Literature (LIT)

LIT-106  Introduction to Literature (formerly ENGL-106)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is a multi-genre, multi-period course that introduces students to fiction, poetry, and drama from diverse cultural sources and perspectives. Students will examine literary terms and methods of literary analysis to provide them with a broad understanding of literature. (formerly ENGL 106)

Prerequisite: ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ENGL 120

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

LIT-106H  Honors Introduction to Literature (formerly ENGL-106H)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is a multi-genre, multi-period course that introduces students to fiction, poetry, and drama from diverse cultural sources and perspectives. Students will examine literary terms and methods of literary analysis to provide them with a broad understanding of literature. (formerly ENGL 106H)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program., ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ENGL 120

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

LIT-131  Children's Literature (formerly ENGL-131)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is a general survey of children's literature from picture books to novels. Students will examine literary elements developed in poetry and prose for children, children's responses to books, the development of literature-based activities for children, genres of children's literature as well as literary approaches to the literature. *Cross-listed as CDE-131. (formerly ENGL 131)

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ENGL 180

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

LIT-131H  Honors Children's Literature (formerly ENGL-131H)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is a general survey of children's literature from picture books to novels. Students will examine literary elements developed in poetry and prose for children, children's responses to books, the development of literature-based activities for children, genres of children's literature as well as literary approaches to the literature. *Cross-listed as CDE-131H. (formerly ENGL 131H)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ENGL 180

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

LIT-132  Adolescent Literature (formerly ENGL-132)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is a survey of classic and contemporary works of literature written for and about adolescents. Students will read, analyze, and evaluate a diversity of works of poetry and prose and will explore the various genres and issues relevant to adolescent reading. Texts will be analyzed from a variety of psychological, moral, literary, and other developmental perspectives. *Cross-listed as ED-132. (formerly ENGL 132)

Prerequisite: ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

LIT-132H  Honors Adolescent Literature (formerly ENGL-132H)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is a survey of classic and contemporary works of literature written for and about adolescents. Students will read, analyze, and evaluate a diversity of works of poetry and prose and will explore the various genres and issues relevant to adolescent reading. Texts will be analyzed from a variety of psychological, moral, literary, and other developmental perspectives. *Cross-listed as ED-132H. (formerly LIT 132H)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program., ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

LIT-205  World Folklore and Mythology (formerly ENGL-205 World Folklore)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course explores various literary genres of folklore, mythology, and legends mostly in English translation. It examines how common patterns across culture, region, and time are adapted to express cultural values, beliefs, and expressions. The course considers the role folklore, mythology, and legends play in the lives of people around the world as well as how these patterns influence American identity, popular culture, ethnicity, and nationalism. (formerly ENGL 205)

Prerequisite: ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

LIT-205H  Honors World Folklore and Mythology (formerly ENGL-205H Honors World Folklore)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course explores various literary genres of folklore, mythology, and legends mostly in English translation. It examines how common patterns across culture, region, and time are adapted to express cultural values, beliefs, and expressions. The course considers the role folklore, mythology, and legends play in the lives of people around the world as well as how these patterns influence American identity, popular culture, ethnicity, and nationalism. (formerly ENGL 205H)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program., ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

LIT-207  American Literature: Pre-Colonial to 1865 (formerly ENGL-207)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course chronologically surveys American writing from the pre-colonial period to the Civil War and examines a wide range of American authors and texts. The works will be examined in an historical context and considered in light of the ethnic, literary, geographical, religious, ideological, and political environments within which they were written. (formerly ENGL 207)

Prerequisite: ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ENGL 130

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

LIT-207H  Honors American Literature: Pre-Colonial to 1865 (formerly ENGL-207H)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course chronologically surveys American writing from the pre-colonial period to the Civil War and examines a wide range of American authors and texts. The works will be examined in an historical context and considered in light of the ethnic, literary, geographical, religious, ideological, and political environments within which they were written. (formerly ENGL 207H)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program., ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ENGL 130

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

LIT-208  American Literature: 1865 to Present (formerly ENGL-208)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course chronologically surveys American writing from the post-Civil War period to the present and examines the work of a wide range of American authors. The works will be examined in an historical context and considered in light of the ethnic, literary, geographical, religious, ideological, and political environments within which they were written. (formerly ENGL 208)

Prerequisite: ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ENGL 135

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

LIT-208H  Honors American Literature: 1865 to Present (formerly ENGL-208H)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course chronologically surveys American writing from the post-Civil War period to the present and examines the work of a wide range of American authors. The works will be examined in an historical context and considered in light of the ethnic, literary, geographical, religious, ideological, and political environments within which they were written. (formerly ENGL 208)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program., ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ENGL 135

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

LIT-225  Film and Literature (formerly ENGL-225)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course acquaints students with basic literary and film theory and terminology as tools for the analysis of both narrative literature and film and to explore the interplay between these two types of text. Some attention to genre and literary and film history will contextualize discussions about the translation of literature into film. (formerly ENGL 225)

Prerequisite: ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

LIT-225H  Honors Film and Literature (formerly ENGL-225H)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course acquaints students with basic literary and film theory and terminology as tools for the analysis of both narrative literature and film and to explore the interplay between these two types of text. Some attention to genre and literary and film history will contextualize discussions about the translation of literature into film. (formerly ENGL 225H)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program., ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

LIT-230  English Literature: Anglo-Saxon to 1775 (formerly ENGL-230)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course chronologically surveys English writing from the Anglo-Saxon period to 1775 and examines the works of both major and minor writers from the period, as well as the historical context of each period. Students will read, analyze, and evaluate a variety texts, including poetry, drama, and prose, within the political, religious, social, cultural, and historical contexts of each period. (formerly ENGL 230)

Prerequisite: ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ENGL 160

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

LIT-230H  Honors English Literature: Anglo-Saxon To 1775 (formerly ENGL-230H)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course chronologically surveys English writing from the Anglo-Saxon period to 1775 and examines the works of both major and minor writers from the period, as well as the historical context of each period. Students will read, analyze, and evaluate a variety texts, including poetry, drama, and prose, within the political, religious, social, cultural, and historical contexts of each period. (formerly ENGL 230H)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program., ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ENGL 160

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

LIT-231  English Literature: 1775 to Present (formerly ENGL-231)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course chronologically surveys English writing from 1775 to the present, examining the work of both major and minor writers. Writers are studied in a historical context and considered in light of the ethnic, literary, geographical, religious, ideological, and political environments within which they wrote. (formerly ENGL 231)

Prerequisite: ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ENGL 165

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

LIT-231H  Honors English Literature: 1775 to Present (formerly ENGL-231H)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course chronologically surveys English writing from 1775 to the present, examining the work of both major and minor writers. Writers are studied in a historical context and considered in light of the ethnic, literary, geographical, religious, ideological, and political environments within which they wrote. (formerly ENGL 231H)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program., ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ENGL 165

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

LIT-240  American Indian Literature (formerly ENGL-240)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course surveys the variety of writings that constitute American Indian literature. Discussion, lectures, and presentations will cover the significance of the cultural context of various societies as well as the way American Indian literature and our perceptions have changed as a result of historical, political and literary movements. (formerly ENGL 240)

Prerequisite: ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C, AA/AS F

LIT-240H  Honors American Indian Literature (formerly ENGL-240H)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course surveys the variety of writings that constitute American Indian literature. Discussion, lectures, and presentations will cover the significance of the cultural context of various societies as well as the way American Indian literature and our perceptions have changed as a result of historical, political and literary movements. (formerly ENGL 240H)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program., ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C, AA/AS F

LIT-255  Gender and Sexuality in Literature  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course examines and explores the role of gender and sexuality in literary studies of various nationalities, ethnicities, and historical periods. Discussions, lectures, and presentations will cover fiction, poetry, drama, film, and non-fiction prose including autobiography, keeping in mind how gender and sexuality influence form and content. This course will cover various literary, historical, and political, as well as concepts central to gender and sexuality studies, women's studies, masculinity studies, and LGBTQ+/queer studies.

Prerequisite: ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C, AA/AS F

LIT-255H  Honors Gender and Sexuality in Literature  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course examines and explores the role of gender and sexuality in literary studies of various nationalities, ethnicities, and historical periods. Discussions, lectures, and presentations will cover fiction, poetry, drama, film, and non-fiction prose including autobiography, keeping in mind how gender and sexuality influence form and content. This course will cover various literary, historical, and political, as well as concepts central to gender and sexuality studies, women's studies, masculinity studies, and LGBTQ+/queer studies.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program., ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C, AA/AS F

LIT-260  Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course surveys, interprets and compares texts written by and about African Americans and expands upon the African American Diaspora experiences. Discussions, lectures, and presentations will focus on identity, freedom and literacy, and the complexities of language from both a historical and a literary perspective. The course may include a variety of genres, such as fiction, poetry, drama, film, and non-fiction prose. (formerly ENGL 260)

Prerequisite: ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C, AA/AS F

LIT-260H  Honors Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260H)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course surveys, interprets and compares texts written by and about African Americans and expands upon the African American Diaspora experiences. Discussions, lectures, and presentations will focus on identity, freedom and literacy, and the complexities of language from both a historical and a literary perspective. The course may include a variety of genres, such as fiction, poetry, drama, film, and non-fiction prose. (formerly ENGL 260H)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program., ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C, AA/AS F

LIT-275  Latinx/Chicanx Literature  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course surveys, interprets, compares, and explores the lived experiences of Latinx/Chicanx authors through a variety of texts and genres. Readings, discussions, lectures, and presentations will focus on the cultural, social, and historical aspects of Latinx/Chicanx literature. The course may include a variety of genres: fiction, poetry, drama, film, and non-fiction prose, etc.

Prerequisite: ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C, AA/AS F

LIT-275H  Honors Latinx/Chicanx Literature  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is a multi-genre, multi-period course that introduces students to fiction, poetry, and drama from diverse cultural sources and perspectives. Students will examine literary terms and methods of literary analysis to provide them with a broad understanding of literature.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program., ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C, AA/AS F

LIT-280  Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course surveys, interprets, and compares the variety of texts written by Asian Americans, African Americans, American Indians, and Chicanx/Latinx authors, exploring the experiences of the various ethnic cultures. Readings, discussions, lectures, and presentations will allow students to understand the cultural and historical aspects of the various cultures as well as the way the cultures themselves differ in literature. (formerly ENGL 280)

Prerequisite: ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C, AA/AS F

LIT-280H  Honors Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280H)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course surveys, interprets, and compares the variety of texts written by Asian Americans, African Americans, American Indians, and Chicanx/Latinx authors, exploring the experiences of the various ethnic cultures. Readings, discussions, lectures, and presentations will allow students to understand the cultural and historical aspects of the various cultures as well as the way the cultures themselves differ in literature. (formerly ENGL 280H)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program., ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C, AA/AS F