7037 - English 102 - Class Information

College Reading and Composition II

Fall B 2009

3 Units, (UC: CSU)

This course is designed to develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills beyond the level of English 101. Students will develop critical thinking by writing strong arguments based on poetry, drama and faction, as subject matter. Students will learn to identify premises and conclusions and recognize patterns of faulty logic in developing arguments. They will learn to distinguish between deductive and inductive reasoning and will demonstrate this.

Prerequisites: English 101 with a grade of "C" or better.


Stan J. Searl, Ph.D.
Email: stansearlenglish102@gmail.com
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 1:00 - 8:00 PM
(818) 364-7600, ext. 7155

Classroom Location Schedule

Day  Campus  Time  Location
 Saturday   L.A. City College  09:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Da Vinci, Rm. 305
 Saturday   L.A. Southwest College   01:30 PM - 04:30 PM   Lecture Lab., Rm. 114
 Sunday  L.A. Pierce College  09:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Village, Rm. 8102
 Sunday  L.A. Valley College  01:30 PM - 04:30 PM   Foreign Language Bldg., Rm.  104 

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Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing, Compact Edition
  • Author: Roberts, Edgar V.
  • Edition: 4/E, 2009
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: 978-0-13-223392-7

Textbook may be purchased at the City, LA MissionSouthwest, 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.


Literary Visions

Development of critical reading and writing skills through novel, short story, drama, and poetry analysis.

Where to Watch Videos

Cable Channel LA36
(In the city of Los Angeles)

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

Broadcast Schedule

All videos are closed captioned.
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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