The Norwalk Community College English department offers a wide range of courses from developmental level writing to courses on Shakespeare, Studies in Ethnic Literature, Film and Literature, Mythology, and creative writing workshops in fiction and poetry, among other offerings (including advanced composition and survey courses in American, British, and World literature). The courses are designed for incoming college students, adults returning for a first degree or refresher, and adults looking for the stimulation and excitement of studying literature in a formal way.
Outside of the classroom, NCC has an active Literature Club that sponsors trips to hear writers at the 92nd St. Y in Manhattan and to plays at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven. In addition, there is a reading group called Ex Libris and a student literary journal called Musings. The campus is also lucky to have a student newspaper, The Voice, under the auspices of the Communication Arts program.
Students interested in pursuing English as they move beyond the community college should consider enrolling in the Liberal Arts transfer degree program at Norwalk Community College. With an undergraduate degree in English, students can go on to a plethora of educational activities and employment opportunities: graduate programs in literature and or liberal studies, law school, paralegal studies, technical writing, creative writing, journalism, teaching, editing, web-site creation, advertising, public relations, etc. The possibilities are endless and wide-open.
- EnglishENG 088 Writing and Reading SkillsENG 101 CompositionENG 101W Composition WorkshopENG 102 Literature and CompositionENG 109 Grammar for College WritingENG 150 Introduction to African-American LiteratureENG 160 / WMS 160 Introduction to Literature by WomenENG 180 Introduction to Creative WritingENG 200 Advanced CompositionENG 211 The Short StoryENG 213 PoetryENG 221 American Literature IENG 222 American Literature IIENG 227 The American WesternENG 228 / HP 228 Beat LiteratureENG 231 British Literature IENG 232 British Literature IIENG 233 ShakespeareENG 236 Post-Colonial and Transnational Literature in EnglishENG 241 World Literature IENG 242 World Literature IIENG 250 Studies in Ethnic LiteratureENG 271 Film and LiteratureENG 274 Graphic Novel as LiteratureENG 281 Multi Genre Writing WorkshopENG 282 Creative Poetry WritingENG 283 Creative Writing FictionENG 285 Memoir WritingENG 286 Novel Writing IENG 287 Novel Writing IIENG 288 Creative NonfictionENG 291 MythologyENG 295 Seminar in English
- ENG 265 / WMS 265 Women's Autobiography
- HonorsHP 250A Allegory and the CanonHP 251A Constitutional LawHP 271 Readings on Economic and Political ThoughtHP 272 The Kennedy YearsHP 273 The Lincoln Years
- Interdisciplinary StudiesIDS 230 Liberal Arts / Humanities: Great BooksIDS 230-01 What are the Foundations of American Democracy?IDS 230-02 How Do Dreams Create Reality?IDS 232 Great Books: What is Evil and Guilt?
- Women's StudiesWMS 103 / BIO 103 Women's HealthWMS 105 Gender in the Everyday WorldWMS 123 / PHL 123 Ethics: Feminist PerspectivesWMS 125 / PHL 125 FeminismWMS 160 / ENG 160 Introduction to Literature by WomenWMS 221 / HIS 221 Women of the WorldWMS 250 / PSY 250 Psychological Aspects of Human SexualityWMS 265 / ENG 265 Women's Autobiography