Welcome to the English Department
Department Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
The English Department offers an array of courses in composition, literature, and advanced writing—as well as developmental courses in reading and writing—for all degree and certificate students. Underlying the teaching of all classes is a commitment to the same academic excellence demanded by equivalent classes at four-year institutions.
We offer the following associate in arts degree programs:
- Liberal Arts – English
- Liberal Arts – Cinema Studies
- Liberal Arts – Journalism
- Liberal Arts – Writing
Mission & Vision
We believe that college-level reading, composition, and research skills are vital to your success as a student at MCC. Read our Mission & Vision statements.
Faculty members have the right to determine their own penalties for plagiarism. The college takes plagiarism very seriously and we encourage all students to read our Plagiarism Policy.
Basic Skills Test
Incoming students must take a placement test in reading comprehension and writing before registering for courses. Read our Frequently Asked Questions.
Ample tutoring outside of class is available. Faculty keep at least three drop-in office hours per week and two office hours by appointment per week. In addition, students can get extra help in the Writing Center.
Quo Vadis, the College’s bi-monthly newspaper, includes news stories, feature articles, reviews, opinion pieces, sports articles and information about on-campus activities.
MCC Writing Center
Location: The Johnson Commons Learning Center – IRC 241
The Middlesex County College Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring to all currently enrolled students. Whether faculty members recommend the tutoring or students decide to seek additional assistance on their own, the Writing Center will help students address their writing problems and guide them toward a better understanding of the writing process. Writing Center tutors are not editors: they will not grade, correct or re-do a student’s work; however, they will provide guidance, explain principles, and help each student communicate more effectively through the written word.