The English Department takes students through all the essentials of the language. From basic reading and composition to technical writing, poetry and creative non-fiction, this program ensures students leave will a full grasp of all the elements of English, which is important in any career choice.


Improve your writing, research and critical thinking skills through coursework in English Composition, and embrace your artistic side with our Creative Writing offerings.  See the full list of English courses (ENG) and the full list of College Composition and Reading courses (CCR).

Explore great works of literature spanning centuries and representing our global community. See the full list of Literature courses (LIT).

Meet the Faculty

The instructors in English and Literature teach curriculum that is student-centered, innovative in its development and focused on student success. With faculty hailing from a variety of backgrounds, both educationally and logistically, numerous methodologies in the delivery of course materials emanate from this diversity of thought and locale. View faculty profiles.

For more information about the English Department or courses, please contact us.

Program Level Outcomes (PLOs)

Statements which articulate, in measurable terms, what students should know and be able to demonstrate as a result of and at the conclusion of a program. PLOs communicate program goals explicitly and foster transfer of responsibility for learning from faculty to students.

A student who obtains an AA degree in English from the Community College of Aurora will demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Apply formal and informal conventions of writing - including organization, content, presentation, formatting, and stylistic choices – in particular, forms/fields and demonstrate proficiency with conventions appropriate to the writing task, including spelling, grammar, mechanics, and word choice appropriate to the writing task.
  • Demonstrate an ability to interpret and evaluate texts to develop an analysis or synthesis.
  • Demonstrate an ability to establish a conclusion that is tied to a range of information and reflect on the implications and consequences of the stated conclusion.
  • Examine evidence to identify patterns, differences, similarities, limitations, and/or implications related to focus, and utilize multiple representations to interpret data and/or texts
  • Exhibit a thorough understanding of audience, purpose, genre, and context.
  • Critically read, evaluate, apply, and synthesize evidence and/or sources to support a claim and follow an appropriate documentation system when incorporating evidence in writing.


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