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Department Overview: English courses at WWCC prepare students for success in both their collegiate and professional lives. Writing courses assist students in presenting their thoughts in an organized manner and improving their decision making, problem solving, and critical thinking. Literature courses help students interpret complex works to derive meaning and insight into the human experience.
Program Level Outcomes:
- Examine culturally and linguistically diverse works in literature and film and demonstrate an aesthetic and intellectual comprehension.
- Demonstrate skills appropriate to evaluation of information, critical thinking, and creation of organized, coherent writing.
- Articulate complex ideas and employ evidence in the production of assigned work.
Degrees: Students may earn an Associate in Arts AA-DTA degree (90 credits) which is designed for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution with junior standing. Students pursuing this degree should meet with an academic advisor at WWCC and an advisor at their intended baccalaureate institution to determine an appropriate educational plan. (See AA-DTA in Degrees section of catalog).
Entrance Requirements: Students must take a Guided Self Placement Placement test to determine enrollment level.
Preparation for Success: Students are encouraged to read regularly, to develop the habit of self-education which will serve them in their personal and professional lives. Reading widely will enable students to evaluate information, formulate positions on various topics, assess arguments, and employ critical thinking.
Other Information: All new and re-entering students complete a Guided Self Placement test at Walla Walla Community College. The writing assessment may include a writing sample. As a result of this assessment, students will be enrolled in the most appropriate English course.