English Course Descriptions
Below is a description of courses offered in the Department of English
ENGL 1A Critical Thinking and Writing I
First course in a two-course, themed sequence featuring study and practice of academic discourse, with emphasis on critical reading and writing, composing processes, and rhetorical situation.
ENGL 2A Critical Thinking and Writing II
Second course in a two-course, themed sequence featuring more advanced study and practice of academic discourse, with additional emphasis on information literacy and skills related to developing and organizing longer and more complex documents. Prerequisite: ENGL 1A
ENGL 11A Cultures & Ideas I
A two-course sequence focusing on a major theme in human experience and culture over a significant period of time. Courses emphasize either broad global interconnections or the construction of Western culture in its global context. Courses may address Cross Cultural Contact; Nature and Imagination; and other topics. (4 units)
ENGL 12A Cultures & Ideas II
A two-course sequence focusing on a major theme in human experience and culture over a significant period of time. Courses emphasize either broad global interconnections or the construction of Western culture in its global context. Courses may address Cross Cultural Contact; Nature and Imagination; and other topics. (4 units)
ENGL 20 Introduction to Literary Study
The foundation course of the English major program, English 20 introduces students to the discursive and critical skills required for the study of literature, emphasizing critical reading and writing, and requires practice in using various techniques of literary research. Prerequisites: English 1 and 2. Fulfills university Core Curriculum third writing requirement. Restricted to English majors and minors and Creative Writing minors only.
ENGL 21 Introduction to Poetry
Introduction to the study of poetry through close reading and various kinds of writing, this course works toward a better understanding of the complex effects of poetry and the challenging work of literary criticism and theory. The main goals--greater understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of poetry--will be achieved through the practice of critical analysis.
ENGL 25 Reading Film
Introduction to key texts and concepts in the study of film, including prominent movements and figures in cinema, the language of film form, essential terms and concepts in film history and criticism, and the technological, economic, and institutional history of the film industry.
ENGL 30 Studies in American Literature
Selected authors, movements, genres in American literature. Combines writing instruction with a close reading of literary texts to serve as subjects and stimuli for writing. Prerequisites: ENGL 1 and 2.
ENGL 31 Survey of American Literature I
An introduction to the various and intersecting traditions of American literature from the European arrival in the New World to the Civil War. A representative selection of writers and genres will be read within their cultural, historical; and literary contexts, ranging from cross-cultural contact and Revolution to transcendentalism and slavery debates. Fulfills university Core Curriculum U.S. Studies requirement.
ENGL 32 Survey of American Literature II
This course provides an historical overview of multi-ethnic American literature from the period following the Civil War to the present. A range of writers, movements, and genres will be examined within their cultural, historical, and literary contexts. The course will include writers representing Realism and Naturalism, Modernism, the Harlem Renaissance, and Postmodernism; it will include Native American, African American, Chicano-Latino, Asian American, Jewish American, and immigrant writers. This course fulfills the U.S. Studies University Core Curriculum requirement.
ENGL 35 African American Literature
A survey of African American literature from the 19th century to the present day. Authors to include Chesnutt, Douglass, Hurston, Johnson, Phillips, Walker, Wilson, and Wright, among others.
ENGL 36 Chicano Literature
This is an introductory course on contemporary literature written by mestizo authors who call themselves Chicanos. The term, mestizo, literally means "mixed-breed" (often compared to the term mulatto) and has been transformed into a nationality by those Chicano writers whose works we will examine. This course includes a brief history of the spiritual origins of the Chicano Movement, the Chicano poet as historian, the Aztec myths and Native North American prophecies from which a Chicano aesthetic, through archetypes, is found. We will focus our attention in this class on the oral traditions inherent in the legends, prose, poetry, songs and drama written during and after the Chicano Movement. This course satisfies the U.S. Studies university core requirement and the Ethnic Studies/Women's Studies requirement in the College of Arts & Sciences.
ENGL 37 Native American Literature
Introduction to the study of Native American oral and written traditions, including contemporary works.
