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Spring 2020 Literature Classes

​​In addition to pre-transfer (English 99) 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 Spring 2020 semester, we offer the following classes, all of which can be found on page 27 of SCC's Spring 2020 Schedule of Classes:

English 220, Survey of the Bible as Literature (Ticket #76629, 1:30-2:55pm, MW)

Taught by Professor Rick Adams, English 220 presents students with a study of the literary history, influence, and craftsmanship of the Bible.  The course also explores stories, poems, plays, essays and other diverse materials related to biblical study.

English 232, Survey of English Literature (Ticket #76627, 6:30-9:40pm, Tu)

Taught by Professor Lynnette Beers-McCormick, English 232 introduces students to a study of representative selections from the English Romantic Movement to the present, with an emphasis on those authors best exemplifying their period.   Authors studied include Austen, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Bryon, the Shelleys, Keats, Tennyson, Newman, Carlyle, the Brownings, Dickens, the war poets, Houseman, Yeats, Wilde and Woolf.

English 233B, Shakespeare's Tragedies and History Plays (Ticket #76628, 10:15-11:40am, TuTh)

Taught by Professor Corinna Evett, English 233B presents students with a selection of some of Shakespeare's most noteworthy histories and tragedies, highlighting dramatic elements, the depiction of human nature, and timeless/timely conflicts.   Class lectures and discussion are augmented by films and, if available, appropriate field trips.

English 241, Survey of American Literature, 1600-1865 (Ticket #76632, 10:15-11:40am, MW)

Taught by Professor Corinna Evett, English 241 offers students a survey of America's greatest works of literature from 1600-1865, emphasizing the relationship between various works and general movements in American culture and literary history. 

English 272, Survey of World Literature (Ticket #76633, 1:30-2:55pm, MW)

Taught by Professor Will Lennertz, English 272, Survey of World Literature II, presents students with a selection of world masterpieces from the Renaissance to the present.  Literary works are studied in historical context for artistic form, influence on their and others' cultures, and general contribution to modern and contemporary thought. 

English 278, Survey of Literature by Women (Ticket #76631, 8:00-9:25am, TuTh)

Taught by Professor Lisa DelaCusack, English 278 offers students a selection of historically notable literary works by women.   Coursework focuses on pieces from various cultures and genres, including short stories, novels, plays, poetry and non-fiction and highlights women's contribution to modern and contemporary culture and thought.