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ENG 060: Basic Reading And Study Skills
(5) F, S
Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Non-transferable developmental reading course intended for students who demonstrate the need for intensive work in critical reading, comprehension, study skill and vocabulary development. Students must receive credit for ENG 60 to be eligible for ENG 70. Graded Pass/No Pass.

ENG 065: Basic Skills In Writing
(4.5) F, S
Prerequisites: Qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Non-transferable basic writing course designed to promote competence and fluency. Students must receive credit for ENG 65 to be eligible for ENG 80. (Students who complete all course work but are not eligible for the next level will receive credit for ENG 65A.) Graded Pass/No Pass.

ENG 070: Effective Reading And Study Skills Techniques
(5) F, S
Prerequisites: ENG 60 with a "P" or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Non-transferable developmental reading course intended for students who demonstrate the need for intensive work in critical reading, comprehension, study skills and vocabulary development. Students must receive credit for ENG 70 to be eligible for ENG 103. Letter grade.

ENG 080: Effective Writing Techniques
(5) F, S
Prerequisites: ENG 65 with a "P" or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Non-transferable developmental writing course designed to promote competence and fluency in written composition. Students must receive credit for ENG 80 to achieve eligibility for ENG 100. Course is also available in hybrid online format. Graded Pass/No Pass.

ENG 100: Fundamentals Of Composition
(5) F, S
Prerequisites: ENG 80 with a minimum grade of "P" or ENG 117 with a minimum grade of "C" or qualifying score on SBCC Placement Exam.

Intensive course in composition, emphasizing development of ideas into organized essays which are correct in grammar and mechanics.

ENG 103: Improvement Of College Reading And Study Skills
(5) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: ENG 70 with a minimum grade of "C" or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Reading course to improve critical thinking, comprehension, vocabulary and study skills. Various texts, including book-length works and textbook selections from various content areas, are read and analyzed.

ENG 106: Vocabulary Development
(1)

A one- unit course for students who want to improve their general vocabulary knowledge. Includes college-level vocabulary, subject-specific vocabulary, Latin and Greek derivatives, the use of context and dictionary skills.

ENG 110: Composition and Reading
(3) F, S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ENG 100 with a "P" and ENG 70 with a "C" or ENG 117 and ENG 70 with a "C" or ENG 121 with a "P" and ENG 70 with a "C" or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.
Co-requisites: ENG 120

Practice in expository composition based on critical reading of short works and one book-length work. Develops skills in writing effectively, reading carefully, and thinking clearly. (*UC Transfer Limit: ENG 110 and 110H combined: maximum credit, one course)

ENG 110H: Composition And Reading, Honors
(3) - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ENG 100 with a "P" and ENG 70 with a "P", or ENG 100A and ENG 116 with a "P" or qualifying score on SBCC placement exams
Corequisites: ENG 120
Course Advisories: COMP 123

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Honors Program. First semester of freshman English for students enrolled in the Honors Program. Expository writing based on critical reading and coordinated with other Honors courses. Designed to improve student's skills in writing effectively, reading carefully and thinking clearly. (*UC Transfer Limit: ENG 110 and ENG 110H combined: maximum credit, one course)

ENG 111: Critical Thinking And Composition Through Literature
(3) F, S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H, with a "C" or better.

Study of critical thinking and composition, combined with instruction in literature. Class emphasizes understanding and writing about literature, using principles of logical analysis, criticism, advocacy of ideas, inductive and deductive reasoning. Students examine assumptions upon which conclusions are based and recognize common logical errors of language and thought. Instruction in methods of research and advanced elements of style and organization. Through instruction in critical thinking skills and application of logical methodology to the literary works of various genres, students achieve a disciplined command of reading, thinking and writing. (*UC Transfer Limit: ENG 111, 111H, 111GB, and 111HGB combined: maximum credit, one course) (CAN ENGL 4 or CAN ENGL SEQ A [with ENG 110 or ENG 110H])

