ENGL 1A COLLEGE COMPOSITION
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This is an introductory course that offers instruction in expository and argumentative writing, appropriate and effective use of language, close reading, cogent thinking, research strategies, information literacy, and documentation. Also offered online.

  • Prerequisites: Qualifying reading and writing assessment results; or satisfactory completion of ENGL 111 or ENSL 110
  • Advisories: LIBR 50 (may be taken concurrently); ENGL 112
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area A2; IGETC, Area 1A; MPC, Area A 

ENGL 1B INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course introduces representative works from major genres, develops students’ close reading and analytical writing skills, and promotes appreciation and critical understanding of the cultural, historical, and aesthetic qualities of literature.

  • Prerequisites: ENGL 1A
  • Advisories: LIBR 50 (may be taken concurrently)
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 3B; MPC, Area C

ENGL 2 ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING AND CRITICAL THINKING
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course offers instruction in argumentation and critical writing, critical thinking, analytical evaluation of texts, research strategies, information literacy, and proper documentation.

  • Prerequisites: ENGL 1A
  • Advisories: LIBR 50 (may be taken concurrently)
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area A3; IGETC, Area 1B; MPC, Area A2

ENGL 5 INTRODUCTION TO GREAT BOOKS
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course offers an introduction to the theory, precepts, and history of great books and the Monterey Peninsula College Great Books Program, including the nature of and criteria for greatness, the relationship between great books and democracy, the “Great Conversation,” instruction in how to read challenging texts, and the unique characteristics of typographic texts. Also offered online.

  • Prerequisites: ENGL 1A
  • Advisories: ENGL 1B
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 3B; MPC, Area C 

ENGL 11 LITERATURE BY AND ABOUT WOMEN
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course covers American, British and international literary works by and about women, including poetry, fiction, autobiography, drama and non-fiction prose. It will introduce students to literary analysis, interpretation and understanding. The course focuses on literary trends, style, and issues of race, class, ethnicity, and cultural identify and provides students with opportunities to explore individual writers in depth. Also offered as Women’s Studies 11; credit may be earned only once. Also offered online.

  • Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 3B; MPC, Area C

ENGL 16 SHAKESPEARE VISIONS: FILM AND TEXT COMPARISON
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course offers comparative analysis of the tragedies, comedies, and histories of William Shakespeare through examination of various film versions and texts of the works. Also offered online.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; MPC, Area C 

ENGL 17 INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

Students read and analyze a selected number of Shakespeare’s histories, tragedies and sonnets. Emphasis on the reading of Shakespeare for enjoyment, leading to an understanding of good theatre, an appreciation of the beauty of his language and an awareness of the values of his plays for our time.

  • Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Advisories: ENGL 1B
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 3B; MPC, Area C

ENGL 18 THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course offers a literary exploration of the Bible, examining the different types of literature such as myth, history, poetry, drama, story and letters found in the biblical text. Key figures, events and themes are examined along with the influence of the biblical literature on his-tory, culture and art. Also offered online.

  • Prerequisites: ENGL 1A
  • Advisories: ENGL 1B
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 3B; MPC, Area C

ENGL 22 INTRODUCTION TO POETRY
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

Students read selected poems for analysis and enjoyment. The course is designed to give students an introduction to the study of poetry and to provide them with some approaches needed for their future exploration and appreciation of poetry, modern or traditional.

  • Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Advisories: ENGL 1B
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 3B; MPC, Area C

ENGL 31 INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

Introduction to the craft of creative writing through the study and analysis of the works of established and peer writers. Students practice writing in various genres and are introduced to the workshop method.

  • Prerequisites: ENGL 111 or ENSL 110
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC 

ENGL 32 CREATIVE WRITING II
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course provides a critical forum for the emerging writer in a variety of modes: short story, novel, poetry, drama, nonfiction, and autobiography. Works are shared seminar-style with occasional lecture. Students receive instruction on editing and structuring a sustained body of work. Not a substitute for the English composition requirement for transfer.

  • Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC

ENGL 40A AMERICAN LITERATURE
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course offers a comprehensive survey of American prose and poetry from theseventeenth century to the present, emphasizing Euro-American, Native American, African-American, Latino/Latina, and Asian-American literary traditions and contributions. Satisfies intercultural studies requirement for the associate degree at MPC. Also offered online.

