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English Composition

English Composition

English Literature

English Literature

Journalism

Journalism

English, Literature, and Journalism Department 

Mt. San Antonio College hosts a wide range of courses in English composition, literature, creative writing, and journalism, including courses in developmental composition, college-level transferable composition and literature courses, and learning communities classes through the Honors, Bridge, and Pathways programs. These courses serve the needs of transfer students, students seeking AA degrees and specialized certificates, and members of the community at large.

The department provides a substantial undergraduate curriculum and faculty support in the creative writing and journalism programs. In each of our courses, faculty seek to promote critical and creative thinking, providing students with the skills necessary to thrive in their academic pursuits, in the workplace, and in their personal development.

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    English & Literature

      • About

        The English program at Mt. San Antonio College hosts a wide range of courses in English composition, including courses in developmental composition and grammar, college-level transferable composition, and honors courses. These courses serve the needs of transfer students, students seeking AA degrees and specialized certificates, and members of the community at-large.

        The department, in particular, provides a substantial undergraduate curriculum and faculty support in the creative writing and journalism programs. In each of our courses, faculty seek to promote critical and creative thinking, providing students with the skills necessary to thrive in their academic pursuits, in the workplace, and in their personal development.

      • English, AA-T degree
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    Creative Writing

      • About

        The English Department offers a comprehensive, two-year program in creative writing, which includes classes in poetry, fiction, memoir, journaling, and creative non-fiction. Participating members of the faculty within the program publish their own work across a wide variety of media.

        The program and the department also host the student Creative Writing Club, the literary journal Creepy Gnome, "Writers Day Contest & Festival,” and an annual writing conference, “Writers’ Weekend.”

        During each spring semester, the Creative Writing Program hosts its annual creative writing conference, “Writers Weekend.” Registrants work one-on-one with professional writers, poets, editors, publishers, and professors from the program. All levels of writers can participate in the weekend program.

        For more information about events, please contact Professor John Brantingham at jbrantinghamAT_mtsac.edu.

      • Course Offerings
      • Writing Teachers Write

        The Mt. SAC English Department not only teaches thousands of students each semester, but many of the faculty publish work often. From poetry to flash fiction to critical essays, the English Department is home to some of Southern California's best writers. Please, take a look at some of the wonderful work being done by our faculty!

        Writing Teachers Write

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    Journalism

      • About

        The Mt. SAC Journalism Program is being hailed as one of the most innovative college journalism programs in the nation. Our program has been a pioneer in transforming traditional college media to an extensive multimedia, digital presence. Top colleges and universities are restructuring their journalism programs to reflect our groundbreaking model.  

        Our courses prepare students for media in the mobile and digital era, utilizing the latest multimedia tools and relevant publishing platforms to transform students into award-winning journalists.

        Our program turns out versatile and capable journalists who are trained in broad journalistic formats, including investigative reporting, in-depth feature writing, photojournalism, public relations, podcasting, video-casting, and much more.

        We continue to evolve our program offerings to remain on the forefront of today’s journalistic landscape and so that our students are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in the industry.

        Publications  

        Alumni

      • Course Offerings 
      • Publications
        We are all over digital media.  Our student journalists are covering stories every day. 
      • Alumni
        In the last decade, hundreds of students took part in the Journalism program.  Learn what Journalism alumni had to say about their experience in our program. 

Our Professors

  • Margie Whalen
    Department Chair
  • Sangvan Thaysangkram
    Department Assistant

English, Literature, and Journalism Department

8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Building 26D-1471A
(909) 274-4706
Margie Whalen 
www.mtsac.edu/elj/