ENGL 38 Asian American Literature
This course provides an introduction to Asian American literature. We will consider Asian American literature in relation to the history of Asians in the United States and the United States in Asia, and address the following questions: what is Asian American culture? How is it different from Asian or dominant American culture? What can we learn about formations of race, gender, and nation by reading Asian American literature? How does Asian American literature inscribe local and transnational flows of migration, labor, commodities, and culture? How have Asian immigrants and Asian Americans re-mapped America? What histories and memories haunt the Asian American and the American nation?
ENGL 39 Multicultural Literature of the United States
Readings, discussions and writing about multicultural literatures of the United States--stories, poems, essays, autobiographies, and films that reflect the diversity of cultures in the U.S. With a focus on the 20th century, this class explores questions of power and difference; racial, ethnic, and national identities; relations between cultures and generations, centers and margins. Many readings reflect traditions and cultures often under-represented in "American Literature": Chicano/Latino, Asian American, African American, and Native American. This course also explores other identities and cultures (e.g. multiracial, gay or lesbian) that have participated in and challenged traditional ideas of American identity and culture. Fulfills the University Core Curriculum U.S. Studies requirement and Ethnic/Women's Studies requirement in the College of Arts & Sciences.
ENGL 41, Survey of English Literature I
Survey of major English works from the Anglo-Saxon, Middle English, and Renaissance periods including authors such as Chaucer, Julian of Norwich, Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton, this course explores ways that changes in the historical milieux (including intellectual and cultural cross-currents) affected themes, genres, and styles.
ENGL 42, Survey of English Literature II
A survey of major English works from the Neo-Classical and Romantic periods including authors such as Dryden, Pope, Wollstonecraft, Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats, this course explores ways that changes in the historical milieux (including intellectual and cultural cross-currents) affected themes, genres, and styles.
ENGL 43, Survey of English Literature III
A survey of major English works from the Victorian, Edwardian, and modern periods including authors such as Tennyson, Browning, Mill, Dickens, Bronte, Joyce, Woolf, and Eliot, this course explores ways that changes in the historical milieux (including intellectual and cultural cross-currents) affected themes, genres, and styles.
ENGL 54 Shakespeare
This course is designed to help students read Shakespeare closely with some understanding of the intellectual and theatrical context of the plays; it also emphasizes the relation between a dramatic script and performance. In order that students develop an understanding of drama, the course will include slides, tape recordings, in-class performance work, and required attendance at film versions of each of the plays to be studied. These plays represent each major kind of Shakespearean drama (history, comedy, tragedy, and romance) and Shakespeare's early middle, and late periods. This course satisfies the third writing University Core Requirement for non-English majors. Prerequisites: ENGL 1 and 2.
ENGL 66 Radical Imagination
Survey of the fiction, poetry, speeches, songs, drama and film belonging to the large and often neglected tradition of political radicalism in the United States.
ENGL 67 U. S. Gay and Lesbian Literature
Introduction to the study of literature by lesbian, gay and bisexual authors in the United States. Texts may include novels, short stories, poetry, and drama. Fulfills University Core Curriculum U.S. requirement and Ethnic/Women's Studies requirement in the College of Arts and Sciences.
ENGL 68 Literature and Women
Introduction to the study of literature by and about women, with special attention to questions of gender in their social and historical contexts.
ENGL 69 Literature by Women Writers of Color
A study of U.S. women of color writing in the context of their respective cultural and social histories. Analysis of the interplay of racial images.
ENGL 71 Fiction Writing
Introduction to the writing of fiction. By reading a variety of short fiction to study the techniques of other writers, as well as essays on the craft and theory of fiction writing, we will explore and expand your skills and options in creating stories. The course will combine discussion, lecture, and writing workshops and exercises.
ENGL 72 Poetry Writing
By the end of the course students should be comfortable with the idea and the practice of writing poetry. They should know the component parts of a poem: words imagery, figures of speech, tone, symbol, allusion, sound, meter, rhyme, form, and type and should know how to converse intelligently about poems in the workshop. In addition they will learn from reading the anthology, literary magazines, and books of poetry, the types of poetry that are being written now. (Prerequisites ENGL 1A and ENGL 2A. Poetry writing is a prerequisite for some upper-division writing courses. This course satisfies the fine arts requirement in the College of Arts and Sciences.
ENGL 73 Life Writing
Introduction to reading contemporary models of life writing and writing memoir, autobiography, and dramatic nonfiction in a workshop setting. (4 units).
ENGL 77 Business Communication in Online Environments
Instruction and practice in adapting classical writing techniques to the requirements of the online world, with an emphasis on defining and understanding usability requirements for audience, content, format, interactivity, and graphics. Recommended for business majors, technical writers. Prerequisites: ENGL 1A and 2A. Fulfills the third writing Core requirement for non English majors.
ENGL 79 Writing about Literature and Culture
Instruction and practice in writing critically about selected literary works. Topics vary from section to section. Combines writing instruction with a close reading of literary texts to serve as subjects and stimuli for writing. Prerequisites: ENGL 1A and 2A. Fulfills third writing core requirement for non English majors.
ENGL 90 Literary Review Practicum
Supervised practical application of previously studied subject matter. May be related to the California Legacy Project or to the Santa Clara Review. Students are usually graded P/NP only. May be repeated for credit.
ENGL 100 Literature and Democracy
Studies of selected authors, works, and genres associated with the effort to extend political, social, and economic democracy. Possible major authors include Langston Hughes, Michael Gold, Meridel LeSueur, Tillie Olsen, Kenneth Fearing, Upton Sinclair, Emma Goldman, Frank Norris, Nelson Algren, Richard Wright, Dorothy Allison, Thomas King, and others. (5 units).
ENGL 101 Linguistics
General survey of the science of linguistics: phonology, morphology, syntax, grammar, and usage.
ENGL 102 Theories of Modern Grammar
Analysis of the basic problems of describing grammatical structure: traditional, structural, and transformational-generative grammars.
ENGL 103 History of the English Language
Origin, structure, and development of the English language. Special attention to the morphology and syntax of Old English.
ENGL 104 Teaching English as a Second Language
Introduction to theories of instruction; survey of methods and materials used in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages.
ENGL 105 Literacy and Social Justice
Examines trends in literacy theory and literacy learning. Draws from interdisciplinary scholarship on literacy as an embedded social practice, and explores its significance in educational contexts.
ENGL 106. Advanced Writing
Builds on learning in Critical Thinking and Writing courses to deepen familiarity with the values, genres, and conventions relevant to students' major fields of study by providing additional study of and practice in rhetorical theory, composing processes, critical thinking, and information literacy. Assignments will encourage increased sophistication in critical reading and writing with a purpose, including addressing diverse audiences through a range of styles and voices as appropriate for particular disciplines. (5 units)
ENGL 107. Life Stories and Film
An examination of life stories, theoretical texts, and films. Final project is an original film proposal and trailer.(5 units)
ENGL 109. Literature and Performance
Also listed as THTR 172. For course description see THTR 172. (5 units)
ENGL 110 Classical Tragedy
Also listed as CLAS 181 and THTR 181. For course description see CLAS 181.
ENGL 111 Classical Comedy
Also listed as CLAS 182 and THTR 182. For course description see CLAS 182.
ENGL 112 Topics in Theatre and Drama
Also listed as THTR 112. For course description see THTR 112.
ENGL 113 British Drama
Study of British drama. Authors vary each term. Focus may be on periods, movements, themes, or issues. May be taken more than once when topics differ.
ENGL 116 Shakespeare's Tragedies
An exploration of the great tragedies of Shakespeare's maturity: Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and King Lear, with special attention to the theatrical, religious, moral, gender, and political dimensions of Shakespeare's tragedies. (Also listed as THTR 116.)
ENGL 117 Shakespeare's Comedies
An exploration of a selected number of Shakespeare's comedies from his early, middle, and late periods, with particular attention to the social and gender roles of men and women. (Also listed as THTR 117.)
ENGL 118 Shakespeare's Studies
An exploration of a selection of Shakespeare's plays with particular attention to an important topic chosen for focus as specified in the course description sub title - for example Shakespeare and Classical traditions, Shakespeare and Gender, Shakespeare and Justice, Shakespeare's Histories, Shakespeare's Tragicomedies, Shakespeare and film. May be taken more than once for credit when topics differ (Also listed as THTR 118.)
ENGL 119 Modern American Theatre History (1915–Present)
Also listed as THTR 119. For course description see THTR 119.
ENGL 121 Studies in American Film
Study of selected American films. May focus on periods, movements, and issues such as surrealism in film, the American city in film, utopias and dystopias in film.
