Location: FO 105
Course Description: English 1A is the first course in the SJSU two-semester lower-division
composition sequence; it provides an introduction to baccalaureate-level composition,
with attention to the personal voice and personal experience, on the one hand, and
the more formal attitudes and demands of writing at the university (expository and
argumentative essays), on the other.
Students will develop college-level reading abilities, rhetorical sophistication, and writing styles that give form and coherence to complex ideas and feelings. Grammar will not be a major component of the class content, but it is a major component of essay grades. In other words, very little time will be devoted to learning grammar.
English 1A is an interesting course allowing students to express themselves, develop an understanding of other cultures, explore relationships, and communicate with the larger community around them.