  • Prerequisites: ENGL 1A
  • Advisories: ENGL 1B
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 3B; MPC, Area C, F

ENGL 40B AMERICAN LITERATURE II
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course introduces students to a wide range of American authors and their relationship to major literary and intellectual movements from the second half of the nineteenth century to the present.

  • Prerequisites: ENGL 1A
  • Advisories: ENGL 1B
  • Credit transferable: CSU

ENGL 43 COMICS AS LITERATURE
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course offers a survey of the form and history of visual literature known as “comics” with a focus on the unique properties of the medium. Specifically, the course surveys graphic novels, comic books, and comic strips as complex and dynamic forms of literature.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 3B; MPC, Area C

ENGL 44 MASTERPIECES OF LITERATURE I
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course surveys a selection of representative masterworks from key periods of western culture, from the Greeks to the Renaissance. All the major genres are covered, including poetry, narrative, and drama. It includes discussion, writing, and the application of critical techniques as a means of developing critical analysis. Also offered online.

  • Prerequisites: ENGL 1A
  • Advisories: ENGL 1B
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 3B; MPC, Area C

ENGL 45 MASTERPIECES OF LITERATURE II
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course surveys a selection of representative masterworks from key periods of western culture, including the Enlightenment, Romantic period, Victorian, and Modern. All the major genres are covered, including poetry, narrative, and drama. Includes discussion, writing, and the application of critical techniques as a means of developing critical analysis. Also offered online.

  • Prerequisites: ENGL 1A
  • Advisories: ENGL 1B
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 3B; MPC, Area C 

ENGLISH 46 SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE I
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course surveys the literature written in the British Isles up to the last quarter of the 18th century. Also offered online.

  • Prerequisites: ENGL 1A
  • Advisories: ENGL 1B
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 3B; MPC, Area C

ENGL 47 SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE II
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course surveys British literature from the late eighteenth century to contemporary British and post-colonial texts. Also offered online.

  • Prerequisites: ENGL 1A
  • Advisories: ENGL 1B Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 3B; MPC, Area C

ENGL 51 FICTION WRITING
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course covers the study and practice of fiction writing. It includes the reading and discussion of works by established authors, lectures, and sharing of original student work in a writing workshop environment. Not a substitute for the English composition requirement for a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Advisories: ENGL 31 and/or ENGL 32
  • Credit transferable: CSU

ENGL 52 CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course covers the study and practice of creative nonfiction writing. It includes the reading and discussion of works by established authors, lectures, and sharing of original student work in a supportive writing workshop environment. Not a substitute for the English composition requirement for a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Credit transferable: CSU

ENGL 53 POETRY WRITING
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course covers the study and practice of poetry writing. It includes the reading and discussion of works by established poets, lectures, and sharing of original student work in a supportive writing workshop environment. Not a substitute for the English composition requirement for a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Credit transferable: CSU

ENGL 54 NOVEL WRITING
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course covers the study and practice of long-form fiction writing, including the novel and novella. It includes the reading and discussion of works by established authors, lectures, and sharing of original student work in a writing workshop environment. Not a substitute for the English composition requirement for a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Credit transferable: CSU

ENGL 111 INTERMEDIATE ACADEMIC READING AND WRITING
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course prepares students for ENGL 1A. Students master the basic principles of exposition and syntax; write 500-word essays that are clearly focused, logically organized, developed with concrete/sensory details, and written in an engaging style; experience readings that stimulate analytical thinking and writing; and develop sentence variety and style. Also offered online.

  • Prerequisites: Qualifying reading and writing assessment results or satisfactory completion of ENGL 301

ENGL 301 INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC READING AND WRITING (will not be offered after Spring 2019)
4 units • P/NP • Four hours lecture; co-requisite one-unit lab

This reading and writing course strengthens reading skills and strategies, including active reading, annotating, and summarizing, It also strengthens writing skills and strategies, such as thesis statement composition, essay development, and editing for repetition and redundancy.

  • Corequisites: ENGL 301L