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Preparatory Composition Courses

675 Preparation for College Reading and Writing
Not Degree Applicable.
Introduces the inexperienced reader and writer to a variety of pre-college and college-level texts and writing situations. Prepares students for the thinking, reading, and writing skills necessary to succeed at the college level. Ten hours of supplemental learning in a Success Center that supports this course are required. Upon successful completion of the course, student may re-assess for possible placement into the credit curriculum. May be taken three times.

575 Introduction to College Reading and Writing (4 units). Class hours: 4 lecture. 
Not Degree Applicable.
An introduction to the academic reading, writing, critical thinking, and study skills expected at the college level with the ultimate goal of producing clear, competent essays. Emphasizes the connections between reading and writing, and students read and write extensively. Seven hours of supplemental learning in a Success Center that supports this course are required.

Composition Courses

475 Fundamentals of College Reading and Writing (4 units). Class hours: 4 lecture. 
AA/AS Degree Applicable. 
Prerequisite: ENGL 575 or eligibility for English 475 as determined by the Chaffey assessment process
Careful study and practice of critical thinking, reading, and expository writing techniques, using primarily nonfiction texts, and the frequent writing of compositions with the ultimate goal of writing an essay using sources. Prepares the student for English 1A and a variety of academic disciplines. Five hours of supplemental learning in a Success Center that supports this course are required.

1A Composition (3 units). Class hours: 3 lecture. 
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.
Prerequisite: ENGL 475 or ESL 475 or eligibility for ENGL 1A as determined by the Chaffey assessment process
Careful study and practice of expository and argumentative writing techniques and the frequent writing of compositions with the ultimate goal of a research project. A minimum of 6,000 written words is expected over the course of the term. Three arranged hours of supplemental learning in a Success Center that supports this course is required. Designed to prepare the student for satisfactory college writing. May be offered as an Honors course.

1B Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (3 units). Class hours: 3 lecture. 
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. 
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A
Using primarily non-fiction reading models, students emulate and incorporate various rhetorical strategies in the development of written analysis and researched argumentation. Focus on logical analysis (e.g., inductive and deductive reasoning) and effective reasoning, establishing credibility, and emotional appeals to develop persuasive arguments. Course is writing intensive with a minimum production requirement of 6,000 words. May be offered as an Honor course.

Creative Writing Courses

7A Creative Writing: Short Fiction (3 units). Class hours: 3 lecture. 
Prerequisite: ENGL 475 or ESL 475 or eligibility for ENGL 1A as determined by the Chaffey assessment process
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. 
Seminar in short fiction writing. Students study the underlying principles of this form of literature, write short stories, and analyze each other’s work.

7B Creative Writing: Fiction (3 units). Class hours: 3 lecture. 
Prerequisite: ENGL 475 or ESL 475 or eligibility for ENGL 1A as determined by the Chaffey assessment process
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. 
Seminar in fiction writing. Students study the underlying principles of this form of literature, write short stories, Students study the underlying principles of this form of literature, write short stories or several chapters of a novel, analyze and critique each other’s work, edit/revise/rewrite to ready for publication, and research potential markets for submission.

7D Creative Writing: Poetry (3 units). Class hours: 3 lecture
Prerequisite: ENGL 475 or ESL 475 or eligibility for ENGL 1A as determined by the Chaffey assessment process . 
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. 
Writing seminar focusing on analysis of methods, forms, and meanings of poetry with emphasis on the elements of figurative language, sound, rhythm, and tone. Students develop critical standards for judging the worth of a poem, give their critical estimates of professional and student work, and write their own poetry.

7E Creative Writing: Nonfiction (3 units). Class hours: 3 lecture. 
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. 
Course in creative nonfiction writing. Review of the principles employed in writing creative nonfiction such as memoirs, personal essays, review, profiles, nature articles, and reportage. Students create essays, analyze and respond to student and professional writing, craft works intended for publication, and research potential markets for submission.

Introductory Courses in Literary Genres

1C Introduction to Literature (3 units). Class hours: 3 lecture. 
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. 
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A
This course introduces representative works from major genres, develops students’ close reading and analytical writing skills, and promotes appreciation and critical understanding of the cultural, historical, and aesthetic qualities of literature. Introduces the central literary genres: novel, short story, poem, and play. Close reading of the literature guides inexperienced readers toward greater understanding and appreciation of imaginative literature, and provides more experienced readers with new perspectives through the analysis of the techniques and purposes of specific writers. Students are taught how to organize and compose the literary essay. May be offered as an Honors course.

32 Introduction to the Novel (3 units). Class hours: 3 lecture. 
Recommended preparation: ENGL 1A
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. 
Survey of the novel, using selections drawn from multiple cultures and influences of the last three centuries, including translated novels of established merit.

33 Introduction to Poetry (3 units). Class hours: 3 lecture. 
Recommended preparation: ENGL 1A
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. 
Survey of poetry written in English from the Middle Ages through the present day. Increases students' knowledge of poetry and its history and acquaints them with techniques of analysis. Special attention is given to poetic voice, syntax, figures of speech, sonics, and form. NOTE: English 33 is not a creative writing course for poetry.

