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Welcome to the Composition Program of KBCC. Our program offers two required courses: English 12 and English 24.

English 12, our Composition I course, is an introductory course in critical reading and writing emphasizing the development and communication of ideas in written form and a basic rhetorical understanding of how language communicates facts, ideas, and attitudes. Students apply basic rhetorical concepts in reading and composing texts in several genres; compose texts that integrate the writer's ideas with those from other texts, including research materials; and develop writing projects through drafting, reviewing, collaborating, revising, rewriting, rereading, and editing.

English 24, our Composition II course, is a required three-credit course that meets four hours per week. It is an interdisciplinary reading, writing, and research course focusing on the various ways knowledge is produced and articulated within the academy. Through an interdisciplinary process of inquiry, students of English 24 will engage in several research projects, each of which will require them to deepen their knowledge of different modes of research and information literacy. Students must pass English 12 before taking English 24.

  • Department of English
    Kingsborough Community College
  • 2001 Oriental Blvd.
    Room C-309
    Brooklyn, NY 11235
  • 718-368-5849 (phone)
  • 718-368-4786 (fax)

Coordinators, Composition Course Sequence

  • Room C309B