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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 for the 2021-2022 catalog year represents one possible pathway through the program. 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. Additional course descriptions may be found in the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format).
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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 composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students 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.

Select one: MATH 150 / MATH 130 / MATH 130H / PSY 190 (RHC GE 2)GE3.0†
Notes:
While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:  FIN 101, MATH 060, MATH 062, MATH 070, MATH 073, MATH 130/H, MATH 140, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 175, MATH 180, MATH 190/H, PSY 190.

MATH 150 - Survey of Mathematics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 070 or MATH 070CD or MATH 073 or MATH 073B or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU, UC

In this course students will learn to read and understand quantitative information, solve practical problems, and make sound decisions using numbers. Topics include consumer applications, logic, probability, statistics, algebra, and geometry. This course is for students who need a quantitative reasoning course for graduation or transfer.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*crdit limit),CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement; Minimum GPA of 3.0; ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (8credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 and READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant credit for onlky one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H or PSY 190)

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. The main focus of this course is on hypothesis testing and the statistics that are used to analyze it. Students will learn to present and interpret experimental data from the behavioral sciences. Topics covered include basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics. This course is designed for students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology. NOTE: MATH 62 or MATH 73 can be used to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for this class. Some majors require that students take MATH 73 (not MATH 62) and others do not. Students should see a counselor to determine which pathway will work best for them.

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, 148H, 150;
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135;
EGSS 110, 120, 130;
GEOG 102, 103;
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170;
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130;
KIN 170, 190, 195
MSCM 128;
PHIL 128, 128H, 135;
POLS 110, 110H, 115, 125, 128, 128H, 130, 135,140,150;
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 180, 200;
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148, 148H;
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 110, 130;
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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit) 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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

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 course is for students interested in various types of writing as forms of expression. 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 also will 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 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 (*credit limit), 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; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Corequisite: ENGL 101 for new students
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), 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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), CSU (*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 114 or LIT 114H

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 (*credit limit), CSU (*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 114 or LIT 114H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 117 or LIT 117H)

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 and/or 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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 117 or LIT 117H)

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 and/or interested in learning more about Mexican cultural expression, and students majoring in Chicano Studies. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 130 or LIT 130H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 130 or LIT 130H)

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 (*credit limit), 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 (*UC credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 142 or LIT 142H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 142 or LIT 142H)

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 (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), 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 placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 147 or LIT 147H)

In this course students develop skills in analyzing and evaluating text and visual material—the very skills that form the basis of college work across the disciplines. The course also satisfies a general education requirement for Rio Hondo College and the Cal State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems; a Rio Hondo College requirement for the Associate of Arts in English and Literature, Associate of Arts in English for Transfer, and Associate of Arts in General Studies, Emphasis in Art and Human Expression; and the Bachelor of Arts in English and Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation at CSU East Bay as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside.

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

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 147 or LIT 147H)

In this course students develop skills in analyzing and evaluating text and visual material—the very skills that form the basis of college work across the disciplines. The course also satisfies a general education requirement for Rio Hondo College and the Cal State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems; a Rio Hondo College requirement for the Associate of Arts in English and Literature, Associate of Arts in English for Transfer, and Associate of Arts in General Studies, Emphasis in Art and Human Expression; and the Bachelor of Arts in English and Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation at CSU East Bay as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 146A or LIT 146AH)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 146A or LIT 146AH)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

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 course is for students interested in various types of writing as forms of expression. 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 also will 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 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 (*credit limit), 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; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Corequisite: ENGL 101 for new students
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), 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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), CSU (*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 114 or LIT 114H

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 (*credit limit), CSU (*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 114 or LIT 114H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 117 or LIT 117H)

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 and/or 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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 117 or LIT 117H)

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 and/or interested in learning more about Mexican cultural expression, and students majoring in Chicano Studies. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 130 or LIT 130H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 130 or LIT 130H)

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 (*credit limit), 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 (*UC credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 142 or LIT 142H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 142 or LIT 142H)

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 (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), 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 placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 147 or LIT 147H)

In this course students develop skills in analyzing and evaluating text and visual material—the very skills that form the basis of college work across the disciplines. The course also satisfies a general education requirement for Rio Hondo College and the Cal State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems; a Rio Hondo College requirement for the Associate of Arts in English and Literature, Associate of Arts in English for Transfer, and Associate of Arts in General Studies, Emphasis in Art and Human Expression; and the Bachelor of Arts in English and Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation at CSU East Bay as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside.

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

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 147 or LIT 147H)

In this course students develop skills in analyzing and evaluating text and visual material—the very skills that form the basis of college work across the disciplines. The course also satisfies a general education requirement for Rio Hondo College and the Cal State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems; a Rio Hondo College requirement for the Associate of Arts in English and Literature, Associate of Arts in English for Transfer, and Associate of Arts in General Studies, Emphasis in Art and Human Expression; and the Bachelor of Arts in English and Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation at CSU East Bay as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 146B or LIT 146BH)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 146B or LIT 146BH)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

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 course is for students interested in various types of writing as forms of expression. 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 also will 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 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 (*credit limit), 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; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Corequisite: ENGL 101 for new students
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), 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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), CSU (*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 114 or LIT 114H

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 (*credit limit), CSU (*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 114 or LIT 114H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 117 or LIT 117H)

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 and/or 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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 117 or LIT 117H)

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 and/or interested in learning more about Mexican cultural expression, and students majoring in Chicano Studies. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 130 or LIT 130H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 130 or LIT 130H)

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 (*credit limit), 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 (*UC credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 142 or LIT 142H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 142 or LIT 142H)

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 (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), 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 placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 147 or LIT 147H)

In this course students develop skills in analyzing and evaluating text and visual material—the very skills that form the basis of college work across the disciplines. The course also satisfies a general education requirement for Rio Hondo College and the Cal State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems; a Rio Hondo College requirement for the Associate of Arts in English and Literature, Associate of Arts in English for Transfer, and Associate of Arts in General Studies, Emphasis in Art and Human Expression; and the Bachelor of Arts in English and Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation at CSU East Bay as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside.

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

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 147 or LIT 147H)

In this course students develop skills in analyzing and evaluating text and visual material—the very skills that form the basis of college work across the disciplines. The course also satisfies a general education requirement for Rio Hondo College and the Cal State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems; a Rio Hondo College requirement for the Associate of Arts in English and Literature, Associate of Arts in English for Transfer, and Associate of Arts in General Studies, Emphasis in Art and Human Expression; and the Bachelor of Arts in English and Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation at CSU East Bay as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

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, 152 & 152L;
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:
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
Legend:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
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 composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students 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.

Select one: MATH 150 / MATH 130 / MATH 130H / PSY 190 (CSU GE B4)GE3.0†
Notes:
While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:  FIN 101, MATH 130/H, MATH 140, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 175, MATH 180, MATH 190/H, PSY 190.

MATH 150 - Survey of Mathematics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 070 or MATH 070CD or MATH 073 or MATH 073B or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU, UC

In this course students will learn to read and understand quantitative information, solve practical problems, and make sound decisions using numbers. Topics include consumer applications, logic, probability, statistics, algebra, and geometry. This course is for students who need a quantitative reasoning course for graduation or transfer.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*crdit limit),CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement; Minimum GPA of 3.0; ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (8credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 and READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant credit for onlky one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H or PSY 190)

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. The main focus of this course is on hypothesis testing and the statistics that are used to analyze it. Students will learn to present and interpret experimental data from the behavioral sciences. Topics covered include basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics. This course is designed for students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology. NOTE: MATH 62 or MATH 73 can be used to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for this class. Some majors require that students take MATH 73 (not MATH 62) and others do not. Students should see a counselor to determine which pathway will work best for them.

CSU GE D - Social SciencesGE3.0

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines. 

Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 115, 125; CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
EGSS 110, 120, 130
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H,130
KIN 170, 190, 195
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 115, 125, 128, 128H, 130, 135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 180, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148, 148H
SPCH 150

CSU GE C1 - ArtsGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 121, 130, 135, 140
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
PHTO 110, 130
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110, 150

Total Semester Units:12.5† 
2nd Semester
Select one: ENGL 201 / ENGL 201H (CSU GE A2)M3.5
ENGL 201 - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit) 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 (CSU GE C2)M3.0
LIT 102 - Approaches to Literature (3.0 units)


Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), 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 148 / LIT 149 M3.0
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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

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 course is for students interested in various types of writing as forms of expression. 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 also will 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 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 (*credit limit), 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; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Corequisite: ENGL 101 for new students
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), 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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), CSU (*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 114 or LIT 114H

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 (*credit limit), CSU (*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 114 or LIT 114H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 117 or LIT 117H)

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 and/or 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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 117 or LIT 117H)

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 and/or interested in learning more about Mexican cultural expression, and students majoring in Chicano Studies. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 130 or LIT 130H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 130 or LIT 130H)

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 (*credit limit), 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 (*UC credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 142 or LIT 142H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 142 or LIT 142H)

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 (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), 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 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.

