English (ENG)

ENG 99  Foundational Practices in Writing  3(3-0)  

Reading and writing assignments introducing argumentation, analysis, and synthesis. Practice in essay writing stressing thesis construction, organization, and development. Does not count toward graduation. (F, S)

ENG 100  English as a Second Language  (3-12 V)  

Intensive practice in English Language skills with an emphasis on writing for non-native speakers of English. (*) Repeatable (12).

ENG 101  Composition I  3(3-0)  

Emphasis on critical thinking, reading, and writing clear and coherent essays that reflect an understanding of the writing process, rhetorical analysis, argumentation, and academic discourse. Prerequisite: ENG 099, or ACT verbal score of at least 18, or SAT verbal score of at least 440, or an Accuplacer test score of at least 95. (F, S, SS) (Gen Ed: E, GT-CO1)

ENG 102  Composition II  3(3-0)  

Sequential course providing continued engagement with critical thinking, reading, argumentation, and using rhetorical techniques in academic writing. Emphasis on research strategies. Prerequisite: ENG 101. (F, S, SS) (Gen Ed: E, GT-CO2)

ENG 106  (ANTHR 106)   Language, Thought and Culture  3(3-0)  

Cross-cultural introduction to language processes in human society. (*) (Gen Ed: SS) (CC)

ENG 111  Intro to American Academic Discourse  3(3-0)  

Practical introduction to American academic discourse and culture for international students, stressing oral and written discussion skills. (*)

ENG 114  Introduction to Creative Writing  3(3-0)  

An introduction to poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction writing, stressing honest and clear writing and heightened critical thinking skills within a workshop setting. (F, S) (Gen Ed: H, GT-AH1) (CC)

ENG 115  Introduction to Technical Writing  3(3-0)  

Course builds upon critical thinking, reading, and writing learned in ENG 101, with specific focus on the genre of technical communication and research. Prerequisite: ENG 101. (F, S, SS)

ENG 116  Introduction to Business Writing  3(3-0)  

Course builds upon critical thinking, reading, and writing learned in ENG 101, with specific focus on the genre of professional communication and research. Prerequisite: ENG 101. (F, S, SS)

ENG 117  Intro. Scientific/Medical Writing  3(3-0)  

Course builds upon critical thinking, reading, and writing learned in ENG 101, with specific focus on the genre of scientific and medical communication and research. Prerequisite: ENG 101. (F, S, SS)

ENG 130  Introduction to Literature  3(3-0)  

Introduction to the three major literary genres: fiction, poetry, and drama. The main emphasis is on close reading and textual analysis. (*) (Gen Ed: H, GT-AH2)

ENG 161  Careers for English Majors  1(1-0)  

Identifies career options and presents employment opportunities for English majors. (*)

ENG 201  Introduction to Literary Study  3(3-0)  

Introduction to literary genres, major periods and writers, close reading and textual analysis, modern literary criticism, and research methods. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 204  (COMR 204)   Introduction to Rhetoric  3(3-0)  

Provides an introduction to the rhetorical tradition in relationship to the needs of various cultural, technological, and professional contexts. (*)

ENG 205  (COMR 205)   Introduction to User Experience  3(3-0)  

Course introduces the techniques and principles for measuring and improving the user's experience with digital documents, such as web pages and mobile applications. Prerequisite: NA. (S)

ENG 210  American Literature I  3(3-0)  

Literature and literary history of America to 1865. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 212  American Literature II  3(3-0)  

Literature and literary history of America from 1865 to the present. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 220  (CS 220)   Survey of Chicano Literature  3(3-0)  

Survey of outstanding contemporary Chicano works. Literature deals with Chicano themes, including analysis of folklore and myth. (*) (Gen Ed: H, GT-AH2) (CC)

ENG 221  Masterpieces of Literature I  3(3-0)  

Significant writings in world literature from the ancients through the Renaissance and their backgrounds. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*) (Gen Ed: H, GT-AH2)

ENG 222  Masterpieces of Literature II  3(3-0)  

Significant writings in world literature from the seventeenth century to the present and their backgrounds. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*) (Gen Ed: H, GT-AH2)

ENG 231  Literature of England I  3(3-0)  

Literature and literary history of England from the Anglo-Saxon Period through the 18th Century. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 232  Literature of England II  3(3-0)  

Literature and literary history of England in the Romantic, Victorian and Modern Periods. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 240  Survey of Ethnic Literature  3(3-0)  

This course provides an introduction to the literature of four major ethnic groups in the U.S.: Native American, African American, Chicano, and Asian American. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*) (Gen Ed: H, GT-AH2) (CC)

ENG 241  (WS 241)   Women In Literature  3(3-0)  

Intensive study of literature written by women, in historical, cultural, and critical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 291  Special Topics  (1-3 V)  

Special Topics. (*) Repeatable (99).

ENG 302  Grant Writing  3(3-0)  

Examines the strategies involved in professional grant writing. Students will produce and submit grant proposals in response to actual request for proposals. Prerequisite: ENG 101 and ENG 102. (*)

ENG 303  Advanced Composition  3(3-0)  

Advanced persuasive writing, including rhetoric and grammar. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 304  Advanced Rhetorical Study  3(3-0)  

Acquaints students with a range of classical and contemporary theories for writing persuasive prose. Research and critical analysis are supplemented by readings of contemporary essays. Prerequisite: ENG 204. (*)

ENG 305  Technical and Scientific Report Writing  3(3-0)  

Emphasis on discrete professional formats and styles in writing manuals, proposals, government contracts and reports. For upperclassmen in technical and professional fields. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 306  Visual Rhetoric  3(3-0)  

Rhetorical analysis through visual modes of communication; creation and manipulation of visual messages for a variety of audiences, purposes, situations. Prerequisite: ENG 204. (*)

ENG 307  Poetry  3(3-0)  

Poetry as a genre; prosody and techniques of fixed-form and free verse; poetic traditions from ancient to contemporary; poetic theory and criticism. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 308  Fiction  3(3-0)  

Prose fiction as a genre, including the modern short story and representative novels from 1700 to the present. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 309  Drama  3(3-0)  

Drama as a literary genre; representative works from the ancient, medieval, Renaissance, modern, and contemporary traditions; historical, theatrical, and critical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 310  Advanced Literary Forms & Genres  3(3-0)  

Analyzes published writers, creative writing, and craft through writing based on the study and theory of a specified genre or form. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*) Repeatable (99).

ENG 315  Creative Writing: Poetry  3(3-0)  

Introduction to writing poetry. A studio workshop for students to grow in their appreciation of poetic processes. Prerequisite: ENG 114. (*)

ENG 316  Creative Writing: Fiction  3(3-0)  

Introduction to creating character, situation, and overall structure, emphasis on imaginative and real-life portrayal. Prerequisite: ENG 114. (*)

ENG 317  Creative Nonfiction  3(3-0)  

Introduction to writing the reflective essay. Prerequisite: ENG 114. (*)

ENG 318  Creative Writing: Drama  3(3-0)  

Introduction to playwriting. Composition of a one-act play and development of creative and critical thinking through the study of major playwrights. Prerequisite: ENG 114. (*)

ENG 319  Professional Editing  3(3-0)  

Acquaints students with current practices in editing/publishing. Students will learn to make texts readable and conform to conventions of editing in a variety of disciplines. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 320  Literature of Enlight/Revolution  3(3-0)  

Literature of Enlightenment and Revolution traces though political, philosophical and literary tracts the cultivation of democratic ideals and the emergence of modern democracies. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 321  American Romanticism  3(3-0)  

A study of the major figures in the development of American Romanticism. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 322  American Literary Realism, 1870-1910  3(3-0)  

A study of the development of Realism and Naturalism in American literature during the late 19th century and the early 20th century. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 323  Modern American Literature  3(3-0)  

A study of major writers' themes, and developments in American literature from the 1910s to the 1960s. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 324  American Cinema/American Culture  3(3-0)  

From early twentieth century to date, a survey of profoundly influential, selected American films, their aesthetic, cultural and technological impacts. (*)

ENG 325  Nature Writing in the West  3(3-0)  

Studies in writings about the western landscape and environment by American nature writers; intensive practice in nature writing. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 326  Writing for the WEB  3(3-0)  

Writing for the World Wide Web and intranets, including rhetorical approaches, elements of design, and organizing informative sites for education, government, business, and the arts. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 328  Contemporary American Lit  3(3-0)  

Advanced study of a focused topic in contemporary American literature (genre, theme, or set of related texts), in historical, cultural, and critical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 331  Development of the Novel  3(3-0)  

Emphasis on social problems and European influences, focus on trends coming to full development in the 20th century. Includes recent works. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 335  (COMR 335, WS 335)   Gender and Communication  3(3-0)  

This course examines the ways that gender affects communication behaviors and helps develop an awareness of the processes that affect gender socialization and stereotyping. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 345  (COMR 345)   Intercultural Communication  3(3-0)  

