Professor Patthey’s Fall 2010 Classes @ LACC

Interested in Prof GGP’s Fall 2010 classes? Get some basic information here!

English 211 explores a selection of modern novels and short stories and examines the influence of social, political, economic, and technological trends on art, reading and writing in the 20th and 21st Century. We endeavor to understand what it means to live and write, and still read literature, in the current world. Only one traditional class meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 1, from 4:30 pm to 6 pm at the City College @ Wilshire Campus, Room 229, for the mandatory orientation.  The rest of the class will proceed online. To complete the required online coursework, you will need to access the English 211 Online Web Course at and register with a valid email address and the Moodle Course Key—Announced at the Orientation on September 1.


  1. Jumpha Lahiri, The Interpreter of Maladies, New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
  2. Toni Morrison, Beloved, New York: Penguin, 2000.
  3. Manuel Puig, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Trans. B Thomas Colchie, New York: Vintage, 1979.
  4. Yvonne C. Sisko, A World of Short Stories, 2nd Edition (ISBN-10: 0205617662), New York: Longman, 2008.

If you would like to add the class, contact Professor Patthey at or come to the orientation.

English 103 Online, Section 0556 focuses on the development of written communication to express logical, argumentative, and critical thinking through the examination of various texts, including essays, fiction, argument maps and visual texts. One traditional class meeting will be held on Thursday, September 2, from 4:30 to 6 pm at the City College @ Wilshire Campus, Room 229, for the mandatory orientation. The rest of the course will proceed online using LACC’s Etudes Portal, accessible at via the For Students tab. You will not be able to log in for the course in Etudes until the beginning of classes. Instructions of how to log in may be found at If you already know how to log in, you can go directly to after August 30.


  1. Alexander, Jonathan & Barber, Margaret M. (2005) Argument Now: A Brief Rhetoric. New York: Pearson/Longman.
  2. Wilson, David Sloan (2008) Evolution for Everyone. How Darwin’s Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives. New York: Bantam Dell.
  3. Rationale Argument Mapping Software. Contact Professor Patthey at to download and register the software for a discounted fee, or go to to purchase your own license.

Professor Patthey will  not add anyone to English 103 until the day of the Orientation.


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Professor of English, ESL, and Linguistics @ LACC
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