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ENGL 100 –  Composition and Reading (CRN: 55936) at  College of San Mateo for Summer 2023

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This course is offered online and it is recommended you complete a short self-assessment to ensure readiness before taking an online course.

ENGL 100 Composition and Reading

ENGL 100, the first-semester reading and composition course, teaches students the principles, methods, and habits of mind that will enable them to succeed in courses in many fields. Students will read diverse texts in various genres, and they will connect their reading to their exploration of their own experience and critical perspectives. On the basis of these connections, they will design and write essays with a distinct purpose and audience in mind. English 105, the alternate course, is the same as English 100 but includes two extra units of supplemental instruction and support.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • TBA hours/semester: 16-18
  • Homework hours/semester: 80-90
Prerequisites: Appropriate skill level as indicated by at least a 2.6 GPA in high school, completion of ESL 400, or other measures as applicable. Students eligible for English 100 who would prefer to receive extra support in reading and writing skills may enroll in English 105.
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area C2, C3; Area E2a
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A2 or A3), UC (IGETC Area 1A)
C-ID: ENGL 100 (ENGL 110)

College of San Mateo (Online Course)

Department: English

Number of Units: 3


Multiple measures, including high school transcripts, are now being used to help determine proper placement of students into English 100 and other English courses. This means that all students entering College of San Mateo may use their high school transcripts to determine their English course placement. The English Placement Test, which measures reading and writing ability, is recommended but not required of all entering freshmen to assist with placement. Students transferring to College of San Mateo with credit in college English can use their transcripts to assist with placement, bypassing the need for English placement testing. Students who feel that their high school or college transcripts do not reflect their current abilities may want to take the placement test.

The following English courses are credit bearing but not degree applicable, which means that the units count for the purpose of financial aid but not toward the AA/AS degree: 828, 850, 875.

ONH - Online
Meeting Date: 06/12-08/03
Meeting Time:
Online course Room: 0000
Instructor: Salem Admassu
Critical Dates for this Course Date
Last day to add class June 16, 2023
Last day to drop with a section refund June 15, 2023
Last day to drop without appearing on transcript June 21, 2023
Last day to withdraw with a W July 24, 2023
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass Grading Option
(If applicable to the course)
August 3, 2023
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