Concurrent Enrollment in English 10B and Writing 39B

For Fall 2019, the English Department is offering a combo-credit course that simultaneously fulfills the first course (Writing 39B) of the Lower-Division Writing Requirement and one course from the GE-IV from enrollment in English 10B “BIBLE AS LITERATURE,” that meets on MWF 11-11:50a. If you choose this combo-credit course, you will be guaranteed a seat in one of the Writing 39B sections listed below as long as there are seats available.

Course Description:
Bible as Literature
            In this course, we will read selections from the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament as centrally important cultural documents and works of literary artistry in various genres. The Bible will be considered as a challenging and fascinating text whose stories and poems are open to many valid interpretations.
            What are the parts of the Bible? How was the Bible put together, by whom and for whom? What images and themes repeat in the course of its many books? What sort of character is God, and what do these stories have to say about the Hebrew people and, later, about the advent of Christianity? How does the New Testament reinterpret the Hebrew Bible? And along the way, how have readers responded to the Bible—in scholarship, in poetry and song, in parody?
            Since time will not permit a complete reading, we will spend most of the quarter on the Hebrew Bible, especially those books that display the greatest literary interest or influence: Genesis, Exodus, excerpts from Leviticus and Deuteronomy; the saga of King David; wisdom literature, including Psalms, the Song of Songs, and the Book of Job; First and Second Isaiah and Daniel; the Gospels according to Matthew and John.
            While the Bible is of course a foundational religious document in many traditions, we will not be looking at it as revelation. With all respect for others’ religious or non-religious orientation, we will be emphasizing the Bible’s literary forms, genres, historical context, and cultural significance for believers and non-believers alike. No previous acquaintance with the Bible is presupposed.
If you are interested in enrolling in English 10B and Writing 39B, please fill out the form from this link.

Please contact if you have any other questions in regards to the combo course.

Combo Course FAQ
Are there more reading/essays for the Concurrent (Combo) Courses?
You should expect to use the readings from English 10B in the Writing 39B course. You will have separate assignments for both classes that will enhance your experience in each of the classes. You should not expect to have “extra” assignments that are out of the ordinary for each course, because you are enrolled in both courses.

Do I have to enroll in a discussion?
(There is not a discussion for English 10B)
No, you do not have to enroll in a discussion.

Do I get credit for both classes?
Yes, you will get units for both courses (4 units for English 10B) and (4 units for Writing 39B). Writing 39B will fulfill the first course of the Lower-Division Writing Requirement and English 10B will fulfill  GE-IV.

Do I have to take the English 10B in order to enroll in the writing sections?
Yes, if you plan to enroll in any of the following Writing 39B sections 33229, 33230, 33242, or 33260 you must also enroll and attend English 10B or you will be dropped from the writing section.