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The English Department is part of the Instructional Program of DC3, 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 ability to write effectively. The department also offers a full complement of literature courses considered standard English department curriculum for transfer students. Literature courses fulfill 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 DC3 College Catalog for a complete listing and description of literature courses and writing courses offered by the department.

Course Requirements

Find your plan of study in theĀ 2019-20 Course Catalog.


Jay Gooldy

Instructor of English

Kathryn O’Neil

Assistant Professor of English

Arthur Richmond

Instructor of English/Humanities Division Chair