Whatcom Community College’s physical campus is closed beginning 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020 for a minimum of two weeks to ensure alignment with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s statewide “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. Online instruction and working remotely will continue. Students and employees should not come to campus during this time. Spring quarter instruction will still begin online on Wednesday, April 15.

It is important to emphasize that Whatcom Community College remains operational and dedicated to ensuring the academic mission continues through this challenging time. We have moved services and instruction online to the greatest extent possible to keep our community healthy. Remote services will differ for various service areas, departments, and resources. Visit this remote services directory to learn how you can easily access the WCC services you need without visiting campus. 

Please continue to check your email and for regular updates. 

Welcome to the English Department at WCC

Whatcom Community College's English department offers courses in Composition, Literature, Creative Writing, Journalism, and Film. All of the courses are student-centered and taught by highly qualified and experienced faculty. Class times and modes of instruction vary, so you can create a schedule that fits your needs: face-to-face classes throughout the day and evening, hybrid classes that blend face-to-face with online instruction, and wholly online classes. All of the courses are taught exclusively by Whatcom faculty and all are dedicated to your success. 

Please take a moment to explore the wide variety of classes offered though the English department and come experience the personal attention and dedication of instructors first-hand.


Choosing an English Class at WCC: For New WCC Students

Click here for the full descriptions of the first-year English classes WCC offers incoming students.  If you are new to Whatcom, you will complete an English placement process to determine your starting point in English. If you have any questions, see Entry and Advising in the Laidlaw Center or call 360.383.3080 for an appointment

As a reminder, English 101 is required for all degrees and certificates at WCC, and it is the first-year composition course that transfers to four-year colleges in the state.  Students who intend to complete a transfer degree (AAS) will be required to take a second, 200-level composition course following English 101. 

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