The English department provides courses based in reading, writing and critical thinking, ranging from developmental literacy instruction to advanced explorations of the role of language in society, in academic studies and in our own personal and professional experiences. We emphasize teaching students to take responsibility for how they communicate in a variety of contexts (from academic, to imaginative, to work-related) and for how language may be used to achieve results. Courses are taught as intellectual inquiry, and expose students to diverse reading and writing tasks and address how power may be won or lost through the medium of words.
The English department includes several related areas of instruction: Composition and Writing (developmental, introductory, and intermediate), Reading, English-as-a-Second-Language, Creative Writing, Literature, Linguistics, and Gender and Cultural Studies. The English department also offers courses to prepare students for academic success.
Students may earn an A.A. or an A.S. in English, within which emphases are available in Creative Writing, Literature, Writing Studies, English Language Studies, and Cultural Studies. The department also offers a Writing Certificate of Completion.
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Room AD 241