Cerro Coso Community College

English

English Department Courses

Please note that college course and program curriculum is a process of continual change. Every effort is made to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the information below, but students should consult a counselor or the faculty chair for the most current details regarding course descriptions, course applicability to programs, and patterns of course offerings at each Cerro Coso Community College campus location. That a course does not showing a pattern of offerings does not mean it is not offered, only that it may be offered irregularly. Consult counseling or the faculty chair for more information.

Click on each course below for course details.

This course is an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL), a visual-gesture language used by the Deaf community in theed States and some parts of Canada. Students develop basic conversation skills used within the Deaf community and knowledge of Deaf culture and history. 72 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest every semester and in Lake Isabella in Fall of odd years.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: ASL C101

In this follow-up to ASL C101, students continue to develop and enhance their proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) usage and knowledge of Deaf history and culture. This course encourages students’ communicative competency with emphasis on vocabulary and expressive skills through in-class and out-of-class requirements. 72 hours lecture.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

ENGL C030 teaches students to develop and organize ideas in short writings with coherent, unified, and developed paragraphs. The course also covers how to build paragraphs into short essays and how to revise and edit for correctness. Major principles of grammar are reviewed. 72 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest every semester.

Prerequisite: ENGL C030

This course, which is preparation for introductory composition, is designed to teach students to write short compositions (500-750 words each) with clear organization, development, keywords, thesis, topic sentences, and sufficient supporting details. Students become familiar with a variety of rhetorical modes and are introduced to expository and text-based writing. Major and minor principles of grammar are reviewed. 72 hours lecture.

Offered online and in Ridgecrest every semester, and in Bishop, Lake Isabella, and Mammoth Lakes every Fall.

Prerequisite: ENGL C040. Advisory: LIBR C100.

In this course which prepares students to take universitylevel classes, students analyze and respond to college-level readings, compose expository and argumentative essays for a variety of rhetorical situations, incorporate outside sources into their writing using proper documentation techniques, and revise for coherence,y, and development. Students write four to five textbased expository essays (total: 3,500 words). 72 hours lecture.

Offered online and in Ridgecrest every semester, and in Bishop, Lake Isabella, Mammoth Lakes, and Tehachapi every Spring.

Required for the Industrial Technology degree and certificate.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

In this composition course for transfer to four-year institutions, students write expository and argumentative essays that respond to a variety of rhetorical situations and incorporate university-level research. The course emphasizes critical reading, effective use of language, and analysis of university-level concepts presented in outside sources. Students write four to five expository essays including a lengthy research paper (total: 7,000 words). 72 hours lecture.

Offered online and in Ridgecrest every semester, and in Bishop, Lake Isabella, Mammoth Lakes, and Tehachapi every Fall.

Course may be used as a general education course.

Prerequisite: ENGL C101

In this composition course for transfer to four-year institutions, students develop composition, analytical, and critical reasoning skills through study of literary works (fiction, poetry, drama, and essay). The course emphasizes critical analysis, principles of logic, use of research, and presentation of carefully-reasoned written arguments while developing students' close reading skills and promoting an appreciation for the aesthetic qualities of literature. Students write four to five expository essays demonstrating sophisticated application of critical thinking skills to literature (total: 8,000 words). 72 lecture hours.

Offered online and in Ridgecrest every semester, and in Bishop, Lake Isabella, and Mammoth Lakes every Spring, and in Tehachapi in Spring of odd years.

Course required for the English transfer degree. Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance for the Honors program or eligibility for this honors course as determined in consultation with the instructor. Prerequisite: ENGL C101

In this composition course for transfer to four-year institutions, students develop composition, analytical, and critical reasoning skills through study of literary works (fiction, poetry, drama, and essay). The course emphasizes critical analysis, principles of logic, use of research, and presentation of carefully-reasoned written arguments while developing students' close reading skills and promoting an appreciation for the aesthetic qualities of literature. Students write four to five expository essays demonstrating sophisticated application of critical thinking skills to literature (total: 8,000 words). The honors course provides more content and requires greater intensity and depth of study than the non-honors course; the honors course also requires at least one extra paper assignment beyond that required in the non-honors course. 90 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest every semester.

