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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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Prerequisites: EPT Score: 146 or lower.
Corequisite: ENGL 130.
The Writing Workshop is a series of small-group activities focused on understanding and strengthening writing processes. Workshop topics include literacy practices, writing tools, and portfolio preparation. 3 hours independent study. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. This course is designated remedial and does not count as credit toward the bachelor's degree, although the units may be applied to financial aid minimum requirements. (003384)
Prerequisites: EPT score of 146 or lower.
Corequisite: ENGL 130E.
A special section of Writing Workshop open only to students with English as a Second Language. Interested students should consult with International Evaluations. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. This course is designated remedial and does not count as credit toward the bachelor's degree, although the units may be applied to financial aid minimum requirements. (020664)
Prerequisite: English Placement Test.
A special section of Academic Writing open only to students with English as a Second Language. Interested students should consult with International Evaluations. 3 hours discussion.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (020665)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program.
As an introductory writing requirement for Honors students, this course is designed to help students sharpen their skills in thinking and writing and to practice and so enhance the connection between the two. 3 hours seminar.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (003386)
Prerequisites: English Placement Test.
Instruction and practice in writing university-level expository prose. 3 hours discussion.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (003383)
Prerequisite: English Placement Test.
Instruction and practice in writing university-level prose. Instruction and practice in writing university-level expository prose. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (020872)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (003430)
Through examining the texts and film interpretations of Shakespeare plays, students in this course develop a deeper understanding of both Shakespearean drama and the language of film. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (015856)
Workshop for beginning writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (003399)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
A study of technical writing and presentation skills in business and scientific environments, including audience analyses, writing processes, genres of technical and business discourse, visual communication, collaboration, professional responsibility, clear and correct expression. Students write and revise several documents and give oral reports. 3 hours discussion. (003453)
Readings of literary masterpieces as springboards for personal reflection on students' social, psychological, and physiological being. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (003423)
This course is also offered as AFAM 251 .
Introduction to African American literature, using a range of materials from past and present that may include slave and neo-slave narratives, oratory and sermons, poems, plays, and novels, songs and spirituals. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000135)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors in General Education Program.
Introduction to African American literature, using a range of materials from past and present that may include slave and neo-slave narratives, oratory and sermons, poems, plays, and novels, songs and spirituals. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved US Diversity course. (020146)
This course is also offered as AIST 252 .
Study of the oral and written literature of the American Indian and of related historical and critical materials. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000377)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into Honors in General Education.
An introduction to American Indian literature. The course explores multiple genres, including fiction, poetry, autobiography, and oral texts. The course covers works of Indian literature from pre-contact oral traditions through contemporary American Indian writers. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (003418)
This course is also offered as AAST 253 .
An introduction to various traditions and issues of the Asian American experience in literature. The course explores both early and contemporary novels, poems, and plays by writers of different genders, ethnicities, and cultures. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000002)
Survey of Chicano/Latino literature and of related historical and critical materials. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved US Diversity course. (003417)
Study of non-Western literature from a variety of cultures, with European materials included for comparison. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (003408)
Study of non-Western literature from a variety of cultures, with European materials included for comparison. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021234)
The study of novels, poetry, and drama selected from the world's great literature. Historical, thematic, and formal approaches shape the analysis of these works. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (003492)
An exploration of the thematic and stylistic elements of literature by women with an emphasis on the ways women's lives have been shaped by societal expectations with regard to gender roles, sexuality identify and expression, socio-economic status, and ethnic and/or religious identities. Readings may include life writing, short story, novel, drama, poetry, essays, and criticism by women from different cultures and periods. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021172)
An interdisciplinary study of the culture, oral, and written literature of an American ethnic group or groups, with emphasis on ties to particular regions and traditions. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000408)
An interdisciplinary study of the culture, oral, and written literature of an American ethnic group or groups, with emphasis on ties to particular regions and traditions. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021235)
A survey of British literature from Beowulf to mid-1700s. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (003472)
A survey of British literature from mid-1700s to the twentieth century. 3 hours lecture. (003473)
A survey of American literature from its beginnings to the 1850s. 3 hours lecture. (003475)
A survey of American literature from the 1850s to 1945. 3 hours lecture. (003476)
Introduction to film as a narrative art form, with emphasis on key works and major directors from various periods of international and American film history and on major critical and theoretical concepts. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (003460)
Study and criticism of selected American films, with emphasis on their literary sources, their illustration of various literary conventions, and their use of language. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (003463)
History of publishing in America, acquisition of basic editorial skills, and study of the editing and publishing process. Class publishes authors' chapbooks. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (003497)
Prerequisites: Junior status at the end of semester in which course is taken and current enrollment in the Honors Program.
