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Program Overview

Learn about the diversities across cultures and how others view the world by reading great literature and myths. Study the effects these great works have had across time, and analyze how the process:

  • Makes you think
  • Makes you feel
  • Gives you insights
  • Leads you to make discoveries about the world and yourself
  • Broadens your perspective on life

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Program Locations

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.


Employment Outlook

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Degrees & Certificates

English Humanities Courses

  • Introduction to Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Mythology
  • Literature and Film
  • Contemporary U.S. Literature and Film
  • Women's Contemporary Literature
  • Literature of the Southwest
  • Modern Fiction
  • Banned Books and Censorship
  • English Composition

Writing allows you to discover what and how you think, helping you to acquire and retain knowledge by going through an active process of thinking about ideas that you must put into your own words. Reading helps you gain a wider perspective; learning to question, debate or support your own position.

English Composition Courses

  • Basic Writing Skills
  • Fundamentals of Writing
  • First-Year Composition

If you are interested in English courses, you may also be interested in Arts & Humanities or Philosophy & Religion.

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.

Contact Us
Shannon McGrath
Division Chair
(602) 286-8742
Ferdinand Hunter
English Program Coordinator
(602) 286-8732
Matthew Jolly
(602) 286-8724
Dr. Kelly Romirowksy, Ed.D.
Faculty, English, Program Coordinator & Online Coordinator
(602) 286-8726