In the Chabot College English Department we teach reading, writing, and critical thinking. In our classes we work with texts and ideas, and connect them to our experience as human beings. We are a student-centered and equity-focused department that aims to help all Chabot students achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. We offer composition, literature, and creative writing courses that can fulfill your GE, AA, AA-T and transfer requirements, or be transferable electives.

We offer an AA-T and AA in English, an AA in Creative Writing and Certificates in Creative Writing and in Non-Credit Preparation for English Composition.

Selecting First English Composition Course

To help you select your first English composition course, we have course descriptions, sample readings and assignments to help guide you.

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How to Take an English Class?

  • In-person (Face-to-Face)
  • Hybrid (50% Face-to Face and 50% Asynchronous Online)
  • Synchronous Online
  • Asynchronous Online

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Learning Communites and Special Projects

The Language Arts Division and the English Department partner with and supports several learning communities and programs.

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  Writing and Reading Support

Visit the WRAC (Writing, Reading Across the Curriculum) for:

  • Drop-in tutorial;
  • Assistance with your reading and writing assignments;
  • Computer access.
Contact Us

Building & room Building 400, 2nd fl

Mark Anderson
English Coordinator

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Degrees and Certificates

Students with backgrounds in English and writing go into a variety of fields, including education, journalism, technical writing, creative writing, law, publishing, business, government, media relations, entertainment, counseling, nonprofit, development and fundraising, and many more. Strong reading, critical thinking, and writing skills also enhance performance in other academic and professional fields, and provide a strong foundation for further education and employment across disciplines and careers.

For program maps, visit the Learning & Career Pathways website.
Programs Associate
Certificate Noncredit
Creative Writing
English (Emphasis in Creative Writing)
English (Emphasis in Literature)
Non-credit Preparation for English Composition