Language makes us human, not only raising us above a mere animal-‐like existence but also allowing us to create societies and culture by shaping and controlling our thought. Language is fundamental not only to our survival and progress but also to the form of our literary creations; it reflects the heritage and dignity of the human condition. The English department, therefore, is committed to providing comprehensive instruction in composition and literature and creating the finest educational opportunities possible for students who have the desire and ability to learn.
Specifically, it provides the first two years of English and pre-‐professional courses for transfer students, occupational/technical writing courses for students in specialized vocational fields, developmental and general education to prepare students for the THEA and other state-‐approved alternate tests and higher level writing and critical thinking skills, courses to meet various community needs, and opportunities for personal enrichment. In sum, the English department offers excellence in its courses, services and practices. It affirms equal access for all individuals within the diverse student population and approaches all endeavors with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.