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English 80
Basic Language Skills

3 units; 3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
Recommended Preparation:  qualification by testing (English Placement Test) and assessment
Credit, not degree applicable

This course is designed to improve reading and study skills necessary for college success.  Special emphasis will be placed on reading comprehension, strategies for understanding written words, study and test taking skills, and vocabulary expansion.  As writing is a natural extension of the reading process, students also will learn the basic structure of sentences and will learn to recognize main ideas, relationships between main ideas and supporting detail, and patterns of organization in various types of reading material.
Note: Pass/no pass only.


English 82
Introduction to Reading Skills

3 units; 3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
Prerequisite: credit in English 80 or qualification by testing (English Placement Test) and assessment
Credit, not degree applicable

This course is designed to improve general reading and thinking abilities through increasing the following skills: comprehension, vocabulary, reading speed, and study and test-taking techniques. Special emphasis will be placed on multi-paragraph reading passages.
Note: Pass/no pass only.


English 84
Developmental Reading and Writing

3 units; 3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
Prerequisite: credit in English 82 or qualification by testing (English Placement Test) and assessment
Credit, degree applicable

This course is designed to prepare students to read college-level reading materials.  Special emphasis will be placed on moving the students from a literal level of comprehension to a critical analysis of texts.  Students will be able to integrate specific reading strategies rather than focus on individual skills, and will write responses to texts.
Note: Pass/no pass only.
Note: Students who receive credit for both English 84 and English A can count only one course for degree credit.

 

English RWA
Integrated Reading and Writing

5 units; 4 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: credit in English B and credit in English 82 or qualification by testing (English Placement Test) and assessment
Credit, degree applicable

This course prepares students for transfer-level reading and writing tasks. The course integrates the reading and writing processes and includes weekly one-on-one focused tutorial support. Students practice analyzing and evaluating primarily non-fiction texts as the basis for composing well-developed expository essays. Students develop skills in reading comprehension, vocabulary, essay writing, sentence structure, research techniques, and source documentation.
Note: Pass/no pass only.


English C
Basic English Skills

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: qualification by testing (English Placement Test) and assessment
Credit, not degree applicable

This course introduces students to the basic principles of grammar and sentence structure.  Students develop clear, concise sentences and write short paragraphs based on brief reading assignments, observations, and experience.
Note: Pass/no pass only.


English B
Introduction to College Writing

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: qualification by testing (English Placement Test) and assessment
Credit, not degree applicable

This course introduces students to the processes of creating, developing, and revising paragraphs and short essays based on personal experiences, observations, and reactions to short reading selections.  Students learn basic rules of grammar, mechanics, and usage.  Students practice a variety of sentence types and paragraph structures.  Students revise their writing with the assistance of weekly one-on-one tutorials.
Note: Pass/no pass only.


English A 
Writing the College Essay

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: credit in English B or qualification by testing (English Placement Test) and assessment
Credit, degree applicable

This course is designed to strengthen college-level writing skills.  Students will read and analyze articles and essays and will practice writing coherent, well-developed expository essays.  Students will revise their writing using peer review and weekly one-on-one tutorials.  Students will review functional grammar and sentence skills and be introduced to techniques of research and documentation.
Note: Pass/no pass only.
Note: Students who receive credit for both English A and English 84 can count only one course for degree credit.


English 1A
Reading and Composition

4 units; 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: credit in English A and credit in English 84; or ESL 53C
with a minimum grade of C and ESL 52B with a minimum grade of C or
qualification by testing (English or ESL Placement Test) and assessment
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This course is designed to strengthen the students’ ability to read with understanding and discernment, to discuss the assigned readings intelligently, and to write clearly. Emphasis will be placed on the ability to write an essay in which each paragraph relates to a controlling idea, has an introduction and a conclusion, and contains primary and secondary support. College-level reading material will be assigned to provide the stimulus for class discussion and writing assignments, including a required research paper.
Note: The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing English 1A, Reading and Composition is one course.

