English Courses

ENGL 1A, College Reading and Composition
Lec-70 field trips

ADVISE: Readiness for college-level English or ESL 188

College reading, writing, and critical thinking with a major research component. Reading, writing, and research assignments are based predominantly on non-fiction texts.

UC/CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Students placed into ENGL 1A + 1AS must select a section of ENGL 1A that is linked to a section of ENGL 1AS.

ENGL 1B, Writing about Literature
Lec-70 field trips

PREREQ: ENGL 1A

College reading, writing, and critical thinking applied to literature, including poetry, drama, and fiction. Essay writing employing methods of literary analysis, academic research, and critical thinking.

UC/CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 1C, Writing about Nonfiction
Lec-70 field trips

PREREQ: ENGL 1A

A course in composition and rhetoric that helps students hone a style appropriate for upper-division work that integrates the close reading of nonfiction and the writing of expository and argumentative essays. Focus on sharpening critical thinking skills, analyzing and evaluating texts, and writing text-based prose.

UC/CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 9, Introduction to College Reading
Lec-35 P/NP Available

This course presents a basic grounding and practice in the academic reading process, reading comprehension, and vocabulary development.

Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Not recommended for students who have completed English 19.

ENGL 10, Introduction to English Tutoring
Lec-36 P/NP Only

PREREQ.: ENGL 1A

This course is designed to train students who wish to tutor in the English Lab or other English tutorial programs or classrooms on campus. The course content will cover tutoring theory and effective strategies for peer tutoring in English.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 12, English Bridge
Lec-26.25 P/NP Only

A short term English Composition course offered to incoming and continuing students as preparation for full-term English courses.

Units: 1.5
Credit type: Credit/Nondegree-Applicable
ENGL 19, College Reading
Lec-35 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 9 or ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

This course is designed for students who wish to improve their reading skills in all academic areas, including comprehension, textual analysis, and vocabulary at the transfer level.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Not recommended for students concurrently enrolled in ENGL 9. May be taken after ENGL 9, while concurrently enrolled in another English course, or independently.

ENGL 1AS, English 1A Support
Lec-35 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ.: Placement into ENGL 1AS COREQ.: ENGL 1A

This supplemental course, taken in conjunction with English 1A (depending on placement), provides additional support for students in English 1A in academic essay writing and analytical reading. Emphasis is on writing process and the skills involved in reading multiple academic texts and developing and revising text-based, thesis-driven essays at the collegiate level.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

This course must be taken in conjunction with English 1A

ENGL 22A, English Seminar: Exploration of the Academic Essay
Lec-8.75 P/NP Only

This seminar provides students models of the elements of an academic essay and how to create their own academic essays, including considerations of language, style, audience, and structure.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly "English Support Seminar: Introduction to the Academic Essay"

ENGL 22B, English Seminar: Thesis and Topic Sentences
Lec-8.75 P/NP Only

This seminar teaches students how to create effective thesis statements and topic sentences, including considerations of language, style, and structure.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly "English Support Seminar: Thesis and Topic Sentence Development"

ENGL 22C, English Seminar: Revising and Editing
Lec-8.75 P/NP Only

This seminar explores effective revision and editing processes, providing students with ways to "re-think" their writing and incorporate concrete strategies for improvement.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly "English Support Seminar: Revising and Editing"

ENGL 26, English Grammar and Sentence Combining
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

This course teaches the rules of English grammar and sentence-combining techniques to help students understand and fix common grammatical errors and write more sophisticated sentences.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Recommended for students who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of basic English grammar and those who want to tutor English/ESL.

