English Department

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English Department

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Course Offerings

We offer a broad array of courses to suit the various interests and needs of our student body:

  • A series of developmental courses to assist students in reaching preparedness for college-level reading and writing
  • A sequence of composition classes that meet the general education requirement for communication
  • A variety of literature courses
  • A collection of advanced writing courses, including creative writing and professional writing

Click here to check on course availability during a specific semester.

Many of our courses are offered Online. For further information, visit the college's distance education page.

Instruction as Unique as You - Professor Jay Peterson

English Option, Liberal Arts, A.A. degree

The English Option is designed for students who wish to major in English and/or linguistics. A broad base in the humanities prepares students for transfer to a four-year college for the baccalaureate degree.

Careers that English studies lead to include advertising, broadcasting, journalism, law, teaching and writing.

This option can be earned part-time.


Interested in joining the English honor society, Sigma Kappa Delta? For information, please email advisor Assistant Professor Vickie Melograno or print out and complete the application form.


Rewrites is the award-winning literary magazine of the college. Annually, the staff seeks submissions of artwork, photography, short fiction, poetry, and drama from all members of the college community. The deadline for submissions is December 31st. Please use our Online submission management system. Questions about the magazine can be addressed to the current advisor, Rich Russell (rrussell@atlantic.edu; 609-343-4971).

You can read past issues of Rewrites Online here.

SKD luncheon 2012

Accelerated Learning Program

The Accelerated Learning Program is focused on students who place into ENGL080 Reading/Writing II and is intended to both accelerate their progress and improve their success by mainstreaming them into an ENGL101 Composition I class when they also take the ALP support course, ENGL099.

Visit the Accelerated Learning Program page for more information.


Effie Russell accepts the Lindback award from President Pete Mora at Atlantic Cape's 2006 graduation ceremony.

2006 Lindback Award Winner Effie Russell

In May of 2002, Regina Van Epps was named the first recipient of the prestigious Lindback award at Atlantic Cape! Below is a picture of Professor Van Epps accepting her plaque from past president Dr. May at the graduation ceremony.

Regina Van Epps receiving Lindback award

Four members of the English Department have been named Teacