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Associate of Arts Degree
English and Literature

This degree focuses on language and literature as forms of cultural expression with specific historical influences. Some of the courses focus on reading and writing about literary texts. Other courses for this major focus on genre studies and the structure of language. A third area of coursework emphasizes significant writers, literary works, and cultural movements that are most important to a particular time period. By completion of specific General Education courses, this program fulfills many of the requirements and foundation courses for transfer to baccalaureate English and Literature majors but does not fulfill all transfer requirements for specific baccalaureate degree programs. (See a counselor for major preparation from specific four-year institutions).

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements. Please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Map is for reference only for the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
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CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a composition course that enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary to academic and professional success. Students will become proficient in research techniques, learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections, and apply these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills. Students will complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the General Education requirement for Written Communication.

RHC GE 2 - Math CompetencyGE3.0†

† some classes may have higher units.
Select one:
Math 060 (F09), 062, 070 (F09), 070D, 072 (F10), 073, or 073B with a 'C' or better or higher level quantitative reasoning course or
Score of 3 or better on AP Calculus AB or BC or AP Statistics or RHC Proficiency Exam (Available in the MSCS-300) or
Score of 50 or higher on CLEP Calculus, College Algebra-Trig, or Trigonometry exam.

Note: Students intending to transfer should begin at transfer level math. Transfer math courses are numbered 100+. Please meet with a counselor to discuss course options.

RHC GE 6 - Social and Behavioral ScienceGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 115, 125;
CD 106, 208;
CHST 101, 146, 148,150;
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135;
GEOG 102, 103;
HIST 101, 102, 122, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170;
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130;
MSCM 128;
PHIL 128, 128H, 135;
POLS 110, 110H, 125, 128, 128H, 130, 135,140,150;
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114;
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148;
SPCH 150

RHC GE 7a - Fine ArtsGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 130, 135, 140;
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H;
GDSN 110:
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 141;
MUST 151;
PHTO 130, 185;
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110

RHC GE 3 - Physical EducationGE1.0

Select one: KINA or DANC activity course.
Students who have completed a Fire, Police, Wildland Fire, or Corrections Academy from an accredited institution are automatically waived from this requirement, as are students with a DD214 on file. Exemption may be granted to those students physically unable to complete this requirement. Exemption forms are available in Student Health & Psychological Services.

Total Semester Units:13.5† 
2nd Semester
Select one: ENGL 201 / ENGL 201H (RHC GE 8b)M3.5
ENGL 201 - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 201 or ENGL 201H)

This advanced composition course is open to all students who have successfully completed ENGL 101 and is designed for those who expect to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Students will read and write extensively, while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques. Students will demonstrate these abilities in advanced composition as they research and write a series of argumentative essays, which demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear, concise prose. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in advancing and refining their writing and language skills and will augment their ability to exercise critical thought. Students will complete lab activities that further enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns.

ENGL 201H - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking Honors (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of at least a "C" or better
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 201 or ENGL 201H)

This advanced composition course is open to all students who have successfully completed ENGL 101 and is designed for those who expect to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Students will read and write extensively, while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques. Students will demonstrate these abilities in advanced composition as they research and write a series of argumentative essays, which demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear, concise prose. This Honors section is open to all students who have completed ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better. Students will be expected to analyze issues in more depth and write on them at greater length than they would in a non-honors section.

Select one: LIT 102 / LIT 102H (RHC GE 7b)M3.0
LIT 102 - Approaches to Literature (3.0 units)


Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 102 or LIT 102H)

This course is designed for students who wish to study the four general literary forms: poetry, drama, short story, and novel. Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking, critical reading, and composing. Compositions will be based upon discussion, analysis and interpretations of literature, and upon the relationship of Western and Non-Western literature to contemporary thought.

LIT 102H - Approaches to Literature Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 102 or LIT 102H)

This course is designed for students who wish to study the four general literary forms: poetry, drama, short story, and novel. Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking, critical reading, and composing. Compositions will be based upon discussion, analysis and interpretations of literature, and upon the relationship of Western and Non-Western literature to contemporary thought. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

Select one: ENGL 125 / ENGL 126 / ENGL 127 / ENGL 127H / ENGL 131 / LIT 112A / LIT 112AH / LIT 112B / LIT 112BH / LIT 114 / LIT 114H / LIT 117 / LIT 117H / LIT 130 / LIT 130H / LIT 140 / LIT 140H / LIT 141 / LIT 142 / LIT 142H / LIT 144A / LIT 144B / LIT 145 / LIT 145H / LIT 147 / LIT 147H / LIT 148 / LIT 149 M3.0
Notes:
Please see counselor regarding this course.

ENGL 125 - Grammar and Usage (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores parts of speech, varieties of sentence structures, common grammar and usage problems, and how to apply these issues to real-world communications. It is designed for students who wish to expand their knowledge of standard American English and thereby increase their skill in the written and spoken language. It is especially helpful for students planning to go into teaching.

ENGL 126 - Languages of the World (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a linguistics course which covers the major languages families of the world and representative languages from those families. It presents the phonology, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics of these languages. It is specifically targeted at those who will be working with non-native speakers of English in order to equip them to recognize the cross-linguistic influences of other languages on English, thus preparing them to communicate more effectively with their clients and/or students and to assess the linguistic and sociolinguistic factors which affect communication. This course is useful for majors in foreign language, anthropology, communications, health science, and English, and especially for those planning to enter elementary and secondary teaching in California, with its diversity of languages and cultures.

ENGL 127 - Language Structure and Language Use: Introduction to Linguistics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores the nature and structure of world languages. Students will study whole language development through discourse and semantics. The structure of words, which includes phonology, morphology, and how words are used together in sentences, syntax, will also be explored. The tool to decode worldwide sounds, the International Phonetic Alphabet, will be a key element in the course. Students will also discuss the difference between learning a language and acquiring a language. This course is beneficial for future teachers and for those majoring in any foreign language, English, communications, and anthropology.

