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Composition and Reading

Course Description

Introduction to university level reading and writing, with an emphasis on analysis. Close examination of a variety of texts (personal, popular, literary, professional, academic) from culturally diverse traditions. Practice in common rhetorical strategies used in academic writing. Composition of clear, well-organized, and well-developed essays, with varying purposes and differing audiences, from personal to academic.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
00752 EWRT 1A 07Q M·W···· 11:00 AM-12:15 PM Karen Chow ONLINE
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Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-01-03 to 2022-03-25.
Class Syllabus: Download Syllabus
EWRT001A.07Q: This section is for students with a LART250 and EWRT1A placement and requires concurrent enrollment in LART250.07Q. Open to all students but recommended for students with HS GPA between 2.0 and 2.59. Students who place directly into EWRT 1A should search for a section without the "Q" designation. For assistance, please contact the English Performance Success counselors at eps@deanza.eduThis is an online class with SOME scheduled meetings as noted in the class listing. The rest of the class can be completed independently each week on the student's own time. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

5 Units
Five hours lecture (60 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading
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