Literature Survey Courses

74 Asian-American Literature (3 units). Class hours: 3 lecture. 
Prerequisite: ENGL 475 or ESL 475 or eligibility for ENGL 1A as determined by the Chaffey assessment process
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. 
Introductory analysis of Asian-American literatures. Investigation of literary modes including drama, poetry, essays, short stories, and the novel. Identification and analysis of recurrent themes, gender portrayals, writing styles, and topics associated with Asian-American authors. Evaluation of the social, cultural, and political influence of Asian-American writers on the United States, as well as the impact of the dominant U.S. society in Asian-American writing during the twentieth century..

75A American Literature (3 units). Class hours: 3 lecture. 
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. 
Chronological survey of significant authors and texts of American literature from its beginnings in the colonial period to the 1860s. Extensive reading and discussion of works reflecting the diversity of the United States. Examination of the relationship between historical events and literary works. Strong writing component with emphasis on textual analysis.

75B American Literature (3 units). Class hours: 3 lecture. 
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A  
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. 
Chronological survey of significant authors and texts of American literature from the 1860s to the present. Extensive reading and discussion of works reflecting the diversity of the United States. Examination of the relationship between historical events and literary works. Strong writing component with emphasis on textual analysis.

76 African-American Literature (3 units). Class hours: 3 lecture.
Recommended preparation: ENGL 1A
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. 
Introductory analysis of African-American literatures. Investigation of literary modes including drama, poetry, essays, short stories, and the novel. Identification and analysis of recurrent themes, gender portrayals, writing styles, and topics associated with African-American authors. Evaluation of the social, cultural, and political influence of African-American writers on the United States, as well as the impact of the dominant U.S. society in African-American writing during the twentieth century.

77 Latino Literature (3 units). Class hours: 3 lecture.
Recommended preparation: ENGL 1A
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. 
Introductory analysis of Latino literature written in English. Investigation of literary modes including drama, poetry, essays, short stories, and the novel. Identification and analysis of recurring themes, gender portrayals, writing styles, and topics associated with Latino writers. Evaluation of the social, cultural, and political influence of Latino writers on the United States, as well as the impact of the dominant U.S. society in Latino writing during the twentieth and into the twenty-first centuries.

79 Native American Literatures (3 units). Class hours: 3 lecture.
Recommended preparation: ENGL 1A
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. 
Introductory analysis of the literary, social, and cultural aspects of novels, short stories, essays, and poetry reflecting Native American societies. Contributions of Native Americans to literature and how they use the various literary forms to express their worldviews and cultures. Relationship to Western culture, including cultural norms and the changing view of the Indians of yesteryear and today.

80A Survey of British Literature (3 units). Class hours: 3 lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. 
Chronological survey of major authors and texts of British literature from the Old English to the Neoclassic period (up to the last quarter of the 18th century). Extensive reading and discussion of works. Examination of the relationship between historical events and literary works. Strong writing component with emphasis on textual analysis.

80B Survey of British Literature (3 units). Class hours: 3 lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. 
Chronological survey of major authors and texts of British literature from the late 18th century to the present. Includes contemporary British and post-colonial texts. Extensive reading and discussion of works. Examination of the relationship between historical events and literary works. Strong writing component with emphasis on textual analysis.

81 Shakespeare (3 units). Class hours: 3 lecture. 
Recommended preparation: ENGL 1A and ENGL 80A
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. 
Intensive reading, along with oral and written discussion, of a selected group of Shakespearean plays.

Other Courses

35 Literary Magazine Production (4 units: 3 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory)
Prerequisite: ENGL 475 or ESL 475 or eligibility for ENGL 1A as determined by the Chaffey assessment process 
Concepts and practices of magazine production, including the design and maintenance of a web version. Acting as editors and assistants for The Chaffey Review, students master the fundamentals of editorial evaluation and selection, copyediting, proofreading, layout and design, production, promotion, and distribution.

61ABC Newspaper Production (1, 2, or 3 units: 3, 6, or 9 hours laboratory)
Experience in planning, editing, and producing a weekly or bi-weekly newspaper. Students cover campus and community events; write news and feature stories, editorial, reviews, and headlines; edit copy using the departments' computer for typesetting; typeset copy; take, print, and edit photos; paste up page flats or printing; and distribute finished paper on campus. Regardless of the unit combination; May be taken four times.

68 Mythology (3 units). Class hours: 3 lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL 475 or ESL 475 or eligibility for ENGL 1A as determined by the Chaffey assessment process  
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. 
Major myths, especially in relation to the culture in which they arose, with a special emphasis on Greek myths. Broad comparison of the myths of many cultures and their influence on subsequent literature..

71 Folklore (3 units). Class hours: 3 lecture. 
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. 
Introduction to Folklore and analysis of its various forms: myths, legends, fairy tales, fables, epics, and tall tales. Course consists of close reading of selected works and discussion of criteria for assessing the literary value of these stories and determining their significance as the primary source of themes, motifs, metaphors, and allusions that are encountered throughout literature.

92A-H Special Topics: Literature (0.5, 1, 2, 3, or 4 units). Class hours: 0.5, 1, 2, 3, or 4 lecture. 
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor. 
Special interest class of varying length for students who seek further development in specific areas of literature and criticism. Wide variety of topics offered, with particular emphasis left up to the instructor. See class schedule for emphasis. May by taken four times for credit, however, no single-subject, special interest class can be repeated.

98ABC Independent Study: Literature (1, 2, or 3 units). Class hours: 1, 2, or 3 lecture.
Designed for the capable, well-motivated student. Each student explores and develops a literary project. Student-instructor agreement as to the nature and extent of the project must be reached before the student may enroll in the course. May be taken only two times regardless of the unit combination.