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The SLCC English department plays an integral role in the college’s strategic mission to provide open-access, comprehensive education to the broader community and to encourage lifelong learning.
The SLCC English department supports students with various levels of proficiency to engage purposefully and effectively with print and digital literacies in their academic, professional, and personal lives.
Towards this mission, the SLCC English department provides courses in reading, writing, and critical thinking. These courses range from developmental literacy instruction to advanced explorations of the role of language in academic studies, students’ personal and professional experiences, and community/civic settings. We emphasize teaching students to take responsibility for how they communicate in a variety of contexts (e.g. academic, imaginative, 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. Many courses in the department use service-learning methods of learning.
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.
In addition to the degree and certificate programs, the English department provides multiple pathways for students to engage with reading and writing during their time at Salt Lake Community College. These include the: