Department Purpose

In the English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies department, we teach students how to use language to communicate effectively in a variety of contexts, including academic, creative, business, and technical. The department offers programs in reading, writing, and critical thinking to a diverse student body at a premier comprehensive community college while enhancing the development and professional expertise of our instructors to meet the changing needs of our students.

The work of our department includes:

  • Meeting the composition requirements for the college
  • Providing a foundation in reading and writing for students who need support to meet the requirements of transfer-level courses
  • Providing the first two years of traditional undergraduate degree work for successful transfer to degree programs at four-year institutions
  • Providing a certificate program for students whose career plans require advanced reading and writing skills
  • Offering concurrent enrollment courses for high school students

In addition to this work, the English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies department offers the following centers of learning and activity: