English

CI 161. Mth Mtl Engl

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 999 units

EHD 154B. Final Student Teaching Seminar - English

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in EHD 155B. Seminar to accompany final student teaching that provides opportunities for candidates to investigate and discuss variety of topics and strategies and to reflect on issues that surface during their student teaching experience.

Units: 1

EHD 155B. Studt Tchg Engl

Prerequisites: admission to student teaching, EHD 155A, CI 161 (or concurrently, depending on major departmental policy); senior or post baccalaureate standing; approval of major department including subject matter competency approval; completion of the subject matter preparation program or passing the subject matter examination(s) designated by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Supervised teaching in single subject classroom; assignment is for the full day; five days per week. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 5-10, Repeatable up to 999 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL RS. Writing Skills Application

Covers fundamental composition elements to aid the development of basic writing skills; not applicable toward baccalaureate degree requirements. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1-3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 1L. Writing Tutorial

May be taken concurrently with ENGL 5A, ENGL 5B, ENGL 10, or ENGL 160W. Students work in a small group of two-three students and a tutor discussing writing assignments and collaborating by giving each other feedback and sharing strategies for revision. The tutor acts as a "personal trainer" by helping understand and fulfill the demands of your assignments according to your individual needs. CR/NC grading only. (2 hours)

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 3 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 2. Writing Workshop

Practical assignments and individual coaching on specific writing problems. For selected students this workshop may be required to be taken concurrently with, or as prerequisite to, other courses.

Units: 1-4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 5A. Academic Literacy I

Practice in reading and writing processes, making literacy decisions based on audience, context, and purpose. Direct instruction on reading comprehension; genre analysis; planning, composing and revising writing; research strategies; paragraph development, sentence competence, and grammatical conventions. With ENGL 5B, equivalent o ENGL 10. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 5B. Academic Literacy II

Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 5A with a grade of C or better. Continued study of reading and writing in various genres. Focus on research, analysis, synthesis, argument, and evaluation. Students guided to analyze the rhetorical qualities of academic literacy and language. Longer papers, portfolio assessment. G.E. Foundation A2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: A2

ENGL 10. Accelerated Academic Literacy

Reading and writing in academic and public genres, special attention to rhetorical decision-making and critical analysis. Guided instruction in reading and responding to texts. Participation in public and academic conversations via research in primary and secondary sources. (Formerly English 1)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: A2

ENGL 20. Introduction to Literature

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2 (ENGL 5B OR ENGL 10). Introduction to literary appreciation and criticism through reading and close written analyses of short stories, novels, drama, and poetry from diverse Western and non-Western cultures. G.E. Breadth C2. (CAN ENGL 4)

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

ENGL 30. Masterpieces

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation A2 (ENGL 5B OR ENGL 10). Introduction to literary appreciation and criticism through discussion and written analyses of widely influential poetic, dramatic, and fictional works by British, American, and world authors (Western and non-Western), including the contexts for those works. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

ENGL 31. Reading in British Literature

Prerequisites: ENGL 5B or ENGL 10. Chronological survey of British Literature from medieval to contemporary. Discussion and written analyses of influential poetry, drama, fiction and nonfiction, including historical and cultural contexts. Required for English majors.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 32. Readings in American Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 5 or ENGL 10. Chronlogical survey of U.S. Literature from Native American oral traditions to contemporary. Discussion and written analyses of influential poetry, drama, fiction and nonfiction., including historical and cultural contexts. Required for English majors.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 41. Poetry Writing

Beginning workshop in the writing of poetry; appropriate reading and analyses. G.E. Breadth C1.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C1

ENGL 43. Fiction Writing

Beginning workshop in the writing of fiction; appropriate reading and analyses. G.E. Breadth C1.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C1

ENGL 44. Creative Nonfiction Writing

Beginning workshop in lyric essay, memoir, and other forms of creative nonfiction writing; appropriate readings and analysis. G.E. Breadth C1.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C1

ENGL 50T. Studies in Literature

(Same as WS 50T, Women in Novels section.) Prerequisite: ENGL 5 or ENGL 10. Sections designated as emphasizing certain writers, types, or themes, e.g., Shakespeare, The Poem, Literature of Protest, Women in Novels. Appropriate readings and analyses.

Units: 1-4, Repeatable up to 8 units

ENGL 100W. Writing Skills

Credit obtained only by passing Upper-Division Writing Skills Examination and upon request. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 101. Masterpieces of World Literature

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Discussion and written analyses of influential poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction (in translation) from throughout the world, including historical and cultural contexts. Not applicable to the English major. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

ENGL 102. Masterpieces of English Literature

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Discussion and written analyses of influential poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction by British authors as well as colonial and post-colonial works influenced by English literature. Historical and cultural contexts of literary works. Not applicable to the English major. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

ENGL 102WZ. Masterpieces of English Literature

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Discussion and written analyses of influential poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction by British authors as well as colonial and post-colonial works influenced by English literature. Historical and cultural contexts of literary works. Not applicable to the English major. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 4
GE Area: IC

ENGL 103. Masterpieces of American Literature

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Discussion and written analyses of influential drama, fiction, and nonfiction by American authors and representing the cultural diversity of the nation. Historical and social contexts of literary works. Not applicable to the English major. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

ENGL 104. Children's and Adolescent Literature

Survey of the major forms and genres of children's literature. Designed primarily for future elementary school teachers. May not be used for credit toward the English major.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 105. Introduction to Literary Analysis

Prerequisite: ENGL 31 and ENGL 32. The theory and practice of literary analysis. Examination of the concept of literary tradition; consideration of research methods; application of critical theory to textual analysis and the writing of literary criticism. Required for English majors.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 112. World Literature: Ancient

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Analysis of texts (in translation) from c. 1650 BCE-750 CE, from areas such as China, India, Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Rome. Possible topics: epics and empires, civilization and wilderness, lyric experience, dramatizations of love and terror, and quests for wisdom. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

ENGL 113. World Literature: Medieval and Renaissance

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Analysis of texts (in translation) from c. 750-1650, from areas such as Japan, Mali, Mexico, Spain and Persia. Possible topics: travelers' tales and intercultural encounters, satire and social critique, poetic and narrative self-fashioning, patronage and eroticism in court poetry. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

ENGL 114. World Literature: Modern

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Analysis of texts (Anglophone and in translation) from c.1650 to the present, from areas such as Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Possible topics: imperialism and resistance, enlightenment, Romanticism, nationalism, modernism, postcolonialism, globalization, migration, evolving cultural and sexual identities. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

ENGL 115WZ. Literature of the New Testament

(PHIL 133WZ same as ENGL 115WZ)

Units: 3

ENGL 117W. Writing from Children's Lit

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of G.E. Foundation and breadth area C. This course includes intensive, inquiry-based writing that emerges from the study of children's literature from grades K-6. Meets upper-division writing requirement. Enrollment limited to Liberal Studies Majors.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 131. Literacy Studies

Corequisite: ENGL 105. Examines current issues in the field of literacy studies pertaining to English education. Particular emphasis given to literacy acquisition, adolescent literacy, and the discourses of literary analysis and writing pedagogy. Required for English credential majors. (Formerly ENGL 175T)

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 146. Medieval Literature

Corequisite: ENGL 105. Analysis of British texts, c. 500-1500. Topics may include oral and manuscript cultures; religious, linguistic and political conversion; and class, gender and sexuality in the literatures of monastery, court, and marketplace.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 147. English Renaissance Literature

Corequisite: ENGL 105. Analysis of texts, 1500-1660. Topics may include Renaissance humanism, Reformation, Counter-Refomration, New World exploration, conflicting political and social cultures of court and city, the rise of print, the advent of English theater, and the development of vernacular literary forms.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ENGL 150. Restoration and 18th Century Literature

Corequisite: ENGL 105. Analysis of British texts, 1660-1800. Topics may include commerce and mercantilism, colonialism, and global trade, crime and poverty, and an increased emphasis on feminine domesticity and masculine civic virtue.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ENGL 151. British Romantic Literature

Corequisite: ENGL 105. Analysis of texts from 1789-1832, period of the French and Industrial Revolutions. Topics will examine how expansions in the literary marketplace intersect with the growth of domestic ideology and the idea of 'natural' rights to form national identity.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ENGL 152. Victorian Literature

Corequisite: ENGL 105. Analysis of British texts, 1832-1901. Topics may include the condition of England, the spiritual crisis and science, empire and travel, cultural identity, and the "Woman Question".

