Course Descriptions
2018-2019 School Year
ENGLISH: COMP, CREATIVE WRITING & LIT

AML2600  Survey of African-American Literature  3.0   P
African American Literature will focus on the most significant writings of Black Americans from 1760 to the present. It is meant to introduce students to a variety of authors, genres, and periods, and will emphasize the development, continuities, and discontinuities within the African-American literary tradition. The course will pay special attention to the ways African-American literature intertextualizes elements of the vernacular tradition (spirituals, folktales, blues/jazz) and its own immediate past, but is a regenerative force of conscious construction and literary beauty within the history of American Literature. The course will also focus on issues of fictional representation of the black experience, including issues of heritage, id Full Description

AML2010  Survey of American Literature 1  3.0   P
This course is a chronological survey of American literature from its beginning to the Civil War. It includes a study of writers such as Anne Bradstreet, Benjamin Franklin, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Emily Dickinson. A grade of C or higher in both Communications A and Communications B is required for admission into the course. An exit grade of C or higher is required for transfer students. This course meets the definition of a writing-intensive Gordon Rule course (State BOE Rule 6A-10.030); it also fulfills the Research and Analysis category of the SF General Education category and fulfills the Information Literacy General Education Learning Outcome.... Full Description

ENC1101  College Composition  3.0   P
This course is designed to teach the student to read comprehensively, to think logically, and to write clearly. Students analyze prose writing and must write a well-organized essay, essentially free of serious grammatical, mechanical, and structural errors in order to pass the course. Students will learn to write essays for specific academic and practical purposes. An exit grade of C or higher is required for entry into ENC 1102. This course counts toward the English requirement of State Rule 6A-10.30 SBE-10.30; it also satisfies Part A of the Communications Category of the SF General Education Requirement. In order to enroll in this course you must have a satisfactory score on the PERT or a similar standardized test or the successful com Full Description

ENC1102  College Composition 2  3.0   P
This course is designed to emphasize critical reading and writing and requires students to engage demanding texts in a sophisticated manner. The course thus develops higher order thinking, including synthesis and evaluation; greater independence of thought; and enhanced facility in writing, preparing students for upper-division work in college or for entry into a career. To develop these abilities, students are required to understand the concept of research and to write documented, researched essays. An exit grade of C or higher is required for AA degree students. This course meets the definition of a writing-intensive Gordon Rule course (State BOE Rule 6A-10.030); it also fulfills Part B of the Communications category of the SF General Ed Full Description

ENC2305  Topics in Composition  3.0   P
This course is designed to emphasize critical reading and writing and requires students to engage demanding texts focused on one theme or topic in a sophisticated manner. As students research and investigate the specific theme/topic, they will develop higher order thinking, including synthesis and evaluation; greater independence of thought; and enhanced facility in writing. The course prepares students for upper-division work in college or for entry into a career. To develop these abilities, students are required to write documented, researched essays. An exit grade of C or higher is required for AA degree students. This course meets the definition of a writing-intensive Gordon Rule course (State BOE Rule 6A-10.030); it also fulfills Part Full Description

ENG2905  Individual Study: English     P
The purpose of an individual study is to assist the student in pursuing special academic interests in greater depth than is possible in existing courses.... Full Description

ENL2012  Survey of English Literature 1  3.0   P
This is an introductory course in English literature from its recorded beginnings in the days of Beowulf to the Age of Enlightenment at the end of the 18th century. A grade of C or higher in Communications A and Communications B coursework is required for entry into ENL2012. This course meets the definition of a writing-intensive Gordon Rule course (State BOE Rule 6A-10.030); it also fulfills the Research and Analysis category of the SF General Education requirements and fulfills the Information Literacy General Education Learning Outcome.... Full Description

LIT2120  World Cultures through Literature 2  3.0   P
This course is primarily a reading course that familiarizes students with selected masterpieces of World Literature from a variety of periods and locations after the 18th Century, with an emphasis on the non-Western world. Students will analyze, synthesize, and evaluate literature and literary contexts in classroom discussions and writing. LIT2120 qualifies as a writing intensive Gordon Rule course. It also fulfills the General Education Humanities Multicultural Studies Sub-Category C and fulfills the Global Socio-Cultural Responsibility General Education Learning Outcome.... Full Description

LIT2195  Introduction to Literature of the African Peoples  3.0   P
The class surveys major works by sub-Sahara African writers in various genres, including tradition al oral arts or orature, poetry, and fiction, representing a diversity of peoples, gender, cultures from western, eastern, and southern areas in Africa. All readings are in English. This course meets the definition of a writing-intensive Gordon Rule course (State BOE Rule 6A-10.030). This course meets the SF General Education requirement for Multicultural and Global Awareness and fulfills the Global and Socio-Cultural Responsibility General Education Learning Outcome.... Full Description

REA2205  Critical Thinking and College Reading  3.0   P
In this course, students understand and improve the critical and creative thinking processes central to college level learning. Students develop an awareness of the general characteristics and practices of an advanced learner, with a major focus on self- monitoring, self-assessing and self-correcting thinking and learning patterns. Students also develop an awareness of the specific attitudes, structures, processes, and applications of thinking central to comprehending and communicating ideas, solving problems, and making decisions. Students develop skills in analyzing and evaluating information, asking probing questions, and drawing logical conclusions with improved accuracy and fair-mindedness. Students practice reading and listening with. Full Description

