ENGL 5 INTRODUCTION TO GREAT BOOKS
3 units • LG-C/NC • Three hours lecture
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.

Offered online.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A
Course advisory: ENGL 1B
Credit transferable: CSU, UC
General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; MPC, Area C

ENGL 9 GREAT BOOKS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture
Many of the assumptions by which Western democracies conduct their civic lives derive from classic texts, both fiction and non-fiction.This course discusses some of those works with readings and viewings that include Locke, Mill, Rousseau, Orwell, Tocqueville, Thoreau, King, Hanson, Harlan Ellison, Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, Greg Lukianoff, and more.

Offered online.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area C, D

ENGL 16 SHAKESPEARE VISIONS: FILM AND TEXT COMPARISONS
3 units • LG-C/NC • 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. 

Offered online.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A
Course advisory: ENGL 1B
Credit transferable: CSU, UC (pending approval)
General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; MPC, Area C (pending approval)

ENGL 17 INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE
3 units • LG-C/NC • Three hours lecture
Students read and analyze a selected number of Shakespeare's histories, tragedies, and sonnets. Emphasis is 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.

Offered online.
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Course advisory: 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-C/NC • 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 Biblical literature on history, culture, and art. 

Offered online.
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Course advisory: ENGL 1B
Credit transferable: CSU, UC
General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 3B; MPC, Area C

ENGL 44 SURVEY OF WORLD LITERATURE  I
3 units • LG-C/NC • Three hours lecture
This course is a comparative study of selected works, in translation and in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and other areas, from antiquity to the mid or late seventeenth century. Also offered online.

Offered online.
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Course advisory: ENGL 1B
Credit transferable: CSU, UC
General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 3B; MPC, Area C

ENGL 45 SURVEY OF WORLD LITERATURE II
3 units • LG-C/NC • Three hours lecture
This course is a comparative study of selected works, in translation and in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and other areas, from the mid or late seventeenth century to the present. Also offered online.

Offered online.
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Course advisory: ENGL 1B
Credit transferable: CSU, UC
General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 3B; MPC, Area C

ENGL 46 SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE I
3 units • LG-C/NC • Three hours lecture
This course surveys the literature written in the British Isles up to the last quarter of the 18th century.

Offered online. 
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Course advisory: 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-C/NC • Three hours lecture
This course surveys British literature from the late eighteenth century to contemporary British and post-colonial texts.

Offered online
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Course advisory: ENGL 1B
Credit transferable: CSU, UC
General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 3B; MPC, Area C

HIST 4 WESTERN CIVILIZATION
3 units • LG-C/NC • Three hours lecture
Students study the growth of European Civilization from the earliest times (ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome), through the Middle Ages, to the development of strong national states at the time of Louis XIV.

Advisory: English 1A
Credit transferable: CSU, UC
General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2, D; IGETC, Area 3B, 4F; MPC, Area D

PHIL 2 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
3 units • LG-C/NC • Three hours lecture
This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. 

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