Courses Offered


ENGL 100 COMPOSITION (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. WRITING PREREQUISITE: ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or eligibility for ENGL 100 on approved college placement tests and other measures as necessary. READING PREREQUISITE: READ 836, or ENGL 846, or ESOL 400, or eligibility for 400-level Reading courses on approved college reading placement test, and other measures as necessary.
Designed to help the student recognize and critically evaluate important ideas in short and book length texts, and express facts and thought logically and gracefully in clear and correct prose. Students will write critical expository essays dealing with a variety of ideas at a skill level appropriate to a transfer level college course. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (A2, A3).

ENGL 103 APPLIED ENGLISH SKILLS FOR CULTURAL PRODUCTION I (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Designed for students who want to develop critical thinking skills in the writing of a Pilipino Cultural Night (PCN) and will focus on writing the script for PCN. Students will research other PCN’s, read and evaluate cultural literary texts related to the theme for content and composition, and work collaboratively to write a script to celebrate the Filipino and Filipino American experience. Transfer credit: CSU.

ENGL 104 APPLIED ENGLISH SKILLS FOR CULTURAL PRODUCTION II (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Designed for students who want to develop critical thinking skills in the production of a Pilipino Cultural Night (PCN) and will focus on the creation of a PCN, including producing, advertising, acting, singing, dancing, stage/technical crew, and prop/set design and construction. Rehearsal times will be arranged by the instructor. All students will be required to participate in and work collaboratively for the PCN performances at the end of the semester. Transfer credit: CSU.

ENGL 110 COMPOSITION, LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THINKING (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or equivalent.
Course is designed to introduce students to the major imaginative genres of poetry, drama, and fiction from diverse cultural sources and literary critical perspectives.. Students will write analytical essays, employing methods of literary analysis and demonstrating critical thinking skills appropriate to a college-level writing class. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (A2, A3, C2).

ENGL 161, 162 CREATIVE WRITING I AND II (3, 3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: ENGL 161: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent. ENGL 162: Completion of ENGL 161.

The craft of writing short stories, sketches, poetry, short dramas, and other literary forms for both personal enjoyment and professional training. During the Spring Semester, class members may volunteer to work on the college’s literary magazine. Transfer credit: ENGL 161 – UC; CSU (C2); ENGL 162 – UC; CSU.

ENGL 161, 162 CREATIVE WRITING I AND II (3, 3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: ENGL 161: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent. ENGL 162: Completion of ENGL 161.

The craft of writing short stories, sketches, poetry, short dramas, and other literary forms for both personal enjoyment and professional training. During the Spring Semester, class members may volunteer to work on the college’s literary magazine. Transfer credit: ENGL 161 – UC; CSU (C2); ENGL 162 – UC; CSU.

ENGL 165 CRITICAL THINKING AND ADVANCED COMPOSITION (3)

Three lecture hours per week plus one lab hour per week by arrangement. Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or ENGL 105 with grade of C or better.

Through investigative learning in conjunction with nonfiction prose, students will explore multiple points of view on controversial issues, using critical thinking, reading and writing skills to discuss and manipulate ideas in a progression of argumentative essays more advanced than English 100. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (A3)

ENGL 166 WOMEN ON WRITING (.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

A total of eight lecture hours.

Exploration of diverse women's experience as portrayed in a variety of genres. Students will read, hear from and discuss women authors who write in such modes as the novel, short story, poetry, drama, film, news reporting and editorial comment, memoir, biography, and historical fiction. Course participants will examine and celebrate women's voices in contemporary writing. Also listed as LIT. 166. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 3 units. Transfer credit: UC; CSU.


ENGL 203 APPLIED ENGLISH SKILLS FOR CULTURAL PRODUCTION III (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Designed for students who want to develop advanced critical thinking skills in the writing of a Pilipino Cultural Night (PCN) and will primarily focus on developing the management roles of the production. Students will research other PCN’s, read and evaluate cultural literary texts related to the theme for content and composition, and work collaboratively to write a script to celebrate the Filipino and Filipino American experience. In addition, these students will be meeting outside of class time to develop and advance their leadership skills in preparation for the upcoming Pilipino Cultural Night performances. Transfer credit: CSU.


ENGL 204 APPLIED ENGLISH SKILLS FOR CULTURAL PRODUCTION IV (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Designed for students who want to develop advanced critical thinking skills in the production of a Pilipino Cultural Night (PCN) by serving in the management roles of the production. Course will focus on the creation of a PCN, including producing, advertising, acting, singing, dancing, stage/technical crew, and prop/set design and construction. Rehearsal times will be arranged by the instructor. All students will be required to participate in and work collaboratively for the PCN performances at the end of the semester. In addition, the students enrolled in this course will be meeting outside of class time to demonstrate and further develop and advance their leadership skills in preparation for the upcoming Pilipino Cultural Night performances. Transfer credit: CSU.


ENGL 650 ENGLISH SUPPLEMENT FOR TRIO STUDENTS (.5-3)
(Pass/No Pass.)

Minimum of 24 lab hours by arrangement for each .5 unit.
Individual instruction in reading and writing skills for TRIO/STAARS students based on TRIO English instructor’s assessment of each student’s reading and writing skills. Students are assigned a personal tutor/mentor based in The Learning Center. (Open entry.) (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


ESOL 655 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE SUPPLEMENT (.5-3)
(Pass/No Pass.)

