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    ENG-100: Introduction to Literature: Literary Genres

    [ FA/SP | 4 - credits ]

    Introduce students to literary genres: poetry, fiction, drama, essays, and non-fiction. May include graphic novels and electronic media. Course will explore literary elements, encourage personal and cultural reflection, incorporate literary theories, and provide models of close reading and written analysis. Recommended for students with no previous college coursework in literature. Recommended: Pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121, pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115.

    ENG-104: Introduction to Literature: Fiction

    [ SU/FA | 4 - credits ]

    Introduction to American and international short fiction. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-105: Introduction to Literature: Drama

    [ Winter Term | 4 - credits ]

    Introduction to American and international drama. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-106: Introduction to Literature: Poetry

    [ SP/SU | 4 - credits ]

    An introduction to American and international poetry. Explores the fundamental elements of poetry and examines the historical, social, and cultural significance of various poems. Students engage in literary analysis, use literary terminology, and develop personal and scholarly responses to poetry. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-107: World Literature: Ancient

    [ Fall Term | 4 - credits ]

    Literature of the ancient world: epic, lyric, and dramatic literature with an emphasis on Greek, Roman, Hebrew, Egyptian, and Hindu works. Through class discussion and written work, students practice close reading and literary interpretation, explore the readings' contemporary relevance, and relate the readings to their own lives and the world. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-108: World Literature: Medieval Through Enlightenment

    [ Winter Term | 4 - credits ]

    Readings from the Middle Ages through the eighteenth century 'Enlightenment' period, emphasizing Cervantes, Dante, and Voltaire. Through class discussion and written work, students practice close reading and literary interpretation, explore the readings' contemporary relevance, and relate the readings to their own lives and the world. Recommended: pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-109: World Literature: Romantic Through Modern

    [ Spring Term | 4 - credits ]

    Readings from the late eighteenth century 'Romantic' period through modern times, ranging from Russia to Nigeria to Columbia. Through class discussion and written work, students practice close reading and literary interpretation, explore the readings' contemporary relevance, and relate the readings to their own lives and the world. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-116: Introduction to Literature: Comics

    [ Spring Term | 4 - credits ]

    Examines the intrinsic literary and artistic qualities of comics, as well as their connections to classic literature, and the literature and other art they have inspired. Prerequisite: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-121: Mystery Fiction

    [ Fall Term | 4 - credits ]

    An introduction to the genre of detective or "mystery" fiction. Students will read, discuss, and analyze short stories and novels by writers including Mystery novels and short stories by such writers including Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Raymond Chandler, and Sue Grafton. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-130: Leadership in Literature

    [ Not Offered Every Year | 4 - credits ]

    Examines the nature of leadership by analyzing characters who are leaders in major literary works. Students will read and analyze texts, discuss character motivation, and determine an alternate resolution if possible. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-194: Introduction to Film

    [ Not Offered Every Year | 4 - credits ]

    Viewing, discussion, and analysis of films from a variety of eras and cultures. Students will learn to analyze a film beyond its surface meaning, drawing on film aesthetics, technology, history, and theory. The interpretive and critical thinking skills they develop can be applied to a variety of modern media. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-195: American Film

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 4 - credits ]

    This course will focus on the history and theory of American filmmaking from 1895 to the present. Film will be viewed as a visual language and an evolving art form that expresses and influences American culture. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-201: Shakespeare

    [ Fall Term | 4 - credits ]

    Selected comedies, histories, tragedies, romances, and poetry. Students focus on reading and discussion, literary interpretation, and relating Shakespeare's work to their lives and the world. Works from ENG-201 will not be repeated in CCC's other Shakespeare course, ENG-202. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-202: Shakespeare

    [ Winter Term | 4 - credits ]

    Selected comedies, histories, tragedies, romances, and poetry. Students focus on reading and discussion, literary interpretation, and relating Shakespeare's work to their lives and the world. Works from ENG-202 will not be repeated in CCC's other Shakespeare course, ENG-201. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-204: Survey of English Literature, Part 1

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 4 - credits ]

    Representative study of British literature, including major works, writers, and literary forms, from its beginnings through early eighteenth century. Readings from the Anglo-Saxon, Middle English, Renaissance, Earlier Seventeenth century, and Restoration periods. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-205: Survey of English Literature, Part 2

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 4 - credits ]

    Representative study of British literature, including major works, writers, and literary forms. Late eighteenth century through modern. Representative readings from the Romantic, Victorian and modern periods. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-213: U.S. Latino Literature

    [ Spring Term | 4 - credits ]

    Survey of U.S. Latino/a literature of various genres and historical periods. Literary contributions by writers of varied cultural heritage, including Chicano, Cuban-American, Puerto-Rican and more. Prerequisite: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-214: The Graphic Memoir

    [ Winter Term | 4 - credits ]

    Explores memoirs and other works of creative non-fiction executed in the medium of comics. Specific attention is given to the unique ways comics amplify the rhetorical and aesthetic impact of autobiographical storytelling upon its creators and audiences, as well as the social-historical contexts for such work. Prequisites: Pass WR-090 or placement in WR121, pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115. Recommended: Pass ENG-116.

