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 world of literature. 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 2023 semester, we offer the following classes, all of which can be found in SCC's online Spring 2023 Schedule of Classes.
English 232, Survey of English Literature, (Ticket #20137, H-121, 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 233A, Shakespeare's Comedies and Romances (Ticket #20138, H-118, 10:15-11:40am, TTh)
Taught by Professor Corinna Evett, English 233A presents students with a selection of some of Shakespeare's most noteworthy comedies and romances, 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, American Literature (Ticket #20139, H-114, 10:15-11:40am, MW) Taught by Professor Kathy Silvey, 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 246, Chicano Literature (Ticket #20143, H-123, 11:50am-1:40pm, MW)
Taught by Professor Sara Gonzalez, English 246 examines Chicano literary movements of the largest racial-ethnic minority in the United States. Studies the historical, sociopolitical, and cultural concerns of Chicano communities and discusses how these texts continue to shape and inform the ongoing debates surrounding citizenship, belonging, and space-based identities.
English 270, Children's Literature (Remote Live via SCC CANVAS 8-9:25am, TTh)
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 272, Survey of World Literature II (Ticket #20141, H-118, 8-9:25am, MW)
Taught by Professor Nidzara Pecenkovic, English 272 presents students with a selection of world masterpieces from the Renaissance to the present day. 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, Women's Literature (Ticket #20142, H-118, 11:50am-1:15pm, TTh)
Taught by Professor Corinna Evett, 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.