This course is also offered as GEOG 316H .
An overview of contemporary human geography and some aspects of women's studies, emphasizing the importance of space, movement, place, environment, and family. Primary texts such as novels, memoirs, and films will be used to explore the perspectives of a variety of culture groups. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved US Diversity course. (003882)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 220 for English Educ students only.
Instruction in the writing of poetry at an intermediate level. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (003443)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 220 for English Educ students only.
Instruction in the writing of fiction at an intermediate level. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (003446)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 220 for English Educ students only.
Instruction in the writing of fact-based prose (i.e., nonfiction) that acknowledges the presence and creative imagination of the writer at an intermediate level. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (003438)
An introduction to the study of public and scholarly literacy, and its applications in economic systems, schooling, religion, and technology. Required of English majors by the end of the junior year in preparation for upper-division work in English. 3 hours lecture. (003439)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 375 recommended.
Advanced practice in writing and in using writing in the classroom for single- and multiple-subject credential candidates. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (003436)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
Practice in writing and revising prose that informs and persuades effectively, based on a study of classical and modern rhetorical principles. Open to all students; required of all English majors, including credential candidates, who should take it by the end of their junior year in preparation for upper-division course work in English. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (003488)
Prerequisite: Engl 130, ENGL 335 recommended.
Through a variety of readings, documentary films, discussions, lectures and writing activities, students will learn about current arguments about the environment and, specifically, contemporary discourse on global climate change, sustainability, environmental activism, and social movements. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. (020597)
The course focuses on developing analytical approaches to literary genres, primarily short stories, novels, poems, and plays. Required of English majors by end of junior year in preparation for upper-division course work in English. 3 hours lecture. (003431)
Prerequisites: ENGL 333 strongly recommended.
Basic concepts involved in the study of literature, interpretation and criticism of literary works, and suggestions for helping others understand and appreciate literature. Required of multiple-subject credential candidates. 3 hours lecture. (003433)
A study of the many ways in which the child and childhood are dealt with in literary works. Texts for study will be drawn from Western and non-Western works including memoir, fiction, poetry, film, autobiography, books for children and for young adults, essays, and plays. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (003434)
A study of the many ways in which the child and childhood are dealt with in literary works. Texts for study will be drawn from Western and non-Western works including memoir, fiction, poetry, film, autobiography, books for children and for young adults, essays, and plays. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021253)
This course studies American culture and the various ways in which particular cultural products reinforce, oppose, underscore, or resist the values of the dominant culture - we also explore the gaps between the explicit and the implicit in those cultural values. Our discussions of these texts sustain an ongoing conversation about the various ways science and technology drive and are driven by the movements in culture we explore. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021118)
This course studies American culture and the various ways in which particular cultural products reinforce, oppose, underscore, or resist the values of the dominant culture - we also explore the gaps between the explicit and the implicit in those cultural values. Our discussions of these texts sustain an ongoing conversation about the various ways science and technology drive and are driven by the movements in culture we explore. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021236)
An intensive survey of major issues and themes in non-Western literature. Students examine the interconnections between works of Western cultures and works from the literatures of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (003470)
An introduction to the literature of ancient Greece and Rome. 3 hours lecture. (003411)
Study of the literary types and qualities of the English Bible and their impact upon British and American literature and language. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved General Education course. (003471)
Discussion of politically engaged literary texts and the possibilities of literary activism. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021119)
This course explores the way place, socio-economic status, gender, and sexuality inform and inflect the experience of particular cultural groups set against the larger American culture. Classes typically focus on African American, Asian American, Chicana/o, or Native American literature. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021120)
This course explores the way place, socio-economic status, gender, and sexuality inform and inflect the experience of particular cultural groups set against the larger American culture. Classes typically focus on African American, Asian American, Chicana/o, or Native American literature. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021237)
Offers a better understanding of how literature illustrates and mediates the relationships between food and culture, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic classes, and religion. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved US Diversity course. (020570)
An intensive survey of major modernist movements as reflected in key examples of fiction, poetry, drama and film in the history of modern culture. 3 hours lecture. (003494)
An introduction to linguistics. Topics include language acquisition, language structure, language variation, and languages of the world. This course is required for CLAD and BCLAD credentials as well as credential programs beginning in the fall of 2003 under SB 2042 standards. 3 hours lecture. (003450)
Prerequisites: ENGL 371.