ENGL 127H - Language Structure & Language Use: Introduction to Linguistics Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores the nature and structure of world languages and students will study language development through discourse and semantics as well as language use. The structure of words, which includes phonology, morphology, and how words are used together in sentences, syntax, will also be explored. A tool to decode worldwide sounds, the International Phonetic Alphabet, will be a key element in the course. Students will also discuss the difference between learning a language and acquiring language. This course is beneficial for future teachers and for those majoring in any foreign language, English, communications, and anthropology. This course is designed for students eligible for the Honors Program.

ENGL 131 - Creative Writing (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a course of expression for students who are interested in various forms of writing. It offers students a workshop setting in which to develop their writing skills in various genres, such as fiction, poetry, and playwriting. Students will learn to "read as writers" by analyzing published writings in various genres with a focus on authorial techniques and effectiveness. Students will also be required to write regularly, present their own work in-class for discussion, and develop critical standards for evaluating the merit of their own work and of the work of their peers.

LIT 112A - American Literature through 1865 (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 112A or LIT 112AH)

This course explores a range of American literature, with a focus on major texts and writers from the early settlement to 1865. Representative writers include Bradstreet, Bradford, Franklin, Douglass, Paine, Lincoln, Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Melville, and Dickinson. Course reading and writing assignments explore major cultural and historical themes, including the pre-colonial exploration of the Americas, Native American literary contributions, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, transcendentalism, and romanticism. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various genres of literature, students interested in learning more about cultural expression in the Americas, and students majoring in English or liberal studies.

LIT 112AH - American Literature through 1865 Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade "C" or better; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Corequisite: ENGL 101 for new students
Transfers to: UC, CSU (*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 112A or LIT 112AH)

This course explores a range of American literature, with a focus on major texts and writers from the early settlement to 1865. Representative writers include Bradstreet, Bradford, Franklin, Douglass, Paine, Lincoln, Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Melville, and Dickinson. Course reading and writing assignments explore major cultural and historical themes, including the pre-colonial exploration of the Americas, Native American literary contributions, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, transcendentalism, and romanticism. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various genres of literature, students interested in learning more about cultural expression in the Americas, and students majoring in English or liberal studies. This course is designed for students eligible for the honors program.

LIT 112B - American Literature after 1865 (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 112B or LIT 112BH)

This course is designed for students interested in exploring American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. It introduces students, through class discussions and written essays, to representative writers of this period such as Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Robert Frost, Zora Neale Hurston, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Lorraine Hansberry, David Henry Hwang, Toni Morrison, Leslie Marmon Silko, Maxine Hong Kingston, Milcha Sanchez-Scott, and others.

LIT 112BH - American Literature After 1865 Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 112B or LIT 112BH)

This course is designed for students interested in exploring American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. It introduces students, through class discussions and written essays, to representative writers of this period such as Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Robert Frost, Zora Neale Hurston, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Lorraine Hansberry, David Henry Hwang, Toni Morrison, Leslie Marmon Silko, Maxine Hong Kingston, Milcha Sanchez-Scott, and others. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

LIT 114 - Children's and Adolescent Literature (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to children’s and adolescent literature in its three general literary forms: the short story (including myths, legends, fairy tales, and folk tales), the novel, and poetry. Stress is placed upon critical thinking, critical reading, and composing. This course will explore works of children’s literature from ancient times to the present, analyze the literary elements of these works, assess their value for both children and adults, and examine the historical periods and cultural environments in which they were written. This course is beneficial for English majors, students planning to transfer to a university, parents, and future elementary and secondary teachers..

LIT 114H - Children's and Adolescent Literature Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to children’s and adolescent literature in its three general literary forms: the short story (including myths, legends, fairy tales, and folk tales), the novel, and poetry. Stress is placed upon critical thinking, critical reading, and composing. This course will explore works of children’s and adolescent literature from ancient times to the present, analyze the literary elements of these works, assess their value for both children and adults, and examine the historical periods and cultural environments in which they were written. This course is beneficial for English majors, students planning to transfer to a university, parents, and future elementary and secondary teachers. This course is designed for students eligible for the honors program.

LIT 117 - Mexican Literature in Translation (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores a range of Mexican literature in English translation, with a focus on major literary influences and achievements from the pre-Hispanic era to the twentieth century. Course reading and writing assignments explore indigenous literatures and myths, chronicles of the Spanish conquest, literature of the colonial period, high culture and folklore of the eighteenth century, political and modernist literature of the nineteenth century, and poetry and prose of the twentieth century. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various genres of literature, students interested in learning more about Mexican cultural expression, and students majoring in Chicano Studies.

LIT 117H - Mexican Literature in Translation Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a “C” or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores a range of Mexican literature in English translation, with a focus on major literary influences and achievements from the pre-Hispanic era to the twentieth century. Course reading and writing assignments explore indigenous literatures and myths, chronicles of the Spanish conquest, literature of the colonial period, high culture and folklore of the eighteenth century, political and modernist literature of the nineteenth century, and poetry and prose of the twentieth century. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various genres of literature, students interested in learning more about Mexican cultural expression, and students majoring in Chicano Studies. This course is intended for students eligible in the honors program.

LIT 130 - Women and Literature (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores women writers, their lives, the roles they play in culture and society, and how they have influenced the world. Students will examine topics such as female authorship, literary influence, the evolution of technique, effects of race and class, and the historic and cultural environments in which works were written. Stress is placed on critical thinking, critical reading, and composing. Feminist, literary, and political theory will be explored. Special emphasis may be placed on a period, genre, theme, or literary grouping. This course is beneficial for English majors, students planning to transfer to a university, and anyone interested in learning about women and literature.

LIT 130H - Women and Literature Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores women writers, their lives, the roles they play in culture and society, and how they have influenced the world. Students will examine topics such as female authorship, literary influence, the evolution of technique, effects of race and class, and the historic and cultural environments in which works were written. Stress is placed on critical thinking, critical reading, and composing. Feminist, literary, and political theory will be explored. Special emphasis may be placed on a period, genre, theme, or literary grouping. This course is beneficial for English majors, students planning to transfer to a university, and anyone interested in learning about women and literature. This course is intended for students eligible for the honors program.