    ENG-217: Games and Literature

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 4 - credits ]

    Explores games as important narrative forms with strong ties to the literary, social, and historical times in which they are created. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-218: Arthurian Legends

    [ Not Offered Every Year | 4 - credits ]

    Origins and mystique of Arthurian legend from medieval to modern times. Examines issues of idealism, individualism, and spiritual renewal through discussion of knighthood, chivalry and the Holy Grail quest. Prerequisite: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-225: Creative Nonfiction Literature

    [ Not Offered Every Year | 4 - credits ]

    Discussion and analysis of various types of creative nonfiction such as literary journalism, memoirs, nature or science writing, literary travel writing, and personal essays. Prerequisite: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-226: Popular Literature

    [ WI/SP | 4 - credits ]

    Focuses on genre work within prose, film, comics and/or videogames that is specific in theme and targeted towards a more mass audience than traditional literary work. Genres might include but not necessarily be limited to horror, fantasy, science-fiction, romance, and/or westerns. Prerequisite: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-230: Documentary & Experimental Filmmaking

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 4 - credits ]

    Introduction to the concepts and fundamentals of documentary and experimental filmmaking. This lecture/studio course will explore traditional and new technological approaches to creating digital documentaries and avant-garde film. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121; pass DMC-104 or previous experience with film studies and digital video.

    ENG-240: Native American Mythology

    [ Not Offered Every Year | 4 - credits ]

    Explores the historical, cultural, social, and literary significance of Native American myths; views Native American mythology in its historical and geographic positions and in the larger context of world civilization and literary tradition; considers how studying myth affects and influences reading other works; introduces theoretical approaches to mythology and basic literary elements and terminology. Prerequisite: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-241: Norse Mythology

    [ Not Offered Every Year | 4 - credits ]

    Explores the historical, cultural, social, and literary significance of Norse myths; views Norse mythology in its historical and geographic positions and in the larger context of Western civilization and literary tradition; introduces theoretical approaches to mythology and basic literary elements and terminology; considers how studying myth affects and influences reading other works; connects Norse myth to medieval European and modern fantasy literature. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-242: Middle Eastern Mythology

    [ Not Offered Every Year | 4 - credits ]

    Explores the historical, cultural, social, and literary significance of Middle Eastern myths; views Middle Eastern mythology in its historical and geographic positions and in the larger context of Western civilization and literary tradition; introduces theoretical approaches to mythology and basic literary elements and terminology; considers how studying myth affects and influences reading other work; explores Middle Eastern myth's influence on the Hebrew Bible. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-250: Greek Mythology

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 4 - credits ]

    Explores the historical, cultural, social, and literary significance of Greek myths; views Greek mythology in its historical and geographic positions and in the larger context of Western civilization and literary tradition; considers how studying myth affects and influences reading other works; introduces theoretical approaches to mythology and basic literary elements and terminology. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-251: Celtic Mythology

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 4 - credits ]

    Explores the historical, cultural, social, and literary significance of Celtic myths; views Celtic mythology in its historical and geographic positions and in the larger context of Western civilization and literary tradition; considers how studying myth affects and influences reading other works; introduces theoretical approaches to mythology and basic literary elements and terminology. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-252: Hindu Mythology

    [ Not Offered Every Year | 4 - credits ]

    Explores the historical, cultural, social, and literary significance of Hindu myths; views Hindu mythology in its historical and geographic positions and in the larger context of world civilization and literary tradition; considers how studying myth affects and influences reading other works; introduces theoretical approaches to mythology and basic literary elements and terminology. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-253: American Literature, Part 1

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 4 - credits ]

    American literature from the pre-colonial to nineteenth century, both major and lesser-known writers. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-254: American Literature, Part 2

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 4 - credits ]

    Representative readings from the mid-nineteenth century to twentieth centuries. Surveys the development of American fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama through the study of the works of both major and lesser-known writers. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-255: American Literature

    [ Not Offered Every Year | 4 - credits ]

    Focus on selected authors and works of modern American fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and drama. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-260: Introduction to Women Writers

    [ Spring Term | 4 - credits ]

    The study of the works(e.g. plays, poems, fiction, new media)created by women writers, both classic and contemporary, with an emphasis on women's evolving social, historical, and economic roles. Recommended: Pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-261: Literature of Science Fiction

    [ Not Offered Every Year | 4 - credits ]

    Introduction to science fiction in literature and film, exploring historical and contemporary themes. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-265: Witness Literature

    [ Fall Term | 4 - credits ]

    This course analyzes the transformation of immediate experience of extreme events like disasters, trauma, and war into literature. At the intersection of writing and social justice, witness literature shows the way that writing and art are the primary vehicles for most cultures to transform direct experience into enduring meaning. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement into RD-115.

    ENG-266: The Literature of War

    [ Not Offered Every Year | 4 - credits ]

    Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and popular song lyrics dealing with the experience of war. Crane, Remarque, Trumbo, Heller, Vonnegut, Owen, Sassoon, and writers of the Vietnam War will be examined and discussed. Literature emerging from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will also be covered. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-270: Introduction to Literary Criticism

    [ Spring Term | 4 - credits ]

    Students will closely study famous literary texts through a variety of critical approaches such as Feminism, Psychoanalysis, Marxism, reader-response, and New Historicism.

    ENG-280: English/CWE

    [ Fall, Winter, Spring Terms | 2 - 6 credits ]

    Cooperative work experience. Provides students with on-the-job experience in the field of English studies. Required: Instructor consent & a CWE seminar.

    ENG-295: Revolutionary Film

    [ Not Offered Every Year | 4 - credits ]

    Focuses on revolutionary styles of filmmaking from around the world that continue to have an effect on how movies are made today. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.

    ENG-296: Adaptation: Literature Into Film

    [ Not Offered Every Year | 4 - credits ]

    Adaption: Literature into Film is an exploration inthe art of transforming literary text into films. Focuses on various literary genres such as the novel, the short story, the play, and the nonfiction event, and analyzes the process of adapting these stories for page to screen, thereby creating a new art form. Recommended: Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115; pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121.


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