ENGL 26A, English Grammar: Sentence Core
Lec-17.5 P/NP Available

This course teaches the fundamentals of parts of speech and strategies for identifying errors in pronoun and verb use to help students understand and fix common grammatical errors.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Recommended for students who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of basic grammar. ENGL 26 = ENGL 26A + ENGL 26B + ENGL 26C

ENGL 26B, English Grammar: Sentence Structure
Lec-17.5 P/NP Available

This course teaches the fundamentals of sentence structure and strategies to help students understand and fix common grammatical errors.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Recommended for students who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of basic grammar. ENGL 26 = ENGL 26A + ENGL 26B + ENGL 26C

ENGL 26C, English Grammar: Sentence Combining
Lec-17.5 P/NP Available

This course teaches the rules of English grammar and sentence-combining techniques to help students understand and fix common grammatical errors and write more sophisticated sentences.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Recommended for students who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of basic and more advanced English grammar and/or tutor English/ESL. ENGL 26= ENGL 26A + 26B +26C

ENGL 30A, American Literature, Beginnings to Civil War
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

ENGL 30A surveys American literature from its Native and European beginnings to the Civil War. It is designed to introduce students to a variety of texts comprising, shaping, and critiquing the idea of America and a national literature.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 30B, American Literature, 1865-present
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-leve English

A survey of American literature from the Civil War to the present featuring significant fiction, poetry, and drama of the time, previously marginalized groups and authors, and the literary voices of the changing American nation.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 35A, Introduction to Writing Fiction
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

In this introduction to the fundamentals of short story writing, students develop story writing skills by studying elements of fiction in published works, engaging in writing exercises, and learning to participate in a workshop.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 35B, Intermediate Fiction Writing
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 35A

In this intermediate fiction workshop, students expand their skills writing, reading, and critiquing short stories, as well as share their writing with peers in a workshop setting.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 35C, Introduction to Writing Poetry
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Beginning poetry writing course: reading, listening to, and analyzing poetry in order to apply basic poetic techniques to their work. Poetry writing, both in and out of class, and workshopping with peers in a supportive environment.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 35D, Intermediate Poetry Writing
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 35C; ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for ENGL 88 ADVISE: ENGL 35C

In this intermediate poetry workshop, students expand their skills in writing, reading, and critiquing poetry, as well as share their writing with peers in a workshop setting.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 35G, Introduction to Writing Creative Nonfiction
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

This beginning creative nonfiction writing course introduces students to the fundamentals of memoir writing, literary nonfiction, and personal essay, while cultivating creative and critical thinking skills through the examination of diverse authors, and preparing students for intermediate creative nonfiction writing, especially those students considering a major or minor in creative writing.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 35H, Intermediate Creative Nonfiction Writing
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ.: ENGL 35G

In this intermediate creative nonfiction writing course, students expand their ability to write literary memoir, personal essays, and nonfiction shorts. Students will also further develop their ability to read and critique both diverse professional writing and writing of their peers.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 35L, Introduction to Literary Magazine
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ENGL 88B or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

This class teaches students the basics of producing a literary magazine. Students gain experience in writing, copy editing, and production while developing the aesthetic judgment and the skills for taking on greater editorial and production responsibilities in the future.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 35M, Intermediate Literary Magazine
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 35L

The class teaches students intermediate to advanced editorial and project management skills involved in publishing a literary magazine, including managing submissions and reading groups and coordinating with other departments on design and layout.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 43, Introduction to Poetry
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Across time and cultures, poetry is one of the most powerful ways to communicate thought and emotion and celebrate the beauty of language. This class helps students understand, appreciate, and analyze a wide range of poems, from canonical works to contemporary popular forms.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 44A, Survey of World Literature, Part 1: Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

A survey of significant world literature in English translation, from antiquity through the late Renaissance.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 44B, Survey of World Literature, Part II: Early Modern to the Present
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

A survey of significant world literature in English translation, from the early modem period to the present.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

ENGL 44A is not prerequisite to 44B

ENGL 46A, Survey of Literature in English, Part 1: Beowulf through Milton
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: ENGL 1A

A survey of significant literature written in English, from the Anglo-Saxon era through the late Renaissance

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

ENGL 46A, ENGL 46B, and ENGL 46C may be taken in any order. Required for a university major in English.

