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Instructors: Marisol Baca, Rebecca Benas, Gennean Bolen, Daniel Caeton, Kenneth Chacón, Luis Contreras, Karen Crocket, Karen Davies, Rosemarie Guglielmino, Juan Guzmán, Lee Herrick, Margaret Hiebert, John Moses, Shana Muñoz, Michelle Patton, Clay Rooks, Sallie Saíz, Jeff Tannen, Teresa Tarazi, Julio Treviño, Joseph Voth
The English Composition Department provides two distinct course offerings:
English 1A Reading and Composition
This is the standard freshman composition course that is universally required at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Its emphasis is on preparing the student to write the traditional academic essay that is demanded in most undergraduate and graduate majors: a formal analytical, argumentative, or expository essay that may vary in length from four to ten pages and usually includes correctly documented library or electronic research. This class meets for four hours per week and provides four units of transfer credit. Since it does not provide basic training in grammar, reading, sentence and/or paragraph writing, students who are deficient in those skills should consult with the Preparatory English Department for an appropriate placement.
English 1A is also offered as an Honors course.
English 105 Grammar and Punctuation
Elements of basic sentence structure, including appropriate punctuation.