Courses

Students must complete all English major requirements and can also earn an optional concentration in one of the following areas: Children’s Literature, Creative Writing, Digital Literary Studies or TESOL.

*Each optional concentration requires the completion of a minimum of twelve (12) distinct units beyond the major. Students are not eligible to complete a minor and a concentration in the same subject (i.e. Children’s Literature; Creative Writing; Writing and Digital Studies/Digital Literary Studies; TESOL).

English Requirements

 

Introductory Concepts and Approaches

ENG101 Introduction to the Discipline

This course introduces a consideration of personal worldview, faith, and the discipline of English, including literary studies and creative writing. It is also designed to introduce students to the basic skills necessary for academic success in the discipline of English and to provide students with an overview of the discipline including requirements of the major and expectations of professions in which that major may be applied. Pass/Fail. (1 unit; Fall)

ENG101-A
Veltman, Laura
09/03/2019 M 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 191
ENG101-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 M 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

ENG201 Intro to Literature

An intensive 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 ways of writing about literature. Majors and minors should take this introduction course during their sophomore year as soon as they successfully complete ENG 123. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

ENG201-A
Alspach, Berniece
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Building 36 36B
ENG201-A
Isaacs, David E.
01/13/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus N271
ENG201-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

Choose one of the following: 

ENG213 British Literature Pre-1750

Literature of Great Britain from the Middle Ages through the eighteenth century. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall)

ENG213-A
Newton, Jennifer
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 192
ENG213-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

ENG223 British Literature Post-1750

Literature of Great Britain from the Romantic Period to the present. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring)

ENG223-A
Alspach, Berniece
01/13/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B219

Choose one of the following: 

ENG233 American Literature Pre-1865

American literature from the Colonial Period to 1865. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall)

ENG233-A
Veltman, Laura
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 191
ENG233-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

ENG243 American Literature Post-1865

American literature from 1865 to present. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring)

ENG243-A
Veltman, Laura
01/13/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 192

Choose one of the following: 

ENG253 World Literature Pre-1650

World literature (excluding British and American) through the Renaissance. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall)

ENG263 World Literature Post-1650

World literature (excluding British and American) from Neoclassicism to present. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring)

ENG263-A
Isaacs, David E.
01/13/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 192

 

Foundations in Literary Studies and Traditions

ENG401 Literary Theory and Criticism

Advanced study in theories of imaginative literature and in the issues of interpreting literary texts. Prerequisites: ENG 123, 201, and at least one literature survey course are required. (3 units; Spring)

ENG401-A
Lu, James J.
01/13/2020 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Building 36 36A2

Choose one of the following:

ENG413 Shakespeare Studies

Selected poems and plays are studied in their historical contexts. A variety of critical approaches are incorporated. Includes comedies, history plays, and tragedies. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall)

ENG413-A
Newton, Jennifer
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 191

ENG323 Classical Literature

This course explores the intellectual contributions of Classical Literature by examining the meaning of these works within historical, political, and cultural context of Classical society. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring)

ENG323-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

 

Professional Development

ENG499 Senior Project

This three unit senior capstone project serves to assess the subject matter competence of the English major and the Single Subject Program candidate. Students will enroll for this course with the recommendation of their English program advisor and the approval of the department chair. Prerequisite: ENG 350. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

ENG499-A
Tronti, Jennifer
09/03/2019 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Instructor OFFC
ENG499-A
Newton, Jennifer
01/13/2020 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 104
ENG499-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

Complete one of the following courses:

ENG302 Professional Writing

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)

ENG302-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 M 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM TBA

ENG382 Introduction to Digital Studies

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)

ENG382-A
Alspach, Berniece
09/03/2019 M 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM BUS 209

 Complete one of the following courses:

ENG454 Writing in Context

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)

ENG454-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
ENG454-A
Kirk, Toni Suzanne
01/13/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 189

ENG463 Lang Structure and Acquisition

Linguistic theory and method. Includes the study of the five universal elements of language (phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics) as well as the use of language and its variants in culture. Fieldwork required. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

ENG463-A
Liu, Carla
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B112
ENG463-A
Liu, Carla
01/13/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall 126
ENG463-A
Liu, Carla
09/08/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

 

American Literature

Complete 3 units from the following:

ENG345 Nineteenth Century American Lit

American literature and thought, 1800-1914, with emphasis on Poe, Hawthorne, Emerson, Dickinson, Douglass, Whitman, Melville, Stowe, and Twain. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

