Choosing Your First English Class at SBCC

Under California State Law AB 705, students are eligible to enroll in transfer-level English. However, you have options when choosing your first English class at SBCC. 

Option 1: English 110 

ENG 110 - College Composition and Reading (4.0 units)  

  • College-level English with writing requirements of a minimum of 5,000 words (approximately 16-20 typed, double-spaced pages), divided into a series of increasingly complex essays, including substantial revision.
  • Essays will emphasize explanation, analysis, and critical thinking.  At least one essay must include research beyond course reading selections. 
  • College-level reading assignments will be of a length and difficulty as to be considered challenging as well as thought-provoking.

Option 2: English 110 MET

MT ENG 110 - College Composition and Reading (4.0 units) 

  • In addition to the description of English 110, above, the MET sections of English 110 are part of MET, a nationally renowned program that recognizes the significance of racial and cultural diversity in learning. MET courses offer embedded tutors and teachers who position equity and cultural diversity at the forefront of their teaching practice.
  • You will see these courses designated with "MT" in the schedule of classes.

Option 3: English 110 E

ENG 110E - College Composition and Reading (4.0 units) 

  • In addition to the description of English 110 above, these sections include a shorter lecture component (1 hour and 20 minutes twice a week instead of 2 hours and 5 minutes twice a week), followed by an additional lab component.  
  • The lab/workshop meets for 1 hour and 10 minutes, twice a week, and provides students an opportunity to work on their English 110 assignments in real time, supported by the instructor, an embedded tutor, and their classmates.

Option 4: English 110 Honors

ENG 110H - College Composition and Reading - Honors (4.0 units) 

  • In addition to the description of English 110 above, in the honors section students read more texts, write a minimum of 7000 words, and do more extensive research research.
  • You must be accepted to the Honors Program in order to enroll in English 110 Honors. The application is available on the SBCC Honors website: https://www.sbcc.edu/honors/.

Option 5: English 110 + English 119A (CAP Support Course)

ENG 119A - CAP Core Literacies: Reading and Writing Within Academic Disciplines (3.0 units) 

  • The College Achievement Program (CAP) supports students with academic and personal challenges.
  • Get more information and apply to CAP online: http://www.sbcc.edu/english/cap.php

Option 6: English 111

ENG 111 - Critical Thinking and Composition Through Literature

  • You are eligible to enroll in English 111 if you have an AP English test score of 3 or higher.
  • Apply methods of critical thinking and logical reasoning to the analysis of literary texts.
  • Compose thesis-driven academic essays, including a research paper, that integrate appropriate sources and documentation to support and advance argument.
  • Employ the recursive stages of the writing process to generate ideas, develop claims and support, structure argument, and edit for disruptive errors.
  • There are also MET sections of English 111 (see above for details about MET) and an English 111 Honors class (see above for details about Honors).

Option 7: Consult with an academic counselor

Check IGETC and CSU GE for other course options acceptable at UC and CSU campuses to meet the critical thinking requirement. Also, consult with an academic counselor. 

Check IGETC and CSU GE for other course options acceptable at UC and CSU campuses to meet this requirement.

Also, consult with an academic counselor.