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Jessica Mintz
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About Professor Mintz

Professor of: English

Phone: (818) 947-2427

Email: mintzjl@lavc.edu

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Professor Mintz is Currently Teaching
21 English Fundamentals (3) NDA
Prerequisite: English 33 with a C grade or higher or the appropriate skill level demonstrated through the placement process. This course is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis only.
Lecture, 3 hours.
This course teaches the fundamentals of English grammar, reading, and the writing of sentences to form a basic paragraph unit leading toward a multi-paragraph composition.
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28 Intermediate Reading and Composition (3)
Prerequisite: English 21 with a grade of C or better or appropriate skill level demonstrated through the English placement process. Cannot be taken for P/NP.
Lecture, 3 hours.
Much practice in writing paragraphs and short essays. Introduction to the critical reading of non-fiction prose. Designed to prepare students for English 101. Students who do not score sufficiently high on the placement test in English are required to take this course before attempting English 101.
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30 Reading for Pleasure and Profit (3) NDA
Prerequisite: None.
Lecture, 3 hours.
This course helps students increase their pleasure and skill reading works of recognized merit. Highly recommended for students who need practice reading and writing before taking English 28.
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33 Basic Vocabulary (3) NDA
Prerequisite: None. This course is offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only.
Lecture, 3 hours.
This course enlarges and enriches a student’s vocabulary through reading and the study of word meanings, structure, and origins. It develops a student’s ability to spell, read aloud, paraphrase, summarize, respond to readings, and use context as well as dictionaries and other tools for vocabulary building.
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101 College Reading and Composition I (3) UC:CSU
(CAN ENGL 2)
Prerequisite: English 28 or English 363 with a grade of C or better or appropriate skill level demonstrated through the English placement process.
Cannot be taken for P/NP.
Lecture, 3 hours.
This course teaches students to write college- level essays in response to reading and analyzing college-level texts. The course focuses equally on writing and critical reading, and students will write at least 8700 words. Students will learn to prepare a substantial research paper in which they accurately, clearly, and coherently synthesize ideas and information from a variety of sources and points of view.
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102 College Reading andComposition II (3) UC:CSU J 
(CAN ENGL 4)
Prerequisite: English 101 with a grade of C or better.
Lecture, 3 hours.  
Students learn to analyze short stories, novels, poetry, and plays and to write critical essays about them. Students will write 6000-8000 words including a substantial research paper using literary criticism from a variety of perspectives.
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208 American Literature II (3) UC:CSU
Prerequisite: English 101 and English 102 with grades of C or better.
Lecture, 3 hours.
Surveys American literature from the Civil War to the present, emphasizing major writers and works.
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