Writing and Digital Studies Minor

The writing and digital studies minor 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. The writing and digital studies minor requires the completion of 18 units. 

Lower Division Requirements

Choose one course:

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
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

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
Tronti, Jennifer
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex 166

Choose one course:

JRN216 Digital Storytelling

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)

JRN216-A
Veneman, James Ray
09/03/2019 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex ONLN
JRN216-A
Veneman, James Ray
01/13/2020 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex ONLN

HUM213 Humanities I

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)

HUM213-A
Brook, Eric C
07/01/2019 M 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B258
HUM213-A
Brook, Eric C
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus M262
HUM213-B
Brook, Eric C
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus M262
HUM213-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
HUM213-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

HUM223 Humanities II

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)

HUM223-A
Brook, Eric C
07/01/2019 T 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B258
HUM223-A
Brook, Eric C
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B252
HUM223-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

Upper Division Requirements

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)

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

Writing and Practical Application Elective Requirement

Complete 3 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
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 M 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM TBA

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-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA

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)

Upper Division Breadth Elective Requirement

Complete 3 units from the following:

ART351 Museum Studies

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)

ART351-A
Simcoe, Duncan L.
09/03/2019 M 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM The Village at CBU ART2

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; As offered)

ART387 Contmpry Visual Arts and Cultr

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 and Professional Studies)

ART430 Art and the Bible

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; Fall/Spring)

ART430-A
Simcoe, Duncan L.
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM The Village at CBU 100
ART430-A
Simcoe, Duncan L.
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

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; As offered)

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

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)

ENG400-A
Tronti, Jennifer
05/06/2019 W 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B258

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
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 M 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM TBA

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)

ENG443-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

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-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA

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
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

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)

FLM305 Christianity and Film

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)

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; Fall)

FLM350-A
Tronti, Jennifer
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM The Village at CBU 100

HIS440 History Through Film

This course leads students through a critical evaluation of the way in which the history and culture of a particular time and place (Greece, Rome, Japan, etc.) 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; As offered)

HUM325 Culture and Museum

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)

HUM325-A
Brook, Eric C
09/03/2019 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B252

JRN320 Media Law, Ethics and Copyright

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; Spring)

JRN320-A
Chute, Michael D.
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 104
JRN320-A
Chute, Michael D.
01/13/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex

JRN349 Editng for Prnt and 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; Fall/Spring)

JRN349-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 171
JRN349-A
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/13/2020 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex ONLN

JRN370 Social Media Strategies

This course provides students opportunities to analyze, use and produce content for current and emerging social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Reddit and other professional business platforms. (3 units; Spring)

JRN370-A
Brodie, Victoria K
09/03/2019 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex ONLN
JRN370-A
Brodie, Victoria K
01/13/2020 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex ONLN

POL330 Law and Literature

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)

POL330-A
Hinrichs, Troy
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus L247