The English Department’s mission is to serve the educational and career objectives of our community: We offer a range of classes addressing skills at the basic, developmental and transfer levels and are committed to presenting engaging material that addresses the varied interests and needs of our students.

The English department at College of Alameda is focused on helping students achieve their transfer requirements for a four-year institution, offering the necessary critical thinking and composition and reading courses required by the UC and CSU systems, as well as preparatory courses for students who did not place directly into a transfer course.

Studying English gives students skills in expression and critical thinking that can be applied in many aspects of a student’s personal and professional life, and graduating with a BA in English at a four year institution can potentially offer a lot of flexibility in terms of future careers. Professions for English majors include administration, management, teaching, editing, and publishing.



Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  • Evaluate information critically to develop claims and support them.
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation for worldwide cultures and diverse perspectives through active and purposeful reading and writing.
  • Engage in active, purposeful, critical reading.
  • Assess in writing the tools and materials given to succeed at the workplace or in the community and be able to suggest changes to increase effectiveness.
  • Students will be able to identify the parts of speech.
  • Students will be able to diagram a sentence.



    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) may be assessed using:

  • Surveys
  • Questionnaires
  • Review of collected data
  • Other methods