English (ENG)

ENG 201   Themes in Literature   3 Units

This is an introductory course to various literary themes and several critical approaches with a focus on verbal and written interpretation and personal application of the following literary themes: innocence and experience; conformity and rebellion; love and hate; and the presence of death.

ENG 271   Literary Criticism   3 Units

This course will introduce the major critical schools and controversies of the 20th century including New Criticism, Deconstruction, New Historicism, Psychological, and Feminist Criticisms. Lectures, readings, and workshops will focus on the critical writing process and developing a strong written command of the variety of papers appropriate for an English major.

ENG 341   American Literature I   3 Units

This course will survey American literature from its beginning to 1850 including journals, diaries, sermons, and pamphlets with an emphasis on the writings of Irving, Hawthorne, Poe, and Melville. Prerequisite: ENG 201 or CENG 201 or CENG 301.

ENG 342   American Literature II   3 Units

This course will survey American literature from 1850 to 1945 emphasizing the literary movements of Realism, Naturalism, and the roots of modern American literature. Prerequisite: ENG 201 or CENG 201 or CENG 301.

ENG 361   English Literature I   3 Units

This course will survey representative English prose, poetry, and drama from the Anglo-Saxon period to 1800 and look at the readings from such writers as the Beowulf, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Swift, Pope, and Johnson. Students will also become acquainted with the literary heritage of the English-speaking world. Prerequisite: ENG 201 or CENG 201 or CENG 301.

ENG 362   English Literature II   3 Units

This course will survey British literature from the late 18th through the 19th century considering the Romantic and Victorian approaches to life through the study and critical discussion of such writers as Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Mary Shelley, Keats, Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. and Robert Browning. Prerequisite: ENG 201 or CENG 201 or CENG 301.

ENG 380   Women’s Literature   3 Units

An intensive study of literature written by women, this course will emphasize representations of gender in different cultural and aesthetic contexts and explore the unique contributions and genres particular to women's writing. Prerequisite: ENG 201 or CENG 201 or CENG 301. Offered alternate years.

ENG 382   Postcolonial Literature   3 Units

This course will provide an in-depth study of postcolonial theory and literature from South Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean with readings and discussions focusing on postcolonial theory, common themes, literary technique, the role of religion, and the question of personal and national identity. Prerequisite: ENG 201 or CENG 201 or CENG 301. Offered alternate years.

ENG 383   Modern and Contemporary Poetry   3 Units

This course will survey 20th and 21st century poetry, poets, and literary movements. Prerequisite: ENG 201 or CENG 201 or CENG 301. Offered alternate years.

ENG 385   Modern and Contemporary Novel   3 Units

This advanced survey course that will look at the development of literary modernism as represented in major European and American novels including such novelists as Proust, Joyce, Woolf, Faulkner, and Ellison. Prerequisite: ENG 201 or CENG 201 or CENG 301. Offered alternate years.

ENG 386   Postmodern Novel   3 Units

This survey course will look at the transition from Modern to Postmodern literature in South Korea, Armenia, and Greece as well as postcolonial theory from Ethiopia, Ghana, and Bolivia, including readings, lectures, discussions, and assessments on postcolonial theory, postmodernism, literary technique, the role of religion, and the question of personal and national identity.

ENG 387   Modern and Contemporary Drama   3 Units

In this course students will read, critically analyze, discuss, and evaluate selected plays from 1890 through the 21st century, including such dramatists as Ibsen, O'Neill, Pirandello, Lorca, Miller, Williams, and Albee. Attending a performance may be required. Prerequisite: ENG 201 or CENG 201 or CENG 301. Offered alternate years.

ENG 389   Film as Literature   3 Units

An intensive study of films and screenplays as literature, this course will emphasize the elements unique to the genre within the context of the modern literary world. Prerequisite: ENG 201 or CENG 201 or CENG 301.

ENG 390   Practicum: English   4 Units

This course is a practical, hands-on experience outside the classroom directly related to the student's major, minor or professional program that is a beneficial complement to the student's academic experience.

ENG 391   Children’s Literature   3 Units

As a survey of the history of children's literature, this course will examine a wide variety of children's books and related media and strategies for use in the preschool and elementary classroom. Prerequisite: ENG 201 or CENG 201 or CENG 301.

ENG 392   Epic Literature   3 Units

This course will study the literary and sacred masterpieces from the countries visited during the Around-the-World semester and examine these texts in light of their historical context, literary technique, the role of religion, and the question of personal and national identity.

ENG 441   Major American Writers   3 Units

Extensive reading and in-depth study of one or more significant American authors with special attention to their themes, literary techniques, and traditions will be the focus of this course. Prerequisites: ENG 201 or CENG 201 or CENG 301, ENG 271, ENG 341, or ENG 342. Offered alternate years.

ENG 451   Senior Seminar in English   3 Units

This course will take an intensive look at a literary topic or writer with attention to intellectual and literary milieu through which students refine techniques of literary research and scholarship. Prerequisites: ENG 201 or CENG 201 or CENG 301; ENG 271; senior status or permission of instructor or division chair.

ENG 461   Major English Writers   3 Units

This course will include extensive reading and in-depth study of significant longer works by several English authors with special attention to their themes and literary techniques. Prerequisites: ENG 201 or CENG 201 or CENG 301, ENG 271, ENG 361 or ENG 362. Offered alternate years.

ENG 466   Shakespeare   3 Units

Critical reading and analysis of selected examples of Shakespeare's histories, comedies, and tragedies will be the focus of this course. Prerequisites: ENG 201 or CENG 201 or CENG 301; ENG 271.

ENG 471   Literary Theory   3 Units

As an advanced study of primary texts from the history of literary criticism and the major critical schools of the 20th century, this course will include formalism, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, feminism, new historicism, and post-colonialism. Readings will focus on essays and criticism from Plato to Plotinus to Foucault and Stanley Fish. Prerequisites: ENG 201 or CENG 201 or CENG 301, ENG 271. Offered alternate years.

ENG 477   History and Development of the English Language   3 Units

An overview of the history of English and an examination of the development of the language through its linguistic elements, this course will include traditional and contemporary grammar, phonetics, syntax, semantics, patterns of language change, dialects, orthography, etymology, representative oral and written communication, and other related issues. Prerequisites: ENG 201 or CENG 201 or CENG 301, and ENG 271.

ENG 490   Internship: English   1-8 Units

This course is an intense, practical, full- or part-time experience outside the classroom that is an integral part of a professional program, contributing significantly to the student's preparation for entrance into a profession. Approximately forty (40) contact hours are required for each unit of credit. Each department may limit the maximum number of internship credit.

ENG 498   Showcase: English   1-3 Units

ENG 499   Special Topics   1-5 Units