Welcome to GateWay’s Language, Literature, and Literacy Division

GateWay's Literacy, Language, and Literature Division includes courses in First Year Composition (ENG 101, ENG 102), Preparatory Academic Writing (ENG 071, ENG 081, ENG 091), English as a Second Language (ESL 030, ESL 040, ESL 031, ESL 041, ESL 050, ESL 051), Reading (RDG 081, RDG 100), Critical Reading and Thinking (CRE 101), and English Humanities (ENH 110, ENH 190, ENH 251, ENH 285).

The English Department offers courses in person, hybrid, and online. All courses use Canvas.

In the Fall of 2020, GateWay Community College is introducing a new cohort opportunity for Honors level students graduating from Arizona High Schools. This new program will give students a jump start to graduating with a degree for little to no cost.

Any student awarded the Presidents’ Honors Scholarship is eligible for the program. The President’s Honors Scholarship will provide FULL TUITION (Up to 15 credit hours) for up to four semesters at GateWay Community College.

To earn the Presidents’ Honors Scholarship:

  • A student must earn a high school GPA of 3.25
  • Be able to show legal presence in the United States and eligible to receive public funds. 
  • Remain a resident of Maricopa County while in school. 
  • Attend GateWay within one year of graduating from high school.

The Fall 2020 cohort classes include:
ENG101, ENG102, HIS103, CRE101. Students may add one additional class of their choosing.

For more information, please complete this form and someone will contact you concerning the enrollment process.

Beginning Composition is a sequence of two writing courses that prepare students to write and think at a college level. GateWay offers a sequence of ENG101 and ENG102 courses that meet the requirements for most certificates and transfer degrees. ENG101 and 102 meet the general education designation of FYC (First Year Composition).

ENG Courses Offered

ENGLL Beginning Composition + Lab
ENG101 First-Year Composition (ENG101)
ENG102 First-Year Composition (ENG102)

English Online

GateWay’s faculty are dedicated to ensuring student success online. Taking online courses at GateWay is convenient; you can learn and earn your credits anytime, anywhere. We offer 8 week, 16 week and late start 8 week online courses.

ENG Online at GateWay means you will have access to your instructor online and in person, organized and understandable course design, and multiple ways to communicate with others.

Are you a potential online student? Check the list to see if online can work for you:

  1. Are you motivated to meet your goals?
  2. You have a reliable computer and internet connection.
  3. You are pretty good with time-management. 

Online ENG Courses

ENG101 - 8 Weeks ENG102 - 8 Weeks
ENG101 - 16 Weeks ENG102 - 16 weeks
ENG101 - Late Start 8 Week ENG102 - Late Start ENG102


English Humanities 

chicano literature

New Class for Fall 2020, Late Start Chicano Lit.

ENH courses coincide with degree programs and Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) certificates, support general education core for an associate degree or certificate, and help students develop a greater understanding of themselves, their relationship with others, and the diverse world through literature.

ENH courses provide diversified curriculum to align with student interests, cultural diversity, and global awareness to support a global society, while considering the human condition from a multitude of perspectives by exploring culture/ethnicity, religions, personalities, communication styles, psychologies, sexualities, politics, and philosophies. The courses prepare students to contribute to society through personal, social, and professional interactions.

In addition, ENH courses enhance students’ skills in critical thinking, complex problem-solving, written, and oral communication, and applied knowledge in real-world settings.

ENH courses satisfy course designation requirements in Cultural Diversity, Global Awareness, Historical Awareness, Humanities, and Literacy.

ENH110 Introduction to Literature
ENH112 Chicano Literature

Introduction to US Ethnic Literature (ENH190)

ENH251 Introduction to Mythology
ENH285 Contemporary Women Writers (ENH285)

Contemporary U.S. Literature and Film (ENH255)

ENH295 Banned Books and Censorship

Program Location

Washington Campus 

Program Cost

Associate in Arts: $5,774*

* Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the 2016-2017 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.

Degrees and Certificates


Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.