Minimum of 24 lab hours by arrangement for each .5 unit. Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in an ESOL course.
Provides assistance for ESL students in communication skills, including reading, writing, listening and speaking. The lab allows students to drop in and follow self-paced curriculum, or to choose the instructional methods they prefer: one-on-one tutoring, software, English practice groups, faculty-taught workshops, or phone-in/online tutoring when available. (Open entry.) (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

ENGL 680SA WRITING ESSAYS IN THE DISCIPLINES (0.5) Pass/No Pass Prepares students to write more effectively in classes across the disciplines. The course reviews basic writing, then focuses on writing in specific courses. May be repeated a maximum of three times for credit. Transfer credit: CSU.


ENGL 819 ENGLISH DEVELOPMENT (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester.
This course prepares students to read and write at the college level. Practice and instruction focus on reading college-level texts and writing college-level, text-based essays. Topics include thesis construction, organization, development, and sentence skills. Students will complete in-class and outside writing assignments, application in digital video production, individual conferences, and tutoring. Note: This course does not replace any course in Skyline College’s required course sequence based on placement testing. (Units do not apply to the Associate Degree.)

ENGL 826 BASIC WRITING SKILLS (3)

Five lecture hours per week. Recommended: Eligibility for READ 826 and ENGL 826 by appropriate scores on college placement tests and other measures as necessary. Students placing in READ 826 and ENGL 826 should enroll in both courses concurrently.

A course in basic writing focusing on paragraph and essay organization, sentence skills, and text-based writing. Students will write essays in and out of class and complete assignments to strengthen sentence skills and writing/reading strategies. ENGL 826 prepares students for ENGL 836. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


ENGL 828 BASIC COMPOSITION AND READING (5)

Minimum of 80 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 826 and READ 826 by appropriate scores on college placement tests and other measures as necessary.
Practice in composition and reading based on the study of essays and other reading material. Composition of short essays, with focused work on reading, paragraph development, and sentence structure.  (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

ENGL 836 WRITING DEVELOPMENT (3)

Three lecture hours per week. WRITING PREREQUISITE: Completion of ENGL 826 or ESOL 840 or 841/842 with a grade of C or better, or appropriate scores on approved college placement test and other measures as necessary. READING PREREQUISITE: READ 826 with Credit or a grade of C or better, or eligibility for READ 836 on approved college reading placement test, or other measures as necessary.

An introduction to college composition that prepares students to write essays at the college level, focusing on thesis construction, organization, development, sentence skills, reading, and text-based writing. Students will be assigned in-class and outside writing assignments and exercises, as well as attend individual conferences, and tutoring. ENGL 836 prepares students for ENGL 100/105.


ENGL 846 READING AND WRITING CONNECTIONS (5)

Minimum of 80 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: Eligibility for, or completion of, ENGL 828; or eligibility for ENGL 846 on approved college placement test or multiple measures, or equivalent.
Introduces students to college-level reading and writing, covering thesis construction, organization, development, sentence skills, text-based writing, and effective reading strategies to improve comprehension, analysis and vocabulary. ENGL 846 prepares students for ENGL 100.

ENGL 875 ENGLISH GRAMMAR (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Three lecture hours per week.

Review of English grammar with emphasis on practicing standard English skills and correctness for use in academic papers. Appropriate for all levels of English. May be repeated once for credit. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

READ 420 CRITICAL AND EFFECTIVE READING (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Three lecture hours per week. Reading Prerequisite: READ 836 with Pass or a grade of C or higher, or ENGL 846 with a grade of C or higher, or eligibility for 400-level Reading courses on approved college Reading placement test, or other measures as necessary, or equivalent.

A college level reading course designed to advance reading effectiveness academically, professionally and personally. The course empowers college-level students to critically read and analyze advanced texts of diverse cultural sources from across the curriculum. Transfer credit: CSU.

READ 425 SPEED READING (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Three lecture hours per week for eight weeks. Prerequisite: Completion of READ 836 with Pass or a grade of C or higher, or ENGL 846 with a grade of C or higher, or eligibility for 400-level Reading courses on approved college Reading placement test, or other measures as necessary, or equivalent.

Designed to increase reading rate and comprehension of college-level material through instruction, practice and application. Emphasis on learning rapid reading techniques, improving comprehension, and gaining flexibility of reading speed to suit purpose of reading across all content areas. Students will apply speed reading technique to a variety of genres and styles of writing. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times. Transfer credit: CSU.

READ 826 READING IMPROVEMENT (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Three lecture hours per week plus one hour per week by arrangement. Recommended: Completion of ESOL 830, or ESOL 831 and 832, or ESOL 863, with Pass or a grade of C or better, or eligibility for READ 826 by appropriate scores on approved college placement tests and other measures as necessary.

Efficient reading strategies and study techniques to improve word analysis, vocabulary, reading comprehension, written interpretations of text, and study strategies related to text. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

READ 836 ACADEMIC READING STRATEGIES (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Three lecture hours per week plus one hour per week by arrangement. Prerequisite: Completion of READ 826, or ESOL 840, or ESOL 841 and 842, with Pass or a grade of C or higher, or eligibility for READ 836 on approved College Reading placement test and other measures as necessary, or equivalent. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 836, if indicated by college Placement Test.

An introduction to college reading to improve vocabulary, comprehension, critical reading strategies, study-reading, and reading efficiency techniques to prepare students for college English and other courses across the curriculum.

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