ENG420 Special Topics in American Lit

This course offers students intensive study of a special topic in American literature. Students will study a specific theme, author, genre, or period within the broad literary history of the United States. This study will equip students to broaden their engagement in American literature. It is recommended that at least one literature survey course be taken prior. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; As offered)

ENG440 Modern American Literature

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

ENG440-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

ENG443 Contemporary American Literature

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

ENG443-A
Veltman, Laura
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 190

 

British Literature

Complete 3 units from the following:

ENG333 17th Century British Literature

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

ENG343 18thAnd19th Century British Lit

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

ENG430 Special Topics in British Lit

This course offers students an intensive study of a special topic in British Literature. Students will study a specific theme, author, genre, or period within the broad literary history of Great Britain. This study will equip students to broaden their engagement in British literature. It is recommended that at least one literature survey course be taken prior. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; As offered)

ENG460 Modern and Contemp British Lit

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

ENG460-A
Alspach, Berniece
01/13/2020 M 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM BUS 104

 

Diverse Perspectives

Complete 3 units from the following:

ENG313 American Multicultural Lit

The literature of women and ethnic minorities. Recommended for Liberal Studies majors. At least one literature survey course recommended. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring)

ENG313-A
Staley, Owen D.
01/13/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus P280

ENG314 Global Literature

This course offers students an intensive study of global literature with an emphasis on works translated into English, excluding American literature. Students will study literature and cultures from around the world, equipping them to broaden their engagement in academic studies and Great Commission service. It is recommended that at least one literature survey course be taken prior. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall)

ENG314-A
Kirk, Toni Suzanne
09/03/2019 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 191
ENG314-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

 

Christian Literary Studies

Complete 3 units from the following:

ENG365 Christian Classics

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; Spring, even years)

ENG366 Faith and Literature

The course is designed to examine the study of literature through the lens of faith. It considers the intersection of personal belief and reading practices, the analysis of literature, both religious and secular, from a Christian worldview, and potential avenues of Christian literary theory. It requires students to evaluate and analyze both literary texts and approaches to literature, with each students formulating a formal position in regard to the intersection of faith and literature. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall even years)

ENG366-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

 

Upper Division Elective Requirements

Complete 3 additional units from the following, which have not previously been taken:

ENG302 Professional Writing

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)

ENG302-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 M 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM TBA

ENG313 American Multicultural Lit

The literature of women and ethnic minorities. Recommended for Liberal Studies majors. At least one literature survey course recommended. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring)

ENG313-A
Staley, Owen D.
01/13/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus P280

ENG314 Global Literature

This course offers students an intensive study of global literature with an emphasis on works translated into English, excluding American literature. Students will study literature and cultures from around the world, equipping them to broaden their engagement in academic studies and Great Commission service. It is recommended that at least one literature survey course be taken prior. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall)

ENG314-A
Kirk, Toni Suzanne
09/03/2019 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 191
ENG314-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

ENG323 Classical Literature

This course explores the intellectual contributions of Classical Literature by examining the meaning of these works within historical, political, and cultural context of Classical society. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring)

ENG323-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

ENG333 17th Century British Literature

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

ENG343 18thAnd19th Century British Lit

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

ENG345 Nineteenth Century American Lit

American literature and thought, 1800-1914, with emphasis on Poe, Hawthorne, Emerson, Dickinson, Douglass, Whitman, Melville, Stowe, and Twain. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

ENG353 Intro to Children's Literature

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)

ENG353-A
Isaacs, David E.
09/03/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B258
ENG353-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/13/2020 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus M261
ENG353-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/04/2020 W 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B259
ENG353-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA

ENG354 Children's Classics

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)

ENG355 Folklore and Fairy Tales

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)

ENG355-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA

ENG363 Intro to Young Adult Literature

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)

ENG363-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/13/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus M261

ENG365 Christian Classics

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; Spring, even years)

ENG366 Faith and Literature

The course is designed to examine the study of literature through the lens of faith. It considers the intersection of personal belief and reading practices, the analysis of literature, both religious and secular, from a Christian worldview, and potential avenues of Christian literary theory. It requires students to evaluate and analyze both literary texts and approaches to literature, with each students formulating a formal position in regard to the intersection of faith and literature. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall even years)

ENG366-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

ENG382 Introduction to Digital Studies

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)

ENG382-A
Alspach, Berniece
09/03/2019 M 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM BUS 209

ENG399 Independent Study

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)

ENG400 Special Topics in English

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)

