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contact note6Department Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

The English Department offers general-education courses in composition, literature, and advanced writing, as well as basic-skills courses in reading and writing, for all degree and certificate students. Underlying the teaching of all classes is a commitment to academic literacy and research equal to that demanded by equivalent classes at four-year institutions, specifically Rutgers University and New Jersey's other senior colleges and universities, to which many Middlesex students transfer.

MCC English Department's Plagiarism Policy

The Department's literature and advanced-writing courses can be used by all students to fulfill humanities-elective and diversity degree requirements.  Students may also elect to major in one of the Department's associate of arts degree options: English, Writing, Journalism and Cinema Studies.

Proud of its commitment to student success, the Department accommodates different learning styles by offering classes in five instructional approaches: traditional classroom approach, individualized instruction, computer-assisted instruction, independent study, and online study.

Extra Help:
Ample tutoring outside of class is available.  Faculty keep at least three drop-in office hours per week and two office hours by appointment per week . In addition, students can get extra help in the Writing Center, located in Johnson Commons Learning Center (IRC 241). The Fall 2015 semester tutoring schedule is as follows:

9:00AM - 7:00PM
9:00AM - 1:50PM and 3:00PM - 7:00PM
9:00AM - 7:00PM
9:00AM - 7:00PM
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Student Publications:
Our student publications include Myriad, the College literary magazine; Quo Vadis,, the College newspaper; and Becoming Writers,, a collection of exemplary student essays. All students, regardless of major, are encouraged to write for these publications whether or not they are enrolled in journalism or creative writing courses. To access information about or to read an issue of a student publication, click on the links on the left.

For further information about our majors, courses, services, and faculty/staff, click on the links at the top of this page and to the left.

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