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Humanities, Literature and Philosophy

  • ENG104 4 credits
    Introduction to Literature (Fiction) - Register

    Provides a survey of important works of fiction by writers from different cultures and time periods. The course is designed to foster thoughtful interpretation, analysis, and appreciation of fiction.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • ENG105 4 credits
    Introduction to Literature (Drama) - Register

    Offers a survey of representative works of drama from different cultures and time periods. Course explores the nature of the dramatic experience with emphasis on understanding and appreciating live productions.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • ENG106 4 credits
    Introduction to Literature (Poetry) - Register

    Explores the artistic use of language and a world made larger through the vicarious experiences offered through poetic expression.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • ENG107 4 credits
    World Literature: Ancient to Classical - Register

    Surveys important works from the literature of early civilizations: Egyptian, Hebrew, Greek, Chinese, Indian, and Roman. Course is designed to foster thoughtful interpretation, analysis, and appreciation of literature. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • ENG108 4 credits
    World Literature: Medieval to Renaissance - Register

    Provides insights into the important works from India’s Classical Age, China’s 'Middle Period,' the rise of Islam, the Middle Ages in Western literature, the Golden Age of Japan, and the Renaissance in Europe. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • ENG109 4 credits
    World Literature: Enlightenment to Modern - Register

    Introduces important works representing Enlightenment, romanticism in Europe and America, pre-modern Japan, 19th century realism, and 20th century literature in a global context. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • ENG199 Variable credit
    Special Studies: English - Register

    The course is offered in a number of formats: workshop, seminar, or independent study.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score.

  • ENG201 4 credits
    Shakespeare I - Register

    Introduces Shakespeare's plays with an emphasis on current theoretical approaches and performance history. The course will cover three to five plays from among Shakespeare’s comedies, romances, histories, and tragedies.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently). Offered infrequently.

  • ENG202 4 credits
    Shakespeare II - Register

    Introduces Shakespeare's plays with an emphasis on current theoretical approaches and performance history. The course will cover three to five plays from among Shakespeare’s comedies, romances, histories, and tragedies.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently). Offered infrequently.

  • ENG204 4 credits
    Survey of English Literature: Medieval to Renaissance - Register

    Provides a historical survey of important works from the literature of the British Isles from the roots of Old English in the fifth century through the Early Modern period. The course is designed to foster thoughtful interpretation, analysis, and appreciation of literature.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • ENG205 4 credits
    Survey of English Literature: 18th Century to Romantic - Register

    Provides a historical survey of important works from the literature of the British Isles from the seventeenth century Restoration period through the Romantic period of the early nineteenth century. The course is designed to foster thoughtful interpretation, analysis and appreciation of literature.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • ENG206 4 credits
    Survey of English Literature: Victorian to Modern - Register

    Provides a historical survey of important works from the literature of the British Isles and nations it colonized from the Victorian period through the twentieth century. The course is designed to foster thoughtful interpretation, analysis, and appreciation of literature.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • ENG253 4 credits
    Survey of American Literature: Colonial - Register

    Provides a survey of literary works from the Colonial, Enlightenment, and Romantic periods, and includes such diverse forms as essays, journals, sermons, political documents, poetry and fiction.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently). Offered infrequently.

  • ENG254 4 credits
    Survey of American Literature: 19th Century - Register

    Provides a survey of American literature between the 1830s and the turn of the century, and includes such diverse forms as essays, journals, sermons, political documents, poetry and fiction. In many of the works, historical events such as slavery and the Civil War provide both background and subject matter for the artistic productions of the authors studied.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently). Offered infrequently.

  • ENG255 4 credits
    Survey of American Literature: 20th Century - Register

    Provides a survey of American literature between the early 1900s to the present. In many of the works, historical events such as World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II provide both background and subject matter for the artistic productions of the authors studied.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently). Offered infrequently.

  • ENG257 4 credits
    African American Literature - Register

    Introduces literature of Americans whose roots are in Africa. Emphasizes the period of post Civil War through the Harlem Renaissance. Covers the birth of the African American canon, post-war novels, short stories, poems, autobiographies, and plays. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently). Offered infrequently.

  • ENG260 4 credits
    Introduction to Women Writers - Register

    Introduces literature by women and women-identified men. Emphasizes the Middle Ages period through the present. Covers "birth" of women’s literary canon, treatises, short stories, autobiographies, novels, poems and plays. Literary magazines may be read to introduce early feminist and womanist literary criticism. Focuses on oral and written texts representing interests, aspirations, and experiences of women. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently). Offered infrequently.

  • ENG275 4 credits
    The Bible as Literature - Register

    Studies the composition, stories, and themes of the Bible in order to deepen understanding of its meaning and influence.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently). Offered infrequently.

  • ENG280 Variable credit
    Cooperative Work Experience/English - Register

    Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.

