English (ENG)

ENG104 Introduction to Literature: Fiction (Course offered online)

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Placement into WR121, or completion of WR101 or WR115 recommended.

Students explore a wide range of fiction by examining the way authors use character, setting, plot, theme and other elements to portray human experiences.

ENG105 Introduction to Literature: Drama (Course offered online)

Credits 4Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

Students explore a wide range of plays from various historical eras in order to identify and discuss the various elements master playwrights use to create effective drama as literature.

ENG106 Introduction to Literature: Poetry

Credits 4Fall/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Placement into WR121 or completion of WR101 or WR115 recommended.

Students examine the poet's craft among a wide range of authors and historical eras, focusing on devices such as rhyme, meter, repetition, figurative language and form to convey human experience.

ENG198A Literature: Independent Study

Credit 1Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Instructor and dean consent is required.

This course is designed for students who wish to develop individual projects in literature including fiction; drama; classical works; renaissance; world literature; science fiction; fantasy; Shakespeare; British, Hispanic, Asian and American literature; Arthurian legends; women's literature; mythology and the Bible as literature. These projects may not duplicate work in scheduled courses. Enrollment requires a written project proposal that must be approved by the instructor and the area manager/dean before registration. Maximum of three credits for ENG198. Contact division for availability.

ENG198B Literature: Independent Study

Credits 2Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Requires instructor and dean signature.

This course is designed for students who wish to develop individual projects in literature including fiction; drama; classical works; renaissance; world literature; science fiction; fantasy; Shakespeare; British, Hispanic, Asian and American literature; Arthurian legends; women's literature; mythology and the Bible as literature. These projects may not duplicate work in scheduled courses. Enrollment requires a written project proposal that must be approved by the instructor and the area manager/dean before registration. Instructor and dean permission required. Maximum of three credits for ENG198. Contact division for availability.

ENG198C Literature: Independent Study

Credits 3Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Requires instructor and dean signature.

This course is designed for students who wish to develop individual projects in literature including fiction; drama; classical works; renaissance; world literature; science fiction; fantasy; Shakespeare; British, Hispanic, Asian and American literature; Arthurian legends; women's literature; mythology and the Bible as literature. These projects may not duplicate work in scheduled courses. Enrollment requires a written project proposal that must be approved by the instructor and the area manager/dean before registration. Instructor and dean permission required. Maximum of three credits per term. Contact division for availability.

ENG201 Shakespeare

Credits 4Winter

Registration Requirement: RD115 and WR115, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Concurrent enrollment in or completion of WR121 is recommended.

This course delves into Shakespeare's stagecraft, life and times through close analysis of plays and poems written during his career. These works may include "Richard III," "The Taming of the Shrew," "Much Ado about Nothing," "Macbeth," "King Lear," "Othello," "The Tempest," sonnets, longer poems, or other works by or about Shakespeare.

ENG204 British Literature I: Old English to Renaissance (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 4Winter - even years

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR115, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course surveys British literature from the earliest writing to the end of the Renaissance, focusing on literary analysis and on the intellectual and cultural contexts in which the literature was written.

ENG205 British Literature II: Age of Enlightenment to Present (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 4Spring - even years

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR115 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course surveys British literature from the Age of Enlightenment to the present, focusing on literary analysis and on the intellectual and cultural contexts in which the literature was written.

ENG218 Arthurian Legends

Credits 4Winter

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR115, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

By focusing on the legends of King Arthur and his court, students explore the genre of romance and the quest motif as a major force for idealism, individualism and spiritual renewal from medieval times to the present. Students explore the historical roots of the Arthurian legends and the impact these legends have on our modern society.

ENG222 Women's Literature (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 3Winter - even years

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Placement into WR121, or completion of WR101 or WR115 recommended.

This course surveys through a variety of literary genres the development of women's roles in society from the Middle Ages to contemporary times. Offered at irregular intervals.

ENG250 Introduction to Mythology

Credits 4Summer/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course level. Co-requisite: WR115 with a grade of "C" or better.

Students explore ancient and modern mythology from around the world by considering such subjects and motifs as the hero's quest, the descent into the underworld, creation, the role of the goddess and regeneration. In addition, a variety of stylistic elements are considered: symbols, metaphor, archetype, theme and meaning. Students will be engaged with short research projects on a variety of topics pertaining to the study of mythology.

ENG253 Survey of American Literature I (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 4Winter - odd years

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Placement into WR121, or completion of WR101 or WR115 recommended.

ENG253 covers the study of American literature from its beginning to 1850 as expressed through various genres relative to a particular theme with a focus on eras, schools and/or movements, and examines the historical underpinnings of the chosen theme(s).

ENG254 Survey of American Literature II (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 4Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Placement into WR121, or completion of WR101 or WR115 recommended.

ENG254 covers the study of American literature from 1850 to the present as expressed through various genres relative to a particular theme with a focus on eras, schools and/or movements, and examines the historical underpinnings of the chosen theme(s).

ENG261 Literature of Science Fiction (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 4Fall

Registration Requirement: WR101 or WR115 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement into WR121.

Students read classic and modern works of science fiction and speculative literature, identify the roots and formal characteristics of science fiction, explore the connection between science fiction and cultural change, and examine the themes and content associated with the genre.

ENG271 World Literature: The Classical World (Seventh Century B.C. to 1200 A.D.) (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 4Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Placement into WR121 or completion of WR101 or WR115 recommended.

This course introduces students to an array of Sumerian, Greek, Hindu, Hebrew, Asian, Arab and European classical literature, such as Gilgamesh, Lao Tzu, the "Bhagavad Gita," the "The Quran" and the Japanese Pillow Book. While discussing themes and concerns significant to people of every culture and time within the context of extremely diverse attitudes and tastes, students explore the various characteristics of both classicism and great literature. Students also study the development of modern civilization through the lens of epic literature.

ENG272 World Literature: The Renaissance to the Age of Reason 1200 A.D.- 1800 A.D. (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 4Winter

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Placement into WR121 or completion of WR101 or WR115 recommended.

Students survey a variety of literature from around the world, including "The Tale of Genji," "The Divine Comedy," "The Prince," "Cantares Mexicanos," and the Mali "Epic of Son Jara." Students explore the nature of the great epochs from which the works are taken.

ENG273 World Literature: The Romanticism to Contemporary Writings 1800 - Present (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 4Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Placement into WR121, or completion of WR101 or WR115 recommended.

This course delves into why and how the modern world came into being by exploring the literature of the period. Representing diverse cultures and perspectives, works considered might include Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart," Beaudelaire's "Fleurs du Mal," Goethe's "Faust," Silko Marmon's "Yellow Woman," and Senegalese Miriam Ba's "So Long a Letter."

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.

Course offered online

Cultural Literacy course