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ENGL 102 SUMMER 2018 Distance Learning Orientation Dates Set

Student orientations for ENGL 102 DL (online) SUMMER 2018 I and II sessions will take place:

  • Mon. June 4: 7-8 p.m. BE 110, Germantown campus.
  • Fri. June 8: 7-8:00 p.m. HU 010, Rockville campus.


Questions or concerns? Contact: Prof.

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Get Your Seat Now for ENGL 102 31436!


Have you successfully completed ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A? Then don’t miss ENGL 102 CRN 31436 at Takoma Park starting Jan. 29 on Monday evenings at 6:15 p.m., spring 2018.

Want to better your persuasive writing techniques, MLA documentation, and research skills while developing clearer and more effective college-level writing? How about becoming adept in reading and writing about important social issues to develop persuasive argumentative techniques and improve important research skills?

Then don’t miss this class!

I look forward to seeing you there and feel free to email me, Prof. Landrus, with any questions in the meantime about the class at:

  • ENGL 102, Critical Thinking, Writing and Research
  • Spring 2018
  • CRN: 31436
  • Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus.
  • Monday 6:15-9 p.m.
  • LATE STARTING CLASS: starts Jan. 29.
  • Prerequisite: ENGL 101/A
  • Questions? Contact Prof.

Click here for a printable/downloadable flyer.

ENGL 102 Student Distance Learning Orientation Dates Set…

ENGL-102: Spring 2018 Orientation Dates

Spring 2018 Student Orientations for ENGL 102 DL will take place:

  • Jan. 23, 2018, 8-9 p.m. HU 113, Rockville campus
  • Jan. 27, 2018, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. HS 167 Germantown campus
  • Feb. 17, 2018, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ST 328 Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus
  • March 19, 2018, 7 p.m.-8p.m. HU 125 Rockville campus

Questions? Contact Prof.

English 102 and Biology 101 Paired Courses: Special Spring’18 ONLY Opportunity

English 102, Critical Reading, Writing and Research is joined with Biology 101, General Biology as paired courses in spring 2018. Team taught by Professors Christina Devlin (English) and Carol Allen (Biology) the course focuses on communication, not just in writing, but through all the means available to living organisms of all kinds.
Special paired course benefits include:

  • Compact Monday-Wednesday schedule for all 7 credits with
    coordinated due dates
  • Germantown campus
  • Readings about critical issues in biology
  • Lab science and transfer composition requirements met

Students in this course pairing will:

  • Acquire critical thinking skills in science and the humanities
  • Practice study skills which apply to any course
  • Discover how lab and library research connect to each other

Students should register for:


ENGL 102 Distance Learning Orientation Dates Set…

ENGL-103: Spring 2017 Orientation Dates

Spring 2017 Student Orientations for ENGL 102 DL will take place:

  • Jan. 23, Monday, 8 – 9 p.m. HU 123 Rockville
  • Jan. 28, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., ST 330 Takoma Park/Silver Spring
  • Feb. 6, Monday, 8 – 9 p.m., HU 123 Rockville
  • Feb. 13, Monday, 8 – 9 p.m., HU 123  Rockville
  • March 25, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., PK 156 Germantown

Questions? Contact Prof.

Dual Enrollment: Put Some Magic in Your Psyche!

magic_writing-2Writing well is like magic. Writing well in content courses requires intense critical inquiry.

Discover the trick: Dual enroll in ENGL 102 and PSYC 102.

ENGL 102

CRN 24009

HU 133

T/R 9 am – 10:30 am

NO BOOKS required for the ENGL course.

Simply purchase the textbook for PSYC 102.

Also register for:

PSYC 102

CRN 34376


Hockenbury, ISBN: 9781319042967


Contact Prof.

240 567 7416

ENGL102 DL: Orientations for Fall 2016

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Students taking ENGL-102 online this fall are encouraged to attend an orientation for online studying:

  • Aug. 31, Wednesday, from 7:00 pm to 8:10 pm in HU 105 (Rockville)
  • Sept. 3, Saturday, from 11:00 am to 12:10 pm in ST 328 (Takoma Park/Silver Spring)
  • Oct. 22, Saturday, from 11:00 am to 12:10 pm in PK 179 (Germantown)
  • Oct. 24, Monday, from 8:00 pm to 9:10 pm in HU 125 (Rockville)

Contact Prof. Anna Deadrick for more information:


“My Journey. Our Journey.” Theme for ENGL102 with Prof. Benton

My Journey. Our Journey.

