The English program fosters a strong liberal arts background through instruction in literature and its cultural contexts, including history, philosophy, politics and religion.
Courses are sequenced to lead students to the A.A. degree or to university transfer. The English department offers courses from the pre-collegiate through the college sophomore levels. An English AA-Transfer degree is available offered for students who intend to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in English at Cal State University.
English courses provide students with a comprehensive foundation for writing, textual analysis, and critical thinking. These skills will help them succeed in composition and literature courses, as well as provide them with the foundation for a satisfying occupation or profession.