The mission of the English Department is to help students develop the habits of writers, readers, and critical thinkers and to further their interest in reading and writing as a way of learning about themselves and the world.
Most YVCC students will take college composition courses ranging from ENGL 070, Reviewing English Essentials I, to ENGL 102, English Composition II. As part of their basic skills degree requirements, most degrees require completion of English 101 and 102 with a 2.0 GPA or better. Consult with an advisor for placement in the composition series and for specific degree requirements.
Students who want to become English majors or are interested in careers in writing or teaching are strongly encouraged to enroll in English 185, Writing Center Consultant, for elective credits. Student writers get hands on training and experience tutoring peers in a workshop setting.