Composition and reading courses improve skills that will help you succeed in college and beyond. Almost all degrees, certificates, and transfer require a composition and reading course.
Review the composition and reading course sequence to get a better understanding of what courses are required and in what order.
See our catalog for composition and reading course descriptions.
Please note, you must take the English assessment before enrolling.
DVC offers composition and reading classes at both our Pleasant Hill and San Ramon campuses.
Our literature courses provide students with a comprehensive introduction to English, American, and World Literature. We also offer exciting topic courses such as African American Literature; Women’s Literature; Contemporary Poetry; Graphic Novels, Children’s Literature, The Short Story, Shakespeare, and many more.
Review our three-year literature course rotation schedule to see what courses will be offered in what semester.
See our catalog for literature course descriptions.
DVC offers literature classes at both our Pleasant Hill and San Ramon campuses.
Our workshop style courses will help you explore and write various types of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, short stories, and more. These conversational style classes are a great way to develop your own written voice and explore new ideas.
See our catalog for creative writing course descriptions.
DVC offers creative writing classes at both our Pleasant Hill and San Ramon campuses.
ESL Coordinator: Rayshell Clapper
Office location: LC-114 campus map
ESL Coordinator: Kelvyn Moran
Office location: LC-112 campus map
English Department Chair: Alan Haslam
Office location: FO-109