The English Department offers required courses for those students who are pursuing a technical certificate, AA, APS, AS degree, or for those wishing to transfer credits to a senior university. During the summer months, the department attracts a large number of transient students from universities such as Auburn, Troy University, as well as others across the state. Our courses include ENG 100 (Vocational/Technical English), ENG 101 (English Composition I), English 102 (English Composition II), ENG 271 (World Literature I), ENG 272 (World Literature II), as well as a series of Developmental English and Reading courses for those students who qualify. All of the courses within the department are offered in the traditional classroom as well as on-line. All of the English instructors hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in the field with several holding degrees and credits above the Masters level. Our four full-time instructors boast over 100 years of total teaching experience.
English students should:
- Have a good dictionary, thesaurus, notebook for courses, and flash drive.
- Have a good working knowledge of the computer, especially knowing the basics of E-mail, Microsoft Word, and attaching and loading files.
- Visit the Writing Center often, especially when papers for any course are required.
- Be familiar with these helpful sites: mycomplab.com, mywritinglab.com, ebytes.com, mama.com, google.com, facebook.com, pinkmonkey.com, sparksnotes.com, bookrags.com, ebooks.com, PerdueOwl.com, and a variety of other resources offered by instructors.
- Be familiar with MLA format.
- Be familiar with the definition of plagiarism and how to avoid it.