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Composition Courses

 
Dr. Oralee Holder

Department Chair
644-7496, office 564A
oralee.holder@gcccd.edu

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Composition is the primary English class offered at Grossmont College.

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English 061-064: Writing Skills I-IV

ENGLISH 061: WRITING SKILLS I
1 unit, 1 hour lecture, 1 hour laboratory
This is the first course in a four-course sequence. This course focuses on a review of correct written expression through the study of sentence level language skills. This course is offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only. (Nondegree credit only)

ENGLISH 062: WRITING SKILLS II
1 unit, 1 hour lecture, 1 hour laboratory
This second in a four-course sequence, English 062 focuses on correct written expression through the continued study of sentence level language skills complemented with basic paragraph writing. This course is offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only. (Nondegree credit only)

ENGLISH 063: WRITING SKILLS III
1 unit, 1 hour lecture, 1 hour laboratory
The third in a four-course sequence, English 063 focuses on using the writing process necessary to organize weld developed cohesive paragraphs with particular attention to sentence level editing skills. This course is offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only. (Nondegree credit only)

ENGLISH 064: WRITING SKILLS IV
1 unit, 1 hour lecture, 1 hour laboratory
The last in a four-course sequence, English 064 focuses on correct written expression through the continued study of language skills coupled with basic essay development. This course is offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only. (Nondegree credit only)

English 080: English Study Skills
ENGLISH 080: ENGLISH STUDY SKILLS
1 unit, 1 hour lecture

Course content will include a reinforcement of cognitive strategies that underlie the reading and writing processes: vocabulary development; the efficient use of textbooks to include previewing, note-taking and summarizing; and learning and practicing the critical reading, writing and communication skills needed to succeed in subsequent levels of English. This course is offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only. (Non-degree credit course)

 

English 090: Basic English Skills
ENGLISH 090: BASIC ENGLISH SKILLS
3 units, 3 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory

Recommended Preparation: Completion of the assessment process with appropriate score for entrance to English 090. This course is designed to teach basic English skills through classroom lecture, small group, and individualized instruction. Basic English Skills will promote the students’ knowledge of spelling, vocabulary, and grammar. Students will also demonstrate their knowledge by writing sentences and short paragraphs. This course is offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only. (Non-degree credit course)

 

English 098: English Fundamentals
ENGLISH 098: ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS
4 units, 4 hours lecture

Prerequisite: “Pass” grade in English 090 and English 090R or a “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in English 105 or equivalent or assessment recommendation for English 098. Recommended Preparation: Concurrent enrollment in English 098R. This course is designed to introduce students to the process involved in writing effectively. Students will study grammar, punctuation and standard usage and will practice various phases of the writing process and use sentence variety to compose paragraphs and at least one multi-paragraph essay. (Non-degree credit course)

 

English 099: Accelerated Prep for College Reading, Reasoning, & Writing
ENGLISH 099: ACCELERATED PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE READING, REASONING, AND WRITING
5 units, 5 hours lecture

This course is designed to prepare students for the academic reading, reasoning, and writing expected in transfer and associate-degree courses. Students will engage in the essential practice of academic inquiry—discovering through reading, discussion, and writing, new views, new knowledge, and new truths about relevant and complex issues. In a highly supportive learning environment, students will develop critical reading, reasoning, and writing strategies and skills to help them engage in research and write academic essays by using and acknowledging multiple sources. This course is not open to students with credit in English 098 or 110. (Nondegree credit course)

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English 110: College Composition

ENGLISH 110: COLLEGE COMPOSITION
3 units, 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in English 098 or equivalent or completion of the assessment process with appropriate score for entrance to English 110. English 110 is designed to prepare students for entry into English 120. Students will practice the writing process by composing essays with an emphasis on effective expression through the study of appropriate language skills. Students will read critically, analyze, and evaluate expository, argumentative, and imaginative writing. By the end of the course, students will be able to write a position paper by using and acknowledging multiple sources. Transfers to CSU.

 

English 118: Linguistics and English--Introduction to Language

ENGLISH 118: LINGUISTICS AND ENGLISH—INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE
3 units, 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in English 110 or equivalent or assessment for English 120. A general survey of the study of language; its origin, its development, its structure, its meaning. The principles and practice of modern linguistics as applied to the study of English. Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C2; CSU C2. Transfers to: CSU, UC

 

English 120: College Composition and Reading

ENGLISH 120: COLLEGE COMPOSITION AND READING
3 units, 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass”in English 110 or ESL 119 or equivalent or assessment recommendation for English 120. This first semester transfer-level composition course is designed to develop critical reading and writing skills essential to academic inquiry across the disciplines. Based on analysis and evaluation of texts, and in response to particular audiences and purposes, students will construct expository and argumentative papers, including an extended argument, which synthesizes, integrates, and acknowledges multiple sources. Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College A1; CSU A2; IGETC 1A. Transfers to: CSU, UC

 

English 124: Advanced Composition--Critical Reasoning and Writing
ENGLISH 124: ADVANCED COMP—CRITICAL REASONING AND WRITING

3 units, 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in English 120 or equivalent. This course is designed to develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills beyond the level achieved in English 120. The course will focus on the development of logical reasoning and analytical and argumentative writing skills. Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College A1; CSU A3; IGETC 1B. Transfers to: CSU, UC

 

Last Updated: 08/17/2018
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