LIT 140 - Introduction to the Novel (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 140 or LIT 140H)

This course introduces students to a variety of approaches to the novel. Course readings will focus on novels selected from different historical periods and within a variety of cultural traditions. Students will gain an understanding of the features that distinguish the novel as a literary genre: narrative structure, point of view, character development, setting, theme, style, imagery and symbol. This course is designed for students interested in learning more about literary expression and students intending to major in a literary or arts-related field of study.

LIT 140H - Introduction to the Novel Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 140 or LIT 140H)

This course introduces students to a variety of approaches to the novel. Course readings will focus on novels selected from different historical periods and within a variety of cultural traditions. Students will gain an understanding of the features that distinguish the novel as a literary genre: narrative structure, point of view, character development, setting, theme, style, imagery and symbol. This course is designed for students interested in learning more about literary expression and students intending to major in a literary or arts-related field of study. This course is intended for students eligible for the honors program.

LIT 141 - Introduction to Poetry (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces students to a variety of approaches to poetry. Course readings will include poems on diverse topics representing the fundamental modes, historical periods, and cultural traditions. Students will gain an understanding of the features that distinguish poetry as a literary genre, including techniques of sound, tropes and figurative language, and thematic development. The course is appropriate for both English majors and those students who wish to expand their knowledge and appreciation of poetry.

LIT 142 - Introduction to Shakespeare (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who wish to increase their knowledge and appreciation of Shakespeare's art, his life and times, and his exploration of the human condition. The major works of Shakespeare are explored in the context of the dramatic genre, the Elizabethan theater, and the social, religious, and political milieu of Renaissance England. Representative tragedies, comedies, histories, romances, poetry, and the sonnet cycle are studied.

LIT 142H - Introduction to Shakespeare Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a “C” or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who wish to increase their knowledge and appreciation of Shakespeare's art, his life and times, and his exploration of the human condition. The major works of Shakespeare are explored in the context of the dramatic genre, the Elizabethan theater, and the social, religious, and political milieu of Renaissance England. Representative tragedies, comedies, histories, romances, poetry, and the sonnet cycle are studied. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

LIT 144A - World Literature: Antiquity through the 16th Century (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces students to a wide range of world literature from antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. Although the emphasis is on continental literature and Western civilization, the course may include significant works from African, Asian, Middle Eastern, and/or Latin American traditions. Course reading and writing assignments emphasize literary periods and literary history, the different genres of literary expression, and literature as a reflection of major cultural events and beliefs. This course is designed for students interested in learning more about literary expression and students intending to major in a literary or arts-related field of study.

LIT 144B - World Literature: 16th Century to Present (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces students to a wide range of world literature from the seventeenth century to the present. Although the emphasis is on continental literature and Western civilization, the course may include significant works from African, Asian, Middle Eastern, and/or Latin American traditions. Course reading and writing assignments emphasize the European Enlightenment, romanticism, realism, modernism, and literature as a reflection of major cultural events and beliefs. This course is designed for students interested in learning more about literary expression and students intending to major in a literary or arts-related field of study. LIT 144A need not be taken before LIT 144B.

LIT 145 - Introduction to the Short Story (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 145 or LIT 145H)

This course is designed for students interested in exploring short fiction from a variety of different periods and traditions in order to increase appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of its various forms and techniques. Students will compare and contrast authors’ works in writing and class discussion. The course emphasizes the short story as a genre from the Nineteenth century to the present.

LIT 145H - Introduction to the Short Story Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 145 or LIT 145H)

The course is designed for students interested in exploring short fiction from a variety of different periods and traditions in order to increase appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of its various forms and techniques. Students will compare and contrast authors’ works in writing and class discussion. The course emphasizes the short story as a genre from the Nineteenth century to the present. This course is designed for students eligible for the honors program.

LIT 147 - Cinema as Literature (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is for students interested in learning about the aesthetics of filmmaking, especially with regard to adaptation of literature to the cinematic medium. Films will be analyzed and evaluated according to their historical, social, cultural, aesthetic, and technical significance. Both American and international filmmaking will be covered.

LIT 147H - Cinema as Literature Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:CSU

This course is for students interested in learning about the aesthetics of filmmaking, especially with regard to adaptation of literature to the cinematic medium. Films will be analyzed and evaluated according to their historical, social, cultural, aesthetic, and technical significance. Both American and international filmmaking will be covered. This course is designed for students eligible for the honors program.

LIT 148 - Introduction to Dramatic Literature (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces students to a wide range of dramatic literature, from the plays of ancient Greece to contemporary drama. Students will study plays from representative literary periods and dramatists such as Sophocles, Christopher Marlowe, Molière, Chekhov, Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett, Susan Glaspell, Lorraine Hansberry, Arthur Miller, Luis Valdez, August Wilson, and/or others chosen by the instructor. Course reading and writing assignments emphasize dramatic form and structure, the aesthetics of drama, and drama as a reflection of major cultural events and beliefs. This course is designed for students interested in a detailed exploration of a specific genre of literature, students intending to major in a literary or arts-related field of study, and students intending to enter the teaching profession.

LIT 149 - Introduction to Chicana/o/x Literature (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores a range of Chicana/o/x literature, with a focus on major texts from 1848 to the present. Course reading and writing assignments explore major cultural themes, including identity issues. Assigned readings may comprise a variety of forms and genres including essays, poetry, fiction, oral histories, corridos, and autobiography by writers from the Southwest. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various forms genres of literature, learning more about Chicana/o/x cultural expression, and/or majoring in Chicana/o/x Studies.

RHC GE 3 - Physical EducationGE1.0

Select one: KINA or DANC activity course.
Students who have completed a Fire, Police, Wildland Fire, or Corrections Academy from an accredited institution are automatically waived from this requirement, as are students with a DD214 on file. Exemption may be granted to those students physically unable to complete this requirement. Exemption forms are available in Student Health & Psychological Services.

