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Literature

The English department offers a wide variety of pre-college and undergraduate courses to meet the needs of students with a diversity of interests, and academic and professional backgrounds. By studying composition, theory, literature, film studies, and foreign language, students acquire a cross-disciplinary skill set that will apply to any vocational choice. Students in the English will learn to read closely, think critically, and to write with insight and expertise.

Classes

Course Name Credits Description
ENG 104 Introduction to Literature - Fiction 4

Enhances enjoyment of various forms of fictional prose, increases understanding of the conventions of fiction and various forms of storytelling, and encourages exploration of the diversity of human experience. Prerequisites: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 105 Introduction to Literature - Drama 4

Enhances enjoyment of plays as literature, including tragedies and comedies; increases understanding of the conventions of drama and the theater; and encourages exploration of the diversity of human experience. Prerequisites: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 106 Introduction to Literature - Poetry 4

Enhances enjoyment of poetry, increases understanding of poetic elements, conventions and forms, and encourages exploration of the diversity of human experience. Prerequisites: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 195 Film Studies: Film as Art 4

Enhances understanding of film through analysis of film history and form. Develops visual literacy and analysis skills by offering a range of tools to study any film. Analyzes ways in which a film may both contribute and react to its time and culture; analyzes film through studying the techniques by which it was made; and substantiates observations with examples taken from film tradition and from the film itself. Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 213 Latin American Literature 4

Explores fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama, myth, and other texts from Latin America. Includes works from many cultures and ethnicities from Latin America, including indigenous peoples. All readings are in English. Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 214 Literature of the Northwest 4

Studies fictional, factual, and poetic works by Northwest writers from before the arrival of Euro-Americans to the present. Emphasizes relationship between Northwest writing and Northwest social, cultural, and physical environment. Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 222 Images of Women in Literature 4

Explores images of women as they appear in a diverse range of texts from across a variety of cultures and historical periods. Focuses on how both men and women have imagined and represented femininity and femaleness in ways that can challenge, reinforce and/or reconfigure culturally-based perceptions, behaviors and practices. Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 237 American Working Class Literature 4

Introduces students to literature by and/or about the working class, primarily from an American perspective. Prerequisite: Placement into WR 121. Recommended: ENG 104, ENG 105 and/or ENG 106.

ENG 250 Introduction to Folklore and Mythology 4

Develops a cross-cultural perspective on myths, mythologies and folklore from around the world. Explores different theories of the cultural meanings and functions of myth, past and present. Introduces various ways of interpreting and experiencing myth and folklore as texts with oral origins. Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 253 American Literature to 1865 4

Introduces the literature of the land which is now the United States from before European contact through the mid-nineteenth century. Revolves around written manifestations of the various interests, preoccupations, and experiences of the peoples creating and recreating American culture. Considers various literary forms, canonized (such as novel, narrative poem), popular (such as the serialized tale, verse) and unpublished (the jeremiad, Native American oratory, the slave narrative, diary). Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 254 American Literature from 1865 4

Introduces the literature of the land which is now the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Revolves around written manifestations of the various interests, preoccupations, and experiences of the peoples creating and recreating American culture. Considers various literary forms, canonized (such as novel, narrative poem), popular (such as the serialized tale, verse) and unpublished (the jeremiad, Native American oratory, the slave narrative, diary). Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 260 Introduction to Women Writers 4

Explores women's writings and literary theory from diverse places and historical periods. Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ENG 261 Literature of Science Fiction 4

Explores the roots of science fiction as well as classic and modern works of science fiction and speculative literature. Introduces common themes in science fiction, the various ideological underpinnings of science fiction, and the way such literature comments on current issues in society and presents new ideas to society. Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Faculty and Staff

Namesort icon Title Email Phone
Kristen Booth Kristen Booth Writing Instructor kbooth@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031
Andrea Golts Andrea Golts English, Writing Instructor andrea.golts@gmail.com (541) 506-6031
Leigh Hancock Writing Instructor lhancock@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031
Jennifer Hanlon-Wilde Jennifer Hanlon-Wilde Writing Instructor jwilde@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031
Tom Kaser Tom Kaser English/Writing Instructor tkaser@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6180
Nan Noteboom Nan Noteboom English and Writing Instructor nnoteboom@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031
Tim Schell Tim Schell
Literature and Writing Instructor
Department Chair
tschell@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6171
Scott Stein Scott Stein English & Writing Instructor sstein@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031
Kristie Towell English & Writing Instructor ktowell@cgcc.edu (541) 806-1295
Andrea Ware Writing & Computer Applications/Office Systems Instructor aware@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031
Amanda Webster English, Writing Instructor mwebster@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031