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ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

English Courses

Preparatory Reading and Writing

101A Reading, Reasoning, and Writing

Preparation in English for success in college. Integrates reading, critical thinking, and writing assignments, using materials that present a variety of perspectives from across the curriculum. Strongly recommended: Appropriate skill level demonstrated through the English placement process. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours individualized instruction. (4 units)

101B Reading, Reasoning and Writing

Continues preparation in English for success in college. Integrates reading, critical thinking, and writing assignments, using materials that present a variety of perspectives from across the curriculum. Prerequisite: English 101A. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours individualized instruction. (4 units)

102 Reading, Reasoning, and Writing - Accelerated Course*

Emphasis in the development of thinking, reading, organizing, and writing skills, particularly those required for successful execution of college-level papers in all subject areas. Designed for those requiring minimal preparation for entering English 1A. Strongly recommended: Appropriate skill level demonstrated through the English placement process. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours individualized instruction. (4 units)

* English 102 is an accelerated course that combines two semesters into one. Students need to take this course advisedly. If you do not pass this course, you either have to take another 102 class or you need to start over by taking a 101A and then a 101B before you are eligible to take English 1A. 

115 English Skills - Faculty - Student Tutorial

Preparation in English for success in college or career. Self-paced, individualized instruction in reading comprehension and writing effectiveness. You and your English 115 instructor will tailor a learning plan to give you the support you need to more easily succeed in any class that requires reading and writing. (May be repeated 3 times. May enroll through tenth week of instruction.) (.5-4 units)

Composition and Literature Courses

1A Critical Thinking and Composition

Integrated approach to reading, writing, and critical thinking intended to develop ability to read and write complex, college-level prose. Examination of ideas in relation to individuals' world view and contexts from which these ideas arise. Some research required. Prerequisite: English 102 or 101B or an appropriate skill level demonstrated through English placement process. 3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC, (CAN 2). (3 units)

4 Critical Thinking and Writing About Literature

Develops critical thinking, reading, and writing skills as they apply to the analysis of fiction, (short stories and novel), poetry and drama. Prerequisite: English 1A with a grade of "C" or higher. 3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC. (3 units).

7 Critical Thinking and Writing Across Disciplines

Develops critical thinking, reading, and writing skills as they apply to the textual analysis of primary and secondary book-length works from a range of academic and cultural contexts. Emphasis on the techniques and principles of effective written argument in research-based writing across disciplines. Prerequisite: English 1A with a grade of "C" or higher. 3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC. (3 units)

Assessment and Placement

If you have not taken any English classes at Chabot before, you will probably have to go through the English placement process to find out which English course you should take. Click the English Placement Information link in the left column to go to the Chabot webpage to find out about schedules of tests and contact e-mail and phone numbers for answers to your questions.

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