In addition to pre-transfer (English 099) and transfer (English 100, 101/101H, 102/102H, and 103/103H) composition courses, SCC's English Department offers students the opportunity to explore the worlds of literature and creative writing. To enroll in these courses, students must have completed English 101/101H; all of these courses are transferrable to both the California State University and University of California systems.
For the Fall 2022 semester, we offer the following classes, all of which can be found in SCC's online Fall 2022 Schedule of Classes.
English 213, Creative Writing (Ticket #12605, H-117, 7:15-10:25pm, M)
Taught by Professors Lynnette Beers-McCormick and Will Lennertz, English 213 presents students with an introduction to writing techniques focusing on the four literary genres: poetry, drama, short story, and novel. Class is conducted in a workshop format with an emphasis on writing and critiquing.
English 231, Survey of English Literature I, (Ticket #14242, H-117, 6:30-9:40pm, Tu)
Taught by Professor Lynnette Beers-McCormick, English 231 introduces students to selections of British literature representing the Anglo-Saxon period to the neo-classical period with an emphasis on writers best exemplifying their period. Authors studied include Chaucer, Shakespeare, Spenser, Jonson, Milton, Donne, Dryden, Johnson, Behn, Pope, and others.
English 242, Survey of American Literature from 1865 to the present (Ticket #12606, H-123, 10:15-11:40am, TTh)
Taught by Professor Corinna Evett, English 242 offers students a survey of America's greatest works of literature from 1865 to the present, emphasizing the relationship between various works and general movements in American culture and literary history.
English 270, Children's Literature (Ticket #12608, H-119, 8:35-10am, MW)
Taught by Professor Nidzara Pecenkovic, English 270 introduces students to the study of literature for children, emphasizing the history, trends, issues, and evaluation of all major genres: picture books, poetry, drama, traditional literature, non-fiction, and fiction, including full-length works.
English 271, Survey of World Literature I (Ticket #12610, H-118, 10:15-11:40am, MW)
Taught by Professor Lisa DelaCusack, English 271 presents students with a selection of world masterpieces from the beginnings of writing through the 1600s. Literary works are studied in historical context for artistic form, influence on their and others' cultures, and general contribution to modern and contemporary thought.