Mission & Goals
Mission Statement of the English Department
The English department considers critical reading, writing, and literature study as vital to student success and so aims to ensure that students have the requisite skills for college-level reading, composition and research. The department also aims to ensure that students learn to read critically and write in ways commensurate with those of students in four-year colleges and universities, and that students come to see how writing, critical reading and literature inform their roles in their immediate communities as well as in the world at large. At the same time, the department helps students develop and expand their understanding of the ideas, people and actions which have shaped and continue to shape the world.