 

English 1AH
Honors Reading and Composition

4 units; 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: credit in English A and credit in English 84; or ESL 53C
with a minimum grade of C and ESL 52B with a minimum grade of C or 
qualification by testing (English or ESL Placement Test) and assessment
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This honors course, intended for students in the Honors Transfer Program, is designed to strengthen students ability to read with understanding and discernment, to discuss assigned readings intelligently, and to write clearly.  Emphasis will be placed on he ability to write an essay in which each paragraph relates to a controlling idea, has an introduction and conclusion, and contains primary and secondary support.  College-level reading material will be assigned to provide the stimulus for class discussion and writing assignments, including a required research paper.  This course is enriched through extensive, rigorous reading, writing, and research assignments.
Note: Students may take either English 1A or English 1AH.  Duplicate credit will not be awarded for English 1A and English 1AH.



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English 1B
Literature and Composition

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: English 1A with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is designed to stimulate an enjoyment of literature and to develop interpretive, critical, and analytical reading skills. Students will also receive extensive instruction on writing critically about short stories, full-length works (such as novellas, novels, plays, or biographies) and poems. The course will include critical analysis and research involving one or more literary genres.

 

English 1BH
Honors Literature and Composition

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: English 1A or English 1AH with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This honors course, intended for students in the Honors Transfer Program, is designed to stimulate an enjoyment of literature and to develop interpretive, critical, and analytical reading skills.  Students will also receive extensive instruction on writing critically about short stories, full-length works (such as novellas, novels, plays, or biographies) and poems. The course will include critical analysis and research involving one or more literary genres.  This course is enriched through extensive, rigorous reading, writing, and research assignments.
Note: Students may take either English 1B or English 1BH. Duplicate credit will not be awarded for English 1B and English 1BH.


English 1C
Critical Thinking and Composition

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: English 1A with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course focuses on the development of critical thinking skills.  Students will apply these skills to the analysis of written arguments in various forms and genres, both classic and contemporary, and to the writing of effective persuasive essays.  Students will learn to evaluate and interpret data, to recognize assumptions, to distinguish facts from opinions, to identify and avoid logical fallacies, to employ deductive and inductive reasoning, and to effectively assert and support argumentative claims.

 

English 1CH
Honors Critical Thinking and Composition

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: English 1A or English 1AH with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This honors course, intended for students in the Honors Transfer Program, focuses on the development of critical thinking skills.  Students will apply these skills to the analysis of written arguments in various forms and genres, both classic and contemporary, and to the writing of effective persuasive essays.  In class and while doing research of electronic and print media, students will learn to evaluate and interpret data, to recognize assumptions, to distinguish facts from opinions, to identify and avoid logical fallacies, to employ deductive and inductive reasoning, and to effectively assert and support argumentative claims.  This course is enriched through extensive, rigorous reading, writing, and research assignments.
Note: Students may either take English 1C or English 1CH.  Duplicate credit will not be awarded for English 1C or English 1CH.


English 12
Introduction to Fiction

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course focuses on reading and interpreting the short story and the novel, and analyzing the evolution, scope, and form of each genre. Students study the elements, themes, and styles of short stories and novels, as well as the contributions of individual authors to each genre.

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English 15A
Survey of British Literature I

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: English 1A with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a survey of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the 18th century. Particular attention will be given to tracing the growth of English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh culture and identity in relation to the literature. The selections may include Beowulf, The Tain, and Everyman, as well as readings from Chaucer, Julian of Norwich, Kempe, Spenser, Lanyer, Shakespeare, Cary, Donne, Milton, Cavendish, Dryden, Behn, Pope, Swift, Johnson, and Sheridan.


English 15B
Survey of British Literature II

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: English 1A with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a survey of British literature by English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh writers that begins with the Romantic Age and continues to the present.  The course includes selections from major Romantic, Victorian, Modern and Postmodern authors, which may include Equiano, Burns, Blake, the Wordsworths, Coleridge, Byron, the Shelleys, Keats, Tennyson, Arnold, the Brownings, the Brontes, Arnold, Hardy, Yeats, Conrad, Joyce, Eliot, Woolf, Lawrence, Beckett, Heaney, Pinter, and others.
Note: English 15A is not a prerequisite to English 15B


English 20
Shakespeare’s Plays - Tragedies and Romances

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course introduces students to Shakespeare’s tragedies and romances. The major goals of the course are to help students understand the works, analyze the language, and read and evaluate critical analysis. Students will become familiar with the Elizabethan era and learn to appreciate the universality of Shakespeare’s art.


