Welcome to English 1A Online!


About me:
I have been a full-time instructor in the English Department at CCSF since January 2011. Before coming to CCSF, I taught at Laney College, College of Marin, Contra Costa College, and Mills College. After teaching at all of those colleges, I have found that the students at CCSF are far more interesting people and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom that I have not found anywhere else! 

About the class:
My online class has a social justice focus. We will read articles and books that focus on social justice in the criminal justice system, in education, and in the international community. We will also examine what makes good people act badly and the role our cultural values play in that. 

In English 1A online, I get to know you through the online platform which is only as much as you make it! Please enjoy yourself in the class, learn how to voice your opinion and share your valuable experience that can help other students see the issues from a new angle.

Course Materials:
  • The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander, ISBN:9781595586438
  • Rules for Writers, 8th edition with Writer's HelpDiana Hacker, ISBN: 9781319093044
  • From Inquiry to Academic Writing, 3rd ed with 2016 updates, Stuart Greens & April Lidinsky, ISBN: 9781319089689

Are you ready to take an online class?
Take this survey to find out! Online classes require more self-discipline and self-motivation than face-to-face classes, so make sure you are ready before enrolling in the course.

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Mandatory Campus Meetings:

Spring 2018 Meeting Dates:

Section 831 CRN 34018

This class is completely online with mandatory online orientation to be completed no later than 6:00 p.m on Wednesday 1/24.


Summer 2018 Meeting Dates:
  • No mandatory meeting dates for summer

Fall 2017 Meeting Dates:

Section 831 CRN 74629
  • No mandatory meeting dates
Section 832 CRN 74630
  • Orientation: Saturday, 8/19 9-12:00
  • Mid-term: Saturday, 10/14 9-12:00
  • Final: Saturday, 12/2 9-12:00
*Please note that all campus meetings are mandatory. If you cannot attend these meetings, please do not enroll in the course.