College of the Siskiyous

Courses

ENGL 0850 - Intermediate Reading and Writing Skills

Improves writing at the essay level by focusing on structure, mechanics, and editing. Familiarizes students with source-based compositions. Emphasizes pre-college level reading of nonfiction with attention to formal responses to reading. (NDA) Prerequisite: ENGL 0800 or qualification through assessment.

ENGL 0870 - Writing Lab

An open-entry course providing individualized instruction in writing. May be taken for credit a total of four times. (NDA)

ENGL 0900 - Introduction to College Reading and Writing

Prerequisite: ENGL 0850 or qualification through assessment

This course prepares students to write well-organized, unified and coherent academic essays for a college audience, teaches critical reading skills for college-level course materials, and introduces analysis, interpretation, inference, and information competency.

ENGL 0958 - Business English

This course is a non-transfer elective for COS degree seekers. Some vocational-technical certificate and degree programs can select this course to include as a requirement or optional course within the degree or certificate pathway. This course is intended to provide any student with the basic skills needed for effective written communications in the workplace.

ENGL 1001 - College Composition

Prerequisite: ENGL 0900 or qualification through assessment

This course offers instruction in expository and argumentative writing, appropriate and effective use of language, close reading, cogent thinking, research strategies, information literacy, and documentation. Students will critically read and write primarily expository and argumentative texts that respond to a variety of rhetorical situations and contexts and incorporate college-level research. Minimum 6,000 words formal writing.(AA, CSU, UC)

ENGL 1004 - Technical Writing

Prerequisite: ENGL 0900

The course is designed to enable students to research, analyze, plan, write, and edit effective business documents using current technology. Topics include understanding the business audience, the importance of design, integrating graphics into documents, and making effective presentations. Students will learn how to create various business reports, manuals, proposals, other technical documents, letters, and memoranda. (AA,CSU, UC)

ENGL 1019 - Introduction to Creative Writing

Prerequisite: ENGL 1001

Designed for the student who wants to become a creative writer, this course will provide a foundation for further exploration and practice in poetry, fiction, and/or drama. Through critical analysis of works written by notable writers, elements of literature, and examination of the writerreader relationship, students will gain the tools to begin crafting their own creative works and to identify their voices as writers. This is the first course for the Creative Writing Certificate. (AA, CSU)

ENGL 1020 - Advanced Creative Writing - Fiction

Prerequisite: ENGL 1018 or ENGL 1019

This course is designed for the student who wishes to continue in the discipline of Creative Writing. Instruction is based on the needs of the individual student in the writing of any form of fiction regardless of length. Completed manuscripts, unfinished long and short fiction, as well as new material will be assessed by the instructor and through peer evaluation. The student will engage in critical analyses of works by established authors and in class discussions on the forms of fiction and strategies for writing. (AA, CSU, UC)

ENGL 1021 - Advanced Creative Writing - Poetry

Prerequisite: ENGL 1018 or ENGL 1019

This course is designed for the student who wishes to continue in the discipline of Creative Writing. Instruction is based on the needs of the individual student in the writing of any form of poetry regardless of length. Completed manuscripts, revised drafts, as well as new material will be assessed by the instructor and through peer evaluation. The student will engage in critical analyses of works by established poets and in class discussions on poetic forms and strategies for writing. May be taken for credit a total of three times. (AA, CSU, UC)

ENGL 1022 - Advanced Creative Writing - Creative Nonfiction

Prerequisite: ENGL 1018 or ENGL 1019

This course is designed for students who wish to continue in the Creative Writing discipline. Individualized instruction will focus on using fiction techniques to create dynamic nonfiction from personal essay and memoir to nature writing and literary journalism. Students will analyze works by established authors and engage in class discussions of forms and strategies for writing creative nonfiction. Student writings will be assessed by the instructor and through peer evaluation. May be taken for credit a total of three times. (AA,CSU, UC)

ENGL 1023 - Creative Writing Workshop

In this three-day creative writing workshop, students will meet, interact, and learn from published authors writing in a variety of genres. Students will participate in small group workshops and listen to author readings and lectures on various aspects of writing. In addition, students will be welcomed into the community of writers by giving a reading of their own work. May be taken for credit a total of four times. (AA)