This course emphasizes both the grammatical content needed to teach non-native speakers and various integrated approaches to teaching grammar. 3 hours lecture. (003527)
An introductory survey of the world's languages, examining contact, convergence, and loss. Attention will be paid to ongoing efforts to preserve this linguistic legacy through revitalization and documentation programs, and the role of language in the construction of ethnicity, with particular attention paid to linguistic diversity in the United States. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved US Diversity course. (020633)
An introduction to the descriptive grammar of English. Students learn to use basic syntactic terms to analyze spoken and written English, distinguishing between descriptive and prescriptive grammar. Required of English majors by the end of the junior year in preparation for upper-division course work in English. 3 hours lecture. (003452)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 1 hour lecture. (003499)
You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020178)
A study of modern themes in selected American films. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (003481)
A chronological study of film movements, e.g., science fiction, futurism, and film noir, as they influence and respond to Modernist movements, e.g., Freudianism, Darwinism, and Existentialism. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (003485)
Prerequisites: ENGL 220 (may be taken concurrently), ENGL 315, or faculty permission.
Study of and workshop in the editing of literary magazines, manuscripts, and other literary materials. Practice in selection, evaluation, copy editing, and production. Class publishes Watershed literary magazine. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (003581)
Prerequisites: ENGL 335 or ENGL 375 (may be taken concurrently) or faculty permission.
Lecture/discussion with practical application in copyediting manuscripts for publication. Students copyedit manuscripts for magazines and book publishers. 3 hours discussion. (003568)
Prerequisites: ENGL 415 or two 400-level courses from the Minor in Creative Writing.
This course involves students in the process of chapbook production, from advertising, solicitation, judging and selecting manuscripts, through the stages of book production. Students learn to perform the duties of editorial assistants at a small book publisher. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. (003525)
Prerequisites: ENGL 320 or instructor permission.
Instruction in the writing of poetry at an advanced level. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. (003519)
Prerequisites: ENGL 321 or 327.
Instruction in the writing of fiction and/or creative nonfiction at an advanced level. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. (003521)
Prerequisites: ENGL 333 and ENGL 335 are strongly recommended.
Training and experience in the tutoring of students in composition. With permission of instructor, course may be repeated once for credit, but credit will not count toward major. 3 hours seminar, 3 hours laboratory. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 8.0 units. (003539)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
Study of the Canterbury Tales and other works by the major poet of the English Middle Ages. The study of Middle English and of medieval society, its values and beliefs as mirrored in Chaucer's works. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (003503)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
An introduction to Shakespeare's principal plays, his art, his age, and his critics; designed especially for English majors. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (003507)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
A study of Paradise Lost and other works of Milton in the context of the English Revolution. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (003509)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
Study of British art and culture as revealed in its literature, such as battle poems, morality plays, and Arthurian romances. 3 hours seminar. (003506)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
A study of the literature and culture of Tudor England, emphasizing the prose and poetry of such figures as More, Skelton, Wyatt, Sidney, Spenser and Marlowe. 3 hours seminar. (003511)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
A study of the literature and culture of seventeenth-century England, emphasizing the drama, poetry, and prose of such authors as Webster, Jonson, Herrick, Donne, Herbert, Taylor, Bunyan, and Milton. 3 hours lecture. (003513)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
The literature and intellectual currents of Restoration and eighteenth-century Britain, including works by such authors as Dryden, Addison, Steele, Pope, Swift, Hume, Sterne, Goldsmith, and Johnson. 3 hours seminar. (003514)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
A study of the literary and intellectual currents of the Romantic period, including major essayists and critics, and the poetry of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. 3 hours seminar. (003515)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
The poetry and prose of Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Hopkins, and others. Attention to important essayists and critics and to the significance of the Victorian scene for our times. 3 hours seminar. (003516)
Study of twentieth-century British, American, Continental, and Latin American poetry. 3 hours seminar. (003543)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
The development of British drama from its beginnings to the nineteenth century. Specific topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar. (003545)
British, Continental, and American drama from Ibsen to the present. Topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar. (003549)
Comparative study of major genres, themes, and literary figures in literature. Topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003552)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
A study of eighteenth-century and Romantic-period novels, including such authors as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Burney, Austen, and Scott. 3 hours seminar. (003554)
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
A study of Victorian novels, including such authors as Thackeray, the Brontes, Dickens, Gaskell, Eliot, Trollope, and Hardy. 3 hours seminar. (003556)
Prerequisites: ENGL 278, ENGL 340.
