English Department Mission Statement
To support the mission and goals of the college by providing English courses that prepare students across the curricula to meet their degree, transfer, or career needs by developing student potential to read, write, speak, and think more clearly.
English Department Courses
ENG-002, Transition English, is a self-paced, software-based course in reading comprehension, writing composition, and grammar. Placement in this course is determined by student high school GPA, or AP, ACT, SAT, GED or college placement scores. Students who complete six of the ten units in ENG-002 successfully may take ENG 111 with the ENG 011 Support Course or they may take ENG 110 (depending on their major). Students who complete all ten units successfully may take ENG 111 without the support course.
ENG 011, Writing and Inquiry Support, is a course taken along with ENG 111 to support students taking ENG 111. Placement in this course is determined by student high school GPA, or AP, ACT, SAT, GED or college placement scores.
For Non-Native English Speakers, see information about the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) curriculum.
First Semester College-level Composition
ENG 110, Freshman Composition, is included in some AAS degree programs, but does not
transfer to four-year colleges.
ENG 111, Writing & Inquiry, is included in most AAS, and all AA, AE, AFA, and AS degree programs and does transfer to four-year colleges.
Second Semester College-level Composition
ENG 112 is required as the second composition course for the Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Engineering programs. ENG 114 focuses on research in the context of business and technical writing and is required as the second composition course in some Associate in Applied Science (AAS) programs. It can meets requirements for an additional general education hours or elective hours in AA and AS programs.
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting
ENG 115, Oral Communication, is included in a number of AAS degree programs, but does not transfer to most four-year colleges. COM 231, Public Speaking, is a better choice for students planning to transfer to a four-year college.
These courses fulfill the literature requirement for the AA degree.
ENG 231 American Literature I (prerequisite ENG 112 or 114)
ENG 232 American Literature II (prerequisite ENG 112 or 114)
ENG 241 British Literature I (prerequisite ENG 112 or 114)
ENG 242 British Literature II (prerequisite ENG 112 or 114)
ENG 273 African-American Literature (prerequisite ENG 112 or 114)
Special Interest Electives
These are special interest courses that count as electives but do not meet the literature requirement for degrees. ENG 125 and 126 may also fulfill writing intensive course requirements at four-year colleges.
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting (prerequisite ENG 111)
ENG 125 Creative Writing I (prerequisite ENG 111)
ENG 126 Creative Writing II (prerequisite ENG 125)
ENG 134 Introduction to Poetry (prerequisite ENG 111)
ACC Writing Center
For help with writing assignments, please contact the Writing Center. For information about Writing Center hours and services, check the Writing Center webpage. To make an appointment, register online at https://alamance.mywconline.net or come to the Writing Center, located at the Carrington-Scott Campus, Room 354 of the Main Building (behind the Information Desk).