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Fall 2017 Literature and Creative Writing Classes

In addition to pre-transfer (English N50, N60, and 061) and transfer (English 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​ 2017 semester, we offer the following classes, all of which can be found on page 26-27 of SCC's Fall 2017 Schedule of Classes:

English 213, Creative Writing

Taught by Professor Will Lennertz, English 213 offers students an introduction to writing techniques focusing on the four literary genres: poetry, drama, short story, and novel.  Class will be conducted in a workshop format with an emphasis on writing and critiquing their own and classmates' work.

English 231, Survey of English Literature I

Taught by Professor Lynnette Beers-McCormick, English 231 introduces students to a study of representative selections of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the neo-classical period.  The course also emphasizes authors best exemplifying their period, such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Spenser, Jonson, Milton, Donne, Dryden, Johnson, Behn, Pope, and others.

English 242, Survey of American Literature from 1865-present

Taught by Professor Corinna Evett, English 242 presents students with a survey of America’s greatest works of literature and their contributions to the American culture from 1865 to the present, emphasizing the relationship between literary and intellectual history.

English 270, Children's Literature

Taught by Professor Roberta Tragarz, 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

Taught by Professor Will Lennertz, English 270 offers students a survey of selections from world masterpieces from the beginnings of writing through the 1600's.  Literary  works are studied in historical context for artistic form, influence on their and others' cultures, and general contribution to the human experience.