The English Department offers six Composition courses for students to take. Composition I is a common prerequisite for many upper-level courses. The A.A. and A.S. degrees require students to take both Composition I and Composition II, whereas other majors may only require students to take Composition I.
For students who need to take Composition II, several second-level writing courses count toward that requirement: ENGL 2367: Composition II, ENGL 2567: Writing about Gender and Identity, ENGL 2667: American Working-Class Identity, and ENGL 2767: Writing about Science and Technology.
Composition I and II transfer to four-year institutions and count towards a Bachelor's Degree.
Many Composition courses include the following types of options:
- Multiple modalities (traditional, blended, web)
- Honors or Service-Learning sections
- Reduced or no-cost textbook sections
- STEM, Health and Human Services, Business and Hospitality themed sections (open to all students)
The English Department offers 13 different Literature courses in traditional, blended and web formats. Some sections also offer reduced or no-cost textbooks.
Depending on a student's major and degree, these courses count toward the "Literature, Culture & Ideas, Visual/Performing Arts" or the "Elective" categories of the A.A. and A.S. degrees.
Many students also take these courses to count toward a Bachelor's degree, as many transfer to four-year institutions.
The English Department offers six different Creative Writing courses in traditional, blended and web formats. Some sections also offer reduced or no-cost textbooks.
These courses count in the "Elective" categories of the A.A. and A.S. degrees.
Students may also take these courses to count toward Bachelor's degree requirements, as some transfer to four-year institutions.
The Developmental English Program, located within the English Department, focuses on preparing students for success in college coursework.
Our reading classes foster close and critical reading skills to improve students’ understanding and efficiency in collegiate reading tasks.
Our writing class strengthens students’ ability to generate, organize, develop, and polish short essays.
Additionally, we provide short-term grammar and punctuation courses for any students who wish to sharpen skills and enhance written communications.
We also offer a College Success Skills course, COLS 1101, in which students investigate the college’s resources, learn the most effective study techniques, explore possible careers, and plan future semesters.