• English


  • Catalog Year 2018-2019

    MHCC prepares students planning to major in English at a transfer institution by offering a range of classes that cover classical to modern literatures. Their studies include American, British and world literature. Career paths for future English majors vary; they may plan on careers in creative writing, education, journalism, law, technical writing or any field in which expert command of the English language is central.

    Curricular Outcomes

    At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

    • Discuss and explicate, orally and in writing, themes, plots, characterization, symbolism and other conventions and practices of literature and literary genres, using sound critical principles
    • Demonstrate knowledge of key events, ideas and social and cultural developments which shaped the attitudes and styles of the authors and materials on which the courses focus
    • Define and apply vocabulary appropriate to the study of literature and the humanities (e.g., hero, myth, symbols, irony)
    • Compare elements of literature across historical periods, cultures and genres, and place the literature in broader artistic and cultural contexts
    • Make connections between literature and their own lives

    This plan aligns with the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.

    First Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    WR121 English Composition 4
    ENG107 World Literature: The Classical World (Seventh Century B.C. to 1200 A.D.) 4
    Lab Science requirement 4-5
    Term Credits: 16-18
    Second Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking or WR227 Technical Report Writing 4
    ENG108 World Literature: The Renaissance to the Age of Reason (1200 - 1800) 4
    Elective / university requirements 4-5
    Lab Science requirement 4-5
    Term Credits: 16-18
    Third Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ENG109 World Literature: Romanticism to Contemporary Writings (1800 - present) 4
    HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life 3
    Elective / university requirements 4-5
    Lab Science requirement 4-5
    Term Credits: 15-17
    Fourth Quarter Select a sequence from the following three options.
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ENG204-205 British Literature or
    ENG253-254 Survey of American Literature
    4
    ANTH180 Language and Culture 4
    Oral Communication requirement 3
    Elective / university requirements 4
    Social Science requirement 3-4
    Term Credits: 14-15
    Fifth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ENG201

    Shakespeare or
    ENG204-205

    British Literature or 
    ENG253-254
     Survey/American Literature

    MTH105 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics or MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions 5
    Elective / university requirements 4
    Social Science requirement 3-4
    Term Credits: 16-17
    Sixth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ENG204
    ENG205
    British Literature or ENG253-254 Survey/American Literature 4
    Science/Math/Computer Science requirement 3-4
    Elective / university requirements 4
    Social Science requirement 3-4
    Term Credits: 14-16

    ENG courses are offered as follows:

    ENG201: annually in winter
    ENG204: winter, even years
    ENG205: spring, even years
    ENG253: fall 2017, winter 2019, spring 2019
    ENG254: annually in spring

    After consulting with their advisers, students may also choose to add a focus on creative writing by taking some of the following classes:
    Course Number Course Title
    WR240 Creative Writing: Nonfiction
    WR241 Creative Writing: Fiction I
    WR242 Creative Writing: Poetry I
    WR244 Creative Writing: Poetry II
    WR245 Creative Writing: Fiction II
    WR291A/B The Literary Publication I
    WR292A/B The Literary Publication II
    WR293A/B The Literary Publication III
    WR248 Strategies for Revision: Advanced Professional Writing

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