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English Department Writing Classes

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Writing Classes

English 001AX: Intensive English Composition (5.0 units)

This course is equivalent to English 1A but provides extra support for students. 


 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 and Literature (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

English 905AC: Accelerated Essay Writing (6.0 units)

Concentration is on the writing and revision process, academic essays and introduction to research skills. The course qualifies students for English 1A.

Prerequisite: Qualifying score on the English Placement Test or ESL 970GW, ESL 970RV, and ESL 970LS. This course may be offered via distance learning. Pass/No Pass Option.


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