  • FA101 4 credits
    Introduction to Motion Pictures - Register

    Considers cinematic art as a literary product; develops an appreciation and understanding of film as literary expression.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • HUM101 4 credits
    Introduction to Humanities: Classical to Medieval - Register

    Provides a survey of important achievements in a variety of disciplines as they emerged during the classical periods and the medieval era, in Europe and beyond: visual arts, architecture, literature, philosophy, religions, music, theater and criticism. This course covers the period from the first civilizations to the Middle Ages and is designed to help students trace the origin of the nature of human thought and creativity as they emerged and manifested themselves in the pre-industrial era. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • HUM102 4 credits
    Introduction to Humanities: Renaissance to Enlightenment - Register

    Provides a survey of important achievements in a variety of disciplines as they emerged during the Renaissance and the Age of Global Encounters: visual arts, architecture, literature, philosophy, religions, music, theater and criticism. This course covers the period from the Proto-Renaissance to the Age of Reason and is designed to help students trace the origin of the nature of human thought and creativity as they emerged and manifested themselves in the pre-industrial era. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • HUM103 4 credits
    Introduction to Humanities: Romanticism to 20th Century - Register

    Provides a survey of important achievements in a variety of disciplines as they emerged during the periods of Romanticism and Realism and shaped the world of the twentieth century: visual arts, architecture, literature, music, philosophy, religions, theater and criticism. This course covers the period from Romanticism to the present and is designed to help students trace the nature of human thought and creativity, prepare them for further study and appreciation of the arts, and encourage them to look to the humanities for insights necessary to themselves and society. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • HUM199 Variable credit
    Special Studies in Humanities - Register

    The course is offered in a number of formats: workshop, seminar, or independent study.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • HUM215 4 credits
    Native American Arts and Cultures: Eskimo/Inuit - Register

    Studies the art and culture of the Eskimo/Inuit of the Arctic area from the past to the present. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently). Offered on a rotating basis with other Native American Arts and Cultures classes.

  • HUM216 4 credits
    Native American Arts and Cultures: First Nations of the Northwest Coast - Register

    Studies the art and culture of the native peoples of the Northwest Coast from the past to the present. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently). Offered on a rotating basis with other Native American Arts and Cultures classes.

  • HUM217 4 credits
    Native American Arts and Cultures: Nations of the Plains - Register

    Studies the art and culture of the native peoples of the Great Plains from the past to the present. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently). Offered on a rotating basis with other Native American Arts and Cultures classes.

  • HUM218 4 credits
    Native American Arts and Cultures: Nations of the Southwest - Register

    Studies the art and culture of the native peoples of the Southwest from the past to the present. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently). Offered on a rotating basis with other Native American Arts and Cultures classes.

  • HUM219 4 credits
    Native American Arts and Cultures: Peoples of Mexico - Register

    Studies the art and culture of the peoples of pre-Columbian Mexico from the past to the present. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently). Offered on a rotating basis with other Native American Arts and Cultures classes.

  • HUM280 Variable credit
    Cooperative Work Experience/Humanities - Register

    Cooperative work experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

  • IS110 4 credits
    Introduction to International Studies I - Register

    Explores major cultures of the world with an emphasis on definition of culture, values, cross-cultural communication, and ethnocentrism. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; BT114 or WR121 (may be taken concurrently). Offered infrequently.

  • IS111 3 credits
    Introduction to International Studies II - Register

    Investigates contemporary global problems with an emphasis on the ethics of development, environment, foreign policy, and societal change.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; BT114 or WR121 (may be taken concurrently). Offered infrequently.

  • J216 3 credits
    News Writing I - Register

    Provides instruction in reporting, interviewing, and writing skills as well as practical experience to understand the journalistic process, style, and format. Develops critical thinking and the skills of accurate news gathering, assembly, evaluation, and final writing on the student newspaper.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently). Offered infrequently.

  • J217 3 credits
    News Writing II - Register

    Further develops the skills required for effective news gathering and writing learned in J216, providing an opportunity for students to practice these skills in actual reporting situations. Focuses on print journalism although reference will be made to broadcast journalism.
    Prerequisite: J216. Offered infrequently.

  • J225 3 credits
    Introduction to Journalism - Register

    Develops writing, interviewing, and reporting skills for work on the student newspaper that lays the groundwork for further study.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently). Offered infrequently.

  • J280 Variable credit
    Cooperative Work Experience/Journalism - Register

    Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning that is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently). Offered infrequently.

  • LIB101 1 credit
    Introduction to Information Literacy - Register

    Covers basic information literacy skills and concepts for personal growth and life-long learning. Topics include barriers to effective research; identifying appropriate sources of information for a given task; evaluating information for a given purpose; recognizing misinformation and explaining why a particular piece of misinformation is misinformation. Students will be introduced to a variety of public and subscription services. Given the online nature of this course, research resources and communication with the instructor will take place through the Internet.
    Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90), or designated placement test scores.

  • LIB127 1 credit
    Introduction to Academic Research - Register

    Covers information literacy skills and concepts related to academic research and writing. Topics include task definition and identifying options; selecting sources and refining the search process; and using information ethically. Students will also be introduced to a variety of public and subscription services. Given the online nature of this course, research resources and communication with the instructor will take place through the Internet.
    Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90), or designated placement test scores.

  • LIB199 Variable credit
    Special Studies: Library - Register

    Offers study in various library and research topics.

