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, which one you take will be determined by two things: (1) the placement criteria you can provide (high-school GPA, test scores, etc.), and (2) the class you believe will benefit you most.  The placement criteria will determine which classes are available to you now.  You get to decide which option is best for you. 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.