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This Fall 2014, our English Department bids farewell to Associate Professor, Polli Huseby, who retired after twenty-six years with the Guam Community College.  Polli contributed years of classroom experience and dedication to the continuous improvement of developmental Reading and Writing courses at the College. Her passion for reading and education continues to inspire the department, and she will be missed by many at the College.
Program Description
Over the past 20 years, the English Department has expanded significantly to include a wider range of courses that meet the needs of a growing student body.  The English Department  presently offers a degree program leading to an AA in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences*, as well as developmental education courses, and general education courses.
*The GCC AA in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences now articulates over to the University of Guam's Bachelor of Arts in IAS. The student can transfer the entire AA degree over to UOG, and enroll as a junior majoring in IAS. See GCC Catalog for details.

Courses Offered
EN 100B Fundamentals of English/Basics
EN 100R Fundamentals of English/Reading
EN 100W Fundamentals of English/Writing
EN 110  Freshman Composition
EN 111 Writing for Research
EN 125 Introduction to Speech
EN 194 Technical Report Writing
EN 210 Introduction to Literature
TH 101 Introduction to the Theater

Faculty Listing:
Dr. Lisa Baza-Cruz     Department Chairperson / Professor
Simone Bollinger
Vito Calvo 
Vera De Oro 
 Assistant Professor
Tressa Dela Cruz
Bertha Leon Guerrero
 Assistant Professor
Wilson Tam 
 Assistant Professor
Juanita (Tico) M. Tenorio
 Associate Professor
Rebecca T. Toves   
 Assistant Professor 
Desiree T. Ventura  
Antonia (Toni) Cabatic  Support Staff
Room C3
Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Contact Information:
Phone: 671.735.5579
How English courses can help you in your Career
Writing skills are critical within a wide range of disciplines.  Therefore, students who complete courses in English increase their ability to succeed in all other educational and professional endeavors. English Courses at the Guam Community College help individuals with a wide range of professional interests by providing opportunities to think critically about reading, writing, researching, and communicating.  The Department recognizes that in today's society, one's ability to read and write effectively is invaluable. GCC's English Program highlights the ways in which these skills can affect individuals, their communities, our island, and our world. 
The GCC Advantage
English courses at the Guam Community College provide students with the curriculum and instruction needed to fulfill the written and critical thinking requirements within all certificate and degree programs.
Academic Advising 
All students who declare a major are assigned an Academic Advisor. Students are strongly urged to visit your advisor, who can help you draft an educational plan with course sequencing that meets your personal, academic, and career goals.
Program Mission
The mission of the English Department is to provide to a diverse population, the highest quality of education that focuses primarily on developing students' abilities to think critically, read actively, and communicate effectively.

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