English (ENGL)

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ENGL 130EW  Academic Writing - ESL (W)  3 Units  GE, W  
Prerequisite: EFLN 170 with a grade of C- or higher.  
Corequisites: ENGL 131E.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
A special section of Academic Writing open only to students with English as a Second Language. Interested students should consult with the English Department. 3 hours discussion.  (020665)  
General Education: Written Communication (A2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Writing Course  
ENGL 130PW  Academic Writing (W)  3 Units  GE, W  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Instruction and practice in writing university-level expository prose. 2 hours activity, 2 hours discussion.  (020872)  
General Education: Written Communication (A2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Writing Course  
ENGL 130W  Academic Writing (W)  3 Units  GE, W  
Corequisites: ENGL 131 for GE English Ready with Support and Early Start Program.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Instruction and practice in writing university-level expository prose. 3 hours discussion.  (003383)  
General Education: Written Communication (A2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Writing Course  
ENGL 131  Writing Workshop  1 Unit  
Corequisites: ENGL 130W.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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. 2 hours activity.  (003384)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 2 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
ENGL 131E  Writing Workshop - ESL  1 Unit  
Corequisites: ENGL 130EW.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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.  (020664)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 2 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
ENGL 198  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
ENGL 203  Global Adaptations of Shakespeare in Film  3 Units  GC, GE  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Through examining the texts and international film interpretations of Shakespeare plays, students in this course develop a deeper understanding of what Shakespeare has meant for different cultures and time periods. 3 hours lecture.  (015856)  
General Education: Arts (C1)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
ENGL 204  Introduction to Comics and Graphic Novels  3 Units  GE  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An introductory survey of comics, graphic novels, and related forms of text-rich sequential art genres, this course provides foundational approaches to understanding graphic narratives' intersections with artistic and literary traditions. 3 hours lecture.  (022079)  
General Education: Arts (C1)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
ENGL 220W  Beginning Creative Writing (W)  4 Units  GE, W  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Workshop for beginning writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (003399)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Writing Course  
ENGL 240  Literature for Life  3 Units  GE  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Readings of literary masterpieces as springboards for personal reflection on students' social, psychological, and physiological being. 3 hours lecture.  (003423)  
General Education: Lifelong Learning and Self-Development (E)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
ENGL 252  American Indian Literature  3 Units  GE, USD  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Study of the oral and written literature of the American Indian and of related historical and critical materials. 3 hours lecture.  (000377)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Cross listing(s): AIST 252  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Sustainable Course; U.S. Diversity  
ENGL 258W  World Literature (W)  3 Units  GC, GE, W  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Study of non-Western literature from a variety of cultures, with European materials included for comparison. 3 hours lecture.  (021234)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures; Writing Course  
ENGL 260W  Great Books (W)  3 Units  GE, W  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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.  (021703)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Writing Course  
ENGL 261W  Women Writers (W)  3 Units  GE, W  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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.  (021708)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Writing Course  
ENGL 264W  American Ethnic and Regional Writers (W)  3 Units  GE, USD, W  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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.  (021235)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; U.S. Diversity; Writing Course  
ENGL 276  Survey of Early British Literature  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
A survey of British literature from Beowulf to mid-1700s. 3 hours lecture.  (003472)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
ENGL 277  Survey of Later British Literature  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
A survey of British literature from mid-1700s to the twentieth century. 3 hours lecture.  (003473)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
ENGL 278  Survey of Early American Literature  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
A survey of American literature from its beginnings to the 1850s. 3 hours lecture.  (003475)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
ENGL 279  Survey of Later American Literature  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
A survey of American literature from the 1850s to 1945. 3 hours lecture.  (003476)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
ENGL 303W  Survey of American Film (W)  3 Units  W  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Study and criticism of selected American films, with emphasis on their literary sources, their illustration of various literary conventions, and their use of language. 3 hours lecture.  (003463)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course  
ENGL 304  Comics and Graphic Novels  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An examination of the historical development of comic books and the graphic novel as a distinct genre. This course introduces students to key terminology within comics' studies, and strategies for analyzing and composing comic books. 3 hours lecture.  (021584)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 315  Introduction to Literary Editing and Publishing  4 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
History of publishing, acquisition of basic editorial skills, and study of the editing and publishing process. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (003497)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 320W  Poetry Writing (W)  4 Units  W, GW  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; ENGL 220W for English Educ students only.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Instruction in the writing of poetry at an intermediate level. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (003443)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 8 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment  
ENGL 321W  Fiction Writing (W)  4 Units  W, GW  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; ENGL 220W for English Educ students only.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Instruction in the writing of fiction at an intermediate level. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (003446)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 8 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment  
