Composition and Critical Thinking
CRN: 30273
16 Weeks - Distance Education course

On Campus Requirements
Students required to take exams on campus in the Testing Center unless proctor arrangements are made in advance.

English 103 Composition and Critical Thinking

Name Thomas Eiland
Phone (626) 852-8089
Location CI 202

Welcome. You are either enrolled in, or you are interested in enrolling in the English 101 Distance Education course. This course uses literature as a basis for the teaching of critical thinking and composition. The emphasis is upon the analysis of issues, problems, and situations represented in fiction, drama and poetry, and on the development of effective written arguments in support of the analysis. Meets the IGETC critical thinking requirement.

Go to Professor Eiland's Online Course Materials for English 103.

Email Accounts 
You will need to use your official Citrus College issued email account. Your email is established when you are registered for classes. You must have access to your email account prior to starting the class.   

Blackboard and WingSpan Information
(Notice:  All Blackboard courses will be available on the first day of classes)
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  • Your WingSpan PIN (Personal Identification Number) becomes your Blackboard password
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Once you get to the Blackboard welcome page, click on the Composition and Critical Thinking course link on the right, and you will go to the course site. Familiarize yourself with the course site and if you have any questions please email your instructor with your concerns. Get your textbook and get started with your initial assignments. A major key to your success in this course will be keeping up with both the reading and the other assignments.


If you have a disability documented by a physician or other appropriate professional and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact the DSP&S office at (626) 914-8675. Please discuss your accommodations with your instructor by email. Be sure to allow at least one week for appropriate accommodations to be arranged.