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Modes of Instruction

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The English Department's mission is to help students develop their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. Kaskaskia College offers a range of composition classes, creative writing classes, and literature classes, including classes on J.R.R. Tolkien, Shakespeare, Native American Literature, and Classical Mythology. 


ENGL 099: Writing Effective Sentences and Paragraphs

ENGL 100: Introduction to College Composition

ENGL 101: English Composition I

ENGL 102: English Composition II

ENGL 178: Creative Writing

LITO 103: Introduction to Literature

LITO 105: Introduction to Poetry

LITO 110: Classical Mythology

LITO 115: Film Appreciation

LITO 117: Film and Literature

LITO 202: English Literature

LITO 205: American Literature

LITO 206: Tolkien

LITO 210: Shakespeare


Program Details

Discipline Student Learning Outcomes


  • Write essays in standard English that are thesis-driven, substantive, and supported by sound evidence and reasoning.


  • Analyze and evaluate literary works by using evidence and reasoning based on the texts and relevant cultural knowledge.

Courses in this discipline align with the college’s General Education Student Learning Outcomes.


John Orlet

John Orlet

Professor English
Joshua Woods

Joshua Woods

Professor English
Clint Stevens

Clint Stevens

Professor English
Lesley Brower

Lesley Brower

Assistant Professor English

Contact Us


Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

Location  |  Main Campus

Office  |  Health and Business, HB 100

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