Elivia Ornelas Garcia
Benjamin Jahn

The English department is dedicated to helping individuals achieve their academic and career goals through developing strong writing and revising skills, research skills, critical reading skills, discussion skills, and the overall ability to organize and present ideas.

We provide courses for students so that they may succeed at college-level writing by composing effective paragraphs and essays, fulfill the writing requirements for a two-year degree program, prepare for success in a bachelor’s program at a transfer institution, and enhance the understanding and pleasure gained from reading literature and social texts.

We also offer courses designed to enhance cultural literacy, information competency, critical judgment, creative imagination, and independent thought. In order to supply instruction of the highest quality and to accommodate the various learning styles of the college’s diverse student population, the department supports varied approaches to teaching English while articulating and maintaining consistent standards and grading policies.