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.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

72 hours lecture. This course is an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL), a visual-gesture language used by the Deaf community in the United States and some parts of Canada. Students develop basic conversation skills used within the Deaf community and knowledge of Deaf culture and history. Approved for IGETC Area 6, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Prerequisite: ASL C101

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

72 hours lecture. 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. Approved for IGETC Area 6, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

72 hours lecture. 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.

Prerequisite: ENGL C030

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

72 hours lecture. 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.

Prerequisite: ENGL C040. Advisory: LIBR C100

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

72 hours lecture. In this course which prepares students to take university-level 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, unity, and development. Students write four to five text-based expository essays (total: 3,500 words).

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

72 hours lecture. 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). Approved for IGETC Area 1A, CSU GE Area A2, Local GE Area 4.

Co-requisite: ENGL C101

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

36 hours lecture. Limited to students concurrently enrolled in the co-requisite ENGL C101 class, ENGL C101S provides students with additional support for college-level composition. This course offers additional instruction and practice in reading strategies, writing process, sentence craft, metacognitive reflection, and college success skills. A passing grade in this class is dependent upon successful completion of the ENGL C101 co-requisite. (Units for this course are non-degree applicable.)

Prerequisite: ENGL C101

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

72 lecture hours. 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). Approved for IGETC Area 1B, CSU GE Area A3, Local GE Area 3 or 4.

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

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

90 hours lecture. 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. Approved for IGETC Area 1B, CSU GE Area A3, Local GE Area 3 or 4.

Advisory: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. 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. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Advisory: ENGL C101

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. This course is an introduction to the craft of creative writing through the study and analysis of the works of established and peer writers. Students practice writing in various genres and are introduced to the workshop method. Approved for CSU GE Area C2, Local Area 3.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. 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. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

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

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

72 hours lecture. 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. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. 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. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

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

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

72 hours lecture. 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. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Prerequisite: ENGL C101

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 lecture hours. This course surveys the literature written in the British Isles up to the last quarter of the 18th century. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Prerequisite: ENGL C101

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 lecture hours. This course surveys British literature from the late eighteenth century to contemporary British and post-colonial texts. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. 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. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

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

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

72 hours lecture. 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. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. 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. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. 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. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. 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. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3 & 6.

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

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

72 hours lecture. 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. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3 & 6.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 lecture hours. 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. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3 & 6.

Advisory: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. 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. Films are subtitled; no knowledge of Spanish is required. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 2 or 3, & 6.

Advisory: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

90 hours lecture. 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. Approved for IGETC Area 6, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Prerequisite: FREN C101

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

90 hours lecture. This course is a continuation of the introduction to the French language presented in French C101. The course continues 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 French-speaking world. Approved for IGETC Area 6, CSU Area C2, Local GE Area 3 & 6. (Formerly FREN C102.)

Advisory: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

72 hours lecture. 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. Approved for CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Prerequisite: LATN C101

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

72 hours lecture. This course continues coverage of the basic structures and vocabulary for understanding reading, writing and speaking Latin. Approved for IGETC Area 6, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Prerequisite: LATN C102

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

72 hours lecture. This course covers intermediate level structures and vocabulary development for reading, writing, and speaking Latin. Approved for IGETC Area 3B & 6, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Prerequisite: LATN C201

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

72 hours lecture. 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. Approved for IGETC Area 3B & 6, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. 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. Approved for CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

90 hours lecture. 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. Approved for IGETC Area 6, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3 & 6.

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

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

90 hours lecture. 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. Approved for IGETC Area 6, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3 & 6.

Advisory: SPAN C102

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. This course improves the student’s ability to communicate in Spanish through vocabulary building, reading, and classroom conversation at a mid to high-intermediate 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. Approved for IGETC Area 6, CSU Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Advisory: SPAN C102

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

72 hours lecture. 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. Approved for IGETC Area 6, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3 & 6.

Advisory: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. 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. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 2 or 3, & 6.

Advisory: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. 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. Approved for IGETC Area 1C, CSU GE Area A1.

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