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English: 101 - Brown

English 101 - College Reading & Composition I

English 101 is a reading and composition course designed to prepare students to handle a wide range of college writing assignments and to acquire the analytic skills necessary for effective academic preparation. Stress is placed on the organization and composition of objective expository and argumentative essays, including the research paper.


You may choose only one of the following options:

  1. Read “The Gay Option” and “The True Meaning of the Word ‘Cisgender’” in your textbook (two essays), pages 58-60 and 249-252. What forms of discrimination do people still face today? Your research paper should explore the ways people are discriminated against.
  2. Read “Economics and College Sports,” in your textbook (two essays), pages 470- 472. Should college athletes be paid? Your research paper must explain why or why not.
  3. Read “Social Networking,” in your textbook (two essays), pages 484-489. What are the consequences of being an online society? Your research paper should explore the positives and negatives of using the Internet.
  4. Read “Violence on Campus” in your textbook (three essays), pages 493-498. What should America do about gun violence? Your research paper should explore problems and solutions to America’s gun violence.

Books (Print & Electronic)

Print Books

  1. Use OneSearch from the library homepage
  2. From the Refine Results menu on the left side, click In the Library.



  1. Use OneSearch from the library homepage
  2. Use the Refine Results menu on the left side
  3. Under the Available at LAHC - click Online
  4. Click the down arrow for the Resource Type heading - click Books


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Assignment Requirements

Type: Research Paper

Length: Minimum of 5 pages but no more than 8 pages. This page count does not include the Works Cited page, which must be added to the end of your research paper.

Citation Format: MLA

Required Sources: 

In addition to citing the textbook readings, you must have at least three (3) additional secondary sources cited in the paper from any of the following printed, online, or other sources:

  1. Article from a database, magazine, journal, and/or newspaper
  2. Book and/or e-book
  3. Film and/or video (such as a documentary film and/or a YouTube video)
  4. Government publication
  5. Podcast, radio, and/or television program
  6. Reference material
  7. Website (excluding Wikipedia)


Navigate to the library homepage and use the Books tab to search the catalog. 


Connect to the catalog by viewing the books below:

  1. Click on the blue link or image to open the item record in the library catalog. Take note of the college location, call number, and status
  2. To find similar books, click on Detailed Record and look at the Subject Terms to see how the item was cataloged. 
    • Click on the Subject Term to navigate to items cataloged with that term and view results. 

Click New Search on the top left blue bar to continue searching. ​