Composition

Enrollment in many English courses requires meeting prerequisites. Prerequisites (proof of readiness) must be satisfied in one of the following ways:

1) Placement as measured by the Ventura College assessment process; or,

2) Satisfactory completion of the required prerequisite course at Moorpark, Oxnard, or Ventura College; or,

3) Satisfactory completion of the prerequisite course at another college (transcripts required).

For further information about prerequisites, see the Ventura College Schedule of Classes and/or Catalog.

 

ENGL V01A - ENGLISH COMPOSITION - 5 Units

Prerequisite: ENGL V02 with grade of C or better or placement as measured by the college assessment process

Hours: 5 lecture weekly

The student will learn to write coherent, well-developed expository essays using a variety of rhetorical modes; to prepare a research paper; and to respond critically to ideas in published works.

Field trips may be required. Formerly Engl 1A. Transfer credit: CSU; UC. CAN ENGL 2 or CAN ENGL SEQ A [with ENGL V01B].

 

ENGL V01B - CRITICAL THINKING AND COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE - 3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGL V01A with grade of C or better

Hours: 3 lecture weekly

English V01B is designed to reinforce the critical reading and the writing skills taught in English V01A. Students will receive instruction in critical thinking and writing strong arguments using literature as the subject matter. Students will learn to identify premises and conclusions, to recognize patterns of faulty logic in developing arguments, and to use deductive and inductive reasoning. They will demonstrate this understanding in graded writing assignments (totaling 8,000 to 10,000 words) that synthesize material from various sources, demonstrate critical reasoning skills and utilize research strategies.

Field trips may be required. Formerly Engl 1B. Transfer credit: CSU; UC. CAN ENGL 4 or CAN ENGL SEQ A [with ENGL V01A].

 

ENGL V01C - INTRO TO LITERATURE: CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING - 4 Units

Prerequisite: ENGL V01A with grade of C or better

Hours: 4 lecture weekly

This course offers instruction in analytical, critical, and argumentative writing, critical thinking, research strategies, information literacy, and proper documentation through the study of literary works from major genres, while developing students’ close reading skills and promoting an appreciation for the aesthetic qualities of literature. Open to all advanced students, it is intended primarily for students to satisfy the requirements of the Associate in Arts for Transfer in English.

Field trips may be required.  Transfer credit: CSU; UC.

 

ENGL V02 - FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH COMPOSITION - 5 Units

Prerequisite: ENGL V03 or placement as measured by the college assessment process

Recommended preparation: ENGL V06A

Hours: 5 lecture weekly

The student will learn to write coherent, well-developed expository essays using a variety of rhetorical modes; to summarize and analyze essays as models for writing; and to conduct research and write a research essay.

Formerly ENGL V02A.

 

ENGL V03 - BASIC ENGLISH COMPOSITION - 5 Units

Prerequisite: ENGL V04B or placement as measured by the college assessment process

Recommended preparation: ENGL V07 or ESL V33

Hours: 5 lecture weekly

The student will learn to write coherent, supported paragraphs and short essays; to analyze and summarize short prose; and to conduct research and write a short research paper.

Formerly Engl 3. Offered on a credit/no credit basis only. Not applicable for degree credit.

 

ENGL V04A - WRITING SKILLS: LEVEL A - 3 Units

Recommended preparation: ENGL V08A or ESL V34A

Hours: 2 lecture, 3 laboratory weekly

The student will learn to write grammatically correct sentences, to develop coherent paragraphs, and to read and to analyze short passages as models for writing.

Formerly ENGL V190A. Offered on a credit/no credit basis only. Not applicable for degree credit.

 

ENGL V04B - WRITING SKILLS: LEVEL B - 3 Units

Recommended preparation: ENGL V04A; and ENGL V08A or ESL V34A

Hours: 2 lecture, 3 laboratory weekly

The student will write a variety of grammatically correct sentences, use a variety of rhetorical modes in well-developed paragraphs, and analyze short passages as models for writing. The student will also be introduced to essay writing and library research.

Formerly ENGL V190B. Offered on a credit/no credit basis only. Not applicable for degree credit.