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ESL 400 Composition for Non-Native Speakers

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

Intensive practice in the writing of expository essays based on the analysis of complex pieces of writing, both fiction and non-fiction. Students are expected to conform to the conventions of standard English by demonstrating an ability to use proper punctuation, mechanics, sentence structure, and grammar and to employ a variety of sentence patterns.

Units: 5
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 80-90
  • TBA hours/semester: 16-18
  • Homework hours/semester: 144-162
Prerequisites: ESL 828 or appropriate skill level indicated by the ESL placement test.
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E2a
Transfer Credit: CSU , UC