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English

Catalog Year 2015-2016

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
Gerry Barra:
503-491-7659
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Gerry.Barra@mhcc.edu

Chad Bartlett: 503-491-7151
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Chad.Bartlett@mhcc.edu

Celia Carlson: 503-491-7218
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Celia.Carlson@mhcc.edu

Holly DeGrow: 503-491-7268
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Edward Del Val: 503-491-7512
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Edward.DelVal@mhcc.edu

Andy Gurevich: 503-491-7538
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Andy.Gurevich@mhcc.edu

Michele Hampton: 503-491-7328
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Michele.Hampton@mhcc.edu

Cheryl Johnson: 503-491-7377
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Cheryl.Johnson@mhcc.edu


Mary Kelly-Klein: 503-491-7126
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Mary.Kelly-Klein@mhcc.edu

Jodie Marion: 503-491-7265
Room AC2387
Jodie.Marion@mhcc.edu

Jonathan Morrow: 503-491-7147
Room AC2390
Jonathan.Morrow@mhcc.edu

Grace Richardson: 503-491-7609
Room AC2379
Grace.Richardson@mhcc.edu

Scarlett Saavedra: 503-491-7252
Room AC2384
Scarlett.Saavedra@mhcc.edu

Beth Sammons: 503-491-7177
Room AC2382
Beth.Sammons@mhcc.edu

David Wright: 503-491-7344
Room AC2378
David.Wright@mhcc.edu

Lidia Yuknavitch: 503-491-7185
Room AC2395
Lidia.Yuknavitch@mhcc.edu

 

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, 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

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 10-17.

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:

First Quarter (Fall)
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

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 (Fall)
Course Number Course Title Credits
WR121 English Composition
4
ENG107 World Literature: The Classical World (Seventh Century B.C. to 1200 A.D.)
4
  First-year Modern Language elective
4-5
  Lab Science requirement1
4-5
   
16-18
Second Quarter (Winter)
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
  First-year Modern Language elective
4-5
  Lab Science requirement1
4-5
   
16-18
Third Quarter (Spring)
Course Number Course Title Credits
ENG109 World Literature: Romanticism to Contemporary Writings (1800 - present)
4
HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life
3
  First-year Modern Language elective
4-5
  Lab Science requirement1
4-5
   
15-17
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
Select a sequence from the following three options.
Course Number Course Title Credits
ENG201-202 Shakespeare2, 3 or ENG204-205 British Literature2, 3 or ENG253-254 Survey of American Literature2, 3
0
ANTH180 Language and Culture4
4
  Oral Communication requirement1
3
  Second-year Language (humanities) requirement1, 5
4
  Social Science requirement1
3-4
   
18-19
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
Course Number Course Title Credits
ENG201-202 Shakespeare2, 3 or ENG204-205 British Literature2, 3 or ENG253-254 Survey/American Literature2, 3
4
MTH105 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics or  
MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions 1
4-5
  Second-year Language (humanities) requirement1, 5
4
  Social Science requirement1
3-4
   
15-17
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
Course Number Course Title Credits
ENG201-202 Shakespeare2, 3 or  
  ENG204-205 British Literature2, 3 or  
  ENG253-254 Survey/American Literature2, 3
4
  Science/Math/Computer Science requirement1
3-4
  Second-year Language (humanities) requirement1, 5
4
  Social Science requirement1
3-4
   
14-16

Note: A maximum of 15 credits of the highest level of IECC courses may be applied as electives only toward the AAOT degree.

1 This plan aligns with the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree; refer to degree requirements, page 10.
2 Courses are offered in alternate years as follows: ENG201: fall 2016, 2018; ENG202: winter 2017, 2019; ENG204: winter 2016, 2018; ENG205: spring 2016, 2018; ENG253: fall 2015, winter 2017, spring 2017; ENG254: winter 2017, spring 2017
3 Each 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.
5 Suggested 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
School Link
Eastern Oregon University eou.edu/engwrite/
Marylhurst University marylhurst.edu/english/
Oregon State University oregonstate.edu/cla/wlf/
Portland State University english.pdx.edu/index.php
Southern Oregon University sou.edu/english/
University of Oregon english.uoregon.edu
Western Oregon University wou.edu/las/humanities/english/index.php
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