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Spring 2010 English 200: Reading and Composition (3 units)

Section 4348/4349       Class Begins January 25, 2010

Course Description

Critical reading and writing based on the study of selected rhetorical examples. Emphasis on expository and argumenta­tive writing styles. Methods of develop­ment for the college level research paper. (CSU/UC)
AA/AS area D1; CSU area A2; IGETC area 1A; CAN ENGL 2

Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 80 or placement into English 200 through assessment process.

  • Instructor: Dawn Lukas
  • Email:  
    After the class has started, please use Etudes Private Messages or the “Questions for the Instructor” discussion forum for communication, rather than regular email.
  • Teacher’s Website (with printable advice and handouts):
  • Textbook Information:
    • College Composition and Reading: Information and Strategies, by L. Dawn Lukas, ISBN 978-0-7575-7242-5
    • The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown, ISBN 1400079179
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 6 to 10 hours per week reading, writing, and and participating in online class discussions.
  • When to log in: Log into Etudes the first day of class (1/25). Read the announcement on the first page to get started.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the Etudes program. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails, and work independently. It is highly recommended that you use either Microsoft Word or the free OpenOffice softward ( to compose assignments.
  • New to Etudes: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use Etudes. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with Etudes. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through Etudes.
  • Etudes Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

Etudes link