Department of Malcolm X College, which includes English, Literature, Reading,
and Speech, offers both required and elective courses designed to cultivate
critical thinking, foster self-esteem, and inspire originality and creativity. From sustained emphasis on thoughtfulness in
self-expression, the connection between grammar and meaning, professionalism,
and assessment, students leave our classes with the tools needed to be
successful on every life pathway.
As committed faculty, we
aim to promote deep learning that enriches the student experience. Our philosophy is that education is a
communal responsibility; therefore, the Communication Department works to
provide learning environments that prepare students for professional competence
in their designated fields while imbuing them with a reflective and empathetic
understanding of varying perspectives.
The Communication Department is comprised of multiple
discipline courses: English 098, 100, 101/197, 101, and 102 composition
sequences; Creative Writing (English 241); a variety of courses in Literature;
Reading 099, 125; and Speech 101. These courses promote increased literacy and
fluency in the various forms of English language communication both written and
oral, and reading comprehension and development. They advance the development
and expression of critical, rational thought by the analysis of texts derived
from diverse origins; by the creation of original compositions and, by
examining language’s manifold styles, structures and conventions.