7991 - English 101 - Class Information

College Reading and Composition I

Spring B 2009

3 Units, (UC: CSU)

English 101 is a course in reading and writing to improve the student’s skill in thinking clearly, reading carefully, and writing effectively; the organization and composition of expository material, including the research paper, are emphasized.

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


Aaron Stell, M.A.
Email: stellam@lamission.edu
Office Hours: Tuesdays  4:00 - 7:30 PM, and Thursdays 4:30 - 7:00 PM
(818) 364-7600, ext. 7151

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 - 4:30 PM   Lecture Lab, Rm. 111
 Sunday  L.A. Pierce College  9:00 AM - Noon  Business Bldg., Rm. 3201
 Sunday  L.A. Valley College  1:30 - 4:30 PM   Foreign Lang. Bldg., Rm.102 

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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, 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

Practice in Two fundamental skills: (1) the ability to grasp the content of college-level material; (2) the ability to write an expository essay that is well-developed and logical.

Where to Watch Videos

All videos are closed captioned.
Cable Channel LA36

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 to watch the videos.

Online Course Website

April 13  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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