The English and ESL (English as a Second Language) Department offers courses in composition and critical thinking, as well as literature courses suitable for university and college transfer. In English 101, 102, and 103, students develop writing skills that demonstrate strong organization of argument (introduction, thesis, supportive paragraphs, and conclusion), sophisticated criticism and analyses of college level reading, which includes both literary works and philosophical discourses, and proper grammar use with emphasis on word and sentence style.
English 127 and courses in the English 200 series focus on literature and the creative process, elevating critical thinking skills to include literary theory in critical analysis. These courses promote not only comprehensive learning but also the lifelong pursuit of knowledge. They provide a mastery of fundamental critical thinking, reading and writing skills, so that students achieve their occupational goals and are ready to face increasingly competitive demands of business and industry.