ENGL 1033 - Introduction to Shakespeare

Prerequisite: ENGL 1001

This course is an introduction to Shakespeare, his theater, and some important concepts of his world. Students will have the opportunity to examine Shakespearean tragedies, comedies, histories and sonnets. In addition to discussions, students will enhance their understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays by analyzing film versions and, when possible, live stage productions. (AA, CSU, UC)

ENGL 1038 - Multicultural Communication

Prerequisite: ENGL 0900 or qualification through assessment

Introduction to intercultural communication in domestic and/or global contexts. Influence of cultures, languages, and social patterns on how members of groups relate among themselves and with members of different ethnic and cultural groups. Theory and knowledge of effective communication within and between cultures. Appreciation and comparison of communication of diverse groups within the larger context of American culture. (AA, CSU, UC) (C-ID: COMM 150)

ENGL 1501 - Advanced Composition-Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 1001

This course provides an introduction to the three major genres of imaginative literature—poetry, drama, and fiction—and to writing about literature with emphasis on critical thinking and literary analysis. As a follow-up to ENGL 1001, this course includes further instruction in research and writing skills. The course requires frequent writing assignments totaling a minimum of 8,000 words. (AA,CSU,UC) (C-ID: ENGL 120)

ENGL 1502 - Advanced Composition - Critical Thinking

Prerequisite: ENGL 1001 or qualification through assessment

This course emphasizes critical thinking in argumentation, including the principles of rhetoric and analysis of the writing process. Students will engage in close reading and evaluation of texts and apply the elements of logic to the creation of arguments. The course requires frequent writing assignments totaling a minimum of 8,000 words. (AA, CSU, UC) (C-ID: ENGL 105)

ENGL 2021 - Writing for Publication

Advisory: ENGL 1001

Instruction in techniques necessary to become a published writer. Analysis of expression in the major forms of non-fiction and fiction writing, including the short story, poetry, essay, novel, and non-fiction genres. Reading and discussion of major classical and modern writers. Analysis of publishing techniques and markets. Individual criticism of manuscripts. Development of good writing habits and creative approaches to writing. Students will do creative and analytical work throughout the semester. (AA,CSU)

ENGL 2036 - Children's Literature

Advisory: ENGL 1001

This course will acquaint students with literature written for and read by children. Students will explore historical backgrounds and development of types of children's literature, important illustrators, trends in style, purpose, and subject matter. Students will utilize children's literature as a vehicle for children's learning. (AA,CSU,UC)

ENGL 2043 - World Literature I

Prerequisite: ENGL 0900 or qualification through assessment.

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. (AA, CSU) (C-ID: ENGL 140)

ENGL 2044 - American Literature I

Prerequisite: ENGL 0900 or eligibility for ENGL 1001

This course introduces students to America's literary traditions from their beginnings to the second half of the nineteenth century. (AA,CSU,UC) (CID: ENGL 130)

ENGL 2046 - British Literature I

Prerequisite: ENGL 0900 or qualification through assessment
Advisory: ENGL 1001or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1001

This survey course covers selected works in British literature from its beginnings to the Romantic Period. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts. (AA, CSU, UC) (C-ID: ENGL 160)

ENGL 2543 - World Literature II

Prerequisite: ENGL 0900 or qualification through assessment.

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. (AA, CSU) (C-ID: ENGL 145)

ENGL 2544 - American Literature II

Prerequisite: ENGL 0900 or eligibility for ENGL 1001

This course introduces students to a wide range of American authors and their relationship to major literary and intellectual movements from the second half of the nineteenth century to the present. (AA,CSU,UC) (C-ID: ENGL 135)

ENGL 2546 - British Literature II

Prerequisite: ENGL 0900 or qualification through assessment
Advisory: ENGL 1001 or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1001

This survey course covers selected works in British literature from the Romantic Period to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts. (AA,UC,CSU) (C-ID: ENGL 165)

Contact

For information or questions regarding this or other programs at College of the Siskiyous contact the Office of Instruction.

Dr. Zachary Zweigle, Dean of Instruction
Email: Office of Instruction
Phone: (530) 938-5201