its support of the Mountain View College mission to deliver excellence
in education and to encourage intellectual and personal growth, the
Department of English -Creates an environment for learning and develops
programming that supports and complements the entire mission statement
of the college and the DCCCD, -Provides instruction in freshmen and
sophomore courses in the Arts and Sciences through which students learn
the principles of effective reading, writing, and critical thinking.
-Facilitates learning activities through which students apply these
skills, both to their studies and to their lives, -Promotes the reading
and studies of literatures, both ancient and modern, as means to better
understanding our own respective cultures and to increase tolerance,
respect, and appreciation of others.
English Department at Mountain View College includes a distinguished
team of instructors who have worked together for more than twenty years.
Every professor brings to our students special talents that make
classes at Mountain View delightfully unique and interesting. Each
instructor cares deeply about students and their success as writers and
students of literature, but most importantly, each one recognizes them
as individuals with various backgrounds, cultures, abilities, and
experiences that will contribute to their learning and growth during
their time together.
Mountain View College students of English leave their classes having
experienced--perhaps for the first time--just how effective they really
are as communicators. Many complete honors work which will distinguish
their academic record for a lifetime. All students find in our courses
opportunities to develop the communications skills they will need to
succeed and advance in their jobs and careers and to assume vital roles
as facilitators and effective leaders in their communities.