Department News and Updates
This Spring 2015, The English Department hosted a screening of Don and Kel Muna's documentary, Talent Town, for GCC students. The documentary is being incorporated into curriculum within various GCC courses and will inspire the English Department's student showcase at the end of the semester.
L-R: Don Muna, Dr. Lisa Baza Cruz, J.D Iriarte, Tressa Dela Cruz, Simone Bollinger, Vera De Oro
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 has undergone a program name-change. It is now an AA in Liberal Studies
. See GCC Catalog for details.
EN 100B Fundamentals of English/Basic
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
Dr. Lisa Baza-Cruz
Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Argosy University
M.Ed. Reading, University of Guam
B.A. Special Education. Elementary Education, Washington State University
M. Ed. Language and Literacy, Harvard University
B.A. English, Dickinson College
M.A. TESOL, University of Guam
B.A. English & Secondary Education, University of Guam
Vera De Oro
M.A. Counseling, University of Guam
B.A. Special Education, University of Guam
Tressa Dela Cruz
M.Ed. Language and Literacy, University of Guam
B.A. English, University of Guam
M.A. Reading, University of Guam
B.A.General Social Science and Secondary Education, University of Guam
M.Ed. TESOL, University of Guam
B.S. Industrial Technology, Walla Walla College
A.S General Contracting, Walla Walla College
Juanita (Tico) Tenorio
M.A. English Language & Literature, University of Minnesota
B.A. English, Marquette University
Rebecca T. Toves
B.A. Speech: Rhetoric and Communication, University of Oregon
M.A. Rhetoric & Writing Studies, San Diego State University
B.A. English, Chaminade University of Hawaii
Antonia (Toni) Cabatic
Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
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.
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.
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.