Spring 2018 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ENGLT 300    Introduction to Fiction    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 or 480 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 301, 303, or 481
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the study of fiction as a type of literature. It typically examines at least twenty short stories and at least three novels, critically analyzing plot, setting, character, theme, and style. This course includes fiction written in English, as well as fiction in translation.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC K.O'Brien            ARC MAIN Portable 611    19285 
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ENGLT 308    The Graphic Novel and Manga    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 or 480 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course critically examines graphic novels and manga. It explores the social, cultural, and historical contexts reflected in these mixed-media genres, analyzing thematic, character, and structural development and exploring the relationship of image and text in this development. This course typically includes at least five full-length works as well as numerous background readings.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Lyman              ARC MAIN Portable 611    19286 
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ENGLT 310    English Literature I    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 or 480 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 301, 303, or 481
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course surveys representative works in English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the eighteenth century. It traces the development of medieval, Renaissance, and Restoration prose, poetry, and drama, introducing methods of literary analysis and research. Historical movements and the cultural contexts of particular works and authors are also covered. Whenever possible, works are read in their entirety. (C-ID ENGL 160)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Abraham            ARC MAIN Portable 611    11742 
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ENGLT 311    English Literature II    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 or 480 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 301 or 481
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a survey of representative works in English literature from the late eighteenth century through the present, covering the Romantic, Victorian, modernist, and postmodern periods. Prose, poetry, and drama are represented, and whenever possible, works are read in their entirety. (C-ID ENGL 165)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC K.Quirarte           ARC MAIN Portable 611    10919 
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ENGLT 320    American Literature I    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 or 480 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 301, 303, or 481
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course surveys representative texts in American literature from the precolonial period to the Civil War and introduces students to a literary tradition born from many languages and ethnicities. Considering a variety of contexts, it examines writing as a device to reflect and create a rapidly changing world marked by political revolution, expanding commerce, and the rise of print culture. Readings--from a variety of fictional and nonfictional texts--and discussion highlight the multicultural nature of American literature and society. Whenever possible, texts are read in their entirety. (C-ID ENGL 130)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Abraham            ARC MAIN Portable 611    11743 
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ENGLT 321    American Literature    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 301 or 303
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course surveys representative American literature from the post-Civil War period until the present, with consideration of important aspects of American literary history. Readings--from a variety of stories, novels, plays, and poetry--and discussion highlight the multicultural nature of American literature and society. (C-ID ENGL 135)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC M.Diaz               ARC MAIN Portable 611    10472 
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ENGLT 341    World Literature II    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 or 480 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 301 or 481
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course surveys world literature in translation from the late seventeenth century to the present. In addition to significant works in the Western tradition, masterpieces of non-Western literature from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Central and South America are studied. The entire range of genres is represented, and, whenever possible, works are read in their entirety. (C-ID ENGL 145)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Hess               ARC MAIN Portable 611    11544 
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ENGLT 365    Introduction to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Literature    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 301
General Education: AA/AS Area I (effective Summer 2016); CSU Area C2; CSU Area D4; IGETC Area 3B; IGETC Area 4D
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course surveys representative literature concerning gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (GLBTQ) themes and issues as written by or about GLBTQ people from throughout its literary history to the present day. The comprehensive literary study includes analysis of significant historical and cultural influences.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Howe               ARC MAIN Portable 611    12792 
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ENGLT 378    Young Adult Literature    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 or 480 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course presents an overview of young adult literature and is designed to incorporate the ever changing nature of this genre. The literature addressed reflects themes of interest to young people. Topics include a review of the history of young adult literature, readings of contemporary award-winning young adult literature, as well as a look at some of the classics from the past. Authors may include Suzanne Collins, Orson Scott Card, Markus Zusak, Yann Martel, Alexandre Dumas, J. K. Rowling, Sandra Cisneros, Lois Lowry, John Knowles, and J. D. Salinger. Censorship concerns and culturally diverse selections also form a core part of the course. This course includes an analysis of literary elements, an examination of authors' style and content, and reflection on what makes a piece of literature a classic.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC S.Howe               ARC MAIN Portable 611    19287 
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ENGLT 380    Introduction to Shakespeare    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 or 480 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an introduction to Shakespeare's works. Six to ten plays, representing the range of Shakespeare's achievement, are covered. Topics include strategies for reading Shakespeare's English, exploration of dramatic genres, and contemporary approaches to interpreting the plays. Field trips to live Shakespearean performances may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC K.Rodgers            ARC MAIN Portable 611    19288 
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ENGLT 495    Independent Studies in Literature    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                 12499 
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Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 12, 2017