English

College students must function in many worlds: worlds that demand literacy in written and spoken language, and worlds that demand literacy in languages that are more visual than verbal.  The English faculty recognize these two worlds and provide students with the critical and creative skills that can help them negotiate both the language-based and image-driven media and messages shaping their worlds.

We offer rich and varied courses that address these various literacies, serving the individual student, the academic community, and society at large.  Our courses include the study of literature, critical thinking, reading, writing, and media--all of which enhance communication skills, deepen understanding of cultural traditions, and prepare students for vocational programs as well as transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Since the English major is so versatile and valuable, students who earn a degree often enter fields such as law, education, public relations, human services, news and journalism, radio and television, and advertising or corporate communications.

Location 

Bldg. C, Rm. 28
Telephone extension: 3308

Hours

Fall & Spring terms:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday,  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

summer: closed the months of June and July

Department Chair: Julia Raybould-Rodgers
Department Secretary: Kristi Brickey

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Matthew Jimenez

Matthew Jimenez
Software Engineering

When I joined MESA I found an atmosphere of very intelligent students, in which I have made friendships that are strengthened by our commitment to success. I am 31 years old and work full-time in order to support my growing family. Time management is vital to my success, and it has taken a while to find the right "recipe" of balance between school, work and family. MESA has given me important resources in the form of tutoring, access to potential internships, and help with the cost of books.
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