The writing and digital studies minor (18 units) is designed to complement a broad range of majors and to prepare students for professional writing in a digital environment by developing and translating their written, analytical and research skills into the workplace. It explores a variety of digital platforms for both analysis and expression.

Lower Division Requirements

 

Choose one course:

An introductory study of literary terminology and the major genres of American, British, European, and multicultural literature. Focuses on critical reading and intelligent appreciation of literature and of the ways of writing about literature. Pre- or Co- Requisite: ENG 100, 101, 123, or 123E. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG201-B
Isaacs, David E.
01/08/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 104
ENG201-A
Kirk, Toni Suzanne
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Building 36 36A1
ENG201-A
Isaacs, David E.
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 192
ENG201-A
Tronti, Jennifer
01/13/2025 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
ENG201-B
Schneider, Thomas R.
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

This course introduces the creative writer to the literary genres of poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama and to the writing workshop. Students will analyze examples in each genre and apply elements of form, technique, and meaning. The course is designed to help students develop a writing voice and practice each of the major genres. Pre- or Co- Requisite: ENG 100, 101, 123, or 123E. (3 units; Fall/Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG273-A
Fullman, Joshua Scott
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 166
ENG273-B
Tronti, Jennifer
01/08/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex 190
ENG273-B
Fullman, Joshua Scott
09/03/2024 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 166
ENG273-A
Bartels Ray, Gretchen C.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
ENG273-A
Alspach, Berniece
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
ENG273-B
Tronti, Jennifer
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

Choose one course:

This course prepares the student to work in the new media marketplace where online and digital platforms are as important as traditional print media by incorporating audio and video components to storytelling. Instructional goals are to enhance awareness of mobile journalism elements and skills; to introduce an understanding of ethics, standards and legalities of producing and publishing mobile journalism stories; and to provide knowledge and skills necessary to develop audio and video components of multimedia journalism. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
JRN216-A
Kruppa, James K.
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 036
JRN216-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

The course consists of interrelations of history, art, literature, music, and philosophy. It covers the culture-epochs from the Ancient River-Valley Civilizations through the Medieval period. (Meets the Non-US History general education requirement.) (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HUM213-A
Brook, Eric C
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B258
HUM213-B
Brook, Eric C
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B258
HUM213-A
Brook, Eric C
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B258
HUM213-B
Brook, Eric C
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B258
HUM213-A
Brook, Eric C
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center A111
HUM213-B
Brook, Eric C
01/13/2025 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus S292

The course consists of interrelations of history, art, literature, music, and philosophy. It covers the culture-epochs from the Renaissance to contemporary times. (Meets the Non-US History general education requirement.) (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HUM223-A
Brook, Eric C
01/08/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B258
HUM223-A
Brook, Eric C
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B258
HUM223-A
Brook, Eric C
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus L240

Upper Division Requirements

 

This course studies writing within the diverse environment of the workplace. It emphasizes the need to adapt written documents for a distinct task, audience, or platform. The course introduces students to professional and technical writing through examination and evaluation of interdisciplinary readings and representative models of professional documents-both print and digital. The course will incorporate strategies for developing and improving skills in writing, reading, researching, editing, presenting, and collaborating. Students will demonstrate an understanding of effective practices through a portfolio of professional documents. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG302-A
Liu, Carla
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

This course introduces students to the growing field of digital studies. Given the interdisciplinary nature of digital studies, students will study digital texts and projects and will work collaboratively to evaluate, develop, and refine their technical skills to create and edit various forms of digital publications. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

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Writing and Practical Application Elective Requirement

Complete 3 units from the following:

In this course students assist in all aspects of the publication of the campus literary journal. Students read submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, they work with writers to edit their pieces, and they assist with layout and design. Prerequisite: ENG 123 (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG431-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/08/2024 MW 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Building 36 36A2
ENG431-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/13/2025 MW 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM TBA

This course will provide a practical, hands on approach to the study of English grammar and the application of the acquired knowledge of grammar to the classroom setting. It will be assumed that few, if any, students have had a thorough, formal study of English grammar. The approach will seek to present models for application in the literature based curriculum prescribed by the California State Framework in English. Students will complete numerous in class exercises as well as independent work outside of class for presentation in discussion at subsequent class meetings. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG454-C
Newton, Jennifer
01/08/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM James Complex 190
ENG454-A
Kirk, Toni Suzanne
01/08/2024 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 189
ENG454-B
Kirk, Toni Suzanne
01/08/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Building 36 36A1
ENG454-A
Kirk, Toni Suzanne
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
ENG454-B
Kirk, Toni Suzanne
01/13/2025 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
ENG454-C
Newton, Jennifer
01/13/2025 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA

The purpose of this course is to provide students the opportunity to practice the written, oral, research, analytical, and/or technological skills developed in their field(s) of study under the direct supervision of a practitioner in a professional field. In consultation with the internship coordinator, the student works in the field through supervised practical experiences with a professional organization. This opportunity is available for students who are English majors/minors, writing and digital studies minors, creative writing minors, and creative writing BFA students. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG491-IN
Alspach, Berniece
01/08/2024 - Instructor OFFC
ENG491-IN
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC
ENG491-IN
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 - Instructor OFFC

 

Upper Division Breadth Elective Requirement

Complete 3 units from the following:

The course will examine the pivotal role that the curators play in museums, and the ways in which the expanding art-world functions today. It will introduce students to aspects of museum work, with an emphasis on the role of the fine arts curator and curatorial theory and how this can integrate with becoming a professional arts administrator. May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisite: ART 241, 242 or PHO 140. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

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Film as Visual Art is a study of masterworks of cinematic art with an emphasis on visual aesthetics and cultural influences. The class will examine selected International cinematic classics, focusing on the film's director, or 'auteur'. The French idea of "camera as stylo" (pen) will be explored through the film director's use of camera angles, composition, editing and lighting will be explored will be deconstructed, in a manner consistent with traditional forms of visual art. Also under consideration will be the way that these visual elements stand in dynamic/creative tension with the visual culture of their national origin or context. Included in this would be fashion, art, politics and philosophy. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ART385-A
Eaton, Michael A.
09/03/2024 T 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM Film Lab

Contemporary Visual Arts and Culture is a study of the causes and effects of the proliferation of new media in 21st century Western Society. This class explores post-modern theory and a tactile approach to the elements that make up the visual world. By exploring advertising, television, film, digital image making, arts and crafts, social media and both public and private spaces, this course considers the roles of consumers, creators, and critics of visual culture, while engaging with a Christian world view of these cultural practices. (3 units; Online)

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A study of the dynamic relationship, which has historically existed between the content of Biblical texts and visual art, with consideration also being given to select examples of music and literature. (3 units; As offered)

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An intensive study of a particular area of world literature in translation (e.g., Greek drama, or the literature of Existentialism). See the instructor for the area currently being studied. May be offered as a dual-language topic such as Latin American authors. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; As offered & Online)

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This course explores the intellectual contributions of classical Greek and Roman literature by examining the meaning of these works within the historical, political, and cultural context of ancient Greco-Roman society. Prerequisite: ENG 123 pr 123E. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG323-A
Schneider, Thomas R.
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 190
ENG323-A
Isaacs, David E.
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

The Metaphysical and cavalier Poets, and the prose of John Milton, in historical context. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

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Neoclassical, Romantic, and Victorian literature in historical context. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; As offered & Online)

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An introduction to the study of a wide variety of children's literature, including picture books, novels, poetry, and folklore. Focus on critical analysis of texts, employing a variety of literary theoretical perspectives, close readings, and contemporary research. Also examines the historical constructions of childhood, uses within the elementary classroom, and social response to children's literature. Meets the Liberal Studies requirement for Children's literature. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG353-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 190
ENG353-B
Travis, Erika J.
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
ENG353-A
Travis, Erika J.
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 192
ENG353-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/13/2025 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
ENG353-B
Travis, Erika J.
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

A consideration of children’s class, including but not limited to texts from “Golden Age” of children’s literature, approximately 1865-1914. Focus on critical analysis of texts, employing a variety of literary theoretical perspectives, close readings, and contemporary research. Also examines the historical constructions of childhood and social responses to children’s literature. Students will examine the texts in light of literary, historical, social contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

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A close examination of selected folklore and fairy tales from various cultural or literary traditions. Focus on interpretation and analysis of individual texts, utilizing a variety of historical and contemporary critical approaches to reading, understanding, and researching folklore and fairy tales as a distinctive genre. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG355-A
Tronti, Jennifer
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
ENG355-B
Schneider, Thomas R.
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 190

Introduction to literature designed to meet the unique needs of adolescents and young adults. Varied uses of literature such as poetry and short stories will be explored with intensive study of longer works of fiction and non-fiction. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG363-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/08/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Building 36 36A2
ENG363-A
Schneider, Thomas R.
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

Surveys some of the great literary texts in the Christian tradition. Readings from primary works will provide opportunity to become familiar with a variety of voices in the history of Christian spirituality. Students will examine the texts in light of literary, historical, social, and theological contexts. Authors and texts may vary each time the course is offered. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall, odd years & Online)

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An opportunity for students who have demonstrated the ability to do independent work to pursue in depth a topic of particular interest. (3 units; As offered)

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Focuses on a different theme, genre, or period of British, American, or World literature each time offered. See instructor for topic currently to be studied. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; As offered)