ENGL 327W  Creative Nonfiction Writing (W)  4 Units  W, GW  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; ENGL 220W for English Educ students only.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (003438)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 8 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment  
ENGL 330W  Introduction to Technical Writing (W)  3 Units  GE, W  
Prerequisite: ENGL 130W; GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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.  (021825)  
General Education: Upper-Division Arts/Humanities (UDC); Innovation, Design, and the Arts Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course  
ENGL 331  Introduction to Digital English Study  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An introduction to key concepts and practices associated with the digital humanities. This includes, but will not limited to, digital literacy, multimodal composition, and critical making. 3 hours lecture.  (022092)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 332  Introduction to Literacy Studies  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 333W  Advanced Composition for Future Teachers (W)  3 Units  W, GW  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Advanced practice in writing and in using writing in the classroom for single- and multiple-subject credential candidates. 3 hours discussion.  (003436)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment  
ENGL 335W  Rhetoric and Writing (W)  3 Units  W, GW  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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.  (003488)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment  
ENGL 338W  Environmental Rhetoric (W)  3 Units  GE, W  
Prerequisite: ENGL 130W; GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor. Recommended: ENGL 335W.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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.  (021357)  
General Education: Upper-Division Arts/Humanities (UDC); Agriculture, Food, and Environment Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course; Writing Course  
ENGL 340  Approaches to Literary Genres  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 341  Reading Literature for Future Teachers  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 342W  Literature of the Child (W)  3 Units  GE, W  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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.  (021253)  
General Education: Upper-Division Arts/Humanities (UDC); Health and Wellness Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course  
ENGL 350W  Science, Technology and the Literature of Cultural Change (W)  3 Units  GE, USD, W  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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.  (021236)  
General Education: Upper-Division Arts/Humanities (UDC); Science, Technology, and Society Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; U.S. Diversity; Writing Course  
ENGL 353  Multicultural Literature: Issues and Themes  3 Units  GE, USD  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An intensive survey of major issues and themes in the intersection between Western and non-Western literature. Students examine the interconnections between works of North American cultures and works from the literatures of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. 3 hours lecture.  (003470)  
General Education: Upper-Division Arts/Humanities (UDC); Global Studies Pathway; Race, Ethnicity, and Sovereignty Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; U.S. Diversity  
ENGL 354  Classical Literature  3 Units  GE  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
An introduction to the literature of ancient Greece and Rome. 3 hours lecture.  (003411)  
General Education: Upper-Division Arts/Humanities (UDC); Sustainability and Climate Change Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 355  Bible, Literature, and Culture  3 Units  GE  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Study of the literary types and qualities of the English Bible and their impact upon British and American literature and language. 3 hours seminar.  (003471)  
General Education: Upper-Division Arts/Humanities (UDC); Equity, Ethics, and Policy Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 356  Literature, Politics, and Activism  3 Units  GE  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Discussion of politically engaged literary texts and the possibilities of literary activism. 3 hours lecture.  (021119)  
General Education: Upper-Division Arts/Humanities (UDC); Equity, Ethics, and Policy Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 364W  American Ethnic and Regional Literature in Focus (W)  3 Units  GE, USD, W  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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.  (021237)  
General Education: Upper-Division Arts/Humanities (UDC); Race, Ethnicity, and Sovereignty Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; U.S. Diversity; Writing Course  
ENGL 371  Principles of Language  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 375  Introduction to English Grammar  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 398  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 399  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
0 hours supervision.  (020178)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 404  Fiction and the Supernatural  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
To introduce students to the philosophical and historical backgrounds of the use of supernatural elements in literature. Students are introduced to empiricist ideas of what is "natural" and the moment at which literary texts explicitly use or confront those ideas. 3 hours lecture.  (021567)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 405  The Bildungsroman: Novels of Development  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Beginning with Goethe's foundational example of the Bildungsroman, or novel of development, this course for advanced undergraduates charts the increasingly contentious relationship between the individual and society in the (largely European) novel. 3 hours lecture.  (021566)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 415  Editing Literary Magazines  4 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 220W (may be taken concurrently).  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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 Review literary magazine. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (003581)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 8 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 419  Chapbook Production  4 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 415 or two 400-level courses from the Minor in Creative Writing.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
