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Sign up for English 135-138
Cuyamaca College has an odd journalism arrangement stemming from
the 1978 charter of our district. For reasons buried in the Pleistocene,
some majors are offered at one college but cannot be offered at
the other: We have engineering and Grossmont College has nursing;
we have horticulture and our sister college has--yes--journalism.
The list goes on....
The Grossmont journalism program is extensive and quite impressive,
but Cuyamaca is restricted only to producing a college newspaper,
surely a necessity at any college. Our program amounts to four courses,
really the same course offered in four-semester repetitive sequences,
in which students create a paper, the Coyote Express. They
receive transferable elective credit, but "journalism"
doesn't appear as such on their transcripts.
Downside: no journalism degree.
Upside: If you're interested in building
real-world experience in public writing, you'll get vastly more
of your stuff into print than you would working in a full-scale
journalism program. A résumé loaded with real published
work is one shiny résumé!
here to read archived editions of Coyote Express.
- English 090: Basic English Skills
Composing sentences and one or more paragraphs. Grammar, punctuation,
- English 098: English Fundamentals
Introduction to the writing process: sentence patterns, paragraphs,
one essay. Grammar, punctuation, usage.
- English 110: Basic Composition
Preparation for transfer-level composition. Practice in the writing
process: sentences, paragraphs, and essays, one with minor research.
Satisfies general education (AA) requirement.
- English 120: College Composition and Reading
Elements and principles of composition. Essays and a major research
paper. Readings to stimulate critical thinking.
- English 124: Advanced Composition: Critical Reasoning and
Critical thinking, reading, and writing: logic, analysis, argumentation,
Click here for a complete course guide, including harmonization
of composition with ESL courses and a more complete discussion of
the skills sequence.
- English 122: Introduction to literature
- English 202: Film as literature
- English 214: Masterpieces of drama
- English 217: Science fiction and fantasy
- English 221 & 222: British literature I & II (before
and after 1800)
- English 231 & 232: American literature I & II (before
and after the Civil War)
- English 270: World literature