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English Course Descriptions

(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)

 

ENGL 1A, 4 Units

Composition and Reading

4 hours lecture (GR). Prerequisite: ENGL 201B or appropriate placement through multiple-measures assessment process. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Reading and writing expository prose: Critical thinking, identifying logical fallacies, and reasoning inductively and deductively.

 

ENGL 1B, 4 Units

Composition and Reading

4 hours lecture (GR). Prerequisite: ENGL 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Continued expository writing: Careful reading of selected plays, poems, and novels.

 

ENGL 5, 3 Units

Critical Thinking in Reading and Writing

3 hours lecture (GR). Prerequisite: ENGL 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Development of the ability to analyze, criticize, and advocate ideas: Relationship of language to logic, induction and deduction, facts, inferences, judgments, and formal and informal fallacies of language and thought. Instructs in writing about issues of critical thinking to develop both thinking and writing skills.

 

ENGL 10A, 3 Units

Creative Writing

3 hours lecture (GR). Prerequisite: ENGL 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Writing fiction, poetry, and drama: Careful analysis of the techniques used by established writers.

 

ENGL 10B, 3 Units

Creative Writing

3 hours lecture (GR). Prerequisite: ENGL 1A. ENGL 10A is not prerequisite to ENGL 10B. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Continuation of writing fiction, poetry, and drama: Careful analysis of the techniques used by established writers.

 

ENGL 17A, 3 Units

Shakespeare

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Study of selected works of Shakespeare.

 

ENGL 17B, 3 Units

Shakespeare

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 1A. ENGLl 17A is not prerequisite to ENGL 17B. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Continued study of selected works of Shakespeare.

 

ENGL 20, 3 Units

Introduction to Dramatic Literature

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Survey of history and literature of the theater focusing on major theatrical periods: Classical, Elizabethan, Restoration, and twentieth century.

 

ENGL 21, 3 Units

Film: Art and Communication

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Also offered as ART 98 and HUMAN 21. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in and ART 98 or HUMAN 21. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Analysis of history and aesthetics of film from its inception in the late nineteenth century to the present: Language of film, factual films vs. fictional films, and effect of films on contemporary society.

 

ENGL 47, 3 Units

Children’s Literature

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 1A. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introduction to children’s literature: Fairy tales and tale types; interpretation of children’s literature from the perspectives of children, teachers, and parents; study of books by authors such as Brown, Dahl, Juster, Rowling, Sendak, Soto, and others.

 

ENGL 48UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units

Selected Topics in English

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

See section on Selected Topics.

 

ENGL 49, .5-5 Units

Independent Study in English

(GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

See section on Independent Study.

 

ENGL 50, 3 Units

Multicultural American Literature

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Multicultural American Literature: African-American, Asian-American, Latino/Chicano, Native American, and other literatures; relevant history and cultural development; influence of the dominant culture on minority experiences; multiple genres, including oral tradition, poetry, memoirs, short stories, and novels.

 

ENGL 70A, 3 Units

Transforming Autobiography into Creative Writing

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Autobiographical writing techniques: Transforming personal experience into autobiographical scenes, sketches, short poems, and short stories, as well as memoirs, anecdotes, histories, memory poems, tall tales, and yarns.

 

ENGL 70B, 3 Units

Transforming Autobiography into Creative Writing

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). ENGL 70A is not prerequisite to ENGL 70B. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Autobiographical writing techniques: Transforming reminiscences, sketches, and vignettes into autobiographical free verse, adventures tales, and novellas.

 

ENGL 71A, 3 Units

Introduction to Fiction Writing

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Introduction to fiction writing techniques: Overcoming writing fears; introduction to description, characterization, dialogue, plotting, avoiding clichés, and showing vs. telling.

 

ENGL 71B, 3 Units

Introduction to Fiction Writing

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 1A. ENGL 71A is not prerequisite to ENGL 71B. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Continuation of introductory fiction writing techniques: Time management for fiction writers, introduction to point of view, past and present narration, first- and third-person narration, flashbacks, and revision.

 

ENGL 72A, 3 Units

Intermediate Fiction Writing

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 71A or 71B. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Intermediate fiction writing: Refining description techniques, major and minor characters, dialect, interior monologue, plot design, and revising first drafts.

 

ENGL 72B, 3 Units

Intermediate Fiction Writing

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 71A or 71B. ENGL 72A is not prerequisite to ENGL 72B. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Continuation of intermediate fiction writing: Review of time management techniques, creating atmosphere, dramatic monologues, multiple points of view, letter narration, subjective and observer narration, revising both first and second drafts, and introduction to critique.

 

ENGL 73A, 3 Units

Intensive Fiction Writing

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 72A or 72B. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

For experienced fiction writers: Developing root material; structuring ideas; using characterization and dialogue to plot; working on first, second and third drafts; and giving and receiving feedback.

 

ENGL 73B, 3 Units

Intensive Fiction Writing

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 72A or 72B. ENGL 73A is not prerequisite to ENGL 73B. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Continuation of intensive fiction writing: Aesthetic distance, stream-of-consciousness narration, polishing for publication, and introduction to publishing and book-length projects.

