Composition Courses

Cerritos College

Composition Courses

English 15: Beginning Writing (not degree applicable)

Class hours: 3 lecture
3 units (Credit / No-credit)

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the English Placement Process

This course is designed to reduce beginning writing students' fear and anxiety about writing. It develops writing fluency through written activities and assignments designed to teach and reinforce confentions of standard English. This course focuses on sentence structure and development and sentence combining. Students will work toward developing short paragraphs. This couse is not repeatable.

 

English 20: Basic Writing (not degree applicable)

Class hours: 3 lecture /1 lab
3 units

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the English Placement Process or ESL 200 or English 15 or equivalent with a grade of Credit or "C" or higher.

This course introduces students to the writing process as a means of developing ideas into clear, correct, and effective writing. The course concentrates on short essay writing in accord with the conventions of standard English.

 

English 52: Introduction to College Composition (not degree applicable)

Class hours: 3 lecture /1 lab
3 units

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the English Placement Process or ENGL 20 or equivalent with a grade of Credit or "C" or higher.

This course develops the students' ability to write clearly, effectively, and correctly by guiding students through the writing process. Students write a series of compositions that integrate critical thinking, evaluative writing, and library research.

 

English 100: Freshman Composition

Class hours: 4 lecture
Units: 4

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the English Placement Process or ENGL 52 or equivalent with a grade of Credit or "C" or higher.

This course guides the student through the writing process to develop expository prose with an emphasis on effective organization and on correctness. The course meets transfer requirements for four-year institutions and is required for the A.A. degree.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

English 101: Critical & Argumentative Writing About Literature

Class hours: 3 lecture
3 units

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or equivalent with a grade of Credit or "C" or higher or a satisfactory completion of the Advanced Placement English Examination of the College Entrance Examination Board.

This course develops critical thinking, reading, and writing beyond the level achieved in English 100 (Freshman Composition). The course focuses on the development of logical reasoning and analytical and argumentative writing skills through the reading and analysis of a variety of literature: prose fiction, poetry, drama, and film. This class may be taken as a substitute for either English 102 or English 103.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

English 102: Freshman Composition & Literature

Class hours: 3 lecture
3 units

Prerequisite: English 100 or equivalent with a grade of Credit or "C" or higher.

This course continues to develop and improve skills in composition and critical analysis by introducing the study of fiction, poetry, drama, and film produced by an enlarged canon of authors from culturally diverse backgrounds as the subjects for writing assignments.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

English 103: Critical & Argumentative Writing

Class hours: 3 lecture
3 units

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or equivalent with a grade of Credit or "C" or higher or a satisfactory completion of the Advanced Placement English Examination of the College Entrance Examination Board.

This course develops critical thinking, reading, and writing beyond the level achieved in English 100 (Freshman Composition). The course focuses on the development of logical reasoning and analytical and argumentative writing skills.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

 

English 155: Technical Writing

Class hours: 3 lecture
3 units

Recommendation: Satisfactory completion of the English Placement Process or ENGL 20 of equivalent with a grade of Credit or "C" or higher.

This course enhances students' ability to write clear, effective, and correct technical prose. Students write a series of technical instructions, reports, manuals, and proposals that integrate critical thinking, evaluation, and research. Students will produce a letter of application and resume for technical fields.

Transfer Credit: CSU

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