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English 101 - English Composition - Angeli Francois

Course:English Composition
Professor:Angeli Francois
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 5 Week


Dear Virtual English Student,

“The first thing I want to say to you who are students is that you cannot afford to think of being here to receive an education; you will do much better to think of yourselves as being here to claim one. One of the dictionary definitions of the verb “to claim” is: to take as the rightful owner; to assert in the face of possible contradiction. “To receive” is: to come into possession of; to act as a receptacle or container for; to accept as authoritative or true. The difference is that between acting and being acted upon.”   -- Adrienne Rich

Are you ready for a great online course? I am ready and excited to get started! Welcome to English 101: English Composition 100% online at College of the Canyons. My name is Angeli Francois and I am your instructor. Please read this entire document for details about logging in to the course, required materials, and the nature of course content. If you have any questions please email me at

Course Description

English 101 is a 4-unit course that builds critical reading and expository writing skills through the analysis and evaluation of college-level, non fiction readings and expository and the composition of well-organized, full-length essays, containing properly documented evidence. This course is 4 units; it is UC and CSU transferable and it applies to the Associate Degree.

What to Expect in this Course

Analyze and critically evaluate college-level texts for rhetorical and genre strategies.

Compose persuasive, well-organized, grammatically correct essays, synthesizing properly documented and relevant evidence to develop and support a unified thesis.

Note: This course and its reading materials assume a mature academic audience. Respect for the instructor and peers in the heat of intellectual debate is expected at all times. Repeated instances of outbursts or disrespect to anyone in our class will result in a referral to the Dean of Students. Continued enrollment in the course verifies your readiness to analyze and discuss these mature topics.

Types of Assessments

This is a 100% online format, so you must log onto our class site several times per week to review tasks. Participation in all course activities is expected. Because of the intensive nature of an online course, students should expect to allocate a sufficient amount of hours per week for this course.

It is expected that each student will access the course websites frequently (3 times a week) to download materials, check for announcements, complete your work, and participate in weekly interactive assignments.

Exams: all exams will be given completely online.

Canvas is used to access course materials, announcements, quizzes, assignments, discussions, grades, and all resources.

No other technology is needed ( like webcam, or extra software).

Textbook Information

Zero Cost Textbook (materials are provided for free on Canvas).

Other Relevant Course Information

Pathway to Success

We will be using Modules in this class and one module mimics a week of class. You will see modules that are displayed with study guides, readings, discussion topics, and essays. Each new module begins on Monday of that week.

Pathway to success each week:

  1. Select the module for the week
  2. Read the study guide
  3. Complete all assignments ( readings, discussion post, essay, discussion replies) by due date.

Note: This course is 4ot self-paced. You will have to complete the assignments listed for each week by specified

Online Success

Learning online is both a great educational opportunity and challenge.  Although you can better schedule your course time around your needs, you also must take a greater responsibility for managing your time and getting your work done.  This class should be engaging and challenging, but the ultimate success of the course rests on your participation.


Once you are logged on to our course, you will want to locate the syllabus and begin to read about our course and its policies.  In Canvas there will be a number of items for you to begin to review.

Task 1: Attendance

After logging in on our first day, please read the syllabus and send me an email confirming that you have read the syllabus. You must confirm your enrollment by emailing me (think of this as your here in attendance). This information can be found in the Orientation Module once our class begins.

 An example confirmation email is listed below:

I have read and I understand the syllabus- Homer Simpson

Note: If I do not receive confirmation of your enrollment by the first week you can be dropped from the course as a No Show . If you are not interested in taking the course please check admission and records for drop dates so that you can drop yourself from the course.


I am looking forward to getting to know you! Please do not hesitate to email me with anything.

See you online,

Instructor Francois

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 10/25/2021 Sub#: 957