Units: 4

ENGL 153. American Literature to 1865

Corequisite: ENGL 105. Analysis of texts, pre-contact to the Civil War. Topics may include American Indian creation stories and oral narratives, exploration, colonialism, Puritanism, frontier life, transcendentalism, and slavery.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ENGL 154. American Literature 1865 to World War I

Corequisite: ENGL 105. Analysis of texts from Reconstruction to 1918. Topics may include the women's rights movement, realism and naturalism, urbanization and industrialization, migration and immigration.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ENGL 155. Modern and Contemporary American Literature

Corequisite: ENGL 105. Analysis of texts since World War I. Topics may include alienation and disillusionment, self-conscious experimentation, the impact of the media and technology, social movements and identity politics, globalization, and postmodernism.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 156. Modern and Contemporary British Literature

Corequisite: ENGL 105. Discussion and written analyses of selected poems, plays, and fiction from 1900 to the present by such authors as Forster, Yeats, Woolf, Lawrence, Joyce, Greene, Auden, Thomas, and post-World War II writers.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 156Z. Modern and Contemporary British Literature

Discussion and written analyses of selected poems, plays, and fiction from 1900 to the present by such authors as Forster, Yeats, Woolf, Lawrence, Joyce, Greene, Auden, Thomas, and post-World War II writers.

Units: 4

ENGL 160W. Writing Workshop

Prerequisite: satisfactory completion (C or better) of the ENGL 5B or ENGL 10 graduation requirement. Practical assignments in writing, directed according to each student's individual needs. May be elected as preparation for special composition requirements. Does not apply to the English major or minor. Meets the upper-division writing skills requirement for graduation.

Units: 4, Repeatable up to 8 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 160WZ. Writing Workshop

Prerequisite: satisfactory completion (C or better) of the ENGL 5B or ENGL 10 graduation requirement. Practical assignments in writing, directed according to each student's individual needs. May be elected as preparation for special composition requirements. Does not apply to the English major or minor. Meets the upper-division writing skills requirement for graduation.

Units: 4

ENGL 161. Advanced Writing of Poetry

Prerequisite: ENGL 41. Intensive workshop in the writing of poetry; appropriate readings and analyses.

Units: 4, Repeatable up to 8 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 163. Advanced Writing of Fiction

Prerequisite: ENGL 43. Intensive workshop in the writing of fiction; appropriate readings and analyses.

Units: 4, Repeatable up to 8 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 164. Advanced Writing of Creative Nonfiction

Prerequisite: ENGL 44. Intensive workshop in memoir, lyric essay, and all other forms of creative nonfiction writing; appropriate readings and analyses.

Units: 4, Repeatable up to 8 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 164Z. Advanced Prose Writing

Prerequisite: ENGL 5B or ENGL 10. Workshop in all forms of nonfiction prose writing; appropriate readings and analyses. Designed for majors in all fields who want to develop their writing.

Units: 4, Repeatable up to 8 units

ENGL 167. Mythology and Folklore

Discussion and written analyses of the structure, content, and function of myth and folklore in world literature, with particular emphasis on the relationships among language, myth, and culture.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ENGL 168T. Women and Literature

(WS 168T same as ENGL 168T.) Prerequisite: ENGL 20. Discussion and written analysis of literature by and about women. Special emphasis on 19th and 20th Century authors including the Brontes, George Eliot, Emily Dickinson, Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf, and contemporary writers.

Units: 4, Repeatable up to 8 units

ENGL 169T. Forms of Literature

Sections designated as emphasizing poetry, drama, novel, short story, perhaps limited to a specific period or subclass; for example, 18th Century English Novel, 20th Century British and American Poetry, Modern Short Stories, 20th Century Drama, Tragedy, Folklore, Mythology. Discussion and written analyses are required.

Units: 1-4, Repeatable up to 8 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ENGL 171. Biography and Autobiography

Reading, discussion, and written analyses of selected biographical or autobiographical works, including such topics as literary biography, the autobiographical essay, memoirs, and issues of gender and ethnicity in biographical form.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ENGL 174. Popular Fiction

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Survey of major types of popular genre fiction (detective, horror, spy, science fiction, Western, fantasy, etc.) Discussion; writing. Examination of works in cultural and historical context and as literary and commercial art. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

ENGL 174Z. Popular Fiction - London in Literature

Units: 3
GE Area: IC

ENGL 175T. Lectures in Literature

Lectures in a selected topic in literature or related fields by the regular faculty and/or visiting lecturers.