CSU GE A1 - Oral CommunicationGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one: SPCH 100 ,101, 101H,140

CSU ElectiveEL1.0

Select a course that transfers to CSU. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:13.5 
Summer 1
Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (CSU GE D)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

CSU GE E - Lifelong Learning/Self DevelopmentGE3.0

Select one:
ANTH 110
HUSR 123
CD 106
EGSS 130
KIN 159 (F'21), 170 (F'21), 190 (F'21), 191, 192, 196
COUN 101 (F’11), 104, 151 (F’98)
NUTR 110
DD 214 (see counselor for details)
PSY 112, 121
EDEV 101 (F’15), 151
SOC 105, 110

Total Semester Units:6.0 
3rd Semester
Select one: LIT 146A / LIT 146AH (CUS GE C2)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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 146A or LIT 146AH)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 146A or LIT 146AH)

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
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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

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 course is for students interested in various types of writing as forms of expression. 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 also will 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 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 (*credit limit), 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; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Corequisite: ENGL 101 for new students
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), 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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), CSU (*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 114 or LIT 114H

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 (*credit limit), CSU (*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 114 or LIT 114H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 117 or LIT 117H)

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 and/or 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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 117 or LIT 117H)

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 and/or interested in learning more about Mexican cultural expression, and students majoring in Chicano Studies. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 130 or LIT 130H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 130 or LIT 130H)

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 (*credit limit), 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 (*UC credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 142 or LIT 142H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 142 or LIT 142H)

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 (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), 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 placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 147 or LIT 147H)

In this course students develop skills in analyzing and evaluating text and visual material—the very skills that form the basis of college work across the disciplines. The course also satisfies a general education requirement for Rio Hondo College and the Cal State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems; a Rio Hondo College requirement for the Associate of Arts in English and Literature, Associate of Arts in English for Transfer, and Associate of Arts in General Studies, Emphasis in Art and Human Expression; and the Bachelor of Arts in English and Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation at CSU East Bay as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside.

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

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 147 or LIT 147H)

In this course students develop skills in analyzing and evaluating text and visual material—the very skills that form the basis of college work across the disciplines. The course also satisfies a general education requirement for Rio Hondo College and the Cal State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems; a Rio Hondo College requirement for the Associate of Arts in English and Literature, Associate of Arts in English for Transfer, and Associate of Arts in General Studies, Emphasis in Art and Human Expression; and the Bachelor of Arts in English and Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation at CSU East Bay as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

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.

US HISTORY (CSU GE D)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

CSU GE B2 - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100*; PSY 210, 210H
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100; PSY 210, 210H

CSU ElectiveEL3.0

Select a course that transfers to CSU. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:15.0† 
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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 146B or LIT 146BH)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 146B or LIT 146BH)

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
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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

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 course is for students interested in various types of writing as forms of expression. 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 also will 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 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 (*credit limit), 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; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Corequisite: ENGL 101 for new students
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), 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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), CSU (*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 114 or LIT 114H

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 (*credit limit), CSU (*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 114 or LIT 114H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 117 or LIT 117H)

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 and/or 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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 117 or LIT 117H)

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 and/or interested in learning more about Mexican cultural expression, and students majoring in Chicano Studies. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 130 or LIT 130H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 130 or LIT 130H)

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 (*credit limit), 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 (*UC credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 142 or LIT 142H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 142 or LIT 142H)

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 (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), 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 placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 147 or LIT 147H)

In this course students develop skills in analyzing and evaluating text and visual material—the very skills that form the basis of college work across the disciplines. The course also satisfies a general education requirement for Rio Hondo College and the Cal State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems; a Rio Hondo College requirement for the Associate of Arts in English and Literature, Associate of Arts in English for Transfer, and Associate of Arts in General Studies, Emphasis in Art and Human Expression; and the Bachelor of Arts in English and Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation at CSU East Bay as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside.

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

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 147 or LIT 147H)

In this course students develop skills in analyzing and evaluating text and visual material—the very skills that form the basis of college work across the disciplines. The course also satisfies a general education requirement for Rio Hondo College and the Cal State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems; a Rio Hondo College requirement for the Associate of Arts in English and Literature, Associate of Arts in English for Transfer, and Associate of Arts in General Studies, Emphasis in Art and Human Expression; and the Bachelor of Arts in English and Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation at CSU East Bay as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

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.

