The English Department is part of the Instructional Program of DCCC, offering both writing and literature courses. Composition courses are the backbone of the English Department curriculum. Every degree offered by the college requires a writing component, and most life and work situations require the ablility to write effectively. The department also offers a full complement of literature courses considered standard English department curriculum for transfer students. Literature courses fullfill humanities requirements for degrees and develop literacy and critical thinking skills critical to students for higher level college work and for life situations.
The English Department carefully aligns its placement criteria and core curriculum with other Kansas institutions for seamless transfer. The department maintains optimum class sizes, allowing students greater interaction with their professors, effective activities with their peers, and maximum practice in writing.
A competent and dedicated English Department faculty has combined teaching experience approaching 140 years. They hold executive board positions in professional organizations, publish in professional journals and textbooks, present at state and national conferences, and participate in nationally recognized writing programs. Their credentials and expertise are recognized in the community, and faculty members serve as a scholarly resource for community, service area, and state activities.
See the DCCC College Catalog for a complete listing and description of literature courses and writing courses offered by the department.
This catalog contains the curriculum information a student needs in planning his or her studies at Dodge City Community College. All students need to become familiar with the language of the college catalog and the necessity of planning a sequence that will provide either a one-year certificate or a two-year degree. Advisors are provided to assist students in planning their academic program. As a student, please make sure that you consult your advisor for guidance in planning a program of study. Students are ultimately responsible for assuring that their academic program meets the requirements for graduation and/or transfer to another degree granting institution.