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English Department

Mission Statement

The English Department provides students with instruction in literacy skills—specifically, the ability to read, write, and think critically—to positively impact their academic, transfer, and career success. 

The department also strives to broaden students’ perspective, enrich their lives, and enhance their personal understanding through a variety of literary and writing experiences.



“A word is a bud attempting to become a twig.  How can one not dream while writing?  It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream.”  Gaston Bachelard