Creates cultural awareness and critical-thinking through the study of literary, political, and cultural voices within the United States. Provides foundation for multicultural studies across disciplines. Prerequisite: ENG 101 and ENG 102. (*)

ENG 352  English Syntax and Usage  3(3-0)  

English usage and language systems, emphasis on forms and functions of language analysis. (*)

ENG 354  Women Writers of Science Fiction  3(3-0)  

Classic and contemporary science fiction written by women. (*)

ENG 355  Women Writers of Detective Fiction  3(3-0)  

Survey detective fiction by women from Agatha Christie to the present. (*)

ENG 370  Rediscovering the Fairy Tale  3(3-0)  

The Fairy Tale: Its history, psychological basis, relationship to mythology, and transformations in poetry, film, music, and visual art. (*)

ENG 371  Medieval English Literature  3(3-0)  

Advanced study of a focused topic in medieval literature, (genre, theme, or set of related texts), in historical, cultural, and critical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 372  Early Modern English Literature  3(3-0)  

Advanced study of a focused topic in early modern English literature, (genre, theme, or set of related texts), in historical, cultural, and critical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 373  Restoration & 18th-C. English Lit  3(3-0)  

Advanced study of a focused topic in Restoration and 18th-century English literature, (genre, theme, set of related texts), in historical, cultural, and critical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 374  Romantic & Victorian English Lit  3(3-0)  

Advanced study of a focused topic in Romantic and/or Victorian English literature (genre, theme, or set of related texts), in historical, cultural, and critical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 375  Modern & Contemporary English Lit  3(3-0)  

Advanced study of a focused topic in modern and/or contemporary English literature (genre, theme, or set of related texts), in historical, cultural, and critical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 376  (COMR 376)   User Experience Design  3(3-0)  

Course familiarizes students with the commonly accepted principles of design that influence how digital texts look and act. Prerequisite: COMR 205 or ENG 205 (F)

ENG 377  (COMR 377)   Usability and User Experience  3(3-0)  

Course familiarizes students with the methods, techniques, and tools for collecting the data used to measure User Experience, specifically usability testing. Prerequisite: COMR 205 or ENG 205 (S)

ENG 391  Special Topics  (1-3 V)  

Special Topics. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).

ENG 404  Writing in the Professions  3(3-0)  

Advanced course in writing that emphasizes the analysis and creation of documents used in diverse professional settings. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 412  Young Adult Literature  3(3-0)  

Literature suitable for adolescents, including classical and contemporary authors, and issues in selection and evaluation. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 414  Advanced Writing Workshop  3(3-0)  

Development of students' best writings in workshop format in preparation for graduate school and/or publication. A genre-specific focus is required upon enrollment. Prerequisite: ENG 114 and ENG 315 or 316 or 317 or 318. (*)

ENG 424  Novels into Film 1740-Present  3(2-2)  

Comparative study of great novels, 1740-present, and film versions of those novels. (*)

ENG 440  (MCCNM 440)   Magazine Writing  3(3-0)  

Instruction and practice in writing nonfiction magazine articles with emphasis on story research and market selection. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 441  Chaucer and His Age  3(3-0)  

Chaucer and his contemporaries in their cultural and historical setting. Prerequisite: ENG 201 or ENG 102 and HIST 102. (*)

ENG 445  Magazine Editing and Production  3(3-0)  

Writing, editing, and design for printing and Web publication of a general-circulation regional magazine. Prerequisite: ENG 440 or MCCNM 304 or 311 or 440 or permission of the instructor. (*)

ENG 452  History of the English Language  3(3-0)  

English language from Anglo-Saxon period to present; emphasis on history linguistic and structural changes. ENG 352 recommended. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 461  Careers for English Majors  1(1-0)  

Identifies and explores graduate school and employment opportunities. (*)

ENG 481  Shakespeare  3(3-0)  

Representative works in various genres, with attention to cultural and critical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 484  Studies in Major Writers  3(3-0)  

Intensive study of a major writer or writers in historical, cultural, and critical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*) Repeatable (99).

ENG 485  Literary Criticism and Theory  3(3-0)  

Traditional and contemporary critical theories of literature and their applications. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 491  Special Topics  (1-3 V)  

Special Topics. (*) Repeatable (99).

ENG 492  Research  3(3-0)  

Introduces theory and methods of conducting research in rhetoric and literary studies. Prerequisite: ENG 201. (*)

ENG 493  Senior Seminar  3(3-0)  

In-depth analysis of specific topics, themes, authors, and works in American, English or world literature. Prerequisite: ENG 385. (*)

ENG 494  Field Experience  (1-5 V)  

A semester-long internship. Student performs professional duties using English-related skills required by the cooperating agencies. (*) Repeatable (99).