Course may be used as an alternate to ENGL C102 for the English transfer degree, the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree, and as a general education course.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course introduces students to the analysis and interpretation of imaginative literature, develops their comprehension of structure, theme, and artistic purpose in works of poetry, drama, and fiction, and promotes appreciation and critical understanding of the cultural, historical, and aesthetic qualities of literature. 54 hours lecture.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

This course introduces students to the study and craft of creative writing. Participants practice writing in various genres such as fiction and poetry, analyze the works of established and student writers, and participate in peer-review within the workshop environment. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online in Fall of even years and in Ridgecrest in Spring of even years.

Course may be used for the English transfer degree, the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree, and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

This course is a comparative study of selected works, in translation and in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and other areas, from antiquity to the mid or late seventeenth century. 54 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Spring of even years.

Course may be used for the English transfer degree, the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree, and as a general education course.

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance to the Honors Program or eligibility for this honors course as determined by the instructor. Prerequisite: ENGL C070.

This course is a comparative study of selected works, in translation and in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and other areas, from antiquity to the mid or late seventeenth century. The honors course provides more content and requires greater intensity and depth of study than the non-honors course; the honors course also requires at least one extra research assignment. 72 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Spring of even years.

Course may be used as an alternate to ENGL C221 for the English transfer degree, the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree, and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

This course is a comparative study of selected works, in translation and in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and other areas, from the mid or late seventeenth century to the present. 54 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Fall of even years.

Course may be used for the English transfer degree, the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree, and as a general education course.

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance to the Honors Program or eligibility for this honors course as determined by the instructor. Prerequisite: ENGL C070.

This course is a comparative study of selected works, in translation and in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and other areas, from the mid or late seventeenth century to the present. The honors course provides more content and requires greater intensity and depth of study than the non-honors course; the honors course also requires at least one extra research assignment. 72 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Fall of even years.

Course may be used as an alternate to ENGL C222 for the English transfer degree, the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree, and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

This course studies English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the end of the Eighteenth Century. 54 lecture hours.

Offered online only in Fall of odd years.

Course may be used for the English transfer degree, the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree, and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

This course studies British literature from the Romantic Period to the present. 54 lecture hours.

Offered online only in Spring of odd years.

Course may be used for the English transfer degree, the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree, and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070.

This course provides an introduction to Shakespeare's works, including discussion and analysis of selected plays (tragedies, comedies, and histories) and non-dramatic poetry. Some attention may be given to the historical, artistic, literary, theatrical, and social influences of Renaissance England contributing to the development of Shakespeare's literary achievements. 54 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Spring of odd years.

Course may be used for the English transfer degree, the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree, and as a general education course.

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance to the Honors Program or eligibility for this honors course as determined by the instructor. Prerequisite: ENGL C070.

This course provides an introduction to Shakespeare's works, including discussion and analysis of selected plays (tragedies, comedies, and histories) and non-dramatic poetry. Some attention may be given to the historical, artistic, literary, theatrical, and social influences of Renaissance England contributing to the development of Shakespeare's literary achievements. The honors course provides more content and requires greater intensity and depth of study than the non-honors course; the honors course also requires at least one extra research assignment. 72 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Spring of odd years.

Course may be used as an alternate to ENGL C235 for the English transfer degree, the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree, and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

This literature course introduces students to American authors from the Colonial Period to the beginning of the twentieth century. The course emphasizes analyzing texts and studying the intellectual, social, and cultural history of Americans. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only in Spring of even years.

Course may be used for the English transfer degree, the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree, and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

This literature course introduces students to American authors from the 1865 to the present. The course emphasizes analyzing texts and studying the intellectual, social, and cultural history of Americans. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only in Spring of odd years.

Course may be used for the English transfer degree, the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree, and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

This course studies the literary achievements of women writers and examines the extent to which literature mirrors or shapes historical and social attitudes with particular emphasis on the roles, images, and concerns of women as expressed in literature. 54 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Fall of odd years.

Course may be used for the English transfer degree, the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree, and as a general education course.

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance for the Honors program or eligibility for this honors course as determined in consultation with the instructor. Prerequisite: ENGL C070.

This course studies the literary achievements of women writers and examines the extent to which literature mirrors or shapes historical and social attitudes with particular emphasis on the roles, images, and concerns of women as expressed in literature. The honors course provides more content and requires greater intensity and depth of study than the non-honors class; the honors course also requires at least one extra research assignment. 72 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Fall of odd years.

