Course Catalog

Golden Gate University offers degree and certificate programs at three teaching centers and online.

NUMBER COURSE TITLE
ENGL 200
Graduate Communications

6 Unit(s)

Prepares students to communicate in both written and spoken English in academic and professional settings. Explores strategies for developing critical thinking and systematic analysis. Through a variety of instructional techniques, students will produce graduate-level writing and presentations. Note: Students must earn a "B" or better grade, or a "CR" grade if they elect credit/no credit grading, in order to enroll in ENGL 201 "Graduate Writing." This course may be taken a maximum of two times. Failure to earn a "B" or better grade after the second attempt will result in immediate academic disqualification without a right to appeal.

ENGL 201
Graduate Writing

3 Unit(s)

Prepares graduate students to write in both academic and professional settings. Reviews unity, coherence, clarity, conciseness, audience analysis and document formatting. Using library and online research, students will prepare documents appropriate for presentation in the student's professional field. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "B" in ENGL 200 or satisfactory performance level on the Graduate Writing Placement Exam.

ENGL 10A
Writing Skills Workshop I

3 Unit(s)

Reviews the basics of well-formed sentences, paragraphs and essays. Earns three units of lower-division general elective credit. Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the English Placement Exam.

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ENGL 10B
Writing Skills Workshop II

3 Unit(s)

Teaches students the skills for composing well-formed essays for both academic and professional writing purposes. Earns three units of lower-division general elective credit. Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the English Placement Exam or a grade of "C-" or better in ENGL 10A.

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ENGL 50
Expository Writing

3 Unit(s)

Introduces the comprehensive skills of expository writing and critical reading. Students will learn to analyze various types of reading material and will strengthen their writing skills in a variety of genres. These skills will support their academic work and prepare them to meet the reading and writing demands of professional activities. Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the English Placement Exam or a grade of "C-" or better in ENGL 10B. Formerly: ENGL 1A.

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ENGL 60
Research Writing

3 Unit(s)

Provides extensive practice in research and writing techniques that can be applied in both academic and professional settings. Students will learn to analyze various types of reading material and will practice information-gathering techniques, library and online research strategies, and the use of surveys, interviews and field observations. Prerequisite: ENGL 50 with a grade of "C-" or better. Formerly: ENGL 1B.

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ENGL 61
College Writing I

4 Unit(s)

This course is an introduction to the skills and conventions of academic reading and writing. It centers on the close reading of sources, constructing compelling arguments, and marshaling evidence and secondary sources. Students will become intimately acquainted with every stage of the writing process - from pre-writing exercises, through revisions and rough drafts, to crafting a polished final essay. This course will offer students a "writing toolbox" of transferable skills which will aid them in their future college classes in the humanities and social sciences but also in their chosen careers. This course may not be audited. This course is offered only for students enrolled in GGU Degrees+ programs, in partnership with Outlier.org.

ENGL 62
College Writing II

4 Unit(s)

College Writing II expands and reinforces the critical reading and writing skills developed in College Writing I. College Writing I was tightly focused on the argumentative or expository essay. Students were introduced to the mechanics of academic writing (close reading, asking analytic questions, forming a thesis, summarizing, developing an introduction, structuring an outline, doing research, practicing grammar, etc.) with an eye to forming an original argumentative essay. Students who successfully complete College Writing I have a solid understanding of three genres of argumentative essay: the close reading essay, the comparative analysis, and the multi-source paper. This work will be redeployed in College Writing II as they are acquainted with more creative forms of composition and a broader, more sophisticated approach to research. This course may not be audited. This course is offered only for students enrolled in GGU Degrees+ programs, in partnership with Outlier.org. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 61.

ENGL 120
Business Writing

3 Unit(s)

Helps students develop the skills necessary for effective business writing. They will write, edit and format letters, memos, reports and a research paper. They will analyze business articles and other professionally oriented material. Prerequisite: ENGL 50 and ENGL 60 or consent of the department chair. Students must complete ENGL 60 with a grade of "C-" or better.

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ENGL 198
Special Topics in English

3 Unit(s)

Examines specific topics in English. Students are selected by the department coordinator. This course may be taken more than once, provided the same topic is not repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of the department. Prerequisites will vary based on topic.

ENGL 199
Directed Study in English

13 Unit(s)

Provides individual study of selected topics under the supervision of a faculty member. Students may enroll in only one directed study course each trimester. Prerequisite: Consent of the department.