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English Composition Courses by Placement

Students are placed into an English composition class based on their skill level as determined through the English placement process. See what course sequence you should follow based on your placement: ENGWR 108/300, ENGWR 300, ENGWR 341, or ENGWR 480.

ENGWR 108/300 Combo Placement (ENGWR_4)

First Semester

Enroll in both of the following:

  • ENGWR 300: College Composition1 (3 units)
  • ENGWR 108: Accelerated College Writing (3 units)
    • Each ENGWR 108 has its own required section of ENGWR 300.
  • 1 Satisfies AA/AS graduation, CSU GE A2, and IGETC 1A requirements. Transfers to four-year colleges and universities.

Second Semester

Enroll in one of the following:

  • ENGWR 301: College Composition and Literature2 (3 units)
  • ENGWR 302: Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking3 (3 units)
  • 2 Fulfills CSU GE A3 and C2 and IGETC 1B and 3B. Transfers to four-year colleges and universities.
  • 3 Fulfills CSU GE A3 and IGETC 1B. Transfers to four-year colleges and universities.

College Composition Placement (ENGWR_5)

First Semester

Enroll in one of the following:

  • ENGWR 300: College Composition4 / 5 (3 units)
  • ENGWR 341: Introduction to Technical and Professional Writing5 (3 units)
  • ENGWR 480: Honors College Composition4 / 6 (3 units)
  • HONOR 375: Honors College Composition4 / 6 (3 units)
  • 4 Fulfills CSU GE A2 and IGETC 1A.
  • 5 Satisfies the AA/AS graduation reading competency. Transfers to four-year colleges and universities.
  • 6 Satisfies the AA/AS graduation written expression competency. Transfers to four-year colleges and universities.

Second Semester

Enroll in one of the following:

  • ENGWR 301: College Composition and Literature7 (3 units)
  • ENGWR 302: Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking8 (3 units)
  • 7 Fulfills CSU GE A3 and C2 and IGETC 1B and 3B. Transfers to four-year colleges and universities.
  • 8 Fulfills CSU GE A3 and IGETC 1B. Transfers to four-year colleges and universities.

Support Courses

The following classes can be taken alongside English composition classes and provide additional support.

  • ENGRD 310: Critical Reading and Critical Thinking
  • ENGWR 44: Basics of Sentence Structure
  • ENGWR 55: Fluency and Style in English Writing
  • ENGWR 110: College Reading and Writing Skills
  • ENGLB 70 thru 78: Writing Center – open access laboratory provides assistance to all students in writing, sentence structure, essay development, and reading in any subject area.

Creative Writing and Literature Courses

Studying English prepares students for a wide range of professions. Consider adding depth to your academic resume with one or more of the following classes. See the English page for a complete list of courses. These courses enhance critical thinking and cross-cultural understanding. They also meet General Education requirements, such as CSU GE Breadth and/or IGETC.

Creative Writing Courses

  • ENGCW 400
  • ENGCW 410
  • ENGCW 420
  • ENGCW 430
  • ENGCW 452

Literature Courses

  • ENGLT 303
  • ENGLT 310
  • ENGLT 311
  • ENGLT 320
  • ENGLT 321
  • ENGLT 330
  • ENGLT 335
  • ENGLT 336
  • ENGLT 340
  • ENGLT 341
  • ENGLT 343
  • ENGLT 345
  • ENGLT 356
  • ENGLT 360
  • ENGLT 402
  • ENGLT 488
  • HONOR 378 (same as ENGLT 488)

Transferability Summary Table

Course Type Transfers to CSU and UC Transfers to CSU Only Satisfies CSU GE Satisfies IGETC
Composition
ENGWR: 300, 301, 302, 309, 480; HONOR: 375
ENGWR: 330, 331, 341, 495, 499
  • Area A2ENGWR: 300, 480; HONOR: 375
  • Area A3ENGWR: 301, 302
  • Area C2ENGWR: 301
  • Area 1AENGWR: 300, 480; HONOR: 375
  • Area 1BENGWR: 301, 302
  • Area 3BENGWR: 301
Creative Writing
ENGCW: 400, 410, 420, 430
ENGCW: 452, 495, 499
Area C2ENGCW: 400, 410
N/A
Literature
ENGLT: 303, 310, 311, 320, 321, 330, 336, 340, 341, 343, 345, 360, 365, 402, 488; HONOR: 378
ENGLT: 370, 495, 499
Area C2ENGLT: 303, 310, 311, 320, 321, 330, 336, 340, 341, 343, 345, 360, 365, 370, 402, 488; HONOR: 378
Area 3BENGLT: 303, 310, 311, 320, 321, 330, 336, 340, 341, 343, 345, 360, 365, 402, 488; HONOR: 378
Education N/A
ENGED: 305, 320, 495, 499
Area E1ENGED: 320
N/A
Reading N/A
ENGRD: 312, 495, 499
  • Area A3ENGRD: 310
  • Area E1ENGRD: 312
N/A