ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

Marina Aminy redman email icon
Chair, English Department
Office: LRC 324
Phone: (949) 582-4743
Email Address: maminy@saddleback.edu
Bill Stevenson redman email icon
Coordinator, English Composition
Office: BGS 312
Phone: (949) 582-4240
Email Address: bstevenson@saddleback.edu
The English curriculum is divided into several disciplines, each designed to meet the needs of a variety of skill levels, from developmental through college-level study. Saddleback College's English faculty is recognized for its excellence in preparing students for upper-division work at four-year universities, and for the creativity, diversity, and innovation of the curriculum. The English curriculum is divided into the following areas:
 

Composition

Composition courses develop writing fluency, critical thinking ability, and research skills. They include grammar review as well as expository and persuasive writing instruction.
Courses include:
  • ENG 300, Beginning Writing (Basic)
  • ENG 200, Fundamentals of Composition (Intermediate)
  • ENG 1A, Principles of Composition I (Transfer)
  • ENG 1B, Principles of Composition II (Transfer)

Creative Writing

Writers can develop skill and creativity along with critical judgement of literary forms as they compose their own nonfiction, short stories, novels, poems, plays, and screenplays in Saddleback's creative writing courses.
Offerings include courses in:
  • Introductory Creative Writing Fundamentals of Poetry Fiction Novel Writing, Nonfiction Scriptwriting
  • The Short Story

Literature

Comprehensive literature coursework can take a reader from classical mythology through American, British and world literature to such contemporary offerings as Sex Roles in Literature, African-American Literature, Ethnic Voices In Literature, and Women Authors. The broad spectrum of literature courses allows students to focus on a particular area of interest.
Writing Center

The Writing Center aims to be a welcoming place for students to learn about and develop knowledge and skills in writing concepts, as well as to practice writing. Two lab courses are currently offered: ENG 301, a co-requisite requirement for ENG 300, Beginning Writing; and ENG 210, a 0.5 unit, C/NC lab course. In ENG 210, instructors work with each student to develop an individualized exercise plan based on a combination of web- and software-based grammar, punctuation, and usage exercises, lessons, and practice. Students at all levels of writing ability are encouraged to register!

English Department Meetings