College students must function in many worlds: worlds that demand literacy in written
and spoken language, and worlds that demand literacy in languages that are more visual
than verbal. The English faculty recognize these two worlds and provide students
with the critical and creative skills that can help them negotiate both the language-based
and image-driven media and messages shaping their worlds.
We offer rich and varied courses that address these various literacies, serving the
individual student, the academic community, and society at large. Our courses include
the study of literature, critical thinking, reading, writing, and media--all of which
enhance communication skills, deepen understanding of cultural traditions, and prepare
students for vocational programs as well as transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
Since the English major is so versatile and valuable, students who earn a degree often
enter fields such as law, education, public relations, human services, news and journalism,
radio and television, and advertising or corporate communications.
Bldg. C, Rm. 28
Telephone extension: 3308
Fall & Spring terms:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
summer: closed the months of June and July
Department Chair: Julia Raybould-Rodgers
Department Secretary: Kristi Brickey
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"I love interacting with my students and helping them discover their appreciation for architecture and design. I enjoy giving them an opportunity for hands-on learning in our new design studio classes where they imagine ways to use their visions to improve the community. I have been an instructor at Allan Hancock College for more than a decade and I am still amazed, almost daily, how much my students also teach me."
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