ENGL 122 Film, Gender, and Sexuality
Interdisciplinary study of film with a focus on gender and sexuality. Topics may include, but are not limited to feminist and queer film theory, women filmmakers; lesbian/gay cinema; constructions of gender in popular film. May be taken more than once when topics differ.
ENGL 123 Studies in the History of Literary Theory
Exploration of some major ideas and debates in literary theory and criticism, as these have developed over time, e.g., whether and how literature is good for individuals and/or society, how writers create their works and readers read them. (5 units).
ENGL 124 Studies in Contemporary Literary & Cultural Theory
In this class we will explore recent developments in literary and cultural theory, considering questions such as the following: How do our theoretical assumptions shape what we read, see, know, and value? How do authors and/or readers determine the meaning(s) of a literary or cultural text (e.g., a film)? What is the relationship between texts and culture, politics, history, gender, "reality"? Course readings will be interdisciplinary, so this class should interest not only English majors and minors but also students in art history, philosophy, etc. Fulfills the English major requirement for an upper-division course in theory.
ENGL 125 Feminist Literary Theory and Criticism
Study of 20th-century feminist literary theory and criticism. Examination of influences of gender on reading and writing literature.
ENGL 126 Creative Writing and Social Justice
This course will explore the intersections of creative writing, social justice, and vocation with special attention to issues of poverty and homelessness. Students will read and write creative prose and poetry, have a brief community placement, and learn from several guest speakers.
ENGL 127 Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction
Introduction and practice in planning and drafting short works of fantasy or science fiction for an adult or young-adult (but not juvenile) audience.
ENGL 128 Studies in the Literature of the Middle Eastern and Islamic World
Exploration of selected texts of the Middle Eastern and Islamic world. Authors could include Elias Khoury, Laila Lalami, Liana Badr, Leila Abouleta, Orham Pamuk, Amos Oz, and others. (5 units).
ENGL 129 California Literature
Literature written by Californians and/or about California. Authors may include Steinbeck, Jeffers, Ginsberg, Didion, and Snyder.
ENGL 130 Studies in African American Literature
Study of selected works in African American literature during the 19th and or 20 century. May be taken more than once when topics differ.
ENGL 131 Studies in Early American Literature
Study of selected works from the beginnings of American literary history up to the 19th century. Writers, genres, and topics vary each term. Works may include journals, poetry, slave narratives, sermons, letters, legends, autobiographies, essays, and early fiction. May focus on periods and issues such as the literature of cultural contact and European settlement, Puritanism, the Enlightenment, and the American Revolution. May be taken more than once when topics differ.
ENGL 132 Studies in 19th-Century American Literature
Studies of selected American works from the 19th century. Writers, genres, and topics vary each term. May focus on periods, movements, and issues such as American romanticism, transcendentalism, realism and naturalism, regionalism, magazine writing, the rise of women writers, and literature of social protest (abolition and suffrage). May include fiction (short stories, novels, and sketches), plays, poetry, essays, slave narratives, and autobiographies. May be taken more than once when topics differ.
ENGL 133 Studies in Modern American Literature
Study of selected American works from the early part of the 20th century. Writers and genres vary each term. May focus on periods, movements, and issues such as American expatriate literature, novels of social conscience, the modern poetic sequence, the Harlem Renaissance, modernism, magazine fiction, or regional poetry. Works may include fiction (short stories, novels, sketches), plays, poetry, essays, and autobiographies. May be taken more than once when topics differ.
ENGL 134 Studies in Contemporary American Literature
Study of selected works by contemporary American writers. Writers, genres, and topics vary each term. May focus on periods, movements, and themes such as multi- ethnic literatures, contemporary women novelists, postmodernism, the Beat generation, literature and politics, literature of the 1960s, or experiments in poetic and narrative form. Genres may include poetry, novels, short stories, essays, plays, and/or autobiographies. May be taken more than once when topics differ.
ENGL 135 Studies in American Fiction
Studies of selected American fiction. Authors vary each term. May focus on periods, movements, themes or issues. May be taken more than once when topics differ.
ENGL 137 Studies in American Poetry
American poetry of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Authors may include Bradstreet, Taylor, Wheatley, Freneau, Emerson, Poe, Whitman, Dickinson, and Crane.
ENGL 138 Internet Culture in the Information Society
Introduction to major issues raised by internet-mediated community and sociability, including the proliferation of subcultures and countercultures. Surveys relevant political, social and cultural theory from Haraway's "cyborg feminism" to the notion of a "digital public sphere".
ENGL 139 Special Topics in American Literature
Advanced study of an issue, theme, or genre in American literature that crosses historical periods. Topics change each term. May be taken more than once when topics differ.
ENGL 140 Studies in Chicano Literature
Studies in Chicano and Native American traditions. Authors may include Arteaga, Alarcon, Bruce-Novoa, Rebolledo, and Herrera-Sobek.
ENGL 141 Studies in Medieval Literature
Medieval literature in its political, religious, historical, social, and cultural contexts. May be taken more than once when topics differ. (5 units)
ENGL 143 Studies in Renaissance Literature
Renaissance literature in its political, religious, historical, social, and cultural contexts. May be taken more than once when topics differ. (5 units)
ENGL 146 Neoclassical Literature
The literature of England and Ireland from 1660 to 1798, excluding the novel. Authors may include Congreve, Dryden, Swift, Pope, Johnson, and Boswell.
ENGL 147 Romantic Movement
The literature of England from 1798 to 1832. Authors may include Blake, Burns, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats.
ENGL 148 Victorian Literature
The literature of England from 1833 to 1902. Authors may include Carlyle, the Brontés, Tennyson, the Brownings, Newman, Ruskin, Arnold, and Hopkins.
ENGL 149 Modern British Literature
Twentieth-century poetry and prose. Authors may include Owen, Hardy, Conrad, Yeats, Joyce, Lawrence, Eliot, and Woolf.
ENGL 150 Contemporary Literature
British and American poetry, fiction, and drama since World War II. Authors may include Cheever, Leavitt, Amis, Duong Thu Huong, Carey, and Kincaid.
ENGL 151 Studies in British Fiction
The study of selected British fiction. Authors vary each term. May focus on periods, movements, themes, or issues. May be taken more than once when topics differ.
ENGL 152 Women, Literature and Theory
This course is designed to allow us to read, think, and talk together about the broad topic of women, literature, and theory. We will share an ongoing—and at times recursive—discussion of works that engage your intellect, your imagination, and your empathy. The theoretical focus is ecofeminism, a relative newcomer to literary studies, so we'll be exploring new and constantly developing ideas about women, literature, and the environment.
ENGL 153 Studies in Global Gay and Lesbian Cultures
This course explores cultural aspects of same-sex love and cross-gender behavior in a global context, with a focus on the impact of globalization on transnational and regional discourses of gender and sexual identities. Course content may include literature, film, and history of and about various regions, international human rights reports pertaining to sexuality, and critical discussions of globalization and sexuality. May be repeated for credit with different topics.
ENGL 155 Studies in Asian American Literature
ENGL 156 Interdisciplinary Gay and Lesbian Studies
In this course, we will read and discuss Asian American literature within its national and transnational contexts. We will analyze Asian American writing and culture in relation not only to the history of Asians in the United States, but also the history of the United States in Asia. What do Asian American literature and culture tell us about race, nation, and globalization? How do Asian American writers narrate and figure phenomena such as migration, colonialism, displacement, sexuality, and popular culture? In addition to reading literature and viewing visual media, we will read several critical essays to deepen our analysis of these texts. We will become familiar with various critical and theoretical approaches to Asian American literature, such as postcolonialism, psychoanalysis, and cultural studies. This course fulfills the University Core Curriculum U.S. Studies requirement; the Ethnic Studies requirements of the English major and the College of Arts and Sciences; and the upper-division theory requirement of the English major.
This course explores the interdisciplinary field of lesbian/gay studies through diverse disciplines such as history, biology, sociology, literature, law, and economics. The course examines socially and historically contextualized notions of sexual identity and gender expression through a variety of topics, with attention to the diversity of lesbian/gay people as a group. May be repeated for credit with different topics. (5 units)
ENGL 157 Postcolonial and Commonwealth Literature and Theory
Literature written with a postcolonial emphasis since 1945 in former European colonies (e.g., India, Nigeria, Jamaica, Australia, Morocco, Egypt, Brazil, Colombia). Some writings from postcolonial theorists, such as Frantz Fanon and Edward Said.
