Being a successful student and a responsible citizen requires people to understand and to use language effectively. Fluency and literacy in the 21st century involve writing personally and publicly, reading and thinking critically, finding and evaluating information, and understanding the cultural and literary traditions of the past and present.
To help students gain these competencies, the English department offers classes in Academic Reading and Writing, College Composition, World Literature, American Literature, British Literature, and Imaginative Writing as well as special topics courses, such as Graphic Novels and Science Fiction, offered on demand. Courses are offered in a variety of formats, including accelerated, hybrid, and online.
Our highly qualified and experienced faculty are here because they care and they want students to succeed. Our classes are small, supportive, interactive, and challenging, and our Reading and Writing Centers offer free, one-on-one tutoring and workshops. Check out our Academic Literacy and Writing Centers for a wide array of resources, list of workshops, and one-on-one consulting options.
The English department publishes The Low Valley Review, a new national literary journal highlighting the works of community college students and faculty, and two anthologies of outstanding student essays, Expressions and Reflections.
We offer several clubs and organizations that allow students opportunities to see their work published and performed. Get involved in the creative writing club, Insatiable Ink; the National English Honor Society, Sigma Kappa Delta; and the NWACC Book Club. Check out additional Student Clubs.