Composition


PCC offers a variety of composition courses to help you prepare for and develop your college-level writing skills. This includes practicing writing in various genres and developing argumentative, analytical, and research strategies. Composition courses must be taken in sequential order.


Transfer Level: Freshman composition; focuses on reading and writing expository and argumentative essays, including a research paper

Prerequisite: 

  • a "C" or better in ESL 33b

Transfer Level:  Advanced composition that focuses on writing analytic essays on literature

Prerequisite: 

  • a "C" or better in English 1A
  • Score of 3 or Higher on AP English Language & Composition or AP English Literature & Composition

Transfer Level:  Advanced composition that focuses on critical thinking, argumentative texts, and writing argumentative research papers

Prerequisite: 

  • a "C" or better in English 1A
  • Score of 3 or Higher on AP English Language & Composition or AP English Literature & Composition