ARC - English Division

We offer a broad study of the fields of written and spoken language.

The English division of ARC includes courses in composition and technical/professional writing (ENGWR), literature (ENGLT), reading (ENGRD), creative writing (ENGCW), and education (ENGED), the descriptors in parentheses being the prefixes used in listing these courses in our catalog and schedule.

For information about a specific class, please visit that discipline page, see our current American River College catalog, or contact counseling at 916-484-8572. Courses in English are typically both UC and CSU transferable, and also lead to exciting careers.

Explore ARC -English Division

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Reading Across the Disciplines (RAD)

RAD works with students in small group sessions to help them improve their classroom performance. R.A.D. focuses on application of inferential and critical reading strategies and study skills to specific content.

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Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)

Writing Across the Curriculum serves all students, including those who have little or no experience with college writing, as well as students who are already skilled writers. These courses are not a substitute for any other English course.

English Division Office

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Dean: Douglas Herndon
Admin. Asst.: Shane Lipscomb
Phone:  (916) 484-8101
Fax: (916) 484-8867 


Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Office Location: Davies Hall, 3rd Floor Room 329