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ENGL 001B: Critical Thinking Through Literature

Course Description

English 001B introduces students to literary analysis with an emphasis on critical thinking, close reading, and analytical writing skills. Engaging discussions on representative works from major genres, this course promotes appreciation and critical understanding of the cultural, historical, and aesthetic qualities of literature. Students have an opportunity to read, discuss, and compose analytic essays about literary texts (such as short fiction, poetry, drama, and novels) from diverse cultures. Instructors offer information about formal and informal fallacies of language and thought, and the principles of inductive and deductive reasoning. The course develops proficiency in research skills, literary criticism, and the composition of essays totaling 6000 words that synthesize multiple sources.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: ENGL 001A
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: A. Language and Rationality: A2 - Communication and Analytical Thinking
  • CSU GE: Area A - English Language Communication and Critical Thinking: A3 - Critical Thinking
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 1 - English Communication: 1B - Critical Thinking/English Composition
  • C-ID: ENGL 120 (ENGL-LIT 100) - Introduction to Literature
Last Updated 7/19/23