Composition Courses 

 

Composition is the primary English class offered at Grossmont College. Our varied curriculum is designed to serve the needs of learners at all skill levels and includes courses with emphasis in reading, critical thinking, basic skills, and accelerated learning. For more information, contact Department Co-Chairs Dr. Cindi Harris at cindi.harris@gcccd.edu or Dr. Tate Hurvitz at tate.hurvitz@gcccd.edu.

 

(See our Project Success page to learn about English courses with links to courses in other Departments and Programs such as History, Ethnic Studies, and Counseling.)

 


COURSES

Courses listed in red are not offered every semester. Check the current Class Schedule for course availability.


ENGLISH 120: COLLEGE COMPOSITION AND READING

3 units, 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: None. 

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 020: SUPPORT FOR FRESHMAN COMPOSITION

1 unit, 1 hour lecture/lab

Prerequisite: None. 

Corequisite: English 120 (*Each section of English 020 requires concurrent enrollment in a specific cross-listed section of English 120; consult Schedule of Classes for details.)

This course is designed to review and reinforce the skills necessary to be successful in English 120: College Composition and Reading (i.e., freshman composition). Students will study the elements and principles of composition through the practice of editing and revising narrative, expository, and argumentative essays. Students will also be introduced to effective reading skills and strategies necessary for the reading of college level material. This course is offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only. Nondegree applicable.


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 ESL 122 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


ENGLISH 098: ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS

4 units, 4 hours lecture

Prerequisite: None. 

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. (Nondegree credit course)