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 Student Writing & Reading 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 Degree Emphases

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

Writing Certificate of Completion

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