ENG 495  Independent Study  (1-3 V)  

Directed, intensive study and guidance in studying major literary figures or movements, arranged with the chair of the department. (*) Repeatable (99).

ENG 500  Workshop  (1-3 V)  

Individually subtitled professional development workshops, designed for teachers, focused on writing, reading, and pedagogical development. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (*)

ENG 501  Theories of Writing  3(3-0)  

Provides an introduction to and survey of modern writing theory. The course prepares students to apply theoretical principles to the practical concerns of writing pedagogy. Corequisite: ENG 502. (F)

ENG 502  Research Methods  3(3-0)  

Introduces students to diverse opportunities for research methodology and academic discourse in English studies. Corequisite: ENG 501. (F)

ENG 503  Literary Theory  3(3-0)  

An introduction to contempory literary and critical theory in English studies. Prerequisite: ENG 501 and ENG 502. (S)

ENG 511  Major Authors  3(3-0)  

Intensive study of the works of one or two major authors. Prerequisite: ENG 501 and ENG 502. (*) Repeatable (99).

ENG 512  Literature Survey  3(3-0)  

Synthesis of literary attitudes, modes, genres of an age. Prerequisite: ENG 501 and ENG 502. (*) Repeatable (99).

ENG 521  Language, Literacy, & Learning  3(3-0)  

Language, Literacy, and Learning begins with exploration of the nature of literacy in U.S. society, drawing upon historical and current studies and theories of literacy. Prerequisite: ENG 501 and ENG 502. (*)

ENG 522  Phonology & Morphology For ESL/EFL  3(3-0)  

Introduction to English phonology, morphology, and morpho-syntax relevant to ESL/EFL teaching. Prerequisite: ENG 501 and ENG 502. (*)

ENG 523  Syntax for TESL/TEFL  3(3-0)  

Introduction to English syntactic structures relevant to ESL/EFL teaching. Includes an examination of core English structures from various perspectives. Prerequisite: ENG 501 and ENG 502. (*)

ENG 524  Teaching ESL/EFL  3(3-0)  

Introduction to the teaching of English to non-native speakers. No specific types of students are emphasized; includes teaching of adults and children in various settings. Prerequisite: ENG 501 and ENG 502. (*)

ENG 525  Foundations of Technical Comm.  3(3-0)  

Exploration of the theories, research methodologies, pedagogy, and practices of technical communication. (*)

ENG 527  Graduate Writing Workshop  3(3-0)  

Group discussion of original student work, emphasizing plot, characterization, style, structure, and theory. Prerequisite: ENG 501 and ENG 502. (*) Repeatable (99).

ENG 528  Non-Fiction Workshop  3(3-0)  

Development of students' best writings in workshop format in preparation for publication. Prerequisite: ENG 501 and ENG 502. (*) Repeatable (99).

ENG 553  Language in the USA  3(3-0)  

Explores language use in the U.S. and examines current language-related myths and issues in the U.S., including issues related to indigenous languages and immigrant languages. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)

ENG 560  Language Acquisition & Linguistics  3(3-0)  

Development of English language from childhood through adulthood, including phonology, grammar, vocabulary, and communicative competence. Acquisition of English as a second language. (S)

ENG 578  Workshop in the Teaching of Writing  3(3-0)  

Theories of composition, methods, sources and resources for teachers of writing. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (*)

ENG 589  Directed Study for MA Exams  3(3-0)  

Directed study with student's advisor to prepare for taking MA exams that semester. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (6).

ENG 591  Special Topics  3(3-0)  

Varied topics covering cultural or historical areas, or literacy and discourse theory and practice, or pforessional pedagogical issues. Prerequisite: ENG 501 and ENG 502. (*) Repeatable (99).

ENG 594  Field Experience  3(3-0)  

Designed to prepare students for, and support them through their first semester as a teaching assistant at CSU-P. Prerequisite: ENG 501 and ENG 502, and approval of instructor (*) Repeatable (99).

ENG 595  Independent Study  (1-5 V)  

Students will work with a professor in the department in order to create a rigorous course schedule on a topic of their choosing. Prerequisite: ENG 501 and ENG 502, and approval of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).

ENG 598  Internship  (1-5 V)  

Students who have sought and received an internship in the field of English Studies will work with their advisor in order to set expectations. Prerequisite: ENG 501 and ENG 502, and approval of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).

ENG 599  Thesis Research  3(3-0)  

Thesis Research. Prerequisite: ENG 501 and ENG 502, and approval of instructor. (*) Repeatable (6).