ENGL 20 - College Composition II

Approval Status


Date Reviewed

May 2022

An advanced writing course that builds upon the critical thinking, reading, and writing processes introduced in English 5 or 10/11. This class emphasizes rhetorical awareness by exploring reading and writing within diverse academic contexts with a focus on the situational nature of the standards, values, habits, conventions, and products of composition. Students will research and analyze different disciplinary genres, purposes, and audiences with the goals of understanding how to appropriately shape their writing for different readers and demonstrating this understanding through various written products.

Prerequisite: 30 units and a grade of C- or better in ENGL 5 or equivalent. Requirement: A minimum of 5,000 words. G.E.: Fulfills the second semester composition requirement. (English majors are exempt from the GE requirement; majors take English 120A instead.)

Course Type

Lower Division