LIT2620  Writing About Sustainability  3.0   P
Writing about Sustainability will focus on reading, research and writing on the theme of Sustainability from an interdisciplinary perspective and across the curriculum. The course will focus on the three legs of Sustainability: the environment, social justice and economics. The proposed course includes a diverse range of genre from fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, to name a few, in fields from the humanities, science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, math, law, history, philosophy and other disciplinary perspectives. This course meets the definition of a writing-intensive Gordon Rule course (State BOE Rule 6A-10.030) and satisfies the Research and Analysis area of the SF General Education requirement.... Full Description

AML2020  Survey of American Literature 2  3.0   P
This course is a chronological survey of American literature from the Civil War to the present, with special emphasis on the literature of the 20th century. It includes study of varied American writers, their styles, and the social environments that shaped them. A grade of C or higher in Communications A and Communications B coursework is required for entry into AML2020. An exit grade of C or higher is required for transfer students. This course meets the definition of a writing-intensive Gordon Rule course (State BOE Rule 6A-10.030); it also fulfills the Research and Analysis category of the SF General Education requirement and fulfills the Information Literacy General Education Learning Outcome.... Full Description

ENC2210  Technical Communication  3.0   P
Technical Communications is designed to develop skills necessary to create several types of documents commonly encountered in business, industry, science, and government. The key emphasis in the course is placed on researched report writing. The course includes an introduction to the following: business correspondence, documents used in the employment process, and technical documents and proposals. The course also addresses effective use of visual evidence and basic guidelines for oral communication. Students will be provided with a grammar review. The course stresses the concept of researched writing as a process, with audience and purpose as primary considerations. An exit grade of C or higher is required for transfer students. This cours Full Description

CRW2100  Fiction Writing  3.0   P
A study of the art and practice of writing fiction, this course is designed for students who want to learn more about fiction writing, its craft, and its skills. Students will read, present, and discuss short stories in a small group environment. The course emphasizes creativity and craftsmanship. This course may be repeated for a total of six credit hours.... Full Description

ENC1200  Business Communication  3.0   P
This course provides instruction in letter writing for business and professional offices, sales, and management, with practical emphasis on standard form, correctness, and the employment module.... Full Description

ENL2330  Introduction to Shakespeare  3.0   P
This isan introductory course in the study of the histories, comedies, tragedies, and non-dramatic verse of William Shakespeare. To enter this course students must earn a C or higher in Communications A and Communications B course work. This course meets the definition of a writing-intensive Gordon Rule course (State BOE Rule 6A-10.030); it also fulfills the Research and Analysis area of the SF General Education requirement and fulfills the Information Literacy General Education Learning Outcome.... Full Description

CRW2300  Poetry Writing  3.0   P
An investigation into the art and practice of writing poetry, this course is designed for students who want to learn more about the craft of poetry, master its skills, learn to develop their own creativity, discover their own unique voices, and learn how to market their poems for publication. In a small workshop format, students will, among other requirements, draft and revise poems, present and discuss some of their own poems, complete exercises which tap into creative techniques, and explore modern trends and views about poetry. This course may be repeated for a total of six credit hours.... Full Description

LIT2110  World Cultures in Literature 1  3.0   P
This course is primarily a reading course that familiarizes students with selected masterpieces of World Literature (emphasizing non-Western Literature) from a variety of periods and locations prior to the 18th Century. Students will analyze, synthesize, and evaluate literature and literary contexts in classroom discussions and writing. LIT2110 qualifies as a writing intensive Gordon Rule course. It also fulfills the SF General Education Multicultural and Global Awareness category and fulfills the Global Socio-Cultural Responsibility General Education Learning Outcome.... Full Description

ENC2301  Advanced Composition  3.0   P
This course is designed to emphasize critical reading and writing and requires students to engage demanding texts in a sophisticated manner. The course thus develops higher order thinking, including synthesis and evaluation; greater independence of thought; and enhanced facility in writing, preparing students for upper-division work in college or for entry into a career. To develop these abilities, students are required to write documented, researched essays. An exit grade of C or higher is required for AA degree students. This course meets the definition of a writing-intensive Gordon Rule course (State BOE Rule 6A-10.030); it also fulfills Part B (Research and Inquiry) of the Communications category of the SF General Education category an Full Description

ENG1920  Group Study: English     P
Specialized Group Study - course content and subject are variable. Offered as it seems required or desirable to supplement existing credit courses.... Full Description

ENG2930  Special Topics: English     P
The purpose of special topics is to focus on special problems, current issues or trends. Course content and subject are variable.... Full Description

ENL2022  Survey of English Literature 2  3.0   P
This is an introductory course in English literature from the beginning of the 19th century to the present, including the Romantic and Victorian eras, as well as representative 20th and 21st Century authors. A grade of C or higher in Communications A and Communications B coursework is required for entry into ENL2022. This course meets the definition of a writing-intensive Gordon Rule course (State BOE Rule 6A-10.030); it also fulfills the Research and Analysis category of the SF General Education category and fulfills the Information Literacy General Education Learning Outcome.... Full Description

LIT1000  Literature Appreciation  3.0   P
Literature Appreciation is an introduction to literature as an art form, emphasizing the historical, cultural, and aesthetic elements of written art. Students will learn to identify and interpret formal and genre-related elements in texts; they will learn the structures and conventions of different literary genres; and they will recognize the power of language as an art form. This course fulfills a state core requirement within the Humanities; it also fulfills the Humanities A category of the Santa Fe General Education graduation requirement.... Full Description