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About the Program

English courses at the College of Lake County prepare students for a competitive job market where effective communication skills are in high demand. In English courses, students study the power of language and how it shapes our lives. Understanding this power is critical to excelling academically, professionally, and personally.

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What will you study?

CLC’s English department hosts a range of transferable courses, including composition, creative writing, journalism, literature, and technical writing. The work completed in these courses helps develop a wide range of skills and abilities:

  • Write more persuasively, expressively and dynamically
  • Read with more depth
  • Communicate ideas in clear language
  • Think critically and independently

Many opportunities outside the classroom also help students develop these critical skills and further develop their passion for reading and writing:

In or outside the classroom, the goal of the English Department is to provide students with opportunities to develop their reading, writing, researching, and thinking abilities to transfer to a university, find a job, excel in their career, and enrich their everyday lives.

Areas of Study in English

The English Department offers a variety of courses in the following areas:

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching
  • Journalism and Writing
  • Business