English Program

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 pursues. Currently, there are between 100 and 120 sections of English offered each semester.

The English program’s basic skills English composition courses prepare incoming students with the fundamentals of sentence structure, fundamentals of academic expository essay structures, critical thinking skills, and basic research techniques to assure competency in their freshman-level writing requirements, other college-level writing assignments, and vocational and professional needs. These skills translate into use across the disciplines and career paths.

The English program also offers an AA-T degree in English in compliance with SB 1440, as well as courses leading to transfer to a four-year college. Students earning an AA-T degree in English are well prepared for a wide variety of career fields in the liberal arts and publishing fields. 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.