English 21
Shakespeare’s Plays - Comedies and Histories

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course introduces students to representative comedies and histories of William Shakespeare. The major goals of the course are to help students understand the plays, analyze the language, read and evaluate critical material written on plays, become familiar with the Elizabethan era, and value the universal themes and entertaining qualities of Shakespeare’s plays.

 

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English 24A
Creative Writing: Introduction to Poetry

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is an introduction to the creative process of writing poetry, including the inception of a specific poem, the use of poetry techniques in the actual writing of a poem, and the development of students' critical sense in writing and revising their own poems.
Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.


English 25A
Creative Writing: Introduction to the Craft of Fiction

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is an introductory level creative writing course focusing on writing the short story. In addition to outlining and composing well-crafted stories, students will study the techniques of plot, characterization, point of view, conflict, and setting.  Students will also learn about peer editing and the workshop model for revising stories.
Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

 

English 27
Children’s Literature

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course surveys the historical and cultural development of children's literature and includes critical approaches and the examination of shared themes that cross cultural and geographical boundaries.  Students read both classic and contemporary works spanning cultures and time periods and reflect on the significance of a genre written specifically for children. 


English 28
Images of Women in Literature

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course examines images of women in a variety of literary forms, including poetry, short stories, novels, plays, folklore, fairy tales, and nonfiction prose. Students become familiar with female archetypes, women’s roles, and women’s themes as presented by both male and female writers, examining traditional and revisionist approaches.

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English 30
The English Bible as Literature

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a study of the types of literature used in both the Old and New Testaments of the English Bible. Readings and discussions emphasize analysis of such forms as the short story, poetry, letters, biographical literature, and historical literature.


English 31
Mythology and Folklore

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a survey of Babylonian, Egyptian, Hebrew, Greek, Hispanic, Germanic, Indian, and other mythologies. Through readings of essays and literature, students explore the similarities and differences of folklore and mythology and identify cultural patterns in the literature.

 

English 32
Creative Writing: A Workshop in Fiction

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: English 25A with a minimum grade of C or Pass
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course develops advanced skills in the craft of fiction writing.  Students discuss and apply complex strategies for constructing characters, establishing conflict, and developing plot within fiction.  Students then assess and critique their own and other students' original stories.
Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

 

English 34
The Short Story

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course focuses on reading and interpreting the short story and analyzing the evolution, scope, and form of the genre. Students will study the elements, themes, and styles of American and English short stories, as well as literature in translation.


English 35
World Literature: 3500 BCE to 1650 CE

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course examines masterpieces of world literature from the ancient world through the mid-17th century as both reflections and progenitors of their cultures and, eventually, nations of origin. Students explore the universal concerns of humankind as exemplified through the themes, forms, and trends of the literary works.


English 36
World Literature: 1650 CE to Present

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course examines masterpieces of world literature from the mid-17th through 21st centuries as both reflections and progenitors of their cultures and nations of origin. Students explore the universal concerns of humankind as exemplified through the themes, forms, and trends of the literary works.

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English 39
Literature and Film

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

In this course, students compare original literary works and genres with their film adaptations.  Students view films based on novels and short stories and assess how cinematic and literary techniques are employed to convey meaning.


English 40A
American Literature I

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course surveys American literature from its beginnings through the Civil War.  Coverage, which recognizes the contribution of women and of ethnic and other minorities to the national literature, includes the narratives of native peoples, the literature of discovery and exploration, the literature of European settlement, the literature of Pre-Revolutionary America, the literature of an emerging nation, and the literature of pre-Civil War America.


English 40B
American Literature II

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course surveys American literature from the post-Civil War period to the present, including the literature of an expanding nation, the literature of modernism, the literature of post-World War II America, and contemporary American literature. The course recognizes the contribution of women and minority writers to the national literature.

 

English 41B
Survey of Film:  1950 to the Present

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course focuses on screening, analyzing and writing about film as a narrative reflective of its time and culture.  Students study representative film masterpieces from 1950 to the present by viewing films or portions of films.  An emphasis is placed on ideas and values portrayed in the films with regards to how they reflect the concerns of particular nationalities and time periods.  Students also analyze the growth and transformation of various artistic techniques used by the filmmakers, as well as trends in major transnational filmmaking and media conglomeration.


