English is a discipline that trains students to read carefully and imaginatively, ask probing questions about complex material, and then answer those questions in coherent, persuasive prose—a combination of skills vital to any number of careers. 

Composition courses in English will provide the necessary skills to complete reading and writing tasks for students headed for the job market and for students transferring to four year institutions. Literature courses will equip students with the skills to engage the great works of the human imagination, reason complexly about those works, and respond in clear, organized, and compelling prose.