ENG 111H: Critical Thinking And Composition Through Literature, Honors
(3) - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Honors Program. Study of critical thinking and composition, combined with instruction in literature. Emphasizes understanding and writing about literature using principles of logical analysis, criticism, advocacy of ideas, inductive and deductive reasoning. Students examine assumptions upon which conclusions are based and recognize common logical errors of language and thought. Instruction in methods of research and advanced elements of style and organization. Through instruction in critical thinking skills and application of logical methodology to the literary works of various genres, students achieve a disciplined command of reading, thinking and writing. (*UC Transfer Limit: ENG 111, 111H, 111GB, and 111HGB combined: maximum credit, one course) (CAN ENGL 4 or CAN ENGL SEQ A [with ENG 110 or ENG 110H])

ENG 114: Creative Writing Skills
(3) F, S
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 80

Degree-applicable, non-transferable creative writing course designed to expose students to the elements of fiction, poetry and drama. (Intended for students in ENG 70, 80, 100, 103.)

ENG 117: Fundamentals of Composition - Intensive
(6) F, S
Prerequisites: ENG 60 or ENG 65 or ESL 134 or ESL 135 or with a "P", or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam

Designed to provide an immersion experience in composition, with additional readings for students who qualify for course entrance with a high placement in Eng 80. Students must achieve a passing portfolio to enter English 100/110.

ENG 119A: CAP Core Literacies: Reading and Writing Within Academic Disciplines
(3)

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission to CAP Program Students will identify how personal challenges (including reading and writing methodologies) affect academic performance in specific disciplines, develop strategies to address these challenges, and assess effectiveness of adopted strategies.

ENG 119B: Cap Core Literacies: Reading, Writing And Critical Thinking Across Disciplines
(3)

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission to CAP Program. Students will identify standards and strategies for success embedded in their field of interest (including reading, writing, research, critical inquiry, and problem-solving) and transfer these skills across disciplines.

ENG 120: College Research Skills
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Co-requisites: None.
Course Advisories: COMP 103 and COMP 123

Through self-paced activities, students develop the research and documentation skills necessary to write a successful research paper in ENG 110, as well as in other college courses. Students practice a range of research skills, including narrowing a topic, finding materials in libraries and on the World Wide Web, evaluating sources, note-taking, employing quotation, paraphrase or summary, organizing and synthesizing material, and using the MLA and APA style of citation. This class is available in online stand-alone format.

ENG 121: College Composition Workshop
(2) F, S
Prerequisites: ENG 070 and ENG 080 with a minimum grade of "P" or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.
Corequisites: ENG 110 or 110GB or 110H (concurrent)

An intensive course in the skills needed to analyze college-level texts and write college-level essays. Linked to a co-requisite English 110.

ENG 173: Screenwriting I
(3) F, S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ENG 70 and ENG 100 or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.

Study of elements of dramatic writing for the cinema: the three-act structure, character delineation and motivation, conflict development and pacing, dialog and subtext, and unifying the message. Students analyze feature films and television screenplays for their structure, pacing and characterization; write scenes in correct format; complete a treatment for a feature film or television. (*UC Transfer Limit: ENG 173/FILMST 173 and FILMST 174 combined: maximum credit, one course)

ENG 181: Technical And Professional Writing
(3) S- CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Writing course designed to teach professional-level written communication in technical fields.

ENG 200: Introduction to Literature
(3) - CSU
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or 110H with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or 111H

Introduces representative works from major genres (poetry, drama, and short fiction), develops students' close reading and analytical writing skills, and promotes critical understanding of the cultural, historical, and aesthetic qualities of literature.

ENG 221: Survey Of British Literature
(3) F and/or S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111GB or ENG 111H or ENG 111HGB

Chronological survey of British literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the end of the 18th century. (UC Transfer Limit: ENG 221 and ENG 221GB combined: maximum credit; one course) (CAN ENGL 8 or CAN ENGL SEQ B [with ENG 222])

ENG 222: Survey Of British Literature
(3) F and/or S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111GB or ENG 111H or ENG 111HGB

Survey of British literature during the 19th and 20th centuries, including fiction, poetry, drama and essays. (UC Transfer Limit: ENG 222 and ENG 222GB combined: maximum credit, one course) (CAN ENGL 10 or CAN ENGL SEQ B [with ENG 221])

ENG 225: American Literature
(3) F and/or S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111GB or ENG 111H or ENG 111HGB