ElectiveEL3.0

Select any course that is numbered 40 or above. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:13.5 
Summer 1
ElectiveEL3.0

Select any course that is numbered 40 or above. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

ElectiveEL3.0

Select any course that is numbered 40 or above. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:6.0 
3rd Semester
Select one: LIT 146A / LIT 146AH M3.0
LIT 146A - British Literature through 1785 (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who are interested in learning about British literature from the Old English period to the beginning of the nineteenth century. The following major British writers will be discussed: Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Bacon, Donne, Milton, Dryden, Swift, Pope, Johnson, Boswell, Fielding, and others.

LIT 146AH - British Literature through 1785 Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who are interested in learning about British literature from the Old English period to the beginning of the nineteenth century. The following major British writers will be discussed: Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Bacon, Donne, Milton, Dryden, Swift, Pope, Johnson, Boswell, Fielding, and others. This course is designed for students eligible for the Honors Program.

Select one: ENGL 125 / ENGL 126 / ENGL 127 / ENGL 127H / ENGL 131 / LIT 112A / LIT 112AH / LIT 112B / LIT 112BH / LIT 114 / LIT 114H / LIT 117 / LIT 117H / LIT 130 / LIT 130H / LIT 140 / LIT 140H / LIT 141 / LIT 142 / LIT 142H / LIT 144A / LIT 144B / LIT 145 / LIT 145H / LIT 147 / LIT 147H / LIT 148 / LIT 149 M3.0
Notes:
Please see counselor regarding this course.

ENGL 125 - Grammar and Usage (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores parts of speech, varieties of sentence structures, common grammar and usage problems, and how to apply these issues to real-world communications. It is designed for students who wish to expand their knowledge of standard American English and thereby increase their skill in the written and spoken language. It is especially helpful for students planning to go into teaching.

ENGL 126 - Languages of the World (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a linguistics course which covers the major languages families of the world and representative languages from those families. It presents the phonology, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics of these languages. It is specifically targeted at those who will be working with non-native speakers of English in order to equip them to recognize the cross-linguistic influences of other languages on English, thus preparing them to communicate more effectively with their clients and/or students and to assess the linguistic and sociolinguistic factors which affect communication. This course is useful for majors in foreign language, anthropology, communications, health science, and English, and especially for those planning to enter elementary and secondary teaching in California, with its diversity of languages and cultures.

ENGL 127 - Language Structure and Language Use: Introduction to Linguistics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores the nature and structure of world languages. Students will study whole language development through discourse and semantics. The structure of words, which includes phonology, morphology, and how words are used together in sentences, syntax, will also be explored. The tool to decode worldwide sounds, the International Phonetic Alphabet, will be a key element in the course. Students will also discuss the difference between learning a language and acquiring a language. This course is beneficial for future teachers and for those majoring in any foreign language, English, communications, and anthropology.

ENGL 127H - Language Structure & Language Use: Introduction to Linguistics Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores the nature and structure of world languages and students will study language development through discourse and semantics as well as language use. The structure of words, which includes phonology, morphology, and how words are used together in sentences, syntax, will also be explored. A tool to decode worldwide sounds, the International Phonetic Alphabet, will be a key element in the course. Students will also discuss the difference between learning a language and acquiring language. This course is beneficial for future teachers and for those majoring in any foreign language, English, communications, and anthropology. This course is designed for students eligible for the Honors Program.

ENGL 131 - Creative Writing (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a course of expression for students who are interested in various forms of writing. It offers students a workshop setting in which to develop their writing skills in various genres, such as fiction, poetry, and playwriting. Students will learn to "read as writers" by analyzing published writings in various genres with a focus on authorial techniques and effectiveness. Students will also be required to write regularly, present their own work in-class for discussion, and develop critical standards for evaluating the merit of their own work and of the work of their peers.

LIT 112A - American Literature through 1865 (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 112A or LIT 112AH)

This course explores a range of American literature, with a focus on major texts and writers from the early settlement to 1865. Representative writers include Bradstreet, Bradford, Franklin, Douglass, Paine, Lincoln, Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Melville, and Dickinson. Course reading and writing assignments explore major cultural and historical themes, including the pre-colonial exploration of the Americas, Native American literary contributions, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, transcendentalism, and romanticism. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various genres of literature, students interested in learning more about cultural expression in the Americas, and students majoring in English or liberal studies.

LIT 112AH - American Literature through 1865 Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade "C" or better; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Corequisite: ENGL 101 for new students
Transfers to: UC, CSU (*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 112A or LIT 112AH)

This course explores a range of American literature, with a focus on major texts and writers from the early settlement to 1865. Representative writers include Bradstreet, Bradford, Franklin, Douglass, Paine, Lincoln, Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Melville, and Dickinson. Course reading and writing assignments explore major cultural and historical themes, including the pre-colonial exploration of the Americas, Native American literary contributions, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, transcendentalism, and romanticism. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various genres of literature, students interested in learning more about cultural expression in the Americas, and students majoring in English or liberal studies. This course is designed for students eligible for the honors program.

LIT 112B - American Literature after 1865 (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 112B or LIT 112BH)

This course is designed for students interested in exploring American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. It introduces students, through class discussions and written essays, to representative writers of this period such as Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Robert Frost, Zora Neale Hurston, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Lorraine Hansberry, David Henry Hwang, Toni Morrison, Leslie Marmon Silko, Maxine Hong Kingston, Milcha Sanchez-Scott, and others.

LIT 112BH - American Literature After 1865 Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 112B or LIT 112BH)

This course is designed for students interested in exploring American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. It introduces students, through class discussions and written essays, to representative writers of this period such as Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Robert Frost, Zora Neale Hurston, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Lorraine Hansberry, David Henry Hwang, Toni Morrison, Leslie Marmon Silko, Maxine Hong Kingston, Milcha Sanchez-Scott, and others. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

LIT 114 - Children's and Adolescent Literature (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to children’s and adolescent literature in its three general literary forms: the short story (including myths, legends, fairy tales, and folk tales), the novel, and poetry. Stress is placed upon critical thinking, critical reading, and composing. This course will explore works of children’s literature from ancient times to the present, analyze the literary elements of these works, assess their value for both children and adults, and examine the historical periods and cultural environments in which they were written. This course is beneficial for English majors, students planning to transfer to a university, parents, and future elementary and secondary teachers..

