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Communication skills, including the ability to write well, are essential to personal, academic, and professional success. English students will develop or strengthen their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills while gaining a deeper appreciation for the role of writing and literature in art, culture, and history. These classes are beneficial to students who are learning English as a second language, pursuing a degree or related profession, or seeking personal or professional enrichment.
SCC’s English courses provide students with practical experience in expository, creative, and technical writing. Students will learn critical analysis, language structure, composition, and literary history before they choose a specific academic track. SCC also offers ESL classes for second-language learners, available at all skill levels from beginning to advanced. The ability to read and write well is useful in a broad range of fields and academic disciplines.
Students can utilize these skills whether they’re transferring to a four-year university or entering the job market immediately upon graduation.
SCC offers a broad variety of English courses to meet students’ needs and interests. Students pursuing a transfer degree are required to demonstrate basic English proficiency by completing or testing out of English 101. Non-native speakers may enroll in English as a Second Language courses, which improve fluency and bolster students’ confidence in English language communication. These courses teach learners to conversate and express themselves in academic as well as personal and professional settings. There are also several literature and humanities courses available for all students, including British, American, and African American literature, technical writing, creative writing, and writing composition and improvement.
Out of state students please refer to the tuition of "non-resident with waiver" section of web catalog.
Ability to attend classes.
Review the Associate of Arts Transfer Degree requirements worksheet here.
English is an extremely versatile discipline, applicable to a broad range of industries. There are many career paths English students can choose. Some careers require a bachelor’s or master’s degree, while others require a two-year degree or certificate.
A few fields in which English students may flourish are:
Advertising and marketing
Writing and copywriting
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ENGL 96 — Reading Improvement — 3.0-5.0 Credits
This course focuses on helping students improve their reading. Students will practice various reading comprehension strategies, including vocabulary improvement, pre-reading, active reading, and organizing information. Prerequisite: SCC-Self-Placement.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL 97 — Basic Writing: From Sentence to Paragraph — 5.0
This course provides students with the basic elements of grammar and punctuation as they relate to writing complete and accurately punctuated English sentences. The course attends to grammar, ranging from prepositional phrases to independent and dependent clauses to the recognition and proper punctuation of sentence elements. Formal writing tasks include recognition of boundaries and composing basic paragraphs. Prerequisite: SCC-Self-Placement.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL 99 — Improvement of Writing — 5.0
Students review paragraph development and write several essays. Principles governing sentence structure and punctuation are emphasized. This course may be taken twice for credit. Prerequisite: SCC-Self-Placement. SFCC-2.0 grade in ENGL 97, current enrollment in or successful completion of ENGL 98, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL& 101 — English Composition I — 5.0
This course develops and sharpens the basic principles of writing college-level essays. Students work on a series of essays to improve their ability to write clear, detailed prose and to use texts to support their claims. Competence in mechanics and standard English usage is assumed of all students taking ENGL& 101. Prerequisite: For SCC-Either completion of ENGL 99 with a P or a 2.0 or higher, or appropriate placement. For SFCC-Either completion of ENGL 99 with a P or a 2.0 or higher, or appropriate placement score(s).View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL& 102 — Composition II — 5.0
This course teaches students research skills by emphasizing the development of critical reading habits, investigative proficiency, and the writing of expository and persuasive prose including documented research essays. Students work to understand academic audiences, increase their clarity and objectivity, and adhere to standard formats. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 with a 2.0 or higher.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL& 111 — Intro to Literature — 5.0
Students read and discuss short stories, plays, and poetry with an emphasis on understanding and appreciating the richness and diversity of literature.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL& 112 — Intro to Fiction — 5.0
Students explore the verbal and thematic breadth of classic and contemporary fiction. Emphasis is on perceiving the techniques writers use to create an aesthetic experience for readers.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL& 113 — Intro to Poetry — 5.0
Students explore the themes, the craft, and the history of poetry, reading and interpreting a diverse selection of poems, with a focus on contemporary writers. Emphasis is on understanding the ways in which poets manipulate language to create meaning.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL 151 — Reading & Writing for College Success — 5.0
Introduction to the current interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks of learning, allowing students to develop the habits and academic strategies of independent learning and critical thinking necessary for college success. Students will apply these skills directly to their other college-level coursework.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL 188 — Introduction to Writing for Vocational Students — 1.0-3.0 Credits
This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of writing (basic grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, spelling and organization). Students learn to write basic paragraphs including, but not limited to, process, description, cause and effect, and comparison and/or contrast.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL 189 — Writing for Vocational Students — 1.0-3.0 Credits
