Bachelor of Fine Arts In Creative Writing

The Creative Writing major allows students to write fiction and poetry in multi-tiered workshops that culminate in a final writing project of publishable quality. The program offers instruction in other genres of writing and in literary editing and publishing, and it includes substantial coursework in literature. The skills students acquire in this program will equip them for all types of careers where keen, lucid writing is expected, whether analytical, editorial, or creative. This program also prepares students for graduate study in both Creative Writing (MFA) and English (MA).

Creative Writing Degree (50-51 units) BFA

Lower Division Requirements

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; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

ENG201-A
Alspach, Berniece
09/05/2017 W 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN

ENG273 Intro to Creative Writing
+

This college level writing course is designed to introduce the creative writer to the literary genres, to encourage creativity, individuality, spontaneity and boldness for students in search of the writer within. The lecture/discussion is designed to encourage students to develop a writing voice and work toward a final project in one of the major genres. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

ENG273-A
Dingman, Toni S.
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Building 36 36A1

Lower Division Elective Requirements

Complete six (6) units from the following:

ENG213 Survey of British Literature I
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Literature of Great Britain from the Middle Ages through the eighteenth century. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

ENG213-A
Newton, Jennifer
09/05/2017 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 191

ENG223 Survey of British Literature II
+

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

ENG233 Survey of American Literature I
+

American literature from the Colonial Period to 1870. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

ENG233-A
Veltman, Laura
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 376

ENG243 Survey of American Lit II
+

American literature from 1870 to present. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

ENG253 Survey of World Literature I
+

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

ENG253-A
Alspach, Berniece
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 356

ENG263 Survey of World Literature II
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World literature (excluding British and American) from Neoclassicism to present. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

Upper Division Requirements

ENG431 LiteraryJournalEditing&Publishng
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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: ENG123 (3 units; Spring)

ENG498 Capstone in Creative Writing
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In this capstone course students rewrite and edit their best creative work to form a collection of poems or short stories or a novella. They must also write a critical introduction to their work, discussing other literary works while situating their own writing in a particular discourse. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (3 units; Spring)

Upper Division Creative Writing Requirement

Complete one of the following sequences:

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 ENG123. (3 units; Fall odd years)

ENG384-A
Updegraff, Derek J.
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 192

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: ENG384 (3 units; Spring)

or

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: ENG123. (3 units; Fall even years)

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: ENG385 (3 units; Fall)

ENG485-A
Updegraff, Derek J.
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 192

Upper Division Creative Writing Elective Requirements

Complete six (6) additional creative writing 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 ENG123. (3 units; Fall odd years)

ENG384-A
Updegraff, Derek J.
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 192

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: ENG123. (3 units; Fall even years)

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: ENG123 (3 units; Fall odd years).

ENG386-A
Updegraff, Derek J.
09/05/2017 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 192

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: ENG123. (3 units; As offered)

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: ENG384 (3 units; Spring)

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: ENG385 (3 units; Fall)

ENG485-A
Updegraff, Derek J.
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 192

Upper Division Writing Elective Requirement

Complete three (3) additional writing 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 ENG123. (3 units; Fall odd years)

ENG384-A
Updegraff, Derek J.
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 192

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: ENG123. (3 units; Fall even years)

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: ENG123 (3 units; Fall odd years).

ENG386-A
Updegraff, Derek J.
09/05/2017 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 192

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: ENG123. (3 units; As offered)

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: ENG384 (3 units; Spring)

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: ENG385 (3 units; Fall)

ENG485-A
Updegraff, Derek J.
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 192

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. Prerequisite: ENG 113 and FLM 105. (3 units; Fall)

FLM301-A
Eaton, Michael A.
09/05/2017 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM James Complex

JRN312 Magazine & 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; Interdiscplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

JRN312-A
Chute, Michael D.
09/05/2017 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 048

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; Interdisciplinary; Spring even years)

Upper Division Editing, Language, and Theory Elective Requirements

Complete six (6) units from the following:

COM405 Rhetorical Criticism
+

This course is designed to develop advanced analysis of communication artifacts using rhetorical theory. The course discusses and makes use of rhetorical theorists from classical and contemporary traditions to better understand cultural artifacts from various contexts. Application to various non-communication related fields will be explored. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

ENG350 Rsrch & Writing in Lit/Lang
+

Introduction to research topics, methods, and materials in the field of language and literature for application in a series of scholarly papers and presentations of various types and lengths. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

ENG350-A
Dingman, Toni S.
09/05/2017 T 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Building 36 36B

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

ENG463-B
Jacobs, DawnEllen
09/05/2017 Th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM James Complex 376
ENG463-A
Liu, Carla
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 183

JRN349 Editing for Print & Online Media
+

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. Prerequisites: ENG 113 or JRN 170. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)nits; —=^I¢

JRN349-A
Brodie, Victoria K
09/05/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex ONLN

PHI312 Aesthetics
+

An introduction to philosophical aesthetics, which has been marginalized and often ignored in philosophical discourse during the past four hundred years. During the last few decades the questions posted by aesthetics have moved back into the center of the philosophical discussion, including the use of the concept by “post-modern” thinkers. The course seeks to bring the student into the longer conversation concerning beauty, “retrieve” important elements that have been lost, and provide a basis for further study. Prerequisite: PHI 213. (3 units; Fall odd years)

PHI312-A
Key, Scott B.
09/05/2017 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 263

Upper Division Literature Elective Requirements

Complete six (6) units of literature from the following:

ENG303 Topics Wrld Lit
+

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall)

ENG303-A
Staley, Owen D.
09/05/2017 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 245

ENG313 Multicultural Literature
+

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

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall)

ENG323-A
Isaacs, David E.
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 356

