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English Department

Mission Statement

The English Department provides students with instruction in literacy skills—specifically, the ability to read, write, and think critically—to positively impact their academic, transfer, and career success. 

The department also strives to broaden students’ perspective, enrich their lives, and enhance their personal understanding through a variety of literary and writing experiences.

“A word is a bud attempting to become a twig.  How can one not dream while writing?  It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream.”  Gaston Bachelard


English A.A.

Literature, Writing, or General

The English A.A. is an interdisciplinary program designed for students who wish to major or minor in English at the baccalaureate level to seek career opportunities in diverse fields — such as creative, professional and/or institutional writing, education, and others—or use the acquired skills to pursue a variety of other degrees, like law, education, public relations, and many others that require strong verbal and written communication skills. The program will focus on reading literary texts from various periods, developing critical skills required to analyze and write about these texts, as well as studying and practicing a variety of writing techniques.

Students who enroll in the English A.A. program can choose to follow a literature track, writing track, or the general English program (a combination of literature and writing courses).