ENGL 158 Studies in Native American Literature
Study of selected works in Native American literature. Course may focus on particular authors (Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich, James Welch), particular tribal or regional literatures, genres (autobiography, poetry, novel), or topics (trickster discourse, landscape, historical representation).
ENGL 159 Indian Subcontinental and Disaporic Literature
Readings in the literatures of India, Pakistan, Bangla Desh, Sri Lanka, and of the Indians/Pakistanis in the United Kingdom, the United States, and elsewhere.
ENGL 160. Children's Literature
Study of the theory and practice of children's literature with special attention to the history of children's literature, the debate over the kinds of texts best suited for teaching reading, and multiculturalism.
ENGL 161 The Bible as Literature
Literary genres of the Bible (myth, history, wisdom, prophecy, gospel) studied in translations from the Hebrew and Greek against the background of Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Egyptian, Hellenistic, and Roman cultures.
ENGL 162 Studies in Comparative Humanism
Comparative study of selected works, in translation if not written in English, from more than one linguistic and/or national category, organized by theme, genre, or time period. May be taken more than once when topics differ. (5 units)
ENGL 165 African Literature
Readings in the contemporary literature of Africa.
ENGL 166 Pan-African Literature
Readings in the literature of the black diaspora. Writers from Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States.
ENGL 167 Modern Fiction
Selected works of continental, English, and American fiction that are peculiarly modern in sensibility or style. Authors may include James, Proust, Joyce, Gide, Kafka, Mann, Woolf, Lowry, and Faulkner.
ENGL 168 Women and Literature
Studies in literature by and about women. Authors, genres, historical periods, and themes change from year to year. May be repeated for credit as topics change.
ENGL 169 Non-English Literature in Translation
Non-English literature in translation. Areas and topics vary from year to year.
ENGL 170 Writing for Children and Young Adults
Workshop in writing and illustrating children's and young adults' books.
ENGL 171 Advanced Fiction Writing
Writing fiction, with emphasis on the short story. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ENGL 71.
ENGL 172 Advanced Poetry Writing
Workshop in the writing of poetry. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ENGL 72
ENGL 173 Screenwriting
An introduction to the fundamentals and format of screenplay writing. Critical analysis of characterization and narrative structure in contemporary movies, as well as workshops in the writing of film treatments, outlines, and scripts. May be repeated for credit. (Also listed as THTR 173.) Prerequisite: ENGL 71 or permission of the instructor.
ENGL 174 Nonfiction Writing
Study of and extensive practice in reading and writing nonfiction. Stress on analysis and rhetorical reading and writing skills as well as the process of revising students' own writing. Readings and writing will be organized around a topic, such as travel writing, nature writing, or science and the environment. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: ENGL 1 and 2.
ENGL 175 Creative Nonfiction
In this writing course, students will develop skills in the elements of creative nonfiction, such as narration, character development, persona, and voice. The course will focus on one or more modes of creative nonfiction, such as landscape writing, popular cultures, literary journalism, profile and memoir. Prerequisites: ENGL 1A and 2A
ENGL 176 Intensive Writing
This course extends instruction in explanatory and exploratory writing principles introduced in prior courses. Activities include reading and intensive writing on a range of topics across the curriculum with emphasis on revision of student writing through drafts, peer, and instructor review. Prerequisites: ENGL 1A and 2A.
ENGL 177 Argumentation
Argumentative and persuasive writing, ideal for students planning careers in business, politics, or law. Prerequisites: ENGL 1A and 2A.
ENGL 178 Technical Writing
Instruction in the writing of formal reports, procedures, proposals, and journalistic pieces such as brochures and feature articles. Attention given to techniques of information gathering (including conducting interviews and surveys), document design, and editing. Open to students of all majors. Ideal for those planning careers in health care, the sciences, or industry. Prerequisites: ENGL 1A and 2A.
English 179 Practical Business Rhetoric
The way you present yourself is critical to your success in business--both personally and for your company. This class will explore various strategies for crafting an appropriate and attractive business personality though resumes and cover letters, job interviews, informal public speaking, email and other correspondence. You will learn how to shape your image by controlling tone, stance, voice, and ethos to adapt to different audiences and purposes. Prerequisites: ENGL 1A and 2A. Fulfills University Core Curriculum third writing requirement. Priority given to juniors and seniors. Sophomores by permission of instructor.