Study of the development of the American imagination and culture through representative works of literature from the colonial period through the Civil War. Intended in part to increase the student's understanding of the historic diversity in American literature, of the ways in which authors appropriate literary conventions and genres to create an authentic American voice, and of the presence of these trends in contemporary American culture. (UC Transfer Limit: ENG 225 and ENG 225GB combined: maximum credit, one course) (CAN ENGL 14 or CAN ENGL SEQ C [with ENG 226 or ENG 226H])

ENG 226: American Literature
(3) F and/or S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111GB or ENG 111H or ENG 111HGB

Intensive study of post-Civil War American culture through a reading of its major authors. Included are novels, short stories, drama and poetry by Americans from various racial and ethnic backgrounds. (*UC Transfer Limit: ENG 226 and ENG 226H combined: maximum credit, one course)

ENG 226H: American Literature, Honors
(3) CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111GB or ENG 111H or ENG 111HGB

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Honors Program. Intensive study of post-Civil War American culture through a reading of its major authors. Included are novels, short stories, drama and poetry by Americans from various racial and ethnic backgrounds. Students are active participants in the study of the diversity of America's cultural heritage. (CAN ENGL 16 or CAN ENGL SEQ C [with ENG 225]) (*UC Transfer Limit: ENG 226 and 226H combined: maximum credit, one course)

ENG 231: World Literature
(3) F and/or S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111H

Study of representative works of Western and non-Western literature from ancient times to the 16th century.

ENG 232: World Literature
(3) F and/or S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111H

A comparative study of selected works, in translation in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia and other areas, from the mid or late seventeenth century to the present.

ENG 236: Sacred Literature, Eastern Texts
(3) F and/or S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111GB or ENG 111H or ENG 111HGB

Study of representative works of literature considered sacred by Eastern traditions, such as the Tao Te Ching, Confucius' Analects, the Buddha's Dhammapada, the Hindu Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads and Vedas. (TR: CSU/UC TRANSFER LIMIT) *PREREQ: English 110 or 110H or 110GB with a minimum grade of "C". *COURSE ADVISORY: English 111 or ENG 111H or ENG 111GB or English 111HRGB. (UC Transfer Limit: ENG 236 and ENG 236GB combined: maximum credit, one course)

ENG 236GB: Sacred Literature, Eastern Texts
(3) F,S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111GB or ENG 111H or ENG 111HGB

Study of representative works of literature considered sacred by Eastern traditions, such as the Tao Te Ching, Confucius' Analects, the Buddha's Dhammapada, the Hindu Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads and Vedas. Readings include 50% or more Great Books selections. (UC Transfer Limit: ENG 236 and ENG 236GB combined: maximum credit, one course)

ENG 237: Sacred Literature, Western Texts
(3) F and/or S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111GB or ENG 111H or ENG 111HGB and ENG 236 or ENG 236GB.

Study of representative works of literature considered sacred by Western traditions, such as the Tanak, Christian New Testament, other Orthodox and Gnostic texts, the Qur'an, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, and Native American sacred tales. (UC Transfer Limit: ENG 237 and ENG 237GB combined: maximum credit, one course)

ENG 237GB: Sacred Literature, Western Texts
(3) F,S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111GB or ENG 111H or ENG 111HGB

Study of representative works of literature considered sacred by Western traditions, such as the Tanak, Christian New Testament, other Orthodox and Gnostic texts, the Qur'an, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, and Native American sacred tales. Readings include 50% or more Great Books selections. (UC Transfer Limit: ENG 237 and ENG 237GB combined: maximum credit, one course)

ENG 240: Contemporary Fiction
(3) F and/or S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111GB or ENG 111H or ENG 111HGB

Reading of representative works of 20th century fiction. Exploration in depth of representative fiction with such themes as alienation, spiritual search, identity quests, etc.

ENG 241: Contemporary Women Writers
(3) F and/or S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110Hof ENG 110GB with a 'C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111GB or ENG 111H or ENG 111HGB

Representative works of fiction, poetry and drama written by contemporary women writers.

ENG 242: Contemporary Dramatic Literature
(3) F and/or S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111GB or ENG 111H or ENG 111HGB

Study of representative works of contemporary dramatic literature, emphasizing Pulitzer Prize-winning plays and plays presented as major metropolitan productions, and focusing on the themes, characters and issues reflecting current culture.

