Mission College Literature Classes and Electives

English literature class

English 5A: English Literature Through 18th Century                       3.0 units

This course is a survey of English literature that begins with Anglo-Saxon writings and the epic “Beowulf” and extends through the works of the eighteenth century ending with the writings of Samuel Johnson. Prerequisite ENGL 908 or Qualify for English 1A on the English Placement test. Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

 

English 5B: English Literature from 19th Century to Present                        3.0 units

This course is a survey of English literature, the second half chronologically, beginning with the Romantic Period of the nineteenth century and continuing into the Modern Period of the twentieth century and includes authors from Wordsworth to James Joyce.

Prerequisite ENGL 908 or Placement at the English 1A level on the English Placement Test Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

 

English 6B: Survey of World Literature                  3.0 units

World Literature is the study of representative works of world literature from the seventeenth century to the present. The course emphasizes the literary and cultural significance of selected great works of Western and non-Western literary traditions, including women’s, minority, and ethnic literature from around the world.

Advisory: Read 053 Prerequisite: English 1A Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University.

 

English 7A: American Literature To 1865                               3.0 units

This course covers major American writers from the Colonial period through 1865. It begins with William Bradford’s works and ends with the works of Walt Whitman.

Advisory: Eligibility for English 1A and READ 053 Prerequisite ENGL 908 or qualifying score on the English placement test. Acceptable for credit: California State University, University of California

 

English 7B: American Literature 1865 To Present                               3.0 units

This course covers major American writers from 1865 to the present. It surveys major American literary traditions from the Civil War to the present day.

Advisory: Eligibility for English 1A and READ 053 Prerequisite ENGL 908 or qualifying score on the English placement test. Acceptable for credit: California State University, University of California

 

English 13: Chicana/o-Latina/o Literature                               3.0 units

This course provides an introduction to authors, topics, and movements in Chicana/o and Latina/o literature from the 19th century to the present. Readings cover a variety of literary forms: novels, short stories, poems, drama, autobiography, and/
or essays. In examining these works, particular attention is given to topics such as the similarities and differences in the experiences among Latino/a groups in the United States; the construction of identity in terms of race, gender, sexuality, and
class; bilingualism and code-switching; and the relationship of the artist to his or her community.

Advisory: Eligibility for English 1A and READ 053 Prerequisite ENGL 908 or qualifying score on the English placement test. Acceptable for credit: California State University, University of California

 

English 15: Introduction To Film Analysis                                              3.0 units

Critical analysis of film as a literary art form is covered in this course. Exemplary motion pictures are viewed and examined with special attention to film technique, thematic content, and aesthetic values.

Advisory: Eligibility for English 1A and Read 053 Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

 

English 43: Classical Mythology                 3.0 units

Classical Mythology is an examination of the major classical myths of Western heritage for an appreciation of their literary value and their influence on modern life and culture.

Prerequisite: ENGL 908 Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University.

 

English 48: Introduction to Shakespeare                               3.0 units

This course is an analysis and discussion of a selection of Shakespeare’s major plays and poems with appropriate attention to Elizabethan backgrounds and dramatic conventions, in order to develop knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of major genres, themes, characters, and poetic language.

Advisory English A/B is a recommended co-requisite for students needing extra help with the writing requirements of ENGL 048. Prerequisite ENGL 908 or eligibility for English 1A based on the English placement test score. Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

 

English 70: Creative Writing                       3.0 units

Creative Writing focuses on imaginative writing, specifically on fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and drama. Students learn and practice various strategies associated with these genres, read and workshop each other’s writing, and read/ analyze the work of professional writers. Other activities may include attending literary events, hearing visiting writers, and making book presentations.

Advisory: Eligibility for English 1A and Read 053 Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University