ENG409 Good Books

This course offers students intensive study of print culture, particularly in regard to the history of the book, as found in American, British, and/or world literature. The course may focus on a particular genre, such as the novel, the autobiography, or the chapbook, or on a particular subgenre, such as the gothic or satirical novel. This study will also equip students to understand how books within the discipline of English shaped and were shaped by various historical, cultural, economic, philosophical, and social forces. It is recommended that at least one literature survey course be taken prior. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring odd years)

ENG413 Shakespeare Studies

Selected poems and plays are studied in their historical contexts. A variety of critical approaches are incorporated. Includes comedies, history plays, and tragedies. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall)

ENG413-A
Newton, Jennifer
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 191

ENG420 Special Topics in American Lit

This course offers students intensive study of a special topic in American literature. Students will study a specific theme, author, genre, or period within the broad literary history of the United States. This study will equip students to broaden their engagement in American literature. It is recommended that at least one literature survey course be taken prior. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; As offered)

ENG430 Special Topics in British Lit

This course offers students an intensive study of a special topic in British Literature. Students will study a specific theme, author, genre, or period within the broad literary history of Great Britain. This study will equip students to broaden their engagement in British literature. It is recommended that at least one literature survey course be taken prior. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; As offered)

ENG440 Modern American Literature

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

ENG440-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

ENG443 Contemporary American Literature

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

ENG443-A
Veltman, Laura
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 190

ENG460 Modern and Contemp British Lit

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

ENG460-A
Alspach, Berniece
01/13/2020 M 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM BUS 104

ENG491 Internship

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. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

 

Children's Literature Concentration

 

ENG353 Intro to Children's Literature

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)

ENG353-A
Isaacs, David E.
09/03/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B258
ENG353-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/13/2020 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus M261
ENG353-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/04/2020 W 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B259
ENG353-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA

ENG354 Children's Classics

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)

ENG355 Folklore and Fairy Tales

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)

ENG355-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA

ENG363 Intro to Young Adult Literature

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)

ENG363-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/13/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus M261

 

Creative Writing Concentration

 

Complete 9 upper division units from the following:

ENG384 Writing Fiction

An intensive writing workshop designed to permit the student to study and practice fiction in various forms; articles, short stories, novels, etc. Prerequisite ENG 123. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

ENG384-A
Alspach, Berniece
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Building 36 36B
ENG384-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

ENG385 Writing Poetry

This college course is an intensive workshop designed to encourage creativity in poetry. The class offers specific writing direction plus critical responses to students' works, both creative and analytical. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall, even years)

ENG385-A
Tronti, Jennifer
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B221

ENG386 Writing Creative Nonfiction

An intensive writing workshop designed to permit the student to study and practice creative nonfiction in various forms; personal narrative, topical essay, lyric essay, memoir, etc. Prerequisite: ENG 123 (3 units; Fall, odd years)

ENG386-A
Kirk, Toni Suzanne
09/03/2019 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Health Science Campus A013
ENG386-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA

ENG411 Special Topics Creative Writing

Focuses on different styles or aspects of creative writing each time offered-for example, creative non-fiction, storytelling, etc. See instructor for the topic currently to be studied. May be repeated once for credit with change in topic. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; As offered)

ENG411-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

ENG431 LiteraryJrnlEditingAndPublishng

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)

ENG431-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/13/2020 W 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Health Science Campus N270

ENG484 Advanced Fiction Writing

This advanced writing workshop builds on the foundational elements of fiction writing learned in previous coursework. Students read numerous published short stories and novellas, as well as readings discussing craft, technique, and theory. Students choose to write a novella or two substantial short stories, which are discussed by the professor and students on scheduled workshop days. The works produced in this class strive to be of publishable quality. Prerequisite: ENG 384 (3 units; Spring)

ENG484-A
Tronti, Jennifer
01/13/2020 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM The Village at CBU 300

ENG485 Advanced Poetry Writing

This advanced writing workshop builds on the foundational elements of poetry writing learned in previous coursework. Students read numerous published poems and poetry collections, as well as readings discussing craft, technique, and theory. Students write their own poems, which are discussed by the professor and students on scheduled workshop days. The works produced in this class strive to be of publishable quality. Prerequisite: ENG 385. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

Complete 3 additional upper division units from the following:

ENG384 Writing Fiction

An intensive writing workshop designed to permit the student to study and practice fiction in various forms; articles, short stories, novels, etc. Prerequisite ENG 123. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

ENG384-A
Alspach, Berniece
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Building 36 36B
ENG384-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

ENG385 Writing Poetry

This college course is an intensive workshop designed to encourage creativity in poetry. The class offers specific writing direction plus critical responses to students' works, both creative and analytical. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall, even years)

