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English

Sequence of Composition Courses

Placement test:  information about the English placement test

Students enter the composition sequence based on their assessment and placement exam

English Essentials Reading and Writing Skills

Reading and Composition

Reading and Composition (with literature) Intermediate Composition--Critical Thinking and Argument

English 400

(Corequisite)

English 902

English 100

(Corequisite)

English 901

English 1A

 

English 1B

English 1C

Pre-Transfer Level Pre-Transfer Level

Transfer Level

Transfer Level Transfer Level
Entry level course that focuses on sentence structure and paragraph and essay writing Focuses on reading comprehension and essay development Freshman composition; focuses on reading and writing expository and argumentative essays, including a research paper Advanced composition that focuses on writing analytic essays on literature Advanced composition that focuses on critical thinking, argumentative texts, and writing argumentative research papers

Prerequisite:

none

Prerequisite:

placement test or a "C" or better in English 400

Prerequisite:

placement test or a "C" or better in English 100

a "C" or better in ESL 33B

Prerequisite:

placement test or a "C" or better in English 1A

 

Prerequisite:

placement test or a "C" or better in English 1B

 

 STACC

The Stretch Accelerated Composition (STACC) Program at PCC places reading, writing, thinking, and scholarship as the core content of English Composition courses. By compressing the English Composition courses and sequence and allowing students to self-select their courses, the STACC program aims to increase access to and success in transfer-level English Composition courses.