The English and ESL (English as a Second Language) Department offers courses in composition and critical thinking, as well as literature courses suitable for university and college transfer. In English 101, 102, and 103, students develop writing skills that demonstrate strong organization of argument (introduction, thesis, supportive paragraphs, and conclusion), sophisticated criticism and analyses of college level reading, which includes both literary works and philosophical discourses, and proper grammar use with emphasis on word and sentence style.
English 127 and courses in the English 200 series focus on literature and the creative process, elevating critical thinking skills to include literary theory in critical analysis. These courses promote not only comprehensive learning but also the lifelong pursuit of knowledge. They provide a mastery of fundamental critical thinking, reading and writing skills, so that students achieve their occupational goals and are ready to face increasingly competitive demands of business and industry.
Information regarding lower division major preparation requirements required to transfer to a University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) campus may be obtained through ASSIST. For information about independent or out-of-state colleges/universities, please consult a counselor.
LACC Writing Support Center
Writing support is available for students in all English classes
Academic Programs: English / ESL
Office Hours and Location
Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Fridays to Sundays: Closed
The chair usually attends meetings in the afternoon, so please call before you come.
We are located on the 3rd Floor of Jefferson Hall in room JH 301.
Jeffrey M. Nishimura, Department Chair
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2706
Jasminee Haywood-Daley, Secretary
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2700