LIT 114H - Children's and Adolescent Literature Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to children’s and adolescent literature in its three general literary forms: the short story (including myths, legends, fairy tales, and folk tales), the novel, and poetry. Stress is placed upon critical thinking, critical reading, and composing. This course will explore works of children’s and adolescent literature from ancient times to the present, analyze the literary elements of these works, assess their value for both children and adults, and examine the historical periods and cultural environments in which they were written. This course is beneficial for English majors, students planning to transfer to a university, parents, and future elementary and secondary teachers. This course is designed for students eligible for the honors program.

LIT 117 - Mexican Literature in Translation (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores a range of Mexican literature in English translation, with a focus on major literary influences and achievements from the pre-Hispanic era to the twentieth century. Course reading and writing assignments explore indigenous literatures and myths, chronicles of the Spanish conquest, literature of the colonial period, high culture and folklore of the eighteenth century, political and modernist literature of the nineteenth century, and poetry and prose of the twentieth century. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various genres of literature, students interested in learning more about Mexican cultural expression, and students majoring in Chicano Studies.

LIT 117H - Mexican Literature in Translation Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a “C” or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores a range of Mexican literature in English translation, with a focus on major literary influences and achievements from the pre-Hispanic era to the twentieth century. Course reading and writing assignments explore indigenous literatures and myths, chronicles of the Spanish conquest, literature of the colonial period, high culture and folklore of the eighteenth century, political and modernist literature of the nineteenth century, and poetry and prose of the twentieth century. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various genres of literature, students interested in learning more about Mexican cultural expression, and students majoring in Chicano Studies. This course is intended for students eligible in the honors program.

LIT 130 - Women and Literature (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores women writers, their lives, the roles they play in culture and society, and how they have influenced the world. Students will examine topics such as female authorship, literary influence, the evolution of technique, effects of race and class, and the historic and cultural environments in which works were written. Stress is placed on critical thinking, critical reading, and composing. Feminist, literary, and political theory will be explored. Special emphasis may be placed on a period, genre, theme, or literary grouping. This course is beneficial for English majors, students planning to transfer to a university, and anyone interested in learning about women and literature.

LIT 130H - Women and Literature Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores women writers, their lives, the roles they play in culture and society, and how they have influenced the world. Students will examine topics such as female authorship, literary influence, the evolution of technique, effects of race and class, and the historic and cultural environments in which works were written. Stress is placed on critical thinking, critical reading, and composing. Feminist, literary, and political theory will be explored. Special emphasis may be placed on a period, genre, theme, or literary grouping. This course is beneficial for English majors, students planning to transfer to a university, and anyone interested in learning about women and literature. This course is intended for students eligible for the honors program.

LIT 140 - Introduction to the Novel (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 140 or LIT 140H)

This course introduces students to a variety of approaches to the novel. Course readings will focus on novels selected from different historical periods and within a variety of cultural traditions. Students will gain an understanding of the features that distinguish the novel as a literary genre: narrative structure, point of view, character development, setting, theme, style, imagery and symbol. This course is designed for students interested in learning more about literary expression and students intending to major in a literary or arts-related field of study.

LIT 140H - Introduction to the Novel Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 140 or LIT 140H)

This course introduces students to a variety of approaches to the novel. Course readings will focus on novels selected from different historical periods and within a variety of cultural traditions. Students will gain an understanding of the features that distinguish the novel as a literary genre: narrative structure, point of view, character development, setting, theme, style, imagery and symbol. This course is designed for students interested in learning more about literary expression and students intending to major in a literary or arts-related field of study. This course is intended for students eligible for the honors program.

LIT 141 - Introduction to Poetry (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces students to a variety of approaches to poetry. Course readings will include poems on diverse topics representing the fundamental modes, historical periods, and cultural traditions. Students will gain an understanding of the features that distinguish poetry as a literary genre, including techniques of sound, tropes and figurative language, and thematic development. The course is appropriate for both English majors and those students who wish to expand their knowledge and appreciation of poetry.

LIT 142 - Introduction to Shakespeare (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who wish to increase their knowledge and appreciation of Shakespeare's art, his life and times, and his exploration of the human condition. The major works of Shakespeare are explored in the context of the dramatic genre, the Elizabethan theater, and the social, religious, and political milieu of Renaissance England. Representative tragedies, comedies, histories, romances, poetry, and the sonnet cycle are studied.

LIT 142H - Introduction to Shakespeare Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a “C” or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who wish to increase their knowledge and appreciation of Shakespeare's art, his life and times, and his exploration of the human condition. The major works of Shakespeare are explored in the context of the dramatic genre, the Elizabethan theater, and the social, religious, and political milieu of Renaissance England. Representative tragedies, comedies, histories, romances, poetry, and the sonnet cycle are studied. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

LIT 144A - World Literature: Antiquity through the 16th Century (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces students to a wide range of world literature from antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. Although the emphasis is on continental literature and Western civilization, the course may include significant works from African, Asian, Middle Eastern, and/or Latin American traditions. Course reading and writing assignments emphasize literary periods and literary history, the different genres of literary expression, and literature as a reflection of major cultural events and beliefs. This course is designed for students interested in learning more about literary expression and students intending to major in a literary or arts-related field of study.

LIT 144B - World Literature: 16th Century to Present (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces students to a wide range of world literature from the seventeenth century to the present. Although the emphasis is on continental literature and Western civilization, the course may include significant works from African, Asian, Middle Eastern, and/or Latin American traditions. Course reading and writing assignments emphasize the European Enlightenment, romanticism, realism, modernism, and literature as a reflection of major cultural events and beliefs. This course is designed for students interested in learning more about literary expression and students intending to major in a literary or arts-related field of study. LIT 144A need not be taken before LIT 144B.

