The English Department offers courses in composition, literature, journalism, creative writing, English as a second-language, and basic skills. These courses are designed to help students develop skills in reading perceptively, thinking critically, and writing effectively.
The department offers an Associates in Arts Degree in English for Transfer (English AA-T). The AA-T is primarily intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Please see English AA-T page for more information.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in English should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.
The Writing Center, located in Liberal Arts 201, offers supplemental support to assist students in developing these skills.
In order to be placed into the proper level of composition class, all new students are required to take a placement test and meet with a counselor prior to enrollment. A schedule of test dates is available in the Counseling Center. Test scores as well as other information, such as high school and/or work experience, are used to place students in the proper levels of courses.