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English

Courses - ENGL Lower Division

**The information below differs from the print version of the CSULB Catalog. The acceptable EPT scores has been updated for ENGL 1, 1E and 100. Please browse here for a full list of differences between the print and online catalog. (11/08/11)**

To encourage clarity and uniformity in the reporting of scholarship, students in all English courses are expected to learn and use standard methods of citation and documentation. For literary and critical study, the standard format is the documentation system prescribed by the Modern Language Association, detailed in the MLA Handbook and simplified in many beginning textbooks in literary study. At the instructor's discretion, other methods may be used in courses in composition, technical communication, literacy studies, and other classes required for the English Education option.

LOWER DIVISION

Please check the section on "Application Procedures and Admissions Requirements" of this Catalog for CSU system‑wide writing proficiency requirements.

1. Writing Skills (3)

Prerequisite: Students who score 147 or below on the English Placement Test and who have not taken equivalent courses in another department are eligible for enrollment in this course.
Basic course in writing, offering intensive practice in every stage of the writing process. Writing strategies at the level of word, sentence, and paragraph. Methods for developing and organizing ideas in coherent essays. Conventional mechanics, spelling, and grammar.
Does not count toward graduation, but does count toward course load. Credit/No Credit grading only.

1E. Writing Skills (3)

Students who score 147 or below on the English Placement Test and who have not taken equivalent courses in another department are eligible for enrollment in this course.
Basic course in writing, offering intensive practice in every stage of writing process. Writing strategies at the level of word, sentence and paragraph. Methods for developing and organizing ideas in coherent essays. Conventional mechanics, spelling, and grammar.
Does not count toward graduation, but does count toward course load. Credit/No Credit grading only.

100. Composition (3)

Prerequisites: A recorded total score of 147 or above on the English Placement test, credit in ENGL 1 (or its equivalent), or consent of the instructor.
Writing, revising, and editing non-fiction prose, with emphasis on exposition and argument. Critical reading strategies for research. Satisfies the baccalaureate degree requirement for one course in written composition in English.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 100W, ASAM 100, AFRS 100, CHLS 104.

101. Composition (3)

Prerequisite: ENGL 100.
Writing expository prose, with emphasis on the research paper.

102. Critical Reading and Writing (3)

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 with a minimum grade of "C."
Analytical reading and persuasive writing, with emphasis on logic and argumentation.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 200.

180. Appreciation of Literature (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
Study of works representing the scope and variety of themes and types of imaginative literature. Introduction to the major literary genres and to methods of critical expository writing.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 184.

204. Introduction to Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction (3)

Prerequisites: ENGL 100; GE Foundation requirements.
Practice in the basic elements of creative nonfiction, including description, dialog, and framing.

205. Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction (3)

Prerequisites: ENGL 100; GE Foundation requirements.
Practice in the basic elements of fiction writing: character sketch, plot development, description, dialog.

206. Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry (3)

Prerequisites: ENGL 100; GE Foundation requirements.
Theory and techniques of poetry. Practice in creative work, with group discussions and individual conferences.

250A,B. Survey of English Literature (4,4)

Prerequisites: ENGL 100; GE Foundation requirements.
Representative selections from English writers to and since the late eighteenth century.

270A,B. Survey of American Literature (4,4)

Prerequisites: ENGL 100; GE Foundation requirements.
Representative selections from American writers to and since about 1865.

283. Science Fiction (3)

The literature of science fiction, from Frankenstein and H.G. Wells to the present, emphasizing the relevance of science and technology to literary fantasy.

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