English and Literature Program
The mission of the English Department is to help prepare students to be “major” ready
through effective use of written & verbal communication and to provide the necessary
skills for students to be successful in their college career and beyond. The literature
classes we offer fulfill part of the Humanities requirement for the Associate in Arts
& Sciences Degree, as well as potential electives.
By studying English, you will learn to read closely and think critically. You will gain an appreciation of literature through exposure to a broad range of ideas and learning styles that will help you learn about yourself as well as the world around you.
Why Study English?
The department offers a variety of specialty courses for our students, reflecting
our concern for student success and our awareness of the diversity of our student
population. From learning communities, hybrid courses to literature and composition
pilot studies, investigate below to see what unique courses we offer.
Our writing courses span the range from developmental writing, expository, research, and work-related writing to creative writing with English 101, English 102 or English 235 fulfilling requirements for the Associate in Arts & Sciences Degree.
“It's in literature that true life can be found. It's under the mask of fiction that you can tell the truth.”
CBC’s English composition courses will allow you to prepare for meaningful writing experiences throughout your education and in your career.
College-level composition classes such as English 101 and English 102, which are required for a variety of programs and degrees, will provide you with a foundation in source-based writing, argumentation and research. While our technical writing courses (English 103, English 235, English 315, English 410) can teach you how to write on the job and compose in a variety of genres and formats.
All of our composition courses feature small class sizes to allow for the increased teacher-to-student interaction needed to help students succeed.
Literature and Creative Writing
Literature and Creative Writing courses are not just for English majors--in fact, these courses are great places to learn about history, psychology, anthropology, sociology and philosophy, among other subjects--as well as to join with the greatest minds this world has to offer to explore the purpose and complexity of life.
Our literature courses will help you hone your analytical and close reading skills, while familiarizing you with influential works of writing that have both shaped and reflected the complex history of humanity. Including a wide survey of literature courses spanning various ages and continents.