 

ENGL 74, 3 Units

Fiction: Special Projects

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 73A and 73B. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Advanced fiction writing: Developing project ideas and themes, peer review techniques, maintaining pace and discipline, chapter and scene linkages, revision to sustain tone, book proposals, and copyright law.

 

ENGL 85A, 4 Units

Literature in English through Milton

4 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Introduction to English literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Study of major works by Chaucer, Spenser, and Milton as well as their contemporaries, such as Donne and Marlowe.

 

ENGL 85B, 4 Units

Literature in English: Late 17th through Mid 19th Century

4 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 1A. ENGL 85A is not prerequisite to ENGL 85B. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Introduction to English literature of the late seventeenth through mid-nineteenth century: Pope, Blake, Wordsworth, Bronte, Dickens, Austen, Whitman, and selected others.

 

ENGL 85C, 4 Units

Literature in English: Mid 19th through the 20th Century

4 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 1A. ENGL 85A and 85B are not prerequisites for ENGL 85C. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Introduction to English literature of the mid-nineteenth through twentieth century: Wilde, Shaw, James, Woolf, Joyce, Faulkner, Eliot, Hurston, and selected others.

 

ENGL 86, 3 Units

Introduction to Playwriting and Screenwriting

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Introduction to playwriting and screenwriting: Introduction to films and theater, formatting of screenplays and plays, direction, study of techniques, rehearsal, and critique.

 

ENGL 87, 3 Units

Intermediate Playwriting and Screenwriting

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 86. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Intermediate playwriting and screenwriting: Plays and film scenes; play and screenplay structure; intermediate direction, rehearsal, and critique; further study of techniques.

 

ENGL 88, 3 Units

Intensive Playwriting and Screenwriting

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 87. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Intensive playwriting and screenwriting: Critique and revision of multiple drafts, three-stage method of giving and receiving criticism, intensive study of techniques.

 

ENGL 89, 3 Units

Playwriting and Screenwriting: Special Projects

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 88. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Advanced playwriting and screenwriting: Completion of a play or screenplay in an advanced condition with first draft completed; editing, discussion of collaboration, critiquing, copywriting, and promotion.

 

ENGL 91A, 3 Units

Introduction to Poetry Writing

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Introduction to poetry writing: Overcoming writing fears; introduction to similes, metaphors, images, rhythm and avoiding clichés.

 

ENGL 91B, 3 Units

Introduction to Poetry Writing

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 1A. ENGL 91A is not prerequisite to ENGL 91B. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Continuation of introductory poetry writing: Time management for poets; introduction to diction, line, symbols, revision, and critical analysis.

 

ENGL 92A, 3 Units

Intermediate Poetry Writing

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 91A or 91B. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Intermediate poetry writing: Overcoming writing blocks, refining simile, extended metaphor, complex imagery, sonnets, villanelles, haiku, and free verse.

 

ENGL 92B, 3 Units

Intermediate Poetry Writing

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 91A or 91B. ENGL 92A is not prerequisite to ENGL 92B. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Continuation of intermediate poetry writing: Time management review, techniques of critical analysis, inferencing skills, dramatic monologue poems, prose poems, rondeaus, pantoums, and introduction to meter.

 

ENGL 93A, 3 Units

Intensive Poetry Writing

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 92A or 92B. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

For experienced poets: Reviewing meter, iambs, anapests, dactyls; extended imagery, linguistics and poetry, sestinas, and collage poetry.

 

ENGL 93B, 3 Units

Intensive Poetry Writing

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 92A or 92B. ENGL 93A is not prerequisite to ENGL 93B. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Continuation of intensive poetry writing: Language poetry, concrete poetry, open forms, polishing for publication, and introduction to publication and book-length projects.

 

ENGL 94, 3 Units

Poetry: Special Projects

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 93A and 93B. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Advanced poetry writing: Developing a poetry series, peer review techniques, maintaining a writing pace and discipline, revision to sustain tone, book proposals, and copyright law.

 

ENGL 100, 4 Units

College Composition and Reading

4 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 201B or appropriate placement through multiple-measures assessment. Acceptable for credit: CSU. Course does not satisfy the GE composition requirement for transfer.

Reading and writing of expository prose: Critical thinking using inductive and deductive reasoning; clarity and precision of expression; organizational structures in writing and sound development of ideas.

 

ENGL 101A, 2 Units

Integrated Composition Studies

2 hours lecture (GR). Acceptable for credit: CSU

English composition, grammar, and basic writing skills. Expression of ideas in ways that are logical, critical, and persuasive.

 

ENGL 101B, 2 Units

Integrated Composition Studies

2 hours lecture (GR). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Continuation of English composition, grammar, and basic writing skills. Expression of ideas in ways that are logical, critical, and persuasive.

 

ENGL 120, 1 Unit

Literary Journal Editing

1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introduction to the process of selecting literature for publication in an art and literary magazine: Determining selection criteria, articulating and advocating opinions, copyediting, and carrying out organizational tasks for a competition.

 

ENGL 130, 3 Units

Introduction to English Syntax and Grammar

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Survey of present-day English grammar as informed by contemporary linguistic theories: The major syntactic structures of English, integration of the sentence into its logical and rhetorical contexts, review of traditional grammar and usage, applications to pedagogical practices.

 

ENGL 201A, 4 Units

Preparation for Composition and Reading

4 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 250D/267B or 252B or 259D/269B or 292B (or 292EB) or satisfactory multiple-measures assessment of writing skills, and ENGL 251D/268B or 252B or 259D/269B or 293B or satisfactory multiple-measures assessment of reading skills.

Introduction to college-level reading and writing of expository prose: Development of college-level reading skills; analysis of texts with an emphasis on non-fiction; expository writing including various modes of developing essays, essay organization; paragraph development; sentence development; and practice in editing/ proofreading.

 

ENGL 201B, 4 Units

Preparation for Composition and Reading

4 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ENGL 201A

Continuation of college-level reading and writing of expository prose: Development of college-level reading skills; analysis of texts with an emphasis on non-fiction; expository writing including various modes of developing essays, essay organization; paragraph development; sentence development; and practice in editing/ proofreading.

 

ENGL 204A, 5 Units

Preparation for Composition, Reading, and Research

4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR/PNP).

Introduction to college-level composition, reading, and research: Active reading strategies; writing and prewriting strategies; argumentation techniques; research techniques.

 

ENGL 204B, 5 Units

Preparation for Composition, Reading, and Research

4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR/PNP).

Skill development in composition, reading, and research: Active reading strategies; writing and prewriting strategies; argumentation techniques; research techniques.

 

ENGL 208A, 1 Unit

Writing Workshop

.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab (GR or P/NP)

Individualized instruction in writing: Thesis control and essay organization.

 

ENGL 208B, 1 Unit

Writing Workshop

.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab (GR or P/NP). Recommended Preparation: ENGL 208A.

Individualized instruction in writing: Thesis control, essay organization, and idea development.

 

ENGL 208C, 1 Unit

Writing Workshop

.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab (GR or P/NP) Recommended Preparation: ENGL 208B

Individualized instruction in writing: Thesis control, essay organization, idea development, and sentence structure.

 

ENGL 208D, 1 Unit

Writing Workshop

.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab (GR or P/NP). Recommended Preparation: ENGL 208C

Individualized instruction in writing: Thesis control, essay organization, idea development, sentence structure, and editing/proofreading.

 

ENGL 217A, 3 Units

Shakespeare

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Study of selected works of Shakespeare.

 

ENGL 217B, 3 Units

Shakespeare

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Continued study of selected works of Shakespeare.

 

ENGL 220, 3 Units

Introduction to Dramatic Literature

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Survey of history and literature of the theater focusing on major theatrical periods: Classical, Elizabethan, Restoration, and twentieth century.

 

ENGL 248UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units

Selected Topics in English*

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

See section on Selected Topics.

 

ENGL 258A, 1 Unit

Writing Workshop

.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Non-degree applicable.

Individualized instruction in writing: Thesis control and essay organization.

 

ENGL 258B, 1 Unit

Writing Workshop

.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Recommended preparation: ENGL 258A. Non-degree applicable

Individualized instruction in writing: Thesis control, essay organization, and idea development.

 

ENGL 258C, 1 Unit

Writing Workshop

.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Recommended preparation: ENGL 258B. Non-degree applicable.

Individualized instruction in writing: Thesis control, essay organization, idea development, and sentence structure.

 

ENGL 258D, 1 Unit

Writing Workshop

.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Recommended preparation: ENGL 258C. Non-degree applicable.

Individualized instruction in writing: Thesis control, essay organization, idea development, sentence structure, and editing/proofreading.

 

ENGL 269A, 6 Units

Foundations in Reading and Writing

6 hours lecture (GR). Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in ENGL 250A-D/267A-B or 251A-D/268A-B. Non-degree applicable.

Foundations in reading and writing to prepare students for success in college: Reading strategies including prereading, summarizing, paragraph analysis, study techniques, scanning, and note taking; and writing strategies including prewriting, essay organization, paragraph development, sentence combining, editing, and proofreading.

 

ENGL 269B, 6 Units

Foundations in Reading and Writing

6 hours lecture (GR). Prerequisite: ENGLish 269A (or 259A-C). Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in ENGL 250A-D/267A-B or 251A-D/268A-B. Non-degree applicable.

Continuation of ENGL 269A with further study in reading and writing strategies to prepare students for success in college: Reading strategies including prereading, summarizing, paragraph analysis, study techniques, scanning, and note taking; and writing strategies including prewriting, essay organization, paragraph development, sentence combining, editing, and proofreading.

 

ENGL 501, 0 Units

Supervised Tutoring in Composition and Reading

1 hour Lab, Non Credit course.

Supervised tutoring, either individually or in small groups, to assist students in increasing their success in composition and reading in college courses. Students may enroll for assistance in more than one college course per semester.

 

(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)

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