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English

Humanities Division

ENGL-A BASIC COMPOSITION AND READING
[CILC area G] 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisites: ENGL-81,ENGL-84.
Two-way corequisite: ENGL-AL.
This course is designed for students not qualified for ENGL-01A and for students who desire a review of the conventions of written communication. It offers a review of grammar and usage in conjunction with the writing assignments. Reading assignments cover a variety of subjects for class discussion and provide a means for increasing reading comprehension. Writing assignments include an introduction to library research skills. (1/03)

ENGL-AL PRE-COLLEGIATE WRITING LAB
1 unit: 3 hours lab.
Two-way corequisite: ENGL-A. Advisory: OFCT-50.
The writing lab is required of all students registered in ENGL-A. It is designed to improve writing skills by providing individualized assistance through a prescriptive program based on individual writing strengths and needs. (12/02)

ENGL-B INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED WRITING
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisory: LRNR-30.
This course is designed for students who desire to learn or polish their skills in writing for the workplace or public arena. Writing assignments include reports, inter-office memos, public relations letters, public announcements, and other workplace documents for a variety of vocational occupations and public situations. (11/04)

ENGL-L WRITING PRACTICE AND IMPROVEMENT
1 unit: 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-A; LRNR-30; OFCT-50.
This course provides computer-assisted writing instruction designed to improve writing skills. (1/05)

ENGL-01A COMPOSITION AND READING I (CAN ENGL 2)
(CSU breadth area A2) [CILC area G] 3 units: 3 hours lecture. Prerequisite: ENGL-A or appropriate assessment process.
One-way corequisite: ENGL-41. Advisory: LRNR-30.
ENGL-01A is a course that stresses critical readings, scholarly compositions, and research applications. Students write exploratory and argumentative essays at least one of which is fully annotated based on class readings and discussions. Students are expected to understand basic English skills upon entering the course and are expected to acquire more sophisticated reading and composition skills throughout the term. Students apply matters and measures of critical thinking skills to their assignments. (11/03)

ENGL-01B INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE (CAN ENGL 4)
(CSU breadth area C2) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-01A.
This is a course in writing and literary analysis based upon reading and studying major literary types: short story, novel, drama, and poetry. Writers of various countries and periods are read in order to encourage an appreciation of literature's range, artistry, and insight into the human experience. (11/04)

ENGL-02 ORAL INTERPRETATION (Also: COMM-02)
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-A. Advisory: ENGL-41.
This course is designed to help students understand, appreciate, and convey the power of the written word through performance. A variety of writings will be analyzed in their rhetorical, historical, and cultural contexts, and will be brought to life by students communicating them to others through their voices and bodies. (4/99)

ENGL-03 HISTORY OF DRAMATIC LITERATURE (Also: DRAM-03)
(CSU breadth area C1) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-01A. Advisory: ENGL-01B.
This course is a study of dramatic literature as a reflection of theater history, including the influence of staging, acting styles, scene design, and culture upon the playwright and his/her work. Classical to contemporary drama is examined. (11/04)

ENGL-05 INTRODUCTION TO FICTION (CAN ENGL 18)
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-01A. Advisory: ENGL-01B.
This course traces the origins and subsequent developments of short fiction and longer fiction (novels), and signals the specific characteristics of respective genres. Students will read a number of books of short fiction and three-to-five novels in order to study the various developments of style, form, structure, and other artistic choices associated with the history of fiction. (12/04)

ENGL-06A MAJOR ENGLISH WRITERS (CAN ENGL 8)
(CSU breadth area C2) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-01A. Advisory: ENGL-01B.
This course introduces students to the history and variety of English literature from its beginnings to the early 18th century. Representative works of major authors are read as examples of the various genres, literary trends, and historical eras in which they were written. (12/04)

ENGL-06B MAJOR ENGLISH WRITERS ( CAN ENGL 10)
(CSU breadth area C2) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-01A. Advisory: ENGL-01B.
This course introduces students to the history and variety of English literature from the eighteenth to the twentieth, to the twenty-first centuries. Representative works of major authors are read as examples of the various genres, literary trends, and historical eras in which they were written. (12/04)

ENGL-07 STUDIES IN LITERATURE: POETRY
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-01A. Advisory: ENGL-01B.
This course traces origins and developments of the poem as a major literary genre. Assignments include an intensive study of the poetic process. Poems from ancient times to the present are analyzed in terms of form, idea, and language. (1/05)

ENGL-08 INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-01A. Advisory: ENGL-01B.
Introduction to Shakespeare is a course of literary analysis based on reading and studying the major works of William Shakespeare. The course focuses on a number of Shakespeare's plays, especially the most widely-known ones, from the categories Comedy, History, and Tragedy, as well as a survey of his non-dramatic poetry. As this course is an introductory course, students will receive the opportunity tp learn about Elizabethan England -- the England of the time of Shakespeare. (12/04)

ENGL-10 AMERICAN LITERATURE FROM BEGINNINGS TO CIVIL WAR (CAN ENGL 14)
(CSU breadth area C2) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-01A. Advisory: ENGL-01B.
This course is designed to introduce students to the history and variety of literature from American Literature's beginnings to the Civil War. Representative works are read as examples of various genres, literary trends, and historical eras. (11/04)

ENGL-11 AMERICAN LITERATURE FROM POST-CIVIL WAR TO PRESENT
(CAN ENGL 16)

(CSU breadth area C2) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-01A. Advisory: ENGL-01B.
This is a course designed to introduce students to the history and variety of American literature from the end of 1865 to the present. Representative works are read as examples of various genres, literary trends, and historical eras. (11/04)

ENGL-12 CREATIVE WRITING (CAN ENGL 6)
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-01A. Advisory: ENGL-01B.
This is a course designed to provide experience in the writing of poetry, drama, fiction, and essay and to aid the student in becoming aware of the craft of writing as described and/or demonstrated by professional writers. The class is conducted primarily as a workshop in which students read their materials for constructive criticism. (11/04)

ENGL-13 CRITICAL REASONING AND WRITING (Also: PHIL-13)
(CSU breadth area A3) [CILC area G] 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-01A.
ENGL-13/PHIL-13 meets the IGETC critical thinking/composition requirement. The course emphasizes the development of critical thinking skills through instruction in reading and writing arguments. Readings feature mostly non-fictional essays and books that reflect diverse cultural and gender perspectives on a variety of contemporary political and social issues, especially those involving race, ethnicity, and gender. (1/05)

ENGL-13H HONORS CRITICAL REASONING AND WRITING
(Also: PHIL-13H)
(CSU breadth area A3) [CILC area G]
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-01A.
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program.
ENGL-13H emphasizes the development of critical thinking skills through instruction in reading and writing arguments. Readings feature mostly non-fictional essays and books that reflect diverse cultural and gender perspectives on a variety of contemporary political and social issues, especially those involving race, ethnicity, and gender. (3/00)

ENGL-14 INTRODUCTION TO FILM
(CSU breadth area C1) 3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite: ENGL-01A. Advisory: ENGL-01B.
This course includes critical and popular approaches to film. Students will study film form, genre, style, criticism, and history. They will read screenplays and film criticism and theory, and view the films under consideration to obtain a better understanding of the film discipline. (1/03)

ENGL-18 AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
(Also: HUM-18)
(CSU breadth area C2) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-01A. Advisory: ENGL-01B.
This is an introductory course in African literature written in English or translated from African languages or French into English. It will represent a survey of major works from colonial and post-colonial literature to introduce students to African literature and films of merit, cultural relevance, and universal application. In addition to enabling students to view African works within a global context, its goal will be to show the connection of themes, issues, and styles between African and African-American literature and experience as well. Works studied will include epics and narratives, poetry and song lyrics, short fiction, novels, essays, films, and drama in an effort to assist students in acquiring an appreciation of important literary voices that have heretofore been neglected in literature studies.(11/00)

ENGL-22 RESEARCH, COMPOSITION, AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 unit: 1 hour lecture.
Advisory: ENGL-A.
This course introduces students to the research and composing processes of the discipline-specific writing conventions of their fields. Students will be introduced to Internet search engines, library catalogs, indices, abstracts, bibliographies, reference books, and specialized sources. Research and writing include an annotated bibliography and an article-length essay. (11/04)

ENGL-30A BEGINNING AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
This course is an introduction to understanding and signing American Sign Language and appreciating the basic elements of the deaf culture. Emphasis is on obtaining a practical command of the language, including major grammatical components, basic ASL sentence structures, non-manual gestures, expression of spatial relationships in a visual-gestural language, and beginning conversational skills. (10/99)

ENGL-30B INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-30A.
This course is an introduction to understanding and signing American Sign Language and appreciating the basic elements of the deaf culture. Emphasis is on obtaining a practical command of the language, including major grammatical components, basic ASL sentence structures, non-manual gestures, expression of spatial relationships in a visual-gestural language, and intermediate conversational skills. (10/99)

ENGL-30C ADVANCED AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-30B.
This course provides practice in understanding and signing American Sign Language and appreciating the basic elements of the deaf culture. Emphasis is on obtaining a practical command of the language, including major grammatical components, basic ASL sentence structures, non-manual gestures, expression of spatial relationships in a visual-gestural language, and advanced conversational skills. (10/99)

ENGL-31 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-01A.
This course explores children's literature as a special topic of English literature. Students will read and write about children's literature, exploring a range of cultures for both literary elements and structural features. The class will identify themes derived from cultural patterns and symbols from rituals, mythologies, and traditions by identifying and evaluating structural and organizational devices in prose and poetry. Students will read various literary genres, including but not limited to novels, short stories, folk and fairy tales, and poetry. (10/02)

ENGL-39 INDEPENDENT STUDY/TUTORING
2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisite: ENGL-01A.
The course is designed to give pre-professional training to prospective teachers. It provides practical experience in a tutorial workshop atmosphere helping basic writers become more proficient. Tutors will work with full-time English teachers in the writing center at Merced College to establish and apply teaching and tutorial methods. (3/00)

ENGL-41 COLLEGE-LEVEL READING
2 units: 2 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-81, ENGL-A. Two-way corequisite: ENGL-41L.
This class emphasizes critical reading and thinking skills appropriate to college reading needs. This course is for students who already have a knowledge of word analysis and comprehension techniques but need work in applying critical reading and thinking strategies to college-level material. (12/02)

ENGL-41L COLLEGE-LEVEL READING LABORATORY
1 unit: 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite: ENGL-81L. Two-way corequisite: ENGL-41.
The reading lab is required of all students registered in ENGL-41. It is designed to improve college-level critical reading and thinking skills by providing individualized assistance through a prescriptive program based on individual reading strengths and needs. (12/02)

ENGL-47ABCD SPECIAL TOPICS IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
(Also: HUM-47ABCD)
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-A.
This course engages students in the study of language and literature, and topics will vary from semester to semester. (1/05)


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