Units: 1-4, Repeatable up to 8 units

ENGL 175T. Writing in the Digital Age

Designed especially for future teachers of writing, this ciurse introduces students to the variety of new genres (including blogs, wikis, etc) and modes of reception produced by the development of traditional print forms into online and e-formats.

Units: 4

ENGL 176T. Genre Film: Form and Function

(ENGL 176T same as WS 176T.) Discussion and close written analyses of selected topics, including such types as comedies, musicals, horror films, wester, etc.

Units: 1-4, Repeatable up to 8 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ENGL 177. Literature, Cinema and the Liberal Arts

Explores humanistic themes and motifs through comparative analysis of works of literature, drama, and contemporary cinema. Examines how film and the other arts shape and reflect American values. Two essay midterms. Final project/paper. Five thousand work writing requirement. (Formerly INTD 168)

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ENGL 178. Lesbian & Gay Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 105 or permission of the instructor. Discussion and written analysis of literature that explores lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer identities and experience. Also considers how cultural and historical forces shape current notions of sexual identity and community

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ENGL 179. Multi-Ethnic American Literature

Prerequisite: English 5B or ENGL 10. Discussion and written analysis of selected poems, plays, fiction, and memoir by authors from several American ethnic backgrounds, such as African American, American Indian, Latino/Hispanic American, Asian American. (Formerly ENGL 169T)

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ENGL 181. Literary Theory and Criticism

A survey of literary theory, including Marxism, feminism, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, structuralism, and post-structuralism. Topics also include the history of literary criticism and the practice of interpretation. Discussion, lectures, written analyses.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 182. English Workshop

Seminar in composition and learning. Discussion and practical exercises concerning theory, evaluation, and improvement of language learning and composition. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1-4, Repeatable up to 8 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 183T. Seminar in Literature

Prerequisite: appropriate upper-division literature course. Designed for students interested in in-depth study of a literary topic; recommended for liberal studies majors. Seminar in an aspect of literary history, type, period, movement, individual author. Reports and written analyses required.

Units: 1-4, Repeatable up to 8 units

ENGL 184. Chaucer

Reading, discussion, and written analyses of the major works of Geoffrey Chaucer.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ENGL 185. English Internship Seminar

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Seminar to be taken concurrently with ENGL 186 during the first semester of enrollment in program. Group and individual analyses of writing done in internship assignments. Discussion of the rhetorical problems of writing for public agencies, magazines and journals, and private industry. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 186. Internship in English

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. No more than 2 units of ENGL 186 may apply to the English major. See also ENGL 185. Supervised work experience in public agencies and private industry to provide an opportunity to develop professional writing skills. Approved for SP grading. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 2-6
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 187. Milton

Reading, discussion, and written analyses of the major works of John Milton.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ENGL 189. Shakespeare

(ENGL 189 same as DRAMA 194.) Reading and writing analysis of major works of Shakespeare.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 189Z. Shakespeare

Units: 4

ENGL 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for SP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

ENGL 191. Supervised Independent Reading

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Reading works from a literary period (for example, Beowulf to Marlowe, American Literature to Whitman, World Literature: Ancient and Medieval) and discussion in individual conferences. (Formerly ENGL 191T)

Units: 1-4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 192. Projects in English

Not applicable to English major. Individual projects in problems related to teaching English composition and literature; for example, tutoring minority students, investigating the effectiveness of programs in English composition and literature, devising new approaches to teaching English.

Units: 1-4, Repeatable up to 8 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 193T. Seminar in Literary Studies

No more than 12 units of ENGL 193T- ENGL194T may be applied to the English major. Sections designated by topic. Individual projects; reading, discussion, and writing of papers on individual writers (for example, Milton, D.H. Lawrence), short periods of literary history (for example, Romantic Poets, Modern Novel), literary themes and traditions (for example, Transcendental Vein in American Literature, Arthurian Tradition) literary criticism (for example, Problems in Modern Criticism, Archetype and Myth), and other special topics. ENGL 193T should ordinarily not be taken until 3 upper-division courses in English have been completed.