A critical and historical study of the American novel from its beginnings through the nineteenth century; Cooper, Melville, Hawthorne, Twain, James, and others. 3 hours seminar. (003557)
Prerequisites: ENGL 278, ENGL 340.
An in-depth study of major themes, authors, and works from the beginnings of American literature through the nineteenth century. Topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar. (003558)
Prerequisites: ENGL 279, ENGL 340.
An in-depth study of major themes, authors, and works in the twentieth-century and contemporary American literature. Topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar. (003559)
British, American, Continental, and Latin American novels in the twentieth century. 3 hours seminar. (003562)
Prerequisites: ENGL 340; ENGL 278 or ENGL 279.
An intensive study of major authors in American literature. Authors vary by semester. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003566)
This course is also offered as MCGS 463 .
A study of American ethnic and multicultural literature, popular culture, and critical theory. 3 hours lecture. (003576)
The study of modern world literature. Works may vary from semester to semester and focus on one region or culture (such as India, Africa, or the Caribbean), or several regions or cultures. 3 hours seminar. (003577)
Seminar examination of writers and themes in American literature. Topics vary by semester. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003583)
Seminar examination of writers or themes in British literature. Topics vary by semester. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003585)
An examination of multicultural literature with particular attention paid to the teaching of multicultural literature in the secondary and post-secondary classroom. This course is required for the single subject credential in English. 3 hours seminar. (003586)
Prerequisite: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
Study of 20th-Century and contemporary poetry, fiction, drama, and essays from British, Irish, and postcolonial authors. 3 hours lecture. (020571)
Prerequisite: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
Study of 20th-Century and contemporary British and Irish novels, including such authors as Woolf, Conrad, Joyce, Greene, Lessing, Beckett, and Rushdie. 3 hours lecture. (020572)
Prerequisites: ENGL 371.
Introduction to major issues in second language acquisition and teaching. 3 hours seminar. (003540)
An intensive introduction to the theory and practice of second language acquisition and teaching. 3 hours lecture. (020485)
Prerequisites: ENGL 371.
Methods of investigating and reconstructing the history of languages (including those for which no significant earlier written record exists). Examining and evaluating the linguistic evidence for its insights into the earlier culture, migration patterns, and linguistic contacts of the speakers. 3 hours lecture. (003529)
Prerequisites: ENGL 371, ENGL 375.
Study of syntax and morphology, focusing on similarities and differences among languages from the viewpoint of both form and function. 3 hours seminar. (003531)
The development of the English language from its earliest origins to the present. Fundamental rules of language change in syntax, morphology, and phonology, with application to examples from Old, Middle, Early Modern, and contemporary English. 3 hours lecture. (003532)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, ENGL 371.
Study of world's sound systems as well as the relevant phonetics and morphology with an emphasis on English and second language acquisition. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (003533)
A comprehensive exploration of semantics, including theories of meaning, relationship between semantics and conceptual structure, semantics and cognition in language acquisition, and the relationship between meaning and use. 3 hours lecture. (003534)
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