7036 - English 101 - Class Information

College Reading and Composition I

Fall B 2009

3 Units, (UC: CSU)

This is the first freshman compostition course that meets requirements for the BA at four-year colleges and universities. This course developes proficiency in critical reading and writing through the application of the principles of rhetoric and the techniques of critical thinking. Students will write expository essays based oncollege-level readings. Emphasis is placed on the research paper.

Prerequisites: English 28 with a grade of "C" or better, or appropriate score on College English Placement Exam.


Angelica Duran, M.A.
Email: aduran.itv@gmail.com
Office Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 - 7:30 PM
(818) 364-7600, ext. 7156

Classroom Location Schedule

 Day  Campus  Time  Location
 Saturday   L.A. City College  9:00 A.M. - Noon  Da Vinci Hall, Rm. 304
 Saturday   L.A. Southwest College   1:30 AM - 4:30 PM   Lecture Lab, Rm. 112
 Sunday  L.A. Pierce College  9:00 AM - Noon  Village, Rm. 8101
 Sunday  L.A. Valley College  1:30 AM - 4:30 PM   Foreign-Lang. Bldg., Rm. 102 

Click here for directions and maps to the campuses.



The Composition of Everyday Life – A Guide to Writing
  • Author: Mauk and Metz
  • Edition: 2/E, 2007 (Hard Cover)
  • Publisher: Thomson Wadsworth
  • ISBN: 978-1-4130-1849-3


Student Course Guide for the The Writer’s Circle
  • Author: Martin, Diane
  • Edition: 2/E, 2008
  • Publisher: Thomson Wadsworth
  • ISBN: 978-1-4130-3396-0

Textbooks may be purchased at the City, LA Mission, Southwest, Valley, and Pierce College bookstores.

Textbooks are available in the college libraries.  Most libraries have the texts on Reserve, (two hour use, in the library) some libraries have copies in the General Collection.  Individual Library Policies apply and they may be different at each campus. Generally, students must have a valid student ID for the campus they intend to use to check out or use library materials. For example, to check out books from Pierce College Library students must have a valid Pierce College Student ID.  Students who enrolled only in ITV classes may obtain a Mission College ID through the Admissions Office at Mission College.


The Writer's Circle

The Writer’s Circle is a college-level English composition course that introduces the basic approaches to essay writing:  narration, description, observation, analysis, argument, evaluation, and research.

Where to Watch Videos

All videos are closed captioned.
Cable Channel LA36
(In the City of Los Angeles)

Video broadcasts are available on cable channel LA36. The broadcast schedule is below.

Broadcast Schedule

Buy the Videos

Videos may be purchased at the Pierce College Bookstore  or LA Mission College Bookstore.

Watch the Videos on Campus

Videos may be viewed at the Learning Resource Centers of

Los Angeles City College
East Los Angeles College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Los Angeles Mission College
Pierce College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Los Angeles Valley College
West Los Angeles College

You must bring your Student ID or fee receipt with you to watch them.

If you have access to broadband you can watch the videos here.

Online Course Website

Oct 26 is the official start date of the term. If you enrolled after the start date, you can expect a delay of 2-3 business days in accessing the class website.

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