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 18th/19th Century British Poetry
+

Neoclassical, Romantic, and Victorian literature in historical context. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall even years)

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; Multicultural; Spring 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: ENG123. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall even years)

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)

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)

ENG400-A
Travis, Erika J.
05/08/2017 MW 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 263

ENG403 The British Novel until 1900
+

The rise and development of the novel as a genre in Britain. 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; Interdisciplinary; Spring)

ENG433 Major Authors
+

Focuses on the development of a major author's style and themes. Explores an individual body of work in depth. The author featured varies as the course is offered in different semesters or terms. See instructor for the current author. Past authors have included such diverse writers as John Milton, Philip Sidney, and Chaucer. May also include authors who write in languages other than English and be offered as a dual language course. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring odd years)

ENG434 Major Christian Authors
+

Focuses on the development of style, themes, and worldview in a body of work by concentrating on no more than three Christian authors per semester, such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Flannery O’Connor, Li-Young Lee, or Shusaku Endo. Explores this body of work in depth from the British, American, or world traditions. See instructor for the current author(s). Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring even years)

ENG440 Modern American Literature
+

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

ENG443 Contemporary American Literature
+

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

ENG460 Modern & 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)

Upper Division Literature and the Arts Elective Requirements

Complete five to six (5-6) additional units from the following:

COM333 Oral Interpret/Reader's Theater
+

Analysis and oral presentation of literature in a way that is vivid, compelling, and dramatic. This class will help the student to perfect skills in dramatic reading, reading of scripture, and finding and preparing literature for oral presentation. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

COM333-B
Pate, John R.
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Building 36 36A1
COM333-A
Pate, John R.
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 189

ENG303 Topics Wrld Lit
+

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall)

ENG303-A
Staley, Owen D.
09/05/2017 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 245

ENG313 Multicultural Literature
+

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

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall)

ENG323-A
Isaacs, David E.
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 356

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 18th/19th Century British Poetry
+

Neoclassical, Romantic, and Victorian literature in historical context. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall even years)

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; Multicultural; Spring odd years)

ENG350 Rsrch & Writing in Lit/Lang
+

Introduction to research topics, methods, and materials in the field of language and literature for application in a series of scholarly papers and presentations of various types and lengths. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

ENG350-A
Dingman, Toni S.
09/05/2017 T 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Building 36 36B

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

ENG353-A
Travis, Erika J.
05/08/2017 - Online
ENG353-B
Travis, Erika J.
09/05/2017 - Online
ENG353-A
Travis, Erika J.
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B218

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: ENG123. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall odd years)

ENG354-A
Travis, Erika J.
09/05/2017 W 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 245

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: ENG123. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall even years)

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; Interdisciplinary; Spring)

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)

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)

ENG400-A
Travis, Erika J.
05/08/2017 MW 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 263

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

ENG403 The British Novel until 1900
+

The rise and development of the novel as a genre in Britain. 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; Interdisciplinary; Spring)

ENG433 Major Authors
+

Focuses on the development of a major author's style and themes. Explores an individual body of work in depth. The author featured varies as the course is offered in different semesters or terms. See instructor for the current author. Past authors have included such diverse writers as John Milton, Philip Sidney, and Chaucer. May also include authors who write in languages other than English and be offered as a dual language course. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring odd years)

ENG434 Major Christian Authors
+

Focuses on the development of style, themes, and worldview in a body of work by concentrating on no more than three Christian authors per semester, such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Flannery O’Connor, Li-Young Lee, or Shusaku Endo. Explores this body of work in depth from the British, American, or world traditions. See instructor for the current author(s). Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring even years)

ENG440 Modern American Literature
+

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

ENG443 Contemporary American Literature
+

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

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

ENG460 Modern & 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)

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

ENG463-B
Jacobs, DawnEllen
09/05/2017 Th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM James Complex 376
ENG463-A
Liu, Carla
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 183

FLM350 Film and Literature
+

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

FLM470 Adaptation and Intertextuality
+

This advanced course focuses on diverse texts and theories regarding adaptation and intertextuality as they impact film and other media. The course explores the ways in which texts are adapted from one medium into other media and the ways in which texts intersect and communicate with one another. The complex manner in which adaptation and intertextuality function in our media-saturated, global culture is investigated. Texts that might be examined in this course include films, video games, television shows, novels, comics/graphic novels, operas, and musicals. Course content will vary. Prerequisite: FLM 250. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring odd years)

MUS332 Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs
+

A survey of music used for congregational singing studied from perspectives of text and music, history, culture, and practice. (2 units; As offered)

MUS332-A
Gilmore, Dawn S.
09/05/2017 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Hawkins Music Building

THE332 Theatre History I
+

The first part of a two-part review of the development of theatre, with a detailed study of the origins of drama in religious ritual and the beginnings of formalized theatre in Classical Greece through the French Neoclassical Period. Nine plays will be studied in detail during the course, and students will be asked to specifically engage with the material from the Christian worldview to explore how God's truth may be represented within the work. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall)

THE332-A
Parshall, Stephanie
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Wallace Theater 203

THE342 Theatre History II
+

The second part of a two-part review of the development of theatre, with a detailed study of the beginnings of modern theatre including the English Restoration, 18th-century Sentimentalism, the birth of Realism and the revolt against Realism, experimental and political theatre, and current trends today. Ten plays will be studied in detail during the course, and students will be asked to specifically engage with the material from the Christian worldview to explore how God's truth may be represented within the work. Prerequisite: THE 332. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

ART346 History of Modern Painting
+

A study of the development of modern painting from the French Impressionist movement to the present day in the United States. Lecture and slides. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

ART385 Film as Visual Art
+

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; Multicultural; As offered)