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What do teachers teach? English 1B Course Descriptions

Every instructor chooses specific topics for discussion in English 1B; scroll down and discover what topics teachers teach.

Not all instructors teach every semester. Check the "Schedule of Classes" to identify who is teaching that semester, and then read the course description here.

Najarro A. - "Poetry, Prose, Drama, and Distopian Novels"

Whether or not you are an English major or minor, this course will enhance your ability to read, analyze, and write, thereby preparing you for success with all future college level writing assignments. Hopefully by successfully completing this course, your writing, reading, and analytical skills will progress to a level that leads to success in future English courses at Cabrillo and at your transfer institution.

Introduces literature through reading, writing, and discussion to develop critical and analytical skills; satisfies Humanities and Fine Arts requirement for UC/CSU. Students write a minimum of 6,000 words, focusing on literary interpretation and research.

Schessler S. - "The American, and Human, Experience"

Our class will explore the different genres of literature (fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction) as we consider a range of topics essential to the human experience: innocence and experience, conformity and rebellion, culture and identity, love and hate, and life and death. We’re reading the works of a wonderful selection of American authors, ranging from the 1860s with Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson to the today’s authors, poets, and playwrights. In class, we’ll focus on close readings of the texts to improve your literary analysis and, more importantly, your understanding of the world through the art of literature.


Sullivan D. - "Composition and Literature"-Porter Gulch Review

Review short stories, screenplays, poems, paintings, drawings, photographs, and other texts for the Porter Gulch Review, Cabrillo College's Literary Arts Magazine. Look over and select the pieces submitted in order to create a diverse anthology of writing and artwork. Students in the course may serve as the production crew for editing manuscripts.


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