About the English Department
English Course Placement
Please review our options for English 1A to help you choose the English 1A option that is best for you.
Become an English Major!
Majoring in English provides excellent preparation for careers in law, public relations, publishing and editing, technical writing, marketing, advertising, business, government, public service, education, and many other areas. Some students major in English because they plan to become teachers, but most English majors pursue other career paths. The development of analytical thinking, evidenced-based writing, and editing skills make English not only an extremely marketable major, but the perfect minor for all other majors.
Gavilan Literary Society (Student Club)
The Gavilan Literary Society is a free student club that provides a place of collaboration and support for English majors, writers, literary artists, and all other students at Gavilan.
The Writing Center
The Gavilan College Writing Center serves the campus community by fostering, celebrating and encouraging writers and the varied and multiple purposes and audiences that writing serves. The Center assists writers in identifying and developing tools and strategies to meet goals for their writing both in and out of the classroom.
Our Dedicated Faculty
The Gavilan College English Faculty are committed to creating safe, accessible, and inclusive learning environments and curriculum that promotes strong reading and writing, critical thinking, and community building skills in our students. We work to move beyond traditional hierarchical teacher-centered delivery of curriculum with student-centered learning practices that place students’ insights and inquiries at the center of their experience. We continually seek to grow professionally in order to enhance our abilities to recognize, affirm, and meet our students’ needs. We align with promising innovative practices and embrace collaboration and healthy exchange of ideas with our colleagues while exercising our academic freedom to maintain our own unique perspectives and cultivate our own strengths as teachers.
Important Dates & Events
On our calendar, you will find important campus-wide dates in addition to English Department events, such as guest speakers, workshops, GLS-hosted activities, amongst other universally important events for all students and community members. Many events provide links to flyers, offering more information.