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Fall 2017 Featured Courses

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Below are just a few of the English Department's featured courses of special interest and limited availability: read literature that piques your interest, explore a genre of creative writing you've always wanted to try, or enjoy a challenging and topical linked course. Featured courses can change every semester. Check out what's available this fall.

  • ENGL 99: Accelerated Prep,
    ENGL 99: Accelerated Prep,

    «Sects. 9759, 9760, 9761, 9762, 1119, 1121, 1125, 1131.» Instructors Michelle Brooks and Cindi Harris [•] This course is designed to prepare students for the academic reading, reasoning, and writing expected in transfer and associate-degree courses. Students will engage in the essential practice of academic inquiry—discovering through reading, discussion, and writing, new views, new knowledge, and new truths about relevant and complex issues. In a highly supportive learning environment, students will develop critical reading, reasoning, and writing strategies and skills to help them engage in research and write academic essays by using and acknowledging multiple sources. This course is not open to students with credit in English 098 or 110. (Nondegree credit course)

  • ENGL 140: Poetry Writing I
    ENGL 140: Poetry Writing I

    «Sect. 3074» Instructor K. Sherlock [•] The first of a four-course sequence, this class is designed to familiarize students with the study, analysis, and application of the fundamental tools, techniques, and forms of poetry used by established and contemporary poets. By composing and submitting original poems, students learn to use the writers’ workshop to develop their skills as writers and critics. Students have opportunities for recognition and public readings of their own work. 3 cr., 3 hrs. Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited). Meets all Title 5 standards for Associate Degree Credit. Course Prerequisites: None Recommended Preparation: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in English 126 or equivalent.

  • ENGL 145: Acorn Review: Editing and Production I
    ENGL 145: Acorn Review: Editing and Production I

    «Sect. 9361» Instructor: Julie Cardenas [•] The first in a four-course sequence, this course is designed to familiarize students with the fundamental tools of reading, selecting, editing, proofreading, and arranging student manuscripts for publication in the Grossmont College student literary journal. Course Prerequisites: None Recommended Preparation: A “C” or “Pass” grade or higher in English 126 or equivalent. 3 cr., 3 hrs. Transfers to: CSU. Meets all Title 5 standards for Associate Degree Credit.

  • ENGL 201: Images of Women in Literature
    ENGL 201: Images of Women in Literature

    «Sect. 2258» Instructor: L. Ledri-Aguilar [•] Requires concurrent enrollment in ENGL 110, Section 2984. This course explores images of women in diverse literature from different time periods and countries. Students will critically read, discuss, and write about the literature and its cultural, historical, and aesthetic contexts. This course is designed to examine the images of women in diverse literature and to interpret such literature in historical, political, psychological, and cultural contexts. Critical thinking, reading, and writing skills are used to scrutinize narratives in which myths about gender are perpetuated. 3 cr., 3 hrs. Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C2; CSU C2; IGETC 3B Transfers to: CSU, UC

  • ENGL 215: Mythology
    ENGL 215: Mythology

    «Sect. 2259» Instructor: K. Balasubramanian [•] This world mythology course is designed to explore the similarities and differences among the myths of widely separated peoples as a means of interpreting their literature within historical and cultural contexts. Students will discuss, analyze, and write about the varied myths. Recommended Preparation: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in ENGL 098 or an assessment recommendation for ENGL 110 or 120. Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C2; CSU C2; IGETC 3B. Transfers to: CSU, UC.

  • ENGL 218: Shakespeare—His Plays & Theater
    ENGL 218: Shakespeare—His Plays & Theater

    «Sect. 1141» Instructor: S. Martin [•] This course introduces representative comedic, historical, and tragic plays of William Shakespeare. Students will discuss, analyze, and write about Shakespeare’s plays--including the play(s) being produced or viewed locally--that represent the full range of his comedic, historical, and tragic works, such as "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," "Twelfth Night," "Richard II," "Henry IV," "Othello," "Macbeth, "King Lear," and "Hamlet." The point of the course is to prepare students to understand and appreciate more fully the experience of seeing, reading, and discussing Shakespeare. The course will make apt use of actors in the classroom, good films, recordings of the plays, and theatre tours. Recommended Preparation: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in ENGL 098 or an assessment recommendation for ENGL 110 or 120. Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C2; CSU C2; IGETC 3B. Transfers to: CSU, UC.

  • ENGL 236: Chicano Literature
    ENGL 236: Chicano Literature

    «Sect. 1256» This course is a survey of folk, traditional, and contemporary Chicano/Chicana literature. Students will critically read, discuss, and write about the literature and its cultural, historical, and aesthetic contexts.. 3 units, 3 hours lecture. Recommended preparation: Recommended Preparation: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in ENGL 110 or equivalent. Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C2; CSU C2; IGETC 3B. Transfers to: CSU, UC.

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