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. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (003525)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 8 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 420  Advanced Poetry Writing  4 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 320W or instructor permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Instruction in the writing of poetry at an advanced level. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (003519)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 8 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 421  Advanced Fiction and Nonfiction Writing  4 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 321W or 327W or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Instruction in the writing of fiction and/or creative nonfiction at an advanced level. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (003521)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 8 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 431  Theory and Practice in Tutoring Composition  4 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 333W and ENGL 335W are strongly recommended.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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 laboratory, 3 hours seminar.  (003539)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 8 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 435  Issues in Rhetoric  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 335W or ENGL 338W.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Engaging histories and theories of rhetoric to explore how rhetoric impacts contemporary issues. 3 hours lecture.  (022093)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 436  Cultural Rhetorics  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 335.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Interrogating the construction of culture and rhetoric as interdependent categories. 3 hours lecture.  (022094)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 438  Professional Writing for Organizations  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 335W or ENGL 330W, or BCOM 300W (Business majors only).  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
A study of the types, forms and purposes of common professional writing tasks in corporations, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government agencies. 3 hours lecture.  (022095)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 439  Applied Rhetoric  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Provides students with a continuous period of on-the-job experience as a writer in a professional setting, while participating in a weekly seminar in applied rhetoric. 3 hours laboratory, 2 hours lecture.  (022096)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 440W  Chaucer and His Age (W)  3 Units  W, GW  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; ENGL 276, ENGL 340.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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.  (003503)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment  
ENGL 441W  Shakespeare (W)  3 Units  W, GW  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; ENGL 276, ENGL 340.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An introduction to Shakespeare's principal plays, his art, his age, and his critics; designed especially for English majors. 3 hours lecture.  (003507)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment  
ENGL 446  British Renaissance Literature:  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 448  The Long Eighteenth Century  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course  
ENGL 449  The Romantic Period  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 450  The Victorian Period  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 451  Modern Poetry  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Study of twentieth-century British, American, Continental, and Latin American poetry. 3 hours seminar.  (003543)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 452  Development of British Drama  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
The development of British drama from its beginnings to the nineteenth century. Specific topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar.  (003545)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 453  Modern Drama  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
British, Continental, and American drama from Ibsen to the present. Topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar.  (003549)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 454  Comparative Literature  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Comparative study of major genres, themes, and literary figures in literature. Topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar.  (003552)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 455  The 18th-Century British Novel  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 456  The 19th-Century British Novel  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
A study of Victorian novels, including such authors as Thackeray, the Brontes, Dickens, Gaskell, Eliot, Trollope, and Hardy. 3 hours seminar.  (003556)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 457  The American Novel  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 278, ENGL 340.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 458  Early American Literature  3 Units  USD  
Prerequisite: ENGL 278, ENGL 340.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An in-depth study of major themes, authors, and works from the beginnings of American literature through the nineteenth century. As an approved US Diversity course, students examine the diverse perspectives and cultures of groups both inside and outside of hegemonic US culture that inform the American literary tradition. Topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar.  (003558)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; U.S. Diversity  
ENGL 459  Later American Literature  3 Units  USD  
Prerequisite: ENGL 279, ENGL 340.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An in-depth study of major themes, authors, and works in the twentieth-century and contemporary American literature. As an approved US Diversity course, students examine the diverse perspectives and cultures of groups both inside and outside of hegemonic US culture that inform the American literary tradition. Topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar.  (003559)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; U.S. Diversity  
ENGL 461  The Modern Novel  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
British, American, Continental, and Latin American novels in the twentieth century. 3 hours seminar.  (003562)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 462  Studies in Major American Authors  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 340; ENGL 278 or ENGL 279.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An intensive study of major authors in American literature. Authors vary by semester. 3 hours seminar.  (003566)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 464  Modern World Literature  3 Units  GC  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Global Cultures  
ENGL 465  American Literary Topics  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Seminar examination of writers and themes in American literature. Topics vary by semester. 3 hours seminar.  (003583)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 467  Teaching Multicultural Literature  3 Units  USD  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
An examination of multicultural literature with particular attention paid to the teaching of multicultural literature in the secondary and post-secondary classroom. 3 hours seminar.  (003586)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; U.S. Diversity  