Units: 4, Repeatable up to 8 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ENGL 193T. Chicanismo; Chican@ Literature, Poetics and Aesthetics

The class will examine what makes Chinan@ literature "Chican@ literature". It is a set of forms and conventions? Is it a nation, class, language, or ethnicity? How is it related to US/American, Latino, Latin American, and world literature? Close examination of stereotypes and literary tropes, gender and sexuality, and border crossing, among other topics, will be considered. Texts will include fiction, memoir, essays, poetry, film, and graphic novels.

Units: 4, Repeatable up to 8 units

ENGL 193T. Young Adult Literature

This course will examine contemporary YA literature in order to understand the concerns of adolescents today. The books to be assigned serve as a way for teens to explore their own beliefs about the world. The class will look at a variety of genres to consider the relationship between genre and audience. By participating in some activities that are appropriate in middle and high school classrooms, it will also explore ideas about how to teach literature to teenagers.

Units: 4

ENGL 193T. Walt Whitman

Units: 4

ENGL 194T. Seminar in Women and Literature

(ENGL 194T same as WS 194T.) May be substituted for ENGL 193T in the English major; no more than 12 units of ENGL 193T- ENGL194T applicable to the major. Sections designated by topic. Individual projects; reading, discussion, and writing papers on individual women writers or some aspect of women in literature; for example, Doris Lessing, Myth and Archetypes of Women. ENGL 194T should ordinarily not be taken until 3 upper-division courses in English have been completed.

Units: 4, Repeatable up to 8 units

ENGL 194T. Engendering Shakespeare

The long history of gender criticism of Shakespeare's plays and poems is our starting point, combined with a reading of primary texts. Historical examination of gender issues relevant to the works at their origins will continue the discussion. Also included will be examination of early modern stage conventions of all-male performance, of the modern revivals of single-gender productions (male and female) and of the practice of gender-neutral casting.

Units: 4, Repeatable up to 8 units

ENGL 241. Seminar in Form and Theory: Poetry

Prerequisite: normally limited to students enrolled in the graduate creative writing program; others admitted by permission of instructor. Seminar in literary craft designed primarily for the graduate writing student to provide intensive study of current and traditional formal, stylistic, and technical issues and controversies in the genre (for example, traditional prosody, non-traditional poetics, and contemporary lyric).

Units: 4

ENGL 242. Literary Editing and Publishing

Prerequisite: normally limited to students enrolled in the graduate creative writing program; others admitted by permission of instructor. Seminar in evaluating literary manuscripts, including but not limited to poetry collections submitted for the annual Philip Levine Prize in Poetry. Issues of aesthetic, book manuscript development, literary contest administration, and poetry book production and marketing.

Units: 4

ENGL 243. Seminar in Form and Theory: Fiction

Prerequisite: normally limited to students enrolled in the graduate creative writing program; others admitted by permission of instructor. Seminar in literary craft designed primarily for the graduate writing student to provide intensive study of current and traditional formal, stylistic, and technical issues and controversies in the genre (for example, narrative theory and non-traditional fictional forms).

Units: 4

ENGL 245. Seminar in Form and Theory: Creative Nonfiction

Prerequisite: normally limited to students enrolled in graduate creative writing program; others by permission of instructor. Seminar in literary craft designed primarily for the graduate writing student to provide intensive study of current and traditional formal, stylistic and technical issues and controversies in the genre (for example, traditional and nontraditional essay forms, memoir, prose theory).

Units: 4

ENGL 250T. Jane Austen

The Jane Austen Book Club will read Austen against her competitors, Frances Burney, Elizabeth Inchbald, and Maria Edgeworth.

Units: 4, Repeatable up to 8 units

ENGL 250T. African-Am Lit: Racial Passing Narratives

This course explores the practice of racial passing: its underlying logics, mechanisms, consequences, and legacy.

Units: 4

ENGL 250T. Asian American Writers

This course highlights the ways in which Asian American writers negotiate their national, racial, and gender identities, the legal contexts within which their writings have flourished, the packaging and marketing of Asian America for mainstream consumption, the role of historical memory in artistic production, and literary responses to a century of US military entanglements in Asia, from the Philippines to Iraq.