CSU GE B1 - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150, 151*, 152, 152L*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150,151*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

CSU GE B3 - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in CSU B1 or B2.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'

CSU ElectiveEL3.0

Select a course that transfers to CSU. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:13.0† 
Total Units for English and Literature AA program (Transfer to CSU)60.0† 
Notes:
Rio Hondo College does not currently have any courses approved for CSU GE Area F: Ethnic Studies. Students who begin and maintain continuous enrollment at Rio Hondo College prior to Fall 2021 will not be required to complete a course in Area F. Instead, these students will complete Area D (9 units from at least two disciplines). New students starting at Rio Hondo College beginning Fall 2021 or later and returning students who have not maintained continuous enrollment will be required to complete a course in Area F in addition to completing two courses (6 units) in Area D from any discipline or disciplines. Please see a counselor for updates and to discuss options for satisfying this requirement.
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
Legend:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
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 composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students 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.

Select one: MATH 150 / MATH 130 / MATH 130H / PSY 190 (IGETC GE 2)GE3.0†
Notes:
While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:  MATH 130/H, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 180, MATH 190/H, PSY 190.

MATH 150 - Survey of Mathematics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 070 or MATH 070CD or MATH 073 or MATH 073B or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU, UC

In this course students will learn to read and understand quantitative information, solve practical problems, and make sound decisions using numbers. Topics include consumer applications, logic, probability, statistics, algebra, and geometry. This course is for students who need a quantitative reasoning course for graduation or transfer.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*crdit limit),CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement; Minimum GPA of 3.0; ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (8credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 and READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant credit for onlky one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H or PSY 190)

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. The main focus of this course is on hypothesis testing and the statistics that are used to analyze it. Students will learn to present and interpret experimental data from the behavioral sciences. Topics covered include basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics. This course is designed for students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology. NOTE: MATH 62 or MATH 73 can be used to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for this class. Some majors require that students take MATH 73 (not MATH 62) and others do not. Students should see a counselor to determine which pathway will work best for them.

IGETC 4 - Social and Behavioral SciencesGE3.0

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines.

 Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 125
CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 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, 170, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148
SPCH 150

IGETC 3A - ArtsGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

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

Total Semester Units:12.5† 
2nd Semester
Select one: ENGL 201 / ENGL 201H (IGETC 1B)M3.5
ENGL 201 - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit) 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 (IGETC 3B)M3.0
LIT 102 - Approaches to Literature (3.0 units)


Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), 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
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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

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 course is for students interested in various types of writing as forms of expression. 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 also will 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 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 (*credit limit), 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; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Corequisite: ENGL 101 for new students
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), 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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), CSU (*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 114 or LIT 114H

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 (*credit limit), CSU (*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 114 or LIT 114H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 117 or LIT 117H)

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 and/or 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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 117 or LIT 117H)

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 and/or interested in learning more about Mexican cultural expression, and students majoring in Chicano Studies. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 130 or LIT 130H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 130 or LIT 130H)

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 (*credit limit), 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 (*UC credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 142 or LIT 142H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 142 or LIT 142H)

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 (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), 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 placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 147 or LIT 147H)

In this course students develop skills in analyzing and evaluating text and visual material—the very skills that form the basis of college work across the disciplines. The course also satisfies a general education requirement for Rio Hondo College and the Cal State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems; a Rio Hondo College requirement for the Associate of Arts in English and Literature, Associate of Arts in English for Transfer, and Associate of Arts in General Studies, Emphasis in Art and Human Expression; and the Bachelor of Arts in English and Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation at CSU East Bay as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside.

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

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 147 or LIT 147H)

In this course students develop skills in analyzing and evaluating text and visual material—the very skills that form the basis of college work across the disciplines. The course also satisfies a general education requirement for Rio Hondo College and the Cal State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems; a Rio Hondo College requirement for the Associate of Arts in English and Literature, Associate of Arts in English for Transfer, and Associate of Arts in General Studies, Emphasis in Art and Human Expression; and the Bachelor of Arts in English and Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation at CSU East Bay as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

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.

IGETC 1C - Oral Communication (CSU Only)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
SPCH 100, 101, 101H, 140

Total Semester Units:12.5 
Summer 1
Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (IGETC 4)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

IGETC 6 - Foreign Language (UC ONLY)GE4.5

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
Courses in this area that also appear in IGETC 3B Humanities may be counted toward both areas.

Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in the same language or select one:
ASL 101, 102, 201;
CHIN 101, 102;
FR 101, 102, 201, 202;
JAPN 101, 102;
LATN 101, 102;
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
There are additional ways to satisfy the Language Other than English Requirement. Please see a counselor for advisement.

Total Semester Units:7.5 
3rd Semester
Select one: LIT 146A / LIT 146AH (IGETC 3B)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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 146A or LIT 146AH)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 146A or LIT 146AH)

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
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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

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 course is for students interested in various types of writing as forms of expression. 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 also will 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 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 (*credit limit), 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; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Corequisite: ENGL 101 for new students
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), 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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), CSU (*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 114 or LIT 114H

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 (*credit limit), CSU (*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 114 or LIT 114H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 117 or LIT 117H)

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 and/or 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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 117 or LIT 117H)

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 and/or interested in learning more about Mexican cultural expression, and students majoring in Chicano Studies. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 130 or LIT 130H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 130 or LIT 130H)

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 (*credit limit), 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 (*UC credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 142 or LIT 142H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 142 or LIT 142H)

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 (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), 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 placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 147 or LIT 147H)

In this course students develop skills in analyzing and evaluating text and visual material—the very skills that form the basis of college work across the disciplines. The course also satisfies a general education requirement for Rio Hondo College and the Cal State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems; a Rio Hondo College requirement for the Associate of Arts in English and Literature, Associate of Arts in English for Transfer, and Associate of Arts in General Studies, Emphasis in Art and Human Expression; and the Bachelor of Arts in English and Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation at CSU East Bay as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside.

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

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 147 or LIT 147H)

In this course students develop skills in analyzing and evaluating text and visual material—the very skills that form the basis of college work across the disciplines. The course also satisfies a general education requirement for Rio Hondo College and the Cal State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems; a Rio Hondo College requirement for the Associate of Arts in English and Literature, Associate of Arts in English for Transfer, and Associate of Arts in General Studies, Emphasis in Art and Human Expression; and the Bachelor of Arts in English and Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation at CSU East Bay as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

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.

US HISTORY (IGETC 4)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

IGETC 5B - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*; BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 226*;
PSY 210, 210H.

UC ElectiveEL3.0

Select a course that transfers to UC. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:15.0† 
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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 146B or LIT 146BH)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 146B or LIT 146BH)

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
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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

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 course is for students interested in various types of writing as forms of expression. 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 also will 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 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 (*credit limit), 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; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Corequisite: ENGL 101 for new students
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), 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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), CSU (*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 114 or LIT 114H

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 (*credit limit), CSU (*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 114 or LIT 114H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 117 or LIT 117H)

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 and/or 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
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 117 or LIT 117H)

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 and/or interested in learning more about Mexican cultural expression, and students majoring in Chicano Studies. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 130 or LIT 130H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 130 or LIT 130H)

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 (*credit limit), 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 (*UC credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 142 or LIT 142H)

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 (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 142 or LIT 142H)

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 (*credit limit), 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 (*credit limit), 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 placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 147 or LIT 147H)

In this course students develop skills in analyzing and evaluating text and visual material—the very skills that form the basis of college work across the disciplines. The course also satisfies a general education requirement for Rio Hondo College and the Cal State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems; a Rio Hondo College requirement for the Associate of Arts in English and Literature, Associate of Arts in English for Transfer, and Associate of Arts in General Studies, Emphasis in Art and Human Expression; and the Bachelor of Arts in English and Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation at CSU East Bay as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside.

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

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 147 or LIT 147H)

In this course students develop skills in analyzing and evaluating text and visual material—the very skills that form the basis of college work across the disciplines. The course also satisfies a general education requirement for Rio Hondo College and the Cal State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems; a Rio Hondo College requirement for the Associate of Arts in English and Literature, Associate of Arts in English for Transfer, and Associate of Arts in General Studies, Emphasis in Art and Human Expression; and the Bachelor of Arts in English and Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation at CSU East Bay as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

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.

IGETC 5A - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150, 151*, 152, 152L*
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

IGETC 5C - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in IGETC 5A or 5B.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':
ANTH 101L*;
ASTR 112*;
BIOL 101*, 105L*, 111L*, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 226*;
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*;
GEOG 101L*;
GEOL 151*;
PHY 120*,150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

UC ElectiveEL3.0

Select a course that transfers to UC. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:13.0† 
Total Units for English and Literature AA program (Transfer to UC/CSU)60.5† 
Notes:
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
Legend:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
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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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