English Department Writing Classes

English writing class

English 900: Writing Skills LAB                   0.5 units

English 900 is required for any student taking English 903 or 905. It is also advised for students wanting extra help in any English course. This course provides instruction designed to help students improve their writing by having them practice the steps of the writing process and apply writing strategies. Any student may enroll in the course. In order to receive credit, students must complete the required coursework. May be repeated three times.

 

English 905: English Fundamentals                          3.0 units

Concentration is on the writing of basic expository paragraphs and essays having grammatically correct sentences and clear organization of ideas. There are no final letter grades for the course. The course does not fulfill the English requirement for the Associate degree and is not a baccalaureate level class.

Prerequisite ESL 970RW and ESL 970G and ESL 970LS ; or Placement into English 905 on the English Placement Test; READ 961 or Proficiency in reading at or above READ 053 on the reading assessment test Corequisite ENGL 900, or READ 961

 

English 908: Effective Writing                    3.0 units

Concentration is on the writing process, academic essays, and introduction to research skills. This course qualifies students for English 001A.

Prerequisite: ENGL 905 or qualifying score on placement test

 

English 1A: English Composition                               3.0 units

This course emphasizes the techniques of English composition with emphasis on the process of learning to write clearly and effectively and to read analytically.

Advisory: READ 053, LIB 010 Prerequisite: ENGL 908 or qualifying score on the English Placement Assessment. Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

 

English 1B: English Composition                               3.0 units

This course continues emphasis on English composition skills with an introduction to techniques of reading and writing about literature and acquiring skills in analysis and interpretation.

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 053 Prerequisite: ENGL 001A Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

 

English 1C • Clear Thinking in Writing                    3.0 units

English 001C is an advanced composition course that emphasizes critical thinking, particularly in the reading and writing of arguments. Course content includes analytical reading skills and methods of analysis, principles of logic, techniques of reasoning and of style, and research skills.

Eligibility for ENGL 001A and READ 053 Prerequisite: ENGL 001A Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University