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Reap the rewards of English classes

Take English courses at JCCC to become a better communicator, a stronger writer and a well-rounded reader who reflects on the human experience.

English students collaborating in an English class

What to expect

You will be guided by the JCCC English Department’s composition sequence, which sets a foundation for expressing arguments in writing. You will discover a discipline that is heir to nearly 3,000 years of literature and the art of rhetoric. You will have an  opportunity to find your own voice in writing.


Successful completion of Composition I and II are required for many degree and certificate programs. You’ll learn all phases of the writing process, from discovering ideas, illustrating and justifying your points with concise English to editing, revising and defending your final document.

Sections are available to best fit your schedule, with start times as early as 7 a.m. and as late as 6 p.m. We offer both full-semester and short-term composition classes. Online classes offer even more flexibility.


From the Bible as literature to the literature of American pop music, from Homer and Shakespeare to science fiction and children’s lit, you will understand perspectives from all angles.

The freshman-level Introduction to Literature course gives you an overview of the study of literature and touches on poetry, fiction and drama. The  200-level courses look at literature from a variety of vantage points, including:

  • Genre with courses like Introduction to Fiction, Introduction to Poetry, Drama as Literature and Masterpieces of Cinema
  • Geography with American Literature I and II, British Literature I and II and World Masterpieces
  • Pop culture through Literature of Science Fiction and Literature of American Pop Music
  • Diversity with Writing by Women, U.S. Latino and Latina Literature and the Bible as Literature

Get Published in Mind’s Eye

This student-run literary magazine gives you a chance to publish fiction, poetry and essays as well as art and photography. For more information, contact Professor Tom Reynolds, faculty advisor for The Mind’s Eye, at 913-469-8500, ext. 3935, or by email.

English Classes

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JCCC has hundreds of general scholarships, including this scholarship specifically for the study of English classes:

  • Herbert C. and Joyce C. Dunford Memorial Scholarship

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