English (ENG)

ENG 121 | English Composition I : GT-CO1

Lecture Credit: 3

Emphasizes the planning, writing, and revising of compositions, including the development of critical and logical thinking skills. This course includes a minimum of five compositions that stress analytical, evaluative, and persuasive/argumentative writing. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-CO1

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

ENG 122 | English Composition II: GT-CO2

Lecture Credit: 3

Expands and refines the objectives of English Composition I. Emphasizes critical/logical thinking and reading, problem definition, research strategies, and writing analytical, evaluative, and/or persuasive papers that incorporate research. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-CO2

Prerequisite: ENG 121 with a grade of C or better, or ACTE score of 26 or better, or SATV score of 600 or better

ENG 131 | Technical Writing I

Lecture Credit: 3

Develops skills one can apply to a variety of technical documents. Focuses on principles for organizing, writing, and revising clear, readable documents for industry, business, and government.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

ENG 175 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 0-12

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

ENG 201 | English Composition III: GT-CO3

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides students with skills necessary to enter into higher-level undergraduate academic discourse or professional workplace writing. ENG 201 extends students' rhetorical knowledge and develops critical reading, thinking, and writing strategies in multiple specialized areas of discourse beyond what they encounter in ENG 122. In ENG 201, students deepen their rhetorical and writing skills by learning to analyze, synthesize, summarize, complex texts and incorporate this information into specific writing conventions for a defined discipline. As a more advanced composition course, ENG 201 provides interested students with the opportunity to continue their exploration of expository writing-with the added benefit of learning to write for distinct audiences (format, language, level of specificity, length, and documentation style). Students will also learn effective editing and revising techniques, discipline-specific writing strategies, and how to extend their mastery of rhetorical strategies. While ENG 201 may be taught with the focus in a variety of disciplines (science writing, gender studies, literary criticism, writing in the humanities, business writing, political geography, philosophy, and so on), every discipline will allow students the opportunity to learn how to communicate with specialized audiences and adapt content to the needs of varying rhetorical situations. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-CO3

Prerequisite: ENG 122 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission

ENG 221 | Creative Writing I

Lecture Credit: 3

Teaches techniques for creative writing. Explores imaginative uses of language through creative genres (fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction) with emphasis on the student's own unique style, subject matter and needs.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

ENG 222 | Creative Writing II

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides continued development of written expression in such forms as poetry, fiction, and/or nonfiction writing.

Prerequisite: ENG 221 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission

ENG 226 | Fiction Writing

Lecture Credit: 3

Teaches techniques for creating fiction, including the study and appreciation of the language and forms of the short story.

Prerequisite: ENG 221 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission

ENG 227 | Poetry Writing

Lecture Credit: 3

Teaches techniques for creating poems, including study of figurative language, forms, and sound patterns of poetry.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

ENG 228 | Writing for the Graphic Novel

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces story analysis and writing concepts used in writing for the graphic novel. Students explore the graphic novel as a vehicle for a unique, personal venue for written expression. Students explore the history and universal themes of the graphic novel as well as examine the principles of composition, different writing styles and processes used in the development of the graphic novel. The application of writing skills, script development and revision processes necessary for the creation of an individual graphic work and thorough examination of course material in terms of writing style, process considerations and written themes are the primary focus. Students create outlines, scripts and a final written work for a graphic novel, focusing on unity of style and techniques for authoring appropriate to story lines.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

ENG 230 | Creative Nonfiction

Lecture Credit: 3

Teaches students to incorporate literary techniques into factual writing. Enables the student to survey a wide range of readings and analyze form and content. Includes critical review, biographical profiles, travel writing, and memoirs. Provides the opportunity for students to write and review their own nonfiction in a supportive, constructive setting.

Prerequisite: ENG 221 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission

ENG 236 | Writing the Film I

Lecture Credit: 3

Guides students in the development of a treatment, outline, and opening act for a feature film script, focusing on specific script format, ideation, film genre conceptualization, plot structure, and character development. Students complete a 30-minute spec script, as well as a full treatment and outline for a feature film.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

ENG 275 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 0-12

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

ENG 285 | Independent Study

Independent Study Credit: 0-12

Meets the individual needs of students. Students engage in intensive study or research under the direction of a qualified instructor.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission