• English


  • Catalog Year 2017-2018

    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 literature. 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 10-19 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:

    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.

    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.

    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, 4 or
    ENG204-205
    British Literature3,4 or
    ENG253-254 Survey of American Literature3,4
    4
    ANTH180 Language and Culture5 4
    Oral Communication requirement1 3
    Second-year Language (humanities) requirement1, 6 4
    Social Science requirement1 3-4
    18-19
    Fifth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ENG201-202 Shakespeare2, 4 or
    ENG204-205 British Literature3,4 or
    ENG253-254
    Survey/American Literature3,4
    4
    MTH105 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics
    or
    MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions 1
    4-5
    Second-year Language (humanities) requirement1, 6 4
    Social Science requirement1 3-4
    16-17
    Sixth Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ENG201
    ENG202
    Shakespeare2, 4 or
    ENG204- 205 British Literature3,4 or
    ENG253-254 Survey/American Literature3,4
    4
    Science/Math/Computer Science requirement1 3-4
    Second-year Language (humanities) requirement1, 6 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.

    1This plan aligns with the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree; refer to degree requirements in the printed catalog.
    2 ENG201 offered fall; ENG202 offered winter
    3 Courses are offered in alternate years as follows: ENG204: winter 2016, 2018; ENG205: spring 2016, 2018; ENG253: fall 2015, winter 2017, spring 2017; ENG254: annually in spring
    4 Each literature sequence is a two-course sequence - a total of eight credits. A total of 90 credits is required for the AS degree.
    5 Recommended course to fulfill social science general education requirement. This course also meets the AAOT Cultural Literacy requirement.
    6 Suggested courses to fulfill humanities requirements include: ASL201-203, JPN201-203, SPAN201-203.

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

    Transfer Schools’ Web Links:

    Eastern Oregon University - English/Writing Program
    Marylhurst University - B.A. in English Literature and Writing
    Oregon State University - School of Writing, Literature, and Film
    Portland State University - B.A. in English
    Southern Oregon University - English Program
    University of Oregon – Department of English
    Western Oregon University - The English Major