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Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening, Saturday, late start, accerlerated, online, and hybrid courses.
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester, Full-Time or Part-Time.

About the Discipline

English is a foundational academic discipline for every college student. Century College's English Department offers you excellent courses that are the equivalent to any four-year college or university during your first two years, with these important features:

  • Century is less expensive than four-year colleges and universities.
  • Century English instructors have earned their Master's and PhD degrees; you won't be taught by a teaching assistant.
  • Century English instructors have many years of college teaching experience.
  • You'll have 25 different literature courses from which to choose.

In addition to typical first-year English composition courses, we also offer courses in:

  • Literature
  • Technical writing
  • Advanced composition
  • Creative writing

Century's literature courses range from the general--such as American Literature and British Literature--to the specific, such as Minnesota Writers and Comics as Literature.

Points of Pride

Our Writing Center is staffed by Century faculty who give students extensive, personal, one-on-one writing instruction. It also provides computers and other technology resources specifically reserved for students who are working on writing projects.

Some English courses are held in computer classrooms, two of which are specially designed for writing workshops, collaboration, and visual presentation of writing. In addition, all English courses are web-enhanced, and many are hybrid or offered totally online.

Century’s English department is a state leader in Accelerated English, an innovative method of writing instruction designed to promote student success.

Our student publication, The Century Times, has won numerous awards, including at the ACP Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention.

Herb Kjos Memorial English Scholarship
This $2,000 scholarship (prorated between fall and spring semesters) recognizes and rewards students for their past academic achievement in English writing and literature and supports their continued pursuit of English and/or English-related fields.