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Welcome to the English Department @ GWC

“Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making."
(John Milton)

The English Department offers courses for native speakers and advanced second-language students, including developmental courses in reading and writing, college-level composition courses for transfer and Associate degree students, and courses in creative writing and literature.

The curriculum emphasizes reading and writing in all its courses, reflecting the faculty’s commitment to integrating the study of language and the uses of writing within the context of culture. Courses offered through the department meet general education and transfer requirements in English, critical thinking, literature and humanities.

The department also offers basic skills instruction, innovative learning opportunities at several remedial levels, and self-paced mini-courses for individualized instruction as well as word-processing and on-line services in the Writing Center.