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FALL 2020 SEMESTER AND COVID-19 UPDATE: The EMCC campus is open to EMCC employees, students attending on-campus classes, or those with an appointment. All student support services are available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.



English includes developmental, composition, and literature courses.  Developmental classes support students’ growth by preparing them for composition classes as well as other writing-intensive college classes through more direct emphasis on basic writing skills and orientation to rhetorical contexts. Composition courses help students develop the writing skills that will aid them in college, in the workplace, and in their personal lives. Composition courses teach the necessity of being able to understand how writing functions in different situations and the importance of establishing a writing process that will help writers create effective documents for a variety of purposes.  Literature courses help students develop the reading and analytical skills that can serve as a foundation for a variety of careers, allow students to learn about a variety of cultures and traditions, and encourage students to establish an appreciation of reading that can enrich their lives.

Why English @ EMCC

  • EMCC’s English program offers courses in a variety of delivery formats, including in-person, hybrid, online, and lab-based.
  • EMCC’s English program offers multi-cultural literature courses.

Career and Employment Outlook

  • Writing courses teach the writing skills that students will need in college and in the workplace.
  • Writing and literature courses help students develop the reading and analytical skills they will need in college and in the workplace

University Transfer Options

Maricopa Degree Options

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Associate in Arts (AA) Bachelor of Arts

Maricopa-ASU Pathway Program

This program has an MAPP (Maricopa-ASU Pathway Program) option. For more information about the MAPP program and to find additional information, see the MAPP page.