ENGL 468  20th-Century and Contemporary British Literature  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Study of 20th-Century and contemporary poetry, fiction, drama, and essays from British, Irish, and postcolonial authors. 3 hours lecture.  (020571)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 470  Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 371.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Introduction to major issues in second language acquisition and teaching. 3 hours seminar.  (003540)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 471  Intensive Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An intensive introduction to the theory and practice of second language acquisition and teaching. 3 hours lecture.  (020485)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 472  Pedagogical Grammar  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
This course emphasizes both the grammatical content needed to teach non-native speakers and various integrated approaches to teaching grammar. 3 hours lecture.  (003527)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 474  Syntactic and Morphological Analysis  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 371, ENGL 375.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Study of syntax and morphology, focusing on similarities and differences among languages from the viewpoint of both form and function. 3 hours seminar.  (003531)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 475  History of the English Language  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 476W  Phonological Analysis (W)  3 Units  W, GW  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, ENGL 371.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
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.  (003533)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment  
ENGL 477  Semantics: Language and Meaning  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 478  Approaches to Reading  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
An examination of recent theory and research in the field of reading as a language process, with practical experience in reading instruction. 3 hours seminar.  (003535)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 479  Gender and Language in Cross-Cultural Perspectives  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 371 or WMST 300W.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course explores recent theories and applications associated with the relationships among language, gender, and sexuality. The course includes a focus on the intersection of linguistic gender with class and ethnicity by drawing on research in linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics. There will be an examination of gendered speech, writing, and sign from a variety of the world's languages. 3 hours lecture.  (003536)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 480  Literary Theory and Criticism  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Study of major texts in literary theory and criticism from Plato and Aristotle to the present day. 3 hours lecture.  (020573)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 481  Sociolinguistics  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
The study of language in society through an exploration of language variation in different contexts. 3 hours lecture.  (021656)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 489  Internship in English  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Supervised, out-of-classroom work experience in English-related activities in the University, community, and businesses. No more than 3 units may be applied to the major. 9 hours supervision.  (003569)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 498  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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 seminar.  (003612)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 498H  Special Topic - Honors  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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 will vary from term to term and be different for different sections. 3 hours lecture.  (003501)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 499  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (003502)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 519  Chapbook Production  4 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 415; or two 400-level courses from the Minor in Creative Writing; or ENGL 620.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
This course involves students in the production of chapbook, from advertising, solicitation, to judging and selecting manuscripts, as they work with Flume Press at CSU, Chico. Students learn to perform the duties of editorial assistants at a small book publisher and produce the resulting chapbook. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (003645)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 8 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 530  The Northern California Writing Project  1-6 Units  
Typically Offered: Summer session only  
Professional development seminar in the theory, research, and practice of writing instruction for practicing teachers, kindergarten through college. Topics include writing as inquiry, genre studies, critical pedagogy, responding to writing, technology and writing, writing in the disciplines, writing assessment, and writing to learn. Participants write about their teaching practices, develop inquiry-based presentations, and read current research in the teaching of writing. 1 hour discussion.  (003570)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 534W  Literature, Language, and Composition: A Synthesis (W)  3 Units  W  
Prerequisite: ENGL 335W, ENGL 375, and ENGL 441W.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
A capstone course focusing on connections among literature, language, and composition required of all single-subject credential candidates. To be taken during the senior year. 3 hours seminar.  (003579)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course  
ENGL 570  Contemporary Linguistic Topics  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 371, ENGL 375.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
An exploration of special topics in contemporary linguistics, including, but not limited to, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, discourse analysis, stylistics, phonology, and morphology. 3 hours seminar.  (003589)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 599H  Honors Senior Thesis  3-6 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 340, ENGL 335W; 3 units selected from ENGL 276, ENGL 277, ENGL 278, or ENGL 279; 3 units of 400-level genre or period course with grades that place student in top 5%; interview; faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Six-unit Honors senior thesis independent study involving substantial research, extended critical analysis, and public presentation. Grade of B or higher required for Honors credit. These units are in addition to those required for the major in English. 18 hours supervision.  (003621)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ENGL 620  Workshop Form and Practice  3 Units  
Prerequisite: At least one 400-level creative writing course or instructor permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for graduate students who are independently writing poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. Course emphasis is on reading, discussing, and critiquing students' manuscripts in progress, including studies in theory and forms of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. 3 hours seminar.  (003642)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 632  Theories of Literacy  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Intensive study of contemporary literacy theory and practice; the cultural and individual bases of the development of literacy. 3 hours seminar.  (003657)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 634  Teaching Composition  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Weekly seminar in the theory and practice of teaching composition. Required of all prospective teaching associates. 3 hours seminar.  (003660)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 635  Topics in Rhetorical Theory and History  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. ENGL 335 recommended.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
