English Recommendations

 

ENGLISH


Course Title:

 

ESE1001: Introduction to College Reading and Composition

Units & Cost:

 

1 semester unit (16 class hours) - $182 without a fee waiver

Description:

 

This rhetoric-based course introduces students to the demands of college-level expository, analytical, and argumentative reading and writing. Students will study the relationships between authorial purpose, structure, and intended audience; types and use of evidence; the impact of rhetorical strategies; and the social, political, and philosophical assumptions that underlie the text. Students will receive feedback on their writing in every class.

Placement: 

 

SJSU students will have the opportunity to select their fall English class through a Directed Self Placement exercise included in this course.

Best For:

 

San Jose-area students who are looking for a one unit course to satisfy their Early Start English requirement. 

 


Course Title:

 

ESE1003: Introduction to Analytical Writing

Unit & Cost:

 

1 semester unit - $182 without a fee waiver

Description:

 

Using an online tool called Calibrated Peer Review, students will write an analytical essay, learn a set of standards for evaluating analytical writing, evaluate essays written by their peers, and revise their own writing. Students are expected to spend 10-15 hours on this course, and there will be daily deadlines for submitting work. 

Placement: 

 

This course satisfies the Early Start requirement in English but does not provide an opportunity to improve freshman English placement.

Best For:

  San Jose-area students who are looking for a one unit course to satisfy their Early Start English requirement.