• CCC English Department

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    Welcome to the English Department! We offer a variety of writing and literature courses to help you with your educational goals and to expand your horizons. Our writing course offerings include basic writing, college writing, and all genres of creative writing (see Writing Courses for the full list). We also offer a broad range of literature survey classes--in English and American literature, Shakespeare, and more--as well as more specialized classes such as Comics and Literature, Introduction to Film, and Latino Literature (see English Courses).

    This academic year, 2014-15, we are unveiling an exciting new opportunity for students interested in English, our A.S. Degree, offering four focus areas to choose from: English Literature, Creative Writing, Comics, and Publishing. If you are interested in learning more, you can read all the details here. Feel free also to contact our Department Chair, Sue Mach, at suema@clackamas.edu.

    Our ten full-time and twenty-some adjunct Faculty members come from diverse backgrounds and bring with them a wide range of skills and experiences. We have poets, fiction writers, playwrights, essayists, and bloggers. Our hobbies range from cooking, to travel, to sports. What we all have in common is a passion for sharing our love of writing and literature.

    The department is known around campus for its innovative, student-centered teaching methods. We pride ourselves on encouraging students, treating them with respect, and challenging them to do their best. This is reflected in our recently adopted English Department Philosophy, which states, in part, "we keep in mind the universal application of what we teach, and we teach with a view towards students' lifelong learning. We help students be creative. We enrich their lives."

    We sponsor many events and activities, including two writing clubs: the weekly CCC Writers Club and the long-running Chrysalis women writers' group. We hold public literary readings at least once a quarter, often on seasonal themes. We work with students to publish a highly-regarded national journal, The Clackamas Literary Review. And every spring we sponsor an affordableone-day writing conference, Compose, where students and the community learn from successful local writers. 

    Please contact us if you would like to know more. We hope to see you in a writing or literature class soon!

     


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    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Call us: 503-594-3254

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