Why choose English at PPCC?
When studying English at PPCC, you not only learn how to communicate well in writing, but also learn the art of effective argument, critical thinking and reasoning. Our English students also become adept at various types of visual communication from text messaging to blogging to website design.
What will I study?
As a PPCC English student, you will learn about the power of the English language through three emphasis areas: creative writing, literature and journalism. Within these areas you will:
- Hone writing and critical thinking skills
- Construct persuasive arguments
- Conduct various types of research
- Explore the language of imagination through creative genres
- Develop your unique style of writing
- Read and interpret various types of literature
- Study mass media and reporting
- Interview, research and write feature pieces
- Learn literary techniques that can be incorporated into writing
- Compose proposals, technical documents, and procedural documents
You will learn how reading critically and writing are powerful communication tools.
Announcements and Events from PPCC's English Department
Check out announcements and events from PPCC's English Department for Spring 2019 below:
- Congratulations to Prof. Brook Bhagat for the publication of her flash fiction piece "The Same Woman (Scarlight)" in Monkey Bicycle! Click here to read!
- Prof. Cindy Skaggs will be leading a creative nonfiction workshop at Library 21C, located at 1175 Chapel Hills Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920 on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Click here for the event listing on the PPW website!
- Our Spring 2019 PPCC Visiting Writers event will be held at the Downtown Studio Art Gallery Wed. Feb. 20 from 6:30-8 pm! Click on the button below to download the event flyer!
Those who choose to major in English will discover they are prepared for diverse employment opportunities, whether continuing their education in various graduate schools or entering the professional world. Some career options include:
- Technical Writing
- Marketing and Promotion
- Creative Writing
- Editing and Public Relations
- Mass Communications
PPCC has a student run journal called Parley.
Each year students publish printed and online stories and essays through this publication.
Contact Sarah McMahon via phone at 719-502-3037, email her for more information about Parley, or submit your works below: