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College of the Desert’s English program offers a wide range of courses meant to help students develop writing, research, problem solving, and critical thinking skills that are applicable across disciplines and the varied career paths that our diverse student body will pursue. General writing courses prepare students to write effective essays, conduct in-depth research on myriad topics, and use problem solving and critical thinking strategies in synthesizing and relaying information to specific audiences. These skills translate into use then within all disciplines and career paths that students will pursue.
The English program also offers an AA degree in composition or literature as well as courses leading to transfer to a four-year college. Students earning an AA  degree in composition or literature are well prepared for myriad career fields in the liberal arts. These programs also provide an excellent preparation for the competitive admission to such professional schools as law and medicine. Students may also choose to continue their study in the discipline toward a bachelor’s degree. Transfer requirements at four-year colleges and universities tend to vary from institution to institution; students should consult with a counselor for specific information regarding the transfer requirements of their preferred college or university. For more information please call (760) 773-2572.
Steve Acree
Heather Benes
Denise Diamond
Amy DiBello
Kimberly Dozier
Kathy Enciso
Ruth Nolan
Rick Rawnsley
Jack Tapleshay
Associate of Arts Degree