This graduate-level course in rhetoric introduces students to theories and histories of rhetorical practice in writing and other inscription systems. Specific topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours lecture.  (021624)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 636  Composition Program Design and Development  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only odd years  
Intensive study of the current theories and administrative practices which structure composition program development. 3 hours seminar.  (003662)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 637  Rhetoric for Writing Teachers  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. ENGL 335 recommended.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
This graduate-level course in pedagogical rhetoric introduces students to rhetorical theory as a lens on the history and practice of teaching writing. Topics might include rhetoric and multilingualism, rhetoric and argumentation, feminist rhetorics and writing instruction, and the pedagogical roles of visual/digital/sonic rhetorics. 3 hours lecture.  (021625)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 641  British Medieval Literature  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
For more information regarding the specific coverage of this course, please see the instructor's course description posted on the Department's website. 3 hours seminar.  (003626)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 642  Renaissance British Literature  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
For more information regarding the specific coverage of this course, please see the instructor's course description posted on the Department's website. 3 hours seminar.  (003628)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 644  Restoration and 18th-Century British Literature  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
For more information regarding the specific coverage of this course, please see the instructor's course description posted on the Department's website. 3 hours seminar.  (003632)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 646  British Victorian Literature  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
For more information regarding the specific coverage of this course, please see the instructor's course description posted on the Department's website. 3 hours seminar.  (003636)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 651  American Literature: Beginnings to 1865  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
For more information regarding the specific coverage of this course, please see the instructor's course description posted on the Department's website. 3 hours seminar.  (003639)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 652  American Literature: 1865-1920  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
A graduate seminar in American literature from 1865 to 1920, this course examines authors, themes, issues, criticism, and theoretical perspectives in the literature of this period. Topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar.  (003640)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 653  American Literature: 1920 to Present  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
For more information regarding the specific coverage of this course, please see the instructor's course description posted on the Department's website. 3 hours seminar.  (003641)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 654  Seminar in American Literature  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Intensive study of a single writer, a small group of writers, a genre, a theme, or a problem relating to American literature. Topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar.  (003665)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 656  Themes, Genres, or Problems in Literature  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Intensive study of a literary theme, genre, or problem. Focus on a single writer or small group of writers. 3 hours seminar.  (003670)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 657  Comparative Literature  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Intensive study of a single writer, a small group of writers, a genre, a theme, or a problem relating to comparative literature. Topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar.  (003672)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 661  Literary Criticism and Theory  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Advanced study of the major literary critics from Aristotle to modern times, including the study of contemporary approaches to the reading and interpreting of texts. 3 hours seminar.  (003658)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 689  Internship in Literary Arts  1-4 Units  
Prerequisite: Undergraduate Creative Writing minor, ENGL 620, or submission of portfolio of recent writing and permission of the creative writing faculty.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is offered for 1.0-4.0 units. Graduate students will apply their studies in the literary arts to design and carry out a project with a group or organization in the community at large. Projects must be approved by the Creative Writing Coordinator and the creative writing faculty mentor. Recommended for graduate students currently writing a creative thesis for the M.A. in English. 9 hours supervision.  (003661)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 689T  Internship in Teaching College English  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ENGL 431 or ENGL 470 for ESL; faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Supervised classroom experience in teaching ESL, literature, and creative writing. Students must be in MA program in English and have permission of program coordinator and instructor of record. 9 hours supervision.  (015976)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 692  Special Topics in English  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Current issues in the study of literature, critical theory, composition, and linguistics. Specific topics vary from semester to semester. 3 hours seminar.  (003663)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 9 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 697  Independent Study  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (003691)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 699P  Master's Project  1-6 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. The Master's Project is developed in consultation with Graduate Coordinator. 9 hours supervision.  (003694)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: CR/NC  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ENGL 699T  Master's Thesis  1-6 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. The Master's Thesis is developed in consultation with Graduate Coordinator. 9 hours supervision.  (003692)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: CR/NC  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division