English 42
Chicano and Latino Literature

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course will focus on the analysis and interpretation of Chicano and Latino essays, novels, short stories, dramas, and poems written in English translation. Students will explore a wide survey of classic and contemporary Chicano and Latino texts that reflect social and cultural influences, as well as examine the process of assimilation and self-identity of the Chicano and Latino as thematically represented in literature.

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English 43
African American Literature

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course provides a chronological and thematic survey of African American literature. Students will read and discuss representative works by African American writers. Emphasis will be on classic and contemporary literature.


English 44
The Literature of American Ethnic Groups

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course provides a chronological and thematic survey of American ethnic literature. Students will examine and discuss representative works by members of the following groups: African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Chicano/Latino Americans, European, Middle Eastern, and Near Eastern Americans, Jewish Americans, and Native Americans. Emphasis will be contemporary literature.


English 48
Modern Literature of Latin America

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a survey of modern literature from Latin American countries.  Students explore themes common to selected major writers and identify cultural, political, and stylistic patterns in their works.

 

English 50AR
Accelerated Reading: Skills to Analysis

5 units; 4 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: credit in English 80 or qualification by testing (English Placement Test) and assessment
Credit, degree applicable

This course is designed to prepare students to read college-level reading materials. Special emphasis will be placed on moving the students from a literal level of comprehension to a critical analysis of texts. Students will learn to integrate specific reading strategies and practice summarizing and responding to texts.
Note: This course is the equivalent of English 82 and English 84. Students who receive credit for both English 50AR and English 50AW can count one course for degree credit.
Note: Pass/no pass only.

English 50AW
Accelerated Writing: Paragraph to Essay

5 units; 4 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: credit in English C or qualification by testing (English Placement Test) and assessment
Credit, degree applicable

This course is designed to prepare students for college-level writing by developing and strengthening basic writing skills. Students will read and analyze a variety of texts and will practice writing coherent, well-developed expository essays. Students will revise and edit their writing using peer review and weekly one-on-one tutorials. Students will review grammar and sentence skills and be introduced to research techniques.
Note: This course is the equivalent of English B and English A. Students who receive credit for both English 50AW and English 50AR can count one course for degree credit.
Note: Pass/no pass only.

English 50RWA
Integrated Reading and Writing

5 units; 4 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: credit in English B and credit in English 82 or
qualification by testing (English Placement Test) and assessment
Credit, degree applicable

This course prepares students for transfer-level reading and writing tasks. The course integrates the reading and writing processes and includes weekly one-on-one focused tutorial support. Students practice analyzing and evaluating primarily non-fiction texts as the basis for composing well-developed expository essays. Students develop skills in reading comprehension, vocabulary, essay writing, sentences structure, research techniques, and source documentation.
Note: Pass/no pass only.


English 78
Creative Writing: Screenwriting

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course, students learn the skills necessary to create original feature film screenplays.  Themes, character, plot, and dialogue are discussed and developed by means of writing exercises.  Script format and story structure are analyzed by reading feature film scripts and discussing produced film stories.
Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option. 

 
English 98

College Literary Magazine Editing and Publishing

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides students with experience in literary journal publishing. Students will evaluate literary magazines, create submission guidelines, advertise for and collect submissions, learn about the literary journal printing process, proofread and edit submissions, and design and compose layout. In addition, students will organize a public literary reading.


English 99

Independent Study in English

1-3 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: two English courses, one of which is English 1A, with a minimum grade
of B in each and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU*

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of English not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned English education projects (54 hours per unit).
*Note: Transfer limitations apply.
 Note: For eligibility requirements, go to www.elcamino.edu/admissions/credit.asp

English 100
Supervised Tutoring: Writing Center Laboratory

0 units; 12 hours lab per week to be arranged (216 maximum hours lab per semester)
Enrollment Limitation: referral by instructor or counselor based on assessed academic need
Non-credit

This course provides students with supervised tutorial instruction on writing text with clarity and reading text with literal and critical understanding; this may include prewriting and pre-reading techniques, organization of text, development of arguments, relationships between parts of text, integration of writing and reading for research and revision/editing for clarity and correctness.
Note: This course is repeatable and open for enrollment at registration and anytime during the semester.

 

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Last Published 1/26/17