ENGL 180 Writing for Teachers
Prepares prospective teachers at all school levels for their responsibilities in the instruction of writing. One method employed will be close, intensive work with each student's own expository prose. A second method will be to investigate controversies in English education and composition studies. Prerequisites: ENGL 1A and 2A.
ENGL 182 Engineering Communications: Practical Writing and Presentation Skills for Engineers
This course focuses on effective written and oral communication specifically targeted for engineers in the industrial environment. Major topics include audience analysis, document design, revision, the design and use of graphics, ethical issues in communications, and oral presentation techniques. Satisfies the third writing requirement, but is open only to electrical and computer engineering majors. Prerequisites: ENGL 1A and 2A.
ENGL 183 Writing for Business
In this course students will – individually or collaboratively – produce the kind of writing they can expect to encounter in the workplace: from resumes and e-mail, to quantitative and qualitative analyses, collaterals and executive summaries, formal reports and evaluations, etc. Students will learn "on the job" applying the rhetorical principles they learn as they develop and implement a community service project designed to further SCU's mission. Prerequisites: ENGL 1A and 2A. Priority given to juniors and seniors. Sophomores by permission of instructor.
ENGL 184 Special Topics
Major authors, genres, literary movements, or themes. May be repeated for credit.
ENGL 185 Grants, Proposals, and Reports
Students work in teams to prepare and submit a proposal and grant application to solicit funding for a local service agency or community organization. A report delivered to the group for whom they prepared their proposal details the team's processes, defines their strategies and justifies their decisions. Instruction focuses on developing students' ability to think strategically, analyze professional documents to discover purposes and values, communicate effectively with diverse audiences, and work collaboratively to solve problems, prepare documents and give presentations. Prerequisites: ENGL 1A and 2A.
ENGL 186 Women in Antiquity
Investigation into the representation and the reality of women's lives in ancient Greece or Rome. Focus varies from year to year. May be repeated for credit. Cross listed with CLAS 185 or CLAS 186.
ENGL 187 Classical Mythology in the Western Tradition
Also listed as CLAS 184. For course description see CLAS 184. (5 units).
ENGL 190 Senior Seminar
Special topics in English, American, or comparative literature for senior English majors. Enrollment by permission of instructor.
ENGL 189 Literature and Religion
Exploration and analysis of central connections between religious and ethical questions, concerns, topics, and movements and their literary expressions in different social, cultural, individual, historical, geographical, and/or political contexts. May be repeated for credit when topics differ.
ENGL 91/191 Practicum (Santa Clara Review or California Legacy Project)
Supervised practical application of previously studied subject matter. May be related to the California Legacy Project or to the Santa Clara Literary Review. Students are graded P/NP only. May be repeated for credit. (variable units)
ENGL 191 Literature and Performance
Also listed as THTR 160. For course description see THTR 160.
ENGL 192 American Theatre from Black Perspective
Also listed as THTR 161. For course description see THTR 161.
ENGL 193W Playwriting
Also listed as THTR 170 Playwriting.
ENGL 193 Advanced Playwriting
Also listed as THTR 171 Advanced Playwriting. For course description see THTR 171.
ENGL 195 Dramaturgy
Also listed as THTR 185. For course description see THTR 185.
ENGL 196 Writing in the Community
Designed to place students in community writing programs linked to placements and agencies associated with the Arrupe Center. Students might work with SCU faculty in the Downtown College Preparatory School Program as writing workshops for community groups. Permission of instructor required.
ENGL 197 Special Topics
Major authors, genres, literary or theoretical movements, or themes. May be repeated for credit when topics differ. (5 units)
ENGL 198 Writing Internship
Work-study program for students of superior writing ability who gain course credit by supervised writing on newspapers, magazines, or for government or private agencies. Enrollment is by permission or invitation of the instructor and department chair. May be repeated once for credit. Students are graded P/NP only.
ENGL 199 Directed Reading/ Directed Research
In special circumstances and with permission of the department chair, a student may request a course in directed reading or writing from an instructor. May not be taken in a subject listed in this bulletin.