English

Areas of Study

To succeed in college, students must become proficient in academic literacies. To support this goal, the SLCC English department offers a wide range of courses that create pathways of success for students in reading, writing and critical thinking. Students who are interested in majoring in English can explore different emphases as they work towards an Associate's degree.  Further, SLCC students can earn a Writing Certificate of Completion which provides specialized skills in written and electronic communication.   

Academic Literacies
The English Department furthers SLCC student success by providing courses that prepare students to proficiently engage with the expectations of academic reading and writing. The Department also sponsors the Academic Literacy Center.  Additionally, the department's Composition sequence provides a pathway for students to become effective writers in academic and public settings.  For information on reading and writing course placement and testing, visit "Step 3: Placement Test" on the Student Admissions website. 

  • English-as-a-Second Language (Link to more information)
    • ESL 1010--College Listening and Speaking
    • ESL 1020 - College Reading and Writing
    • ESL 1030 - ESL Conversation
    • ESL 1040  - ESL Grammar
    • ESL 1050 - ESL Vocabulary
    • ESL 1060 - ESL Pronunciation
    • ESL 1070 - ESL TOEFL Prep
    • ESL 1080 - Business English for ESL
    • ESL 1090 - American Culture and Citizenship
    • ESL 1900 - ESL Special Studies
  • Reading
    • RDG 0900 - Developmental Reading
    • RDG 0990 - Advanced Reading
    • LE 1260 - Efficient Reading
  • Composition
    • WRTG 0900 - Basic Writing
    • WRTG 0990 - College Preparatory Writing
    • ENGL 1010 -  Introduction to Writing
    • ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing
    • ENGL 2100 - Technical Writing
    • LE 1250 - Effective Revision and Editing

English Degree Emphases
The English Department offers both an A.A. and and A.S. in English. Visit the Degrees and Programs page for specific degree requirements.  Students can select a specific emphasis within an Associates degree in English in the following areas. Courses specific to those emphases are listed below.  

  • Creative Writing
    • ENGL 2260 - Introduction to Writing Poetry
    • ENGL 2270 - Introduction to Writing Fiction
    • ENGL 2280- Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction
    • ENGL 2290 - Novel Writing 
  • Cultural and Gender Studies 
    • ENGL 2030 - Language in U.S. Society
    • ENGL 2610 - Diversity in American Literatures
    • ENGL 2760 - Gender and Cultural Studies
    • ENGL 2810 - Native American Literature and Experience
    • ENGL 2830 - Diverse Women Writers
    • ENGL 2850 - GLBT Studies
  • English Language Studies
    • ENGL 1200 - Introduction to Linguistics (major course suggested)
    • ENGL 2030 - Language in U.S. Society
    • ENGL 2500 - Grammar and Style
  • Literature
    • ENGL 2300 - Introduction to Shakespeare
    • ENGL 2330 - Children's Literature
    • ENGL 2610 - Diversity in American Literatures
    • ENGL 2630 - Contemporary Global Literatures
    • ENGL 2710 - Introduction to Folklore
    • ENGL 2810 - Native American Literature and Experience
  • Writing Studies
    • ENGL 1800 - DIgital Media Essentials
    • ENGL 1810 - Writing Center Theory and Practice
    • ENGL 1820 - Publication Studies
    • ENGL 1910 - Writing Center Certificate Capstone
    • ENGL 2100 - Technical Writing
    • ENGL 2500 - Grammar and Style

Writing Certificate of Completion
The department offers a Writing Certificate of Completion (WCC).  Please visit the WCC website for information.