• The English department offers courses in academic literacy, composition, literature, creative writing, film studies and women’s studies.

    English majors enjoy the study of imaginative literature and the development of effective utilization of language. The range of their classes may cover modern literature as well as great writers from America, Great Britain, Europe, and the world.

    Career paths for English majors are various; they may plan on careers in creative writing, education, journalism, law, technical writing - indeed, any field where expert command of the English language is central.

    MHCC has a two-year program designed to meet requirements of the Associate of Arts - Oregon Transfer degree (AA/OT) and to prepare students to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from an accredited college or university.

    Students are urged to consult catalogs and websites of the four-year institutions they are considering in order to meet fully their lower division course requirements. English majors also need to be aware that to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree they are required to achieve two years of college-level second language competency.

  • Contact Us

    Contact Us

    For more information contact:

    Garie Zordich

    Join Mt. Hood Reads

    The English Department's reading series is focusing on two works by Black authors this year. The books will be discussed on the following dates:

    James Baldwin's Another Country - March 4
    Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye - May 27

    MHCC's Don Anderson and Scarlett Saavedra will facilitate the Another Country and Bluest Eye discussions, respectively. If campus continues to be closed, discussions will be held over Zoom.

    Physical and e-books may be available at the following places: MHCC Library, Multnomah County Library, Mt. Hood Bookstore, Books Around the Corner, Powells or Amazon.

    Sign up now by emailing Don.Anderson@mhcc.edu.

  • Curriculum

    MHCC prepares students planning to major in English at a transfer institution by offering a range of classes that cover classical to modern literature.

    Perceptions Literary Magazine

    Perceptions is a magazine of the arts which has existed at MHCC since 1969. The magazine is produced by students who register for WR247, The Literary Publication, a three term class.

    The Mouths of Others

    The Mouths of Others is the annual, internationally-renowned creative writer speaker series for Mt Hood Community College.