ENG 251: Introduction To Poetry
(3) F and/or S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111GB or ENG 111H or ENG 111HGB

Representative selections of English and American poetry of various periods. Designed to acquaint the college transfer student with significant British and American poetry of all periods, including the study of structural elements of the art form of poetry, as well as an investigation of the enduring themes of mankind voiced through the art of poetry. (CAN ENGL 20)

ENG 261: Literature And Film
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better.

Two and one-half hours lecture, one and one-half hours lab weekly. Study of film as a form of literary adaptation which examines the aesthetic uniqueness and limitations of literature and cinema and how these factors can alter, shape and enhance a film adaptation of a literary work. Focus on film and literary aesthetics, techniques and technical terminology. Students read literary works of various genres (e.g. short stories, novels and plays) and view respective films.

ENG 262: Shakespeare
(3) F and/or S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 11H or ENG 111GB or ENG 111HGB

Selected survey of Shakespearean drama. (UC Transfer Limit: ENG 262 and ENG 262GB combined: maximum credit, one course)

ENG 262GB: Shakespeare
(3) F,S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111GB or ENG 111H or ENG 111HGB

Most representative and central examples of the four major genres and of the sonnets of Shakespeare, a core author of the Great Books List. (UC Transfer Limit: ENG 262GB computed as Independent Studies; please see counselor)

ENG 270: Introduction To Creative Writing
(3) F and/or S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111GB or ENG 111H or ENG 111HGB

Study and practice in the art of creating fiction, poetry, drama and other literary forms. (CAN ENGL 6)

ENG 271D: Creative Writing: Drama
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB, with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111H or ENG 111GB or ENG 111HG; ENG 270

Advanced study and practice in playwriting.

ENG 271F: Creative Writing: Fiction
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB, with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111H or ENG 111GB or ENG 111HG; ENG 270

Advanced study and practice in fiction writing.

ENG 271NF: Creative Writing: Non-fiction
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB, with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111H or ENG 111GB or ENG 111HG

Advanced study and practice of creative writing in non-fiction genres.

ENG 271P: Topics In Creative Writing: Poetry
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB, with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111H or ENG 111GB or ENG 111HG

Advanced study and practice in poetry writing.

ENG 282AH: Topics In Literature, Honors
(0.5-2) - CSU
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111GB or ENG 111H or ENG 111HGB

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Honors Program. One-half, one- or two-unit special topics course on a particular author, genre or theme in literature, prepared as an Honors Program colloquium. A specific description is published in the Schedule of Credit Classes on a semester basis. May be repeated for credit.

ENG 282BH: Topics In Literature, Honors
(0.5-2) - CSU
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111GB or ENG 111H or ENG 111HGB

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Honors Program. One-half, one- or two-unit special topics course on a particular author, genre or theme in literature, prepared as an Honors Program colloquium. A specific description is published in the Schedule of Credit Classes on a semester basis. May be repeated for credit.

ENG 282CH: Topics In Literature, Honors
(0.5-2) - CSU
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111GB or ENG 111H or ENG 111HGB

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Honors Program. One-half, one- or two-unit special topics course on a particular author, genre or theme in literature, prepared as an Honors Program colloquium. A specific description is published in the Schedule of Credit Classes on a semester basis. May be repeated for credit.

ENG 282DH: Topics In Literature, Honors
(0.5-2) - CSU
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better
Course Advisories: ENG 111 or ENG 111GB or ENG 111H or ENG 111HGB

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Honors Program. One-half, one- or two-unit special topics course on a particular author, genre or theme in literature, prepared as an Honors Program colloquium. A specific description is published in the Schedule of Credit Classes on a semester basis. May be repeated for credit.

ENG 295: Internship In English
(2-4) F, S - CSU

Limitation on Enrollment: Completion of ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with "C" or better, and two courses (in applicable discipline) at SBCC prior to enrolling in an internship course. Structured internship program in which students gain experience with community organizations related to the discipline.

ENG 299: Independent Study In English
(1-4) F, S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Student must have completed a minimum of twelve units at SBCC, with a 2.5 GPA, and a minimum of six (6) units with a 3.0 GPA in English Designed to offer the individual student an opportunity to explore a subject in depth beyond what is possible in existing courses. The specific course requirements are formulated by the student under the direction of a selected instructor. (*UC Transfer Limit: 299 computed as Independent Studies; please see counselor)

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