Prof GGP’s Fall 2012 Online Classes

Prof GGP’s Fall 2012 online classes are English 103, Section 0556, and English 255.

English 103 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 multimedia presentations. One traditional class meeting will be held on Friday, August 31, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm for the mandatory Orientation in JH 310. 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 about how to log in may be found at If you already know how to log in, you can go directly to after August 27.


  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 after August 30 to download and register the software for a discounted fee, or go to to purchase your own license.

English 255 explores a selection of modern Latin American literature and examines the influence of social, political, economic, and technological trends on Latin American sensibilities. We will also explore the influence of Latin American literature on 21st Century writing. There will be one traditional class meeting on Thursday, August 30, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm in Jefferson Hall 310, 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 255 Online Web Course at and register. To register and enroll online, every student needs a valid email address and the Moodle Course Key—Announced at the Orientation on August 30. If you have used Moodle before and want to get started early, email Professor Patthey.


  • Manlio Argueta, A Place Called Milagro de la Paz, Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, 2000. (ISBN: 1-880684-68-3)
  • Celia Correas de Zapata & Isabel Allende (Eds.), Short Stories by Latin American Women, New York: Modern Library, 2003. (ISBN-10: 0812967070)
  • Carlos Fuentes and Julio Ortega (Eds.), The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories, New York: Vintage Books, 2000. (ISBN: 978-0-679-77551-5)
  • Eduardo Galleano, Mirrors. Stories of Almost Everyone, New York: Nation Books, 2009. (ISBN: 978-1-56858-612-0)
  • Diana Hacker, Writing about Literature, PDF available online
  • Juan Rulfo. Pedro Paramo, New York: Grove Press, 1994. (ISBN-10: 0802133908)

Professor Patthey will not add anyone until the days of the Orientation. Any other questions? Email


About profggp

Professor of English, ESL, and Linguistics @ LACC
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