ENG385-A
Tronti, Jennifer
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B221

ENG386 Writing Creative Nonfiction

An intensive writing workshop designed to permit the student to study and practice creative nonfiction in various forms; personal narrative, topical essay, lyric essay, memoir, etc. Prerequisite: ENG 123 (3 units; Fall, odd years)

ENG386-A
Kirk, Toni Suzanne
09/03/2019 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Health Science Campus A013
ENG386-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA

ENG411 Special Topics Creative Writing

Focuses on different styles or aspects of creative writing each time offered-for example, creative non-fiction, storytelling, etc. See instructor for the topic currently to be studied. May be repeated once for credit with change in topic. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; As offered)

ENG411-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

ENG431 LiteraryJrnlEditingAndPublishng

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)

ENG431-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/13/2020 W 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Health Science Campus N270

ENG484 Advanced Fiction Writing

This advanced writing workshop builds on the foundational elements of fiction writing learned in previous coursework. Students read numerous published short stories and novellas, as well as readings discussing craft, technique, and theory. Students choose to write a novella or two substantial short stories, which are discussed by the professor and students on scheduled workshop days. The works produced in this class strive to be of publishable quality. Prerequisite: ENG 384 (3 units; Spring)

ENG484-A
Tronti, Jennifer
01/13/2020 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM The Village at CBU 300

ENG485 Advanced Poetry Writing

This advanced writing workshop builds on the foundational elements of poetry writing learned in previous coursework. Students read numerous published poems and poetry collections, as well as readings discussing craft, technique, and theory. Students write their own poems, which are discussed by the professor and students on scheduled workshop days. The works produced in this class strive to be of publishable quality. Prerequisite: ENG 385. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

FLM301 Basic Screenwriting

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of writing for the screen. The elements of theme, plot, character, and dialogue in dramatic writing for cinema will be studied. Students will learn how to construct screenplays by closely examining produced films, reading film scripts, and writing their own short screenplays. The course will provide a foundation in the basics of the three-act act structure, dramatic action, character arc, the revision process, and an introduction to the business of screenwriting. By the end of the semester, students will have produced and polished a twenty- to thirty-page screenplay for a short film suitable for production. Prerequisites: ENG 113 and FLM 105. (3 units; Fall)

FLM301-B
Cowan, Rennie
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Film Lab 103

JRN312 Magazine and Feature Writing

Planning, gathering material, writing and preparation of articles for specialized and general media publications, with emphasis on the magazine article and newspaper feature; includes overview of the magazine market. Laboratory and field work. Students may only earn credit for either JRN 312 or JRN 350. Prerequisite: JRN 170. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

JRN312-A
Chute, Michael D.
09/03/2019 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 104
JRN312-A
Chute, Michael D.
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 104
JRN312-A
Chute, Michael D.
09/08/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex

THE424 Scriptwriting

A workshop in the practice of playwriting and screenwriting. Students are required to complete at least one play (or screenplay) in the course of the semester and to bring work-in-progress for regular discussion and criticism under the guidance of the instructor. Exercises to improve skills in writing creative dialogue, developing characters, and creative conflict and action will be part of the class work. Prerequisite: THE 232. (3 units; Spring, even years)

 

Digital Literary Studies Concentration

 

Complete one of the following courses:

ENG302 Professional Writing

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)

ENG302-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 M 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM TBA

ENG382 Introduction to Digital Studies

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)

ENG382-A
Alspach, Berniece
09/03/2019 M 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM BUS 209

Complete 6 upper division units from the following:

ENG431 LiteraryJrnlEditingAndPublishng

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)

ENG431-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/13/2020 W 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Health Science Campus N270

ENG454 Writing in Context

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)

ENG454-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
ENG454-A
Kirk, Toni Suzanne
01/13/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 189

ENG491 Internship

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. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

Complete 3 additional upper division units from the following: 

ENG314 Global Literature

This course offers students an intensive study of global literature with an emphasis on works translated into English, excluding American literature. Students will study literature and cultures from around the world, equipping them to broaden their engagement in academic studies and Great Commission service. It is recommended that at least one literature survey course be taken prior. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall)

ENG314-A
Kirk, Toni Suzanne
09/03/2019 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 191
ENG314-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

ENG323 Classical Literature

This course explores the intellectual contributions of Classical Literature by examining the meaning of these works within historical, political, and cultural context of Classical society. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring)