LIT 145 - Introduction to the Short Story (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 145 or LIT 145H)

This course is designed for students interested in exploring short fiction from a variety of different periods and traditions in order to increase appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of its various forms and techniques. Students will compare and contrast authors’ works in writing and class discussion. The course emphasizes the short story as a genre from the Nineteenth century to the present.

LIT 145H - Introduction to the Short Story Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 145 or LIT 145H)

The course is designed for students interested in exploring short fiction from a variety of different periods and traditions in order to increase appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of its various forms and techniques. Students will compare and contrast authors’ works in writing and class discussion. The course emphasizes the short story as a genre from the Nineteenth century to the present. This course is designed for students eligible for the honors program.

LIT 147 - Cinema as Literature (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is for students interested in learning about the aesthetics of filmmaking, especially with regard to adaptation of literature to the cinematic medium. Films will be analyzed and evaluated according to their historical, social, cultural, aesthetic, and technical significance. Both American and international filmmaking will be covered.

LIT 147H - Cinema as Literature Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:CSU

This course is for students interested in learning about the aesthetics of filmmaking, especially with regard to adaptation of literature to the cinematic medium. Films will be analyzed and evaluated according to their historical, social, cultural, aesthetic, and technical significance. Both American and international filmmaking will be covered. This course is designed for students eligible for the honors program.

LIT 148 - Introduction to Dramatic Literature (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces students to a wide range of dramatic literature, from the plays of ancient Greece to contemporary drama. Students will study plays from representative literary periods and dramatists such as Sophocles, Christopher Marlowe, Molière, Chekhov, Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett, Susan Glaspell, Lorraine Hansberry, Arthur Miller, Luis Valdez, August Wilson, and/or others chosen by the instructor. Course reading and writing assignments emphasize dramatic form and structure, the aesthetics of drama, and drama as a reflection of major cultural events and beliefs. This course is designed for students interested in a detailed exploration of a specific genre of literature, students intending to major in a literary or arts-related field of study, and students intending to enter the teaching profession.

LIT 149 - Introduction to Chicana/o/x Literature (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores a range of Chicana/o/x literature, with a focus on major texts from 1848 to the present. Course reading and writing assignments explore major cultural themes, including identity issues. Assigned readings may comprise a variety of forms and genres including essays, poetry, fiction, oral histories, corridos, and autobiography by writers from the Southwest. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various forms genres of literature, learning more about Chicana/o/x cultural expression, and/or majoring in Chicana/o/x Studies.

RHC GE 4 - American InstitutionsGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
POLS 110, 110H;
HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170

ElectiveEL3.0

Select any course that is numbered 40 or above. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

ElectiveEL1.0

Select any course that is numbered 40 or above. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:13.0 
4th Semester
Select one: LIT 146B / LIT 146BH M3.0
LIT 146B - British Literature after 1785 (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students interested in learning about British literature written from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. The following major British writers will be discussed: Austen, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Shaw, Yeats, Eliot, and others.

LIT 146BH - British Literature after 1785 Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students interested in learning about British literature written from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. The following major British writers will be discussed: Austen, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Shaw, Yeats, Eliot, and others. This course is designed for students eligible for the Honors Program.

Select one: ENGL 125 / ENGL 126 / ENGL 127 / ENGL 127H / ENGL 131 / LIT 112A / LIT 112AH / LIT 112B / LIT 112BH / LIT 114 / LIT 114H / LIT 117 / LIT 117H / LIT 130 / LIT 130H / LIT 140 / LIT 140H / LIT 141 / LIT 142 / LIT 142H / LIT 144A / LIT 144B / LIT 145 / LIT 145H / LIT 147 / LIT 147H / LIT 148 / LIT 149 M3.0
Notes:
Please see counselor regarding this course.

ENGL 125 - Grammar and Usage (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores parts of speech, varieties of sentence structures, common grammar and usage problems, and how to apply these issues to real-world communications. It is designed for students who wish to expand their knowledge of standard American English and thereby increase their skill in the written and spoken language. It is especially helpful for students planning to go into teaching.

ENGL 126 - Languages of the World (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a linguistics course which covers the major languages families of the world and representative languages from those families. It presents the phonology, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics of these languages. It is specifically targeted at those who will be working with non-native speakers of English in order to equip them to recognize the cross-linguistic influences of other languages on English, thus preparing them to communicate more effectively with their clients and/or students and to assess the linguistic and sociolinguistic factors which affect communication. This course is useful for majors in foreign language, anthropology, communications, health science, and English, and especially for those planning to enter elementary and secondary teaching in California, with its diversity of languages and cultures.

ENGL 127 - Language Structure and Language Use: Introduction to Linguistics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores the nature and structure of world languages. Students will study whole language development through discourse and semantics. The structure of words, which includes phonology, morphology, and how words are used together in sentences, syntax, will also be explored. The tool to decode worldwide sounds, the International Phonetic Alphabet, will be a key element in the course. Students will also discuss the difference between learning a language and acquiring a language. This course is beneficial for future teachers and for those majoring in any foreign language, English, communications, and anthropology.

ENGL 127H - Language Structure & Language Use: Introduction to Linguistics Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores the nature and structure of world languages and students will study language development through discourse and semantics as well as language use. The structure of words, which includes phonology, morphology, and how words are used together in sentences, syntax, will also be explored. A tool to decode worldwide sounds, the International Phonetic Alphabet, will be a key element in the course. Students will also discuss the difference between learning a language and acquiring language. This course is beneficial for future teachers and for those majoring in any foreign language, English, communications, and anthropology. This course is designed for students eligible for the Honors Program.

ENGL 131 - Creative Writing (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a course of expression for students who are interested in various forms of writing. It offers students a workshop setting in which to develop their writing skills in various genres, such as fiction, poetry, and playwriting. Students will learn to "read as writers" by analyzing published writings in various genres with a focus on authorial techniques and effectiveness. Students will also be required to write regularly, present their own work in-class for discussion, and develop critical standards for evaluating the merit of their own work and of the work of their peers.

