Your Curriculum


Catalog Year 2014-2015

MHCC Faculty Advisers:

Gerry Barra: 503-491-7659
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Chad Bartlett: 503-491-7151
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Celia Carlson: 503-491-7218
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Holly DeGrow: 503-491-7268
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Edward delVal: 503-491-7512
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Michele Hampton: 503-491-7328
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Cheryl Johnson: 503-491-7377
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Mary Kelly-Klein: 503-491-7126
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Jodie Marion: 503-491-7265
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Jonathan Morrow: 503-491-7147
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Grace Richardson: 503-491-7609
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Scarlett Saavedra: 503-491-7252
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Beth Sammons: 503-491-7177
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David Wright: 503-491-7344
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Lidia Yuknavitch: 503-491-7185
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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 literatures. 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, the student 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 the literature and their own lives.

The following plan of classes is a general guide to prepare students to pursue a degree in English at a college or university.* To prepare for such a degree and at the same time meet MHCC degree requirements, follow one of the transfer degree options on pages 10-15 of the printed catalog.

Students receiving financial aid must be certificate or degree seeking and must follow official MHCC certificate or degree requirements.

Admission and degree requirements vary among colleges and universities. Students are advised to:

  • Contact the transfer university to confirm specific admission/major/degree requirements.
  • Consult with a faculty adviser or the MHCC Academic Advising and Transfer Center early to develop an educational plan.

Note: Community colleges do not award transfer degrees in a subject area, but do award an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, an Associate of Science Oregon Transfer – Business degree or an Associate of Science degree.

After consulting with their advisers, students may also choose to add a focus on creative writing by taking some of the following classes:

WR240 Creative Writing: Nonfiction
WR241 Creative Writing: Fiction I
WR242 Creative Writing: Poetry I
WR244 Creative Writing: Poetry II
WR245 Creative Writing: Fiction II
WR247A/B The Literary Publication
WR248 Strategies for Revision: Advanced Professional Writing

Students should consult with their faculty adviser as they plan their individual course of study within the framework suggested below and the requirements of MHCC’s AAOT degree.

First Quarter Credits
WR121 English Composition 4
ENG107 World Literature: The Classical World
(Seventh Century B.C. to 1200 A.D.)
  First-Year Modern Language elective 4-5
  Lab Science requirement1 4-5
Second Quarter
WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking or
WR227 Technical Report Writing
ENG108 World Literature: The Renaissance to the Age of Reason
(1200 - 1800)
  First-Year Modern Language elective 4-5
  Lab Science requirement1 4-5
Third Quarter
ENG109 World Literature: Romanticism to Contemporary Writings
(1800 - present)
HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life 3
  First-Year Modern Language elective 4-5
  Lab Science requirement1 4-5
Fourth Quarter
Select a sequence from the following three options.
ENG201-ENG202 Shakespeare2, 3 or
ENG204-ENG205 British Literature 2, 3or
ENG253-ENG254 Survey/American Literature2, 3
ANTH180 Language and Culture4 3
  Oral Communication/Rhetoric requirement1 3
  Second-Year Language
(humanities) requirement 1,5
  Social Science requirement1 3-4
Fifth Quarter
ENG201-ENG202 Shakespeare2, 3 or
-ENG205 British Literature2, 3 or
ENG253-ENG254 Survey/American Literature2, 3
MTH105 Intro to Contemporary Mathematics or
MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elem Functions1
  Second-Year Language
(humanities) requirement1,5
  Social Science requirement1 3-4
Sixth Quarter
ENG201-ENG202 Shakespeare2, 3 or
-ENG205 British Literature2, 3 or
ENG253-ENG254 Survey/American Literature2, 3
  Science/Math/Computer Science requirement1 3-4
  Second-Year Language
(humanities) requirement 1,5
  Social Science requirement1 3-4

NOTE: A maximum of 15 credits of the highest level of ENL courses may be applied as electives only toward the AAOT Degree.

1This plan aligns with the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree; refer to degree requirements, page 10 of the printed catalog.
2Courses are offered in alternate years as follows: ENG201: fall 2012, 2014; ENG202: winter 2013, 2015; ENG204: winter 2014, 2016; ENG205: spring 2014, 2016; ENG253: fall 2012, 2014; ENG254: winter 2013, 2015
3Each literature sequence is a two-course sequence - a total of eight credits. A total of 90 credits is required for the AS degree.
4 Recommended course to fulfill social science general education requirement. This course also meets the AAOT Cultural Literacy requirement.
5Suggested courses to fulfill humanities requirements include: ASL201-203, JPN201-203, SPAN201-203. NOTE: Oregon transfer students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete the second year of a language other than English (201-202 or equivalent) before graduation from their transfer school.

Transfer Schools' Web Links
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Oregon State University - 
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