 306 OR Qualifying Test Score in English.
This reading and writing course is designed to develop skills to the level required for success in ENGL 1A and other transfer-level courses. Formerly ENGL 100B.

ENGL 305.1 Development of College Reading and Writing

4 Units/4 hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: Qualifying Test Score in English OR Course Completion of CSKLS 313. 
Development of general education and career-technical reading, writing, and information competency skills necessary for college work.

ENGL 307 Improvement of College Reading and Writing

4 Units/4 hours lecture. Grade or P/NP. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 305 or higher (V8) OR Qualifying Test Score in English.
This course develops student proficiency in academic and career/technical learning, reading, writing, and information competency skills necessary for college work.

Engl 309 College Reading and Writing -- Extensive Writing Emphasis

5 Units/5 hours lecture. Grade only. Completion of CSKLS 313 or Qualifying Placement from English Assessment. See Student Success & Assessment Services (assessment.santarosa.edu) for more information about the assessment process.
This course develops student proficiency in college and career-related forms of writing, reading, critical thinking, and information competency skills necessary for college work. This course is designed to prepare students for English 1A in one semester.  Students will focus on reading improvement while writing short essays with particular attention to grammar, punctuation, spelling, and use of college-level vocabulary. Additionally, students will write increasingly longer and more complex expository and argumentative texts (including essays) for a range of audiences in response to more sophisticated readings at the college level.

ENGL 770 Writing Center

0 Unit/10 hours by arrangement. Non-Credit Course.
Students will receive supplemental instruction in basic English skills. Supports ENGL 305, 302, 100 and students needing remediation of their basic English skills (writing, grammar, reading).
Exempt From Repeat Provisions