LIT 112A - American Literature through 1865 (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 112A or LIT 112AH)

This course explores a range of American literature, with a focus on major texts and writers from the early settlement to 1865. Representative writers include Bradstreet, Bradford, Franklin, Douglass, Paine, Lincoln, Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Melville, and Dickinson. Course reading and writing assignments explore major cultural and historical themes, including the pre-colonial exploration of the Americas, Native American literary contributions, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, transcendentalism, and romanticism. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various genres of literature, students interested in learning more about cultural expression in the Americas, and students majoring in English or liberal studies.

LIT 112AH - American Literature through 1865 Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade "C" or better; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Corequisite: ENGL 101 for new students
Transfers to: UC, CSU (*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 112A or LIT 112AH)

This course explores a range of American literature, with a focus on major texts and writers from the early settlement to 1865. Representative writers include Bradstreet, Bradford, Franklin, Douglass, Paine, Lincoln, Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Melville, and Dickinson. Course reading and writing assignments explore major cultural and historical themes, including the pre-colonial exploration of the Americas, Native American literary contributions, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, transcendentalism, and romanticism. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various genres of literature, students interested in learning more about cultural expression in the Americas, and students majoring in English or liberal studies. This course is designed for students eligible for the honors program.

LIT 112B - American Literature after 1865 (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 112B or LIT 112BH)

This course is designed for students interested in exploring American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. It introduces students, through class discussions and written essays, to representative writers of this period such as Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Robert Frost, Zora Neale Hurston, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Lorraine Hansberry, David Henry Hwang, Toni Morrison, Leslie Marmon Silko, Maxine Hong Kingston, Milcha Sanchez-Scott, and others.

LIT 112BH - American Literature After 1865 Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 112B or LIT 112BH)

This course is designed for students interested in exploring American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. It introduces students, through class discussions and written essays, to representative writers of this period such as Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Robert Frost, Zora Neale Hurston, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Lorraine Hansberry, David Henry Hwang, Toni Morrison, Leslie Marmon Silko, Maxine Hong Kingston, Milcha Sanchez-Scott, and others. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

LIT 114 - Children's and Adolescent Literature (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to children’s and adolescent literature in its three general literary forms: the short story (including myths, legends, fairy tales, and folk tales), the novel, and poetry. Stress is placed upon critical thinking, critical reading, and composing. This course will explore works of children’s literature from ancient times to the present, analyze the literary elements of these works, assess their value for both children and adults, and examine the historical periods and cultural environments in which they were written. This course is beneficial for English majors, students planning to transfer to a university, parents, and future elementary and secondary teachers..

LIT 114H - Children's and Adolescent Literature Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to children’s and adolescent literature in its three general literary forms: the short story (including myths, legends, fairy tales, and folk tales), the novel, and poetry. Stress is placed upon critical thinking, critical reading, and composing. This course will explore works of children’s and adolescent literature from ancient times to the present, analyze the literary elements of these works, assess their value for both children and adults, and examine the historical periods and cultural environments in which they were written. This course is beneficial for English majors, students planning to transfer to a university, parents, and future elementary and secondary teachers. This course is designed for students eligible for the honors program.

LIT 117 - Mexican Literature in Translation (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores a range of Mexican literature in English translation, with a focus on major literary influences and achievements from the pre-Hispanic era to the twentieth century. Course reading and writing assignments explore indigenous literatures and myths, chronicles of the Spanish conquest, literature of the colonial period, high culture and folklore of the eighteenth century, political and modernist literature of the nineteenth century, and poetry and prose of the twentieth century. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various genres of literature, students interested in learning more about Mexican cultural expression, and students majoring in Chicano Studies.

LIT 117H - Mexican Literature in Translation Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a “C” or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores a range of Mexican literature in English translation, with a focus on major literary influences and achievements from the pre-Hispanic era to the twentieth century. Course reading and writing assignments explore indigenous literatures and myths, chronicles of the Spanish conquest, literature of the colonial period, high culture and folklore of the eighteenth century, political and modernist literature of the nineteenth century, and poetry and prose of the twentieth century. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various genres of literature, students interested in learning more about Mexican cultural expression, and students majoring in Chicano Studies. This course is intended for students eligible in the honors program.

LIT 130 - Women and Literature (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores women writers, their lives, the roles they play in culture and society, and how they have influenced the world. Students will examine topics such as female authorship, literary influence, the evolution of technique, effects of race and class, and the historic and cultural environments in which works were written. Stress is placed on critical thinking, critical reading, and composing. Feminist, literary, and political theory will be explored. Special emphasis may be placed on a period, genre, theme, or literary grouping. This course is beneficial for English majors, students planning to transfer to a university, and anyone interested in learning about women and literature.

LIT 130H - Women and Literature Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores women writers, their lives, the roles they play in culture and society, and how they have influenced the world. Students will examine topics such as female authorship, literary influence, the evolution of technique, effects of race and class, and the historic and cultural environments in which works were written. Stress is placed on critical thinking, critical reading, and composing. Feminist, literary, and political theory will be explored. Special emphasis may be placed on a period, genre, theme, or literary grouping. This course is beneficial for English majors, students planning to transfer to a university, and anyone interested in learning about women and literature. This course is intended for students eligible for the honors program.

LIT 140 - Introduction to the Novel (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 140 or LIT 140H)

This course introduces students to a variety of approaches to the novel. Course readings will focus on novels selected from different historical periods and within a variety of cultural traditions. Students will gain an understanding of the features that distinguish the novel as a literary genre: narrative structure, point of view, character development, setting, theme, style, imagery and symbol. This course is designed for students interested in learning more about literary expression and students intending to major in a literary or arts-related field of study.

LIT 140H - Introduction to the Novel Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 140 or LIT 140H)

This course introduces students to a variety of approaches to the novel. Course readings will focus on novels selected from different historical periods and within a variety of cultural traditions. Students will gain an understanding of the features that distinguish the novel as a literary genre: narrative structure, point of view, character development, setting, theme, style, imagery and symbol. This course is designed for students interested in learning more about literary expression and students intending to major in a literary or arts-related field of study. This course is intended for students eligible for the honors program.