Course may be used as an alternate to ENGL C245 for the English transfer degree, the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree, and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

This course studies the contributions to American literature by African Americans, Latino Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and other ethnic minorities and examines the extent to which literature mirrors or shapes historical and social attitudes with particular emphasis on the roles, images, and concerns of ethnic groups as expressed in literature. 54 lecture hours.

Offered online only in Spring of even years.

Course may be used for the English transfer degree, the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree, and as a general education course.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This class studies Hispanic civilization and culture through films, videos and documentaries, as well as varied readings. There is analysis, discussion, and written critique of selected films from Spain, Latin America and theed States. The class covers a variety of cultural issues such as the art, music, history and politics of the Hispanic world. There is an emphasis on issues of multiculturalism and diversity as illustrated by the films and readings on issues such as race, class, gender and immigration issues. Films are subtitled; no knowledge of Spanish is required. 54 hours lecture.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This is an introductory course in which students learn basic grammar and vocabulary for speaking, reading, understanding, and writing at the beginning level as well as the culture and civilization of the French-speaking world. 90 hours lecture.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course covers the basic structures and vocabulary for understanding reading, writing, and speaking Latin. The class covers pronunciation, comprehension, and structure of the language. 72 hours lecture.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: LATN C101

This course continues coverage of the basic structures and vocabulary for understanding reading, writing and speaking Latin. 72 hours lecture.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: LATN C102

This course covers intermediate level structures and vocabulary development for reading, writing, and speaking Latin. 72 hours lecture.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: LATN C201

This course conducts a detailed and intensive reading of books I, II, IV and VI of the Aeneid. A running review of basic grammar structures is also a part of the class. 72 hours lecture

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

This course is designed to help students begin speaking Spanish confidently at a basic level. SPAN C100 emphasizes oral practice, pronunciation, and vocabulary building. The class develops the students' speaking skills and understanding of Spanish for practical use in everyday situations. This course is neither a prerequisite nor equivalent to SPAN C101 and can be taken concurrently with SPAN C101. 54 hours lecture.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

This is an introductory course in which students learn basic grammar and vocabulary for speaking, reading, listening, and writing at the beginning level as well as the culture and civilization of the Spanish-speaking world. This class has an online component that requires the student to access the electronic book on a weekly basis. 90 hours lecture.

Offered online and in Ridgecrest every semester, in Bishop every Spring, in Lake Isabella in Fall of even years, and in Mammoth Lakes and Tehachapi every Fall.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: SPAN C101 with a grade of “C” or better or two years of high school Spanish

This course is a continuation of the introduction to the Spanish language presented in Spanish C101. Students will continue to focus on the grammar and vocabulary necessary for speaking, reading, listening, and writing at the high-beginner level as well as learning about the culture, and civilization of the Spanish-speaking world. This class has an online component that requires the student to access the electronic book on a weekly basis. 90 hours lecture.

Offered online only every semester.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Advisory: SPAN C102.

This course improves the student's ability to communicate in Spanish through vocabulary building, reading, and classroom conversation at a mid to highintermediate level. Through an interactive classroom approach, students have the opportunity to enhance their oral proficiency as they apply the language to a variety of situations. There is thorough review of grammar concepts for non-native speakers. 54 hours lecture.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Advisory: SPAN C102.

This course is designed for native Spanish speakers, who already speak, read and write the language but wish to develop their fluency further through vocabulary building, spelling and accentuation rules, cognates, grammatical structures and composition. Cultural topics will also be in order for students to have a deeper understanding and awareness of their cultural heritage. This course is taught in Spanish. 54 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Spring of odd years.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This class studies Hispanic civilization and culture through films, videos and documentaries, as well as varied readings. There is analysis, discussion, and written critique of selected films from Spain, Latin America and the United States. The class covers a variety of cultural issues such as the art, music, history and politics of the Hispanic world. There is an emphasis on issues of multiculturalism and diversity as illustrated by the films and readings on issues such as race, class, gender and immigration issues. Films are subtitled; no knowledge of Spanish is required. This course is cross listed with FILM C211. 54 hours lecture.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

In this speech course for transfer to four-year institutions, students learn to make effective oral presentations by gathering and selecting information, arranging materials, analyzing audience and occasion, and controlling expression and delivery. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online and in Ridgecrest every semester, in Bishop and Tehachapi every Spring, and in Lake Isabella and Mammoth Lakes every Fall.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

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