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Whatever your choice of major or career, the essential skills for success include the abilities to read and write effectively and to think analytically, creatively, and critically. MC will help you build and enhance those skills, as well as to explore the human experience by examining the ideas and values revealed in diverse literary traditions.

In addition to courses in expository writing, the ethics of writing, news writing, creative writing, literature, and poetry, new courses keep our curriculum relevant and exciting. Among our creative literature courses are film and literature, women in literature, African American literature, Holocaust literature, and The Bible as literature. Our composition, technical writing, creative writing, and reading courses are taught by practitioners in the field, many of whom are published authors. A technical writing certificate program is available for interested students.

You can take English classes at each MC campus—in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring. Some classes are available online. English courses lay a solid academic foundation for numerous majors and English coursework will prepare you for a variety of jobs.

MC does not offer a degree or certificate in English, though the courses fulfill humanities requirements for the general studies associate’s degree program, specifically the humanities, arts, communication, and languages core (HACL). English courses also fulfill the humanities distribution requirements for the General Education Program.

Many MC students plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete their BA in English. If you are planning to transfer to a four-year school, you will need to look at the transferability of the individual classes you want to take. MC’s transfer planning will help you prepare for your next step.

Whether you want to take an English class or prepare for an English bachelor’s degree, we are here to help. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your academic goals.  

English Courses


Related Programs and Courses

General Studies Degree

Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes. These courses are designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.