LIT 141 - Introduction to Poetry (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces students to a variety of approaches to poetry. Course readings will include poems on diverse topics representing the fundamental modes, historical periods, and cultural traditions. Students will gain an understanding of the features that distinguish poetry as a literary genre, including techniques of sound, tropes and figurative language, and thematic development. The course is appropriate for both English majors and those students who wish to expand their knowledge and appreciation of poetry.

LIT 142 - Introduction to Shakespeare (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who wish to increase their knowledge and appreciation of Shakespeare's art, his life and times, and his exploration of the human condition. The major works of Shakespeare are explored in the context of the dramatic genre, the Elizabethan theater, and the social, religious, and political milieu of Renaissance England. Representative tragedies, comedies, histories, romances, poetry, and the sonnet cycle are studied.

LIT 142H - Introduction to Shakespeare Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a “C” or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who wish to increase their knowledge and appreciation of Shakespeare's art, his life and times, and his exploration of the human condition. The major works of Shakespeare are explored in the context of the dramatic genre, the Elizabethan theater, and the social, religious, and political milieu of Renaissance England. Representative tragedies, comedies, histories, romances, poetry, and the sonnet cycle are studied. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

LIT 144A - World Literature: Antiquity through the 16th Century (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces students to a wide range of world literature from antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. Although the emphasis is on continental literature and Western civilization, the course may include significant works from African, Asian, Middle Eastern, and/or Latin American traditions. Course reading and writing assignments emphasize literary periods and literary history, the different genres of literary expression, and literature as a reflection of major cultural events and beliefs. This course is designed for students interested in learning more about literary expression and students intending to major in a literary or arts-related field of study.

LIT 144B - World Literature: 16th Century to Present (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces students to a wide range of world literature from the seventeenth century to the present. Although the emphasis is on continental literature and Western civilization, the course may include significant works from African, Asian, Middle Eastern, and/or Latin American traditions. Course reading and writing assignments emphasize the European Enlightenment, romanticism, realism, modernism, and literature as a reflection of major cultural events and beliefs. This course is designed for students interested in learning more about literary expression and students intending to major in a literary or arts-related field of study. LIT 144A need not be taken before LIT 144B.

LIT 145 - Introduction to the Short Story (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 145 or LIT 145H)

This course is designed for students interested in exploring short fiction from a variety of different periods and traditions in order to increase appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of its various forms and techniques. Students will compare and contrast authors’ works in writing and class discussion. The course emphasizes the short story as a genre from the Nineteenth century to the present.

LIT 145H - Introduction to the Short Story Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 145 or LIT 145H)

The course is designed for students interested in exploring short fiction from a variety of different periods and traditions in order to increase appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of its various forms and techniques. Students will compare and contrast authors’ works in writing and class discussion. The course emphasizes the short story as a genre from the Nineteenth century to the present. This course is designed for students eligible for the honors program.

LIT 147 - Cinema as Literature (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is for students interested in learning about the aesthetics of filmmaking, especially with regard to adaptation of literature to the cinematic medium. Films will be analyzed and evaluated according to their historical, social, cultural, aesthetic, and technical significance. Both American and international filmmaking will be covered.

LIT 147H - Cinema as Literature Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:CSU

This course is for students interested in learning about the aesthetics of filmmaking, especially with regard to adaptation of literature to the cinematic medium. Films will be analyzed and evaluated according to their historical, social, cultural, aesthetic, and technical significance. Both American and international filmmaking will be covered. This course is designed for students eligible for the honors program.

LIT 148 - Introduction to Dramatic Literature (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces students to a wide range of dramatic literature, from the plays of ancient Greece to contemporary drama. Students will study plays from representative literary periods and dramatists such as Sophocles, Christopher Marlowe, Molière, Chekhov, Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett, Susan Glaspell, Lorraine Hansberry, Arthur Miller, Luis Valdez, August Wilson, and/or others chosen by the instructor. Course reading and writing assignments emphasize dramatic form and structure, the aesthetics of drama, and drama as a reflection of major cultural events and beliefs. This course is designed for students interested in a detailed exploration of a specific genre of literature, students intending to major in a literary or arts-related field of study, and students intending to enter the teaching profession.

LIT 149 - Introduction to Chicana/o/x Literature (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores a range of Chicana/o/x literature, with a focus on major texts from 1848 to the present. Course reading and writing assignments explore major cultural themes, including identity issues. Assigned readings may comprise a variety of forms and genres including essays, poetry, fiction, oral histories, corridos, and autobiography by writers from the Southwest. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various forms genres of literature, learning more about Chicana/o/x cultural expression, and/or majoring in Chicana/o/x Studies.

RHC GE 5 - Natural Science with LabGE4.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one Natural Science with Lab:
ANTH 101, 101H & 101L;
ASTR 110, 110H & 112;
BIOL 101, 105 & 105L, 111 & 111L, 112, 120 & 120L;
BIOT 100;
CHEM 110, 120, 130;
GEOG 101 & 101L;
GEOL 150 & 151;
PHY 120, 150, 160, 211, 212, 213

ElectiveEL3.0

Select any course that is numbered 40 or above. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

ElectiveEL1.0

Select any course that is numbered 40 or above. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:14.0 
Total Units for English and Literature AA program 60.0† 
Notes:
Some classes may have higher units
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course
   

Program Learning Outcomes

1

Students will formulate an argument and support it with relevant evidence.


2

Students will communicate ideas in an organized, logical manner.


3

Students will incorporate quoted or paraphrased material from credible outside sources.


4

Students will document sources using a designated citation format.


5

Students will identify the work of significant writers, literary works, and cultural movements from a variety of diverse communities.


6

Students will interpret a selection in light of the significant social and historical factors that inform the text.


7

Students will explicate a selection using rhetorical textual analysis.


8

Students will apply standard English grammar and mechanics in both written and oral communication.


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