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Study English at Mission

  • Earn an associates in arts degree (AA-T)
  • Take courses that satisfy UC and Cal State transfer requirements.
  • Choose from online, hybrid, or face-to-face courses.
  • We want your experiences to be positive, rewarding, and engaging.
  • Courses in the English reflect the perspectives and passions of the teachers and students in our community.
  • Our faculty is committed to helping you reach your full potential as a reader, writer, and thinker.
  • We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential.

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Degrees / Certificates

The following are degrees and certificates in business.

PDF of our degrees/certificates from the catalog

Classes to Consider

ENG 07B • American Literature 1865 to Present

Come explore the works of a wide range of diverse American authors such as Mark Twain, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, John Steinbeck, and Toni Morrison. This is a transfer course.

ENG 070 • Creative Writing

This transferable course explores your creativity. Students will read and analyze professional writers and attend literary events and hear from visiting writers.

ENG 048 • Intro to Shakespeare

Read and learn about the famous English bard through his selection of plays and sonnets. It's tragic! It's funny! There's romatnce and there's a little bit of death too!

What Type of Class is For You?

Find the type of class that is perfect for you.

Reason to Take an English Class
  • Combine analysis and imagination, the practical and the creative. Express yourself and explore your passions.
  • Composition and literature classes help you develop skills that are in demand from employers: careful reading, precise and powerful writing, thoughtful discourse.
  • Become a valuable member of any team you decide to join.
  • In all the English Department’s classes, instructors work hard to foster student-centered communities. You will have the chance to make meaningful connections.

Find the Right Class for You
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Composition Classes

Develop writing skills and meet transfer requirements for CSUs, UCs, and private colleges..

Writing Courses
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Explore our literature electives to meet GE requiremetns and explore your interests!

Literature Courses
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Reading Courses

We also help you understand what you are reading with our specialized reading courses.

Reading Courses

Try One of These Transferrable Electives

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Explore classical myths of Western heritage and how they relate to modern life with ENG 043.

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English Lit Through the 18th Century

Join us for a lively and engaging journey through the origins of English literature as we read, discuss, and write about major texts and authors such as Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Chaucer, Spenser, Marlow, Shakespeare, Milton, and Johnson--just to name a few!

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Chicana/-Latina/o Literature

Learn about the Latinx experience in the United States! We will read poetry, fiction, memoirs, and plays as we discuss topics including immigration, families, assimilation, identity, language, and place. This class is taught fully online.

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Film Analysis

Discuss film as a literary art form with ENG 015


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Join Puente

Join a learning community and be a part a group of students interested in learning about Latino/a culture and interested in having a personal professional mentor.

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