The English program includes pre-college level courses designed to help students develop skills for succeeding in college-level composition courses. The composition courses (ENGL& 101 , ENGL 103 , ENGL 104, ENGL& 235 ) are designed to prepare students for careers and transfer to 4-year schools; they are regularly taught both as stand-alone classes and integrated, with other disciplines, as Learning Communities.Courses in professional/technical communication and creative writing are regular offerings. Before enrolling in English classes ENGL 097 and above, students must take a placement test to determine the appropriate class to enroll in. Both pre-college and college-level reading courses are offered to improve students’ comprehension skills essential for any discipline. Some may be offered combined with other disciplines in Learning Communities.
Literature courses are offered as part of a comprehensive English program. Introductory and more advanced classes focus on the major genres, film, and World and American literature. Many literature courses are offered, integrated with other disciplines, in Learning Communities. For information at the Mount Vernon Campus, contact the Learning Center or the Division Chair for the English Department. At the Whidbey Island Campus, contact the Department of Communications.