Students at Commencement Ceremony

College Composition (First Semester)

All college freshmen are required to take a transfer-level college composition course. We highly recommend that you take this course during your first semester at LACC. The LACC English & ESL Department offers a variety of options to fulfill this requirement. You may choose one of the following: English 101, English 101z, English 101 + 104, or E.S.L 110. Please read the options below to determine which course best suits your needs:

English 101
English 101z
English 101 and 104
ESL 110

College Composition (Second Semester)

Students wishing to transfer to a four-year university will also need to take either English 102 or English 103. In addition to the course information provided below, you can obtain detailed information regarding lower division courses required for transfer to a University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) campus at ASSIST. Please meet with a counselor in the Transfer Center for information about private or out-of-state colleges and universities.

English 102 is designed to offer students a wide overview of English literature, introducing students to the three primary kinds of writing: Prose, Poetry, and Drama.  This course emphasizes reading different kinds of literature from different time periods and styles, giving the student a strong foundation of the basics of studying literature while also exposing them to specific time periods and forms that may interest them further.  This is a required course for any English or Creative Writing award, so it is often best suited towards students pursuing further education in these fields. 

Transfer Credit: CSU (CSUGE Area C2, A3), UC (IGETC Area 1B,3B), C-ID (ENGL 120 or ENGL LIT 100)
Prerequisite: ENGLISH 101 or ENGLISH 101Z or E.S.L. 110 or by Appropriate Placement 
Units: 3 units

This course is designed to offer students an introduction into critical thinking.  What does that mean? It means introducing students to how to look at the world around them and understand that it is built on invisible, intellectual structures that shape how we see the world and we interact with it.  This course emphasizes how formal arguments are structured and made, so it provides students with a framework for further crafting and sharpening their academic writing that is applicable to many different fields.  Typically, a student who is not pursuing an English or Writing degree is best served by this course as it does fulfill general requirements for many other awards and transfer.  

Transfer Credit: CSU (CSUGE Area A3), UC (IGETC Area 1B), C-ID (ENGL 105 or 115)
Prerequisite: ENGLISH 101 or ENGLISH 101Z or E.S.L. 110 or by Appropriate Placement 
Units: 3 units

English & ESL Department

Office Hours and Location

Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Fridays to Sundays: Closed

We are located on the 3rd Floor of Jefferson Hall in room JH 301.


Jeffrey M. Nishimura, Department Chair
Email: @email
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2706

The Chair usually attends meetings in the afternoon, so please call before you come.

Jasminee Haywood-Daley, Secretary
Email: @email
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2700