Units: 4

ENGL 250T. Spirituality in American Nature Writing

This course will examine the religious and spiritual dimensions of American nature writing, ranging from the 17th century Puritan captivity narratives and 19th century Transcendentalist works (henry David Thoreau as Walden, for example) to contemporary environmentalist and nonwestern approaches including Annie Dillard as "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek" and Peter Matthiesson as "The Snow Leopard".

Units: 4, Repeatable up to 8 units

ENGL 261. Seminar: Writing Poetry

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Advanced individual projects in the writing of poetry.

Units: 4

ENGL 263. Seminar: Writing Fiction

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Advanced individual projects in the writing of fiction.

Units: 4

ENGL 265. Seminar: Writing Creative Nonfiction

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Advanced individual projects in the writing of creative nonfiction.

Units: 4

ENGL 270. Seminar in Teaching Writing: Theory and Practice

Prerequisites: major or minor in English; permission of instructor. Seminar considers histories, philosophies, and research that inform pedagogical practices in rhetoric and composition. It introduces basic teaching methods through such activities as class discussions, curriculum design, and assessments.

Units: 4

ENGL 278T. Seminar in Rhetoric and Composition

Explores special topics in rhetoric and composition studies, such as rhetorical theory and history, composition theory, literacy theory, research methods, genre studies, writing assessment, teaching with technology. ENGL 278T is an approved elective for the Literature Option.

Units: 4, Repeatable up to 8 units

ENGL 280T. Seminar in Critical Theory

Prerequisites: major or minor in English; permission of instructor. Seminar in literary criticism (for example, Literary Critics).

Units: 4

ENGL 280T. Research Methods

This seminar introduces students to useful research methods that will help them become stronger thinkers and writers about literature. A variety of works from different eras and genres will provide opportunities for discussion, research, and writing, while samples of criticism and they will serve as models of literary scholarship. Students will collaborate on presentations and projects.

Units: 4

ENGL 281. Current Writing Theory

Prerequisites: major or minor in English; permission of instructor. Designed to acquaint the student with current key issues in composition theory and the theoretical implications for course design and pedagogy.

Units: 4

ENGL 282. Practicum in the Teaching of Writing

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Practical discussions of daily work of teaching or tutoring writing. Up 2 units apply to the Rhetoric and Writing Studies Option. Required of all Teaching Associates and Tutors every semester as a teacher/tutor.

Units: 1

ENGL 286S. Practicum in Literary Arts - Publishing nd Programming

Limited to students enrolled in the MFA program. Supervised work on editorial staff of professional literary magazine; projects in arts programming and service-learning. Repeatable for credit. Letter grade only.

Units: 1-6

ENGL 290. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

ENGL 291. Supervised Independent Reading

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Reading works from a literary period (for example, More to Milton, 20th Century American Literature, World Literature, Renaissance-Modern) and discussion in individual conferences. Approved for RP grading. (Formerly ENGL 291T)

Units: 1-4

ENGL 298. Project

Prerequisite: See Criteria for Thesis and Project. Revising, amending, and editing of three original scholarly papers produced while enrolled in graduate seminars, with the goal of creating publishable journal articles. The student's committee must approve of the scope and quality of the papers. Abstract required. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 2

ENGL 298C. Project Continuation

Pre-requisite: Project ENGL 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the project. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

ENGL 299. Thesis

Prerequisite: See Criteria for Thesis and Project. Preparation, completion, and submission of an acceptable thesis for the master's degree. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 2-6

ENGL 299C. Thesis Continuation

Pre-requisite: Thesis 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the thesis. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

ENGL 422T. Disoriented Word

Units: 3

ENGL 622T. Disoriented Word

Units: 3

ENGL 622T. Cultrs/Chldhd

Units: 3

ESE 1. Introduction to Academic Literacy

Meets the Early Start Requirement. Designed to prepare students for the university's first-year writing requirement by teaching students a variety of academic reading and writing strategies.

Units: 1

ESE 3. English Strategies

Exposure to a variety of texts. Quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing, and synthesizing ideas. Attention to vocabulary development and grammar/editing. Application of learning strategies and reflection on use of these strategies. Meets the university remediation requirement.

Units: 3