Provides instruction in basic writing concepts, including sentence structure, paragraphs and longer papers. It also reviews fundamentals of grammar, punctuation and spelling.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL 208 — British Literature to 1800 — 5.0
This survey covers British literature from Beowulf through the 18th century, emphasizing the major writers and their relationships to the significant literary traditions of their time. Discussion topics include the use of poetry, drama, fiction, and essays to explore social and ethical issues, the evolution of the English language and of new literary forms, and the use of satire and humor by writers.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL 209 — British Literature since 1800 — 5.0
This survey explores the progression of British literature from 1800 to the present, including the Romantic movement, the Victorian era, Modernism, and Post-Colonialism. Discussion topics include the relationship between writing and nature, the potential of literature to address injustice and other social issues, and the literary responses to war and other sources of cultural upheaval.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL& 220 — Intro to Shakespeare — 5.0
This course explores Shakespeare's plays and sonnets in light of the historical and social milieu of Elizabethan England. Students develop strategies for understanding Shakespeare’s language and analyzing his writings as literary expressions and cultural documents.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL& 235 — Technical Writing — 5.0
Students learn to communicate information about a particular art, science, trade or profession. The course emphasizes such skills as clarity, objectivity, audience analysis and adherence to format. Students use subjects within their intended majors or career fields to write business correspondence, memoranda, resumes, mechanism descriptions, progress reports and analytical research reports. Prerequisite: Minimum 2.0 in ENGL& 101 or permission of instructor.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL& 236 — Creative Writing I — 5.0
This course is an introduction to creative writing, with an emphasis on both reading and writing. We’ll do a close study of works of contemporary poetry and fiction to determine how a given work is put together and how writers achieve desired effects. We’ll write a series of poetry exercises and a series of fiction ones, and we’ll devote several classes to sharing each other’s work in progress, both informally and in workshops. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or permission of instructor.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL& 237 — Creative Writing II — 5.0
This course teaches creative writing for intermediate writers. It is the logical continuation of ENGL& 236; however, it also is suited for students who, provided they have had prior writing experience, wish to pursue specific writing projects or are interested in both receiving and dispensing constructive peer critique in an informal workshop setting. Students have the opportunity to balance class activities with individual writing interests. The emphasis is on writing as a serious craft, and the course focuses primarily on poetry and prose though other forms of writing also may be included. Prerequisite: ENGL& 236 or permission of instructor.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL 238 — Advanced Expository Writing — 5.0
This class is a logical extension of ENGL& 101 and ENGL& 102, going beyond rhetorical modes and research skills to explore and practice the longer essay. Prerequisite: Minimum 2.0 in ENGL& 102.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL 247 — American Multicultural Literature — 5.0
This course surveys the cultural diversity of American literature, with an emphasis on writings from the 1950s to the present. Readings may be drawn from contemporary African American, Asian American, Latina/o, Native American, Jewish, LGBTQ, and/or other traditions.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL 248 — American Literature to 1865 — 5.0
This course surveys the writers and issues that formed American literature from the earliest known oral traditions through the Civil War. Discussion topics include the literary responses to historical events such as early contact between Europeans and American native groups, the establishment of the United States as a nation, and slavery; as well as stylistic and thematic innovations by American writers.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL 249 — American Literature since 1865 — 5.0
This survey course focuses on selected works of American writers from the Civil War to the present. Discussion topics include the development of cultural and ethnic literary traditions in an era of immigration and social change, as well as literary experimentation and challenges to earlier traditions.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL 261 — Studies in the Novel — 5.0
This course explores the variety and cultural impact of the novel as a literary form. Students pursue a deeper appreciation and understanding of the genre and its practitioners. At the instructor’s discretion, the course may focus on a particular theme, subgenre, or historical period.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL 271 — World Literature to 1650 — 5.0
This course offers a comparative approach to the literature of Europe, Asia (including East Asia, the Middle East, and the Subcontinent), Africa, and the Americas. Readings explore both diversity and continuity in the written expression of multiple world cultures from the dawn of literacy to the Early Modern period.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL 272 — World Literature since 1650 — 5.0
This course offers a comparative approach to literature from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Students trace the emergence of a global literature from the period of European colonialism to the contemporary multicultural world.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
ENGL 278 — Women Writers — 5.0
This course emphasizes the themes, conventions, and techniques employed by women writers. Students analyze fiction, poetry, and drama written by women in order to gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for the literary contributions of women across class and cultural boundaries.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes