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ENGL 110 –  Compos., Lit. & Crit. Thinking (CRN: 32898) at  College of San Mateo for Spring 2024

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ENGL 110 Composition, Literature, and Critical Thinking

This course is designed to promote critical thinking about diverse social, historical, and cultural contexts through inquiry into literature. As part of this inquiry, students will engage with distinctively literary ways of exploring human experience. Writing a minimum of 5000 words of finished prose, students will learn to articulate their own views in a meaningful conversation between themselves and the literature. All course sections, each with its own theme, will explore poetry, drama, and fiction.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • TBA hours/semester: 16-18
  • Homework hours/semester: 80-90
Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or 105.
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E2b, E5c
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A2 or A3 or C2), UC (IGETC Area 1B or 3B).
C-ID: ENGL 120 (ENGL-LIT 100)

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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.

CX - Lecture and/or Discussion
Meeting Date: 01/17-05/15
Meeting Time: 1:10pm-2:25pm
Days: M, W
Building: 16 Room: 0207
Instructor: Ronald Richardson
Critical Dates for this Course Date
Last day to add class January 29, 2024
Last day to drop with a refund January 29, 2024
Last day to drop without a "W" February 4, 2024
Last day to drop with a "W" April 25, 2024
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass Grading Option May 15, 2024
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