  • PHL101 4 credits
    Philosophical Problems - Register

    Introduces basic questions of philosophy and some of the persistent philosophical problems. Students will explore some of the traditional solutions and given a base to provide their own sets of answers.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or WR91, or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • PHL102 4 credits
    Ethics - Register

    Develops the idea of humans as moral agents; provides critical consideration of various interpretations of the ideals and standards of moral conduct.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or WR91, or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • PHL103 4 credits
    Critical Reasoning - Register

    Introduces the study of reasoning including the ability to recognize, analyze, criticize, and construct the main types of argument and proof.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or WR91, or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • PHL199 Variable credit
    Special Studies: Philosophy - Register

    Explores major ideas and belief systems of the world and the extent to which individual values are shaped by cultures.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or WR91, or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • REL201 4 credits
    World Religions - Register

    Surveys major religions of the world, comparing histories, differences, and similarities. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or WR91 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • REL243 4 credits
    Nature, Religion and Ecology - Register

    Explores how different religious traditions and the cultures influenced by them view nature and the place of humankind within the natural environment. Native, Asian, and Western traditions are examined, as are contemporary eco-spiritual thinkers and movements. Class discussion for the students to apply the material in current social and personal contexts will be an integral part of the course.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or WR91 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • WR90 4 credits
    Fundamentals of Composition - Register

    Introduces the basic five-paragraph essay form while reinforcing sentence skills and paragraph development. Critical thinking and reading are emphasized. Prepares students for transfer-level coursework and, specifically, for WR115. If a high proficiency is demonstrated with in-class writing and student self-identifies as challenging WR115, there is a process that allows students to meet the outcomes for WR115 and be eligible to enroll in WR121. When taken with RD90, course equivalent to WR91. Course is graded on a pass/no pass basis. Previously offered as WR30.
    Prerequisite: Designated placement test score as shown on current indicator chart. Course does not transfer.

  • WR91 5 credits
    Fundamentals of Academic Literacy - Register

    Combines reading and writing requirements in order to accelerate progress and prepare students for transfer-level coursework and, specifically, for WR121. If a student in this course demonstrates a high proficiency with in-class writing and meets the course learning outcomes, the student may be able to register for WR121 (waiving WR115 placement). Each student is required to attend a lab session two hours a week. An embedded tutor will provide additional support during class and lab sessions. Course equivalent to RD90 and WR90, and graded on a pass/no pass basis. Course does not transfer.

  • WR110 2 credits
    Understanding English Grammar - Register

    Explores the structures of the English language and applies skills gained to proof and edit college-level writing. Students will be able to make conscious choices of grammatical formats to express themselves clearly and to minimize grammar errors in their own papers. Previously offered as WR185.
    Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90), or designated placement test scores.

  • WR115 3 credits
    Introduction to Expository Writing - Register

    Reviews the basic conventions, purposes, and strategies of college-level writing with an emphasis on in-class writing. Course will survey a variety of rhetorical modes and prepare students for impromptu questions and essays.
    Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90), or designated placement test scores.

  • WR121 4 credits
    English Composition I - Register

    Covers a range of rhetorical situations and genres of writing, centering on argument. Students learn to read and analyze others’ writing and then respond with their own views, showing an awareness of their purpose and audience. The class culminates in a short argumentative research paper.
    Prerequisites: RD90 and WR115, or designated placement test scores.

  • WR122 4 credits
    English Composition II - Register

    Focuses on scholarly investigation and the proper use of sources and documentation. Major emphasis is on writing research papers that are acceptable by APA standards.
    Prerequisite: WR121

  • WR199 Variable credit
    Special Studies: Writing - Register

    Explores special topics in writing including novel and journal writing as well as discipline-specific discourse conventions and professional preparedness.

  • WR227 4 credits
    Technical Writing - Register

    Teaches students to communicate technical information in an accurate, detailed, formal, and functional way. Students will learn to make decisions about the purpose, audience, organization, and design of technical documents and presentations. This course emphasizes a problem-solving approach to technical communication, whether in oral, written, or visual form. The course provides students with the knowledge and opportunity to research and write a professional technical manuscript, analyze workplace situations requiring technical investigation, and deliver an oral presentation using PowerPoint software to an audience. WR227 is offered both in a computer lab classroom and online.
    Prerequisites: BA131 or CS120 and BT114 or WR121; public speaking ability is an asset; CS125WW and graphics ability or desktop publishing skills strongly recommended.

  • WR241 4 credits
    Imaginative Writing I - Register

    Offers students opportunities to express themselves through literary mediums. Students study models of short stories, poetry, personal memoirs, and do original work in each of these genres. Includes analysis and discussion of students’ work.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • WR242 4 credits
    Imaginative Writing II - Register

    Offers students opportunities to express themselves through literary mediums. Students study models of short stories, poetry, personal memoirs, and do original work in each of these genres. Includes analysis and discussion of students’ work.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • WR243 4 credits
    Imaginative Writing III - Register

    Offers students opportunities to express themselves through literary mediums. Students study models of short stories, poetry, personal memoirs, and do original work in each of these genres. Includes analysis and discussion of students’ work.
    Prerequisites: RD90 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).