Navigating change, individuality and society in the twenty-first century.

ENGL 102 with Prof. Elizabeth Benton.

Frequently Asked Questions…

  • Is there a required textbook?
    • No, but there are required supplemental materials.
  • When does the class meet?
    • Friday afternoons only.
  • Do we choose our own topics?
    • Yes, as long as they are within the frame of the semester theme and based on the readings.
  • Do we revise our work?
    • Yes.One paper will be revised.

Take ENGL102 this fall:

Complete ENGL102 in 5 Weeks Summer 2 at TP/SS!

If you want to complete your English Foundation before the start of the fall semester, consider taking it at night during summer session II on the TP/SS campus!

The course (CRN 10191) meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night from July 12th to August 11th from 6-8:30.

The textbook is older and can be purchased used for considerably less than the current textbook adoptions.  And it’s just as good too!

The textbook is: Wood, Nancy V., Perspectives on Argument, 7th ed. ISBN 9780205060337.

The required handbook is also readily available used: Hacker, Diana, Rules for Writers, 7th ed.  9780312647957

Come after work and be done each night in just two and a half hours–no long class meetings that go into the late night!

Please forward any questions to Prof. Couch at or (240) 567-1352.

Don’t delay; enroll today!

Summer 2: ENGL102 with Chet Pryor

English 102 with Chet Pryor

  • Chet Pryor
    • B.S. Penn State
    • M.A. Lehigh

Literary Approach: leading to a final portfolio

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Second Summer Semester – July 12 to August 18th 8am

MC – Germantown Campus

Fall 2016: “Imagining Peace”

Do you wish you lived in a more peaceful and just world?

How might we imagine and work to create a more peaceful and just world?

How can literary works contribute to our understanding of peace and social justice?

Imagining Peace (PHIL 101 and ENGL102) is a learning community that integrates two courses, Introduction to Philosophy along with Critical Reading, Writing and Research to provide an interdisciplinary approach to studying global non-violent solutions to conflict through literature, philosophy, research, and practice.

This learning community explores various conceptions of non-violence—ones that will enhance our goal beyond merely seeking to obtain the absence of violence, but which can also serve as a powerful tool for imagining and constructing a more just and peaceful world. We invite our students to share in this work.

  • Developed and taught by Professors Tülin Levitas and Effie Siegel
  • FALL 2016
  • ENGL102  #24508 MW 12:30 – 1:45
  • PHIL 102 #24669 MW 2:00 – 3:15
  • Take them together!

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ENGL 102, Distance Learning Summer Orientations

Students in Summer Distance Learning (online) ENGL102 courses, please make time for an orientation:

  • Tuesday, 5/31 from 8 pm to 9 pm – HU106 – Rockville
  • Saturday, 06/04 from 11 am to 12 noon — HS214 – Germantown
  • Wednesday, 6/15 from 7 pm to 8 pm – HU106 – Rockville

Students, if you cannot attend, please contact Anna Deadrick, Associate Professor of English:

  • Tel 240-567-4233

New Combination: ENGL-102HC: Social Issues and the Science Behind Them

Honors students — For the first time at Montgomery College, we are offering a full honors ENGL 102 course with a focus on current social issues and the science behind them. Tackle topics such as climate change, genetic modification, energy, and conservation while developing and honing your reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. In addition, students in this course will have the opportunity to work with materials from the Library of Congress!

ENGL 102HC 36344
Spring 2016
MW 10:00 – 11:15
Professor John Wang

Montgomery College English-Reading Department Distance Learning IconSTUDENTS: ENGL-102, Distance Learning Orientations for Spring 2016

  • Monday, January 25, from 7:00 PM to 8:10 PM in HU115 (Rockville)
  • Saturday, January 30, from 12 noon to 1:10 PM in ST330 (Takoma Park/Silver Spring)
  • Tuesday, February 9, from 8:00 PM to 9:10 PM in HU111 (Rockville)
  • Saturday, February 13, from 11:00 AM to 12:10PM in HS 177 (Germantown)
  • Monday, March 21, from 8:00 PM to 9:10 PM in HU111 (Rockville)

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