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In this course students assist in all aspects of the publication of the campus literary journal. Students read submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, they work with writers to edit their pieces, and they assist with layout and design. Prerequisite: ENG 123 (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG431-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/08/2024 MW 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Building 36 36A2
ENG431-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/13/2025 MW 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM TBA

Major fiction and poetry from 1900 to World War II. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall, even years, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG440-A
Veltman, Laura
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex 190

Major fiction and poetry from World War II to the present. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG443-A
Veltman, Laura
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 191

This course will provide a practical, hands on approach to the study of English grammar and the application of the acquired knowledge of grammar to the classroom setting. It will be assumed that few, if any, students have had a thorough, formal study of English grammar. The approach will seek to present models for application in the literature based curriculum prescribed by the California State Framework in English. Students will complete numerous in class exercises as well as independent work outside of class for presentation in discussion at subsequent class meetings. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG454-C
Newton, Jennifer
01/08/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM James Complex 190
ENG454-A
Kirk, Toni Suzanne
01/08/2024 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 189
ENG454-B
Kirk, Toni Suzanne
01/08/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Building 36 36A1
ENG454-A
Kirk, Toni Suzanne
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
ENG454-B
Kirk, Toni Suzanne
01/13/2025 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
ENG454-C
Newton, Jennifer
01/13/2025 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA

Prose, fiction, poetry, and drama from 1890 to the present, with emphasis on the Modernist writers. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG460-A
Alspach, Berniece
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 192

The purpose of this course is to provide students the opportunity to practice the written, oral, research, analytical, and/or technological skills developed in their field(s) of study under the direct supervision of a practitioner in a professional field. In consultation with the internship coordinator, the student works in the field through supervised practical experiences with a professional organization. This opportunity is available for students who are English majors/minors, writing and digital studies minors, creative writing minors, and creative writing BFA students. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG491-IN
Alspach, Berniece
01/08/2024 - Instructor OFFC
ENG491-IN
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC
ENG491-IN
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 - Instructor OFFC

This course centers on the close reading of both religious and secular filmic texts in order to better understand the ideology that is wrapped within these artifacts of culture. Students will describe and analyze how these cinematic texts communicate both Christian and anti-Christian philosophical and theological arguments, which have the power to shape the horizons of the mind and impact culture. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

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This course addresses the adaptation of literature to film. It examines diverse concepts and theories that have been applied to cinematic adaptations of literary texts as part of a larger constellation of issues, including the development of cinematic language, approaches to genre studies, and an appreciation for cinematic visions in literary texts. In addition to film screenings, course readings will include prose fiction and film criticism. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FLM350-A
Tronti, Jennifer
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B110

This course will lead students through a critical evaluation of the ways in which the history and culture of Greece and Rome are portrayed through popular films. Students will read primary historical literature related to the historical content of the films and will compare how these films represent history accordingly. (3 units; Spring, even years)

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HIS440-A
Brook, Eric C
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

The course explores critically the ways in which at least two of the five areas of the Humanities (Philosophy; Literature; Art; Music; General Culture [History]) are related to the experience of the museum, with specific attention given to the importance of the museum as an educational institution. The particular cultural emphases and museum(s) to visit are left to the discretion of the course instructor. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
HUM325-A
Brook, Eric C
09/03/2024 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

An introduction to the ethical and legal aspects of public relations and journalism, including print, online and broadcasting. Students will gain practical insight into the field through review of real-world case studies and materials on ethics, policies and law. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
JRN320-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 036
JRN320-A
Singh, Sonya C
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
JRN320-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

A course involving students in an in-depth study of procedures of copy editing for newspapers, magazines and online media. Through assignments and exercises, students will develop superior skills in grammar and word usage, punctuation, spelling, style, fact-checking, use of reference books, and writing headlines and captions. Students will practice substantive editing, and proofreading for print and online media. The special conditions of the increasingly important Internet to copy editors will be demonstrated. Prerequisite: ENG 113, 113E, or JRN 170. (3 units; Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
JRN349-A
Kaplan, David J.
01/08/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex 036
JRN349-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

Online communication platforms are constantly changing. Due to this dynamic environment, communicators must understand the strategies behind online media. This course gives students an immersive experience in analyzing, creating, and developing communication plans to effectively reach a digital audience. In addition, students will analyze and produce content for current and emerging social media platforms. By the end of the course, students will have learned how to curate and develop a social media presence for both themselves as individuals and for corporate entities or small businesses. (3 units; Fall)

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JRN370-A
Hernandez, Valerie
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 375
JRN370-A
Hernandez, Valerie
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 375

This course is designed to examine the role and function of narrative in law, and the role and function of law in major works of literature, to understand better both law and literature. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

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