ENG323-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

ENG333 17th Century British Literature

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

ENG343 18thAnd19th Century British Lit

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

ENG345 Nineteenth Century American Lit

American literature and thought, 1800-1914, with emphasis on Poe, Hawthorne, Emerson, Dickinson, Douglass, Whitman, Melville, Stowe, and Twain. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

ENG353 Intro to Children's Literature

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)

ENG353-A
Isaacs, David E.
09/03/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B258
ENG353-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/13/2020 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus M261
ENG353-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/04/2020 W 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B259
ENG353-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA

ENG354 Children's Classics

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)

ENG355 Folklore and Fairy Tales

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)

ENG355-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA

ENG363 Intro to Young Adult Literature

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)

ENG363-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/13/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus M261

ENG365 Christian Classics

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; Spring, even years)

ENG399 Independent Study

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)

ENG400 Special Topics in English

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)

ENG409 Good Books

This course offers students intensive study of print culture, particularly in regard to the history of the book, as found in American, British, and/or world literature. The course may focus on a particular genre, such as the novel, the autobiography, or the chapbook, or on a particular subgenre, such as the gothic or satirical novel. This study will also equip students to understand how books within the discipline of English shaped and were shaped by various historical, cultural, economic, philosophical, and social forces. It is recommended that at least one literature survey course be taken prior. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring odd years)

ENG431 LiteraryJrnlEditingAndPublishng

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)

ENG431-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/13/2020 W 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Health Science Campus N270

ENG440 Modern American Literature

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

ENG440-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

ENG443 Contemporary American Literature

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

ENG443-A
Veltman, Laura
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 190

ENG454 Writing in Context

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)

ENG454-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
ENG454-A
Kirk, Toni Suzanne
01/13/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 189

ENG460 Modern and Contemp British Lit

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

ENG460-A
Alspach, Berniece
01/13/2020 M 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM BUS 104

ENG491 Internship

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. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

 

TESOL Concentration

 

*Students completing the TESOL concentration must complete ENG 463 within the Professional Development core of the English major.

ENG442 Teaching Second Language Writing

This course prepares students to teach writing to second language learners, especially but not exclusively at the college level. Course materials and activities focus on current composition philosophy, research-based method and teaching techniques for collegiate level second language writing courses. At a minimum, this course is designed to introduce students to major theories, research, and practice in the teaching of English writing to second language learners. Thus, students should complete this course being able to do what ESL/EFL writing instructors do: design lesson plans for college composition; evaluate (read, respond to, grade, and assess) college level writing; and engage in research in at least one relevant issue in ESL/EFL composition pedagogy. This course should train students to be reflective practitioners and researchers of collegiate level English composition. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall)

ENG442-A
Walker, Deron
09/03/2019 T 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Mission Hall 125
ENG442-A
Walker, Deron
09/08/2020 T 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM TBA

ENG446 Second Language Reading

As the title indicates, this course will be about reading in a second language, primarily, but not exclusively English. In particular, the class will emphasize teaching reading in English to learners whose native language is not English. Since research and theory inform sound pedagogical practice, we will also research and review research on a variety of relevant topics to teaching reading from both linguistic and educational perspectives. Finally, given the importance of literacy in so many contexts today, we will consider a multitude of variables which affect the teaching and learning of reading skills for both children and adults, in second and foreign language settings, and explore the implications of the research for all concerned. Prerequisite: ENG 123 (3 units; Spring)

ENG446-A
Walker, Deron
01/13/2020 Th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM James Complex 190

ENG452 Secnd Lang Curr Dev and Assmnt

This course is designed for future ESL teachers who are interested in current thinking and research in second language material development and assessment and in the application of such in classroom teaching. There are two major goals: one is developing a solid understanding of the core issues in these areas and the other, which requires students to design their own materials and assessment tools and to evaluate existing ones, is facilitating the application of such an understanding in classroom teaching. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring)

ENG452-A
Liu, Carla
01/13/2020 W 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Building 36 36A2

ENG472 Theory and Methods of TESOL

This course will focus on the application of linguistic theory in education. Students will be introduced to various teaching philosophies and methodologies, focusing on their application to language learning. Students will be familiarized with various movements in education and psychology such as behaviorism, cognitivism, social constructivism, and humanism. Students will be instructed as to how diverse language teaching methods have been informed by various educational movements and how these philosophies and methods take form in the second language classroom. This course will build on the concepts taught in ENG 463 but will focus more on second language learners both in ESL and EFL settings. Prerequisite: ENG 123 (3 units; Fall)

ENG472-A
Walker, Deron
09/03/2019 Th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Mission Hall 125
ENG472-A
Walker, Deron
09/08/2020 Th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM TBA