ENGL 46B, Survey of Literature in English, Part 2: Late-17th through the Mid-19th Century
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: ENGL 1A

A survey of important literature written in English, from the Restoration through Neo-Classicism and Romanticism to the Early Victorian period.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

ENGL 46A, ENGL 46B, and ENGL 46C may be taken in any order. Required for a university major in English.

ENGL 46C, Survey of Literature in English, Part 3: Mid-19th Century to Present
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: ENGL 1A

A survey of important British, American, and global Anglophone literature written in English, from the end of the 19th century through the present.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

ENGL 46A, ENGL 46B, and ENGL 46C may be taken in any order. Required for a university major in English. Formerly Survey of Literature in English, Part 3: Mid- Nineteenth through the Twentieth Century.

ENGL 48C, Science Fiction and Fantasy
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

The roots, twentieth-century rise, and contemporary status of the science fiction and fantasy literary genres are studied. Focus is on recurrent themes and tropes, as well as the mythological, philosophical, and socio-cultural foundations from which they arise.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 48K, The Bible as Literature
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

An introduction to the Bible in English--one of Western culture's most influential books and an important source for literature--through a study of its literary aspects, interpretative methods, and historical context.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 48W, Cannabis in Literature
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

This course explores the relationships between individuals, institutions, and cannabis, as narrated through the lens of literature.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 51, The Graphic Novel as Literature
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

This course focuses on the graphic novel as a literary and artistic medium exploring a variety of topics in a sophisticated and compelling manner unique to this genre.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 52, Shakespeare
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: Readiness for college-level English or ESL 188

A survey of Shakespeare's plays and poetry that emphasizes his growth as a literary artist and the social and artistic forces which shaped his work in the Elizabethan/Jacobean periods. Students learn strategies for textual analysis and interpretation, engage in in-depth discussion, write critical essays, and develop analytical and creative projects.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 54, Children's and Young Adult Literature
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ENGL 88B or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Children's and young adult literature from fairy tales to vampires, from monsters to magicians, including history, features, and cultural influences. Literary criticism and analysis applied to texts from diverse authors, cultures, and time periods, plus the social construction of the experience of youth and the meaning of "childhood."

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 55, Queer Literature
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

A survey of contemporary queer literature, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender authors, characters, and experiences. Focus is on examples from the 20th and 21st centuries that present material relevant to present-day experiences.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 57, Survey of Women's Literature
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

A survey of literature written in English by women over the last four hundred years,
emphasizing nineteenth and early twentieth century novels, poetry, and drama by major
as well as rediscovered authors prior to 1970.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 58, Contemporary Women's Writing
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

An exploration of contemporary women's writing: fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction, and hybrid forms written in English by contemporary women from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly ENGL 58A

ENGL 61, Literature and Film
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Critical analysis of literary texts in relation to film. Develop critical thinking and literary analysis skills, and acquire knowledge of literary and film techniques, by examining the relationship between filmed and written versions of a single text, theme, social issue, historical period, or ethnic/cultural experience.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 62, Video Games and Literature
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Examine the relationship between video games and selected literary texts based on shared themes, social issues, historical periods, and ethnic/cultural experience. Compare literary genres, tropes, context, and styles, and explore the way video games engage, complicate, and repurpose these literary elements.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 88, Preparation for College Reading and Composition
Lec-70 P/NP Available

This course provides practice in academic essay writing and analytical reading for students who want more practice before taking English 1A or 1A+1AS. The emphasis is on reading multiple academic texts, synthesizing ideas, and developing and revising text-based, thesis-driven essays.

Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENGL 1000, Supervised Tutoring - English

A course designed to help faculty-referred students strengthen and refine college English
skills and achieve course learning outcomes. Under faculty supervision, students utilize
technology, receive tutoring, attend workshops, and engage in writing, reading, study
skills, or research.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit

Recommended for students concurrently enrolled in English and/or Humanities.