English

Student work in groups

Students work in groups

Welcome to Clark College's English Department!

Our award-winning faculty offer courses designed to meet university transfer requirements and to fulfill vocational/technical certification through traditional, hybrid or online classes. In addition to pre-college and first-year composition, our faculty offer courses in literature, humanities, creative writing, and technical writing.

Comprehension and analysis of information combined with clear communication of opinions and facts are crucial for citizenship, scholarship, and employment. In our face-to-face classes, hybrid classes, and online classes, Clark's English faculty provide instruction that helps each student improve literacy skills and appreciate how language helps shape society and culture, and how various media and genres frame our communication. Finally, English texts emphasize diversity and critical thinking because encountering and engaging challenging materials prepares students for our increasingly diverse society.

Whether you want to fulfill a degree requirement, broaden your horizons, or just settle down with some good books, we have classes to meet your needs. Consider taking our sweeping survey courses to get a good background in American, British, or World Literature. Explore specific genres by taking Science Fiction and Fantasy, Mythology, Fiction, Poetry, or the Novel. If you are interested in literatures of unique experiences or populations, consider Women in Literature, Multi-ethnic Literature, and Queer Literature. Our classes are offered at a variety of times to meet various scheduling needs, so check out the current schedule to get the best match for your interests and schedule.

The English Department also runs the Columbia Writers Series, which regularly welcomes a diverse group of authors to Clark, and, in a collaborative effort with the Art Department, runs Phoenix, Clark's award-winning art and literary journal.

Student writers at Clark have the opportunity to see their works in print through Phoenix and have the opportunity to win department-sponsored awards in fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, technical writing, and essay writing.

For more information about faculty, curriculum, events, publications, awards, and more, visit the English Department office in Hanna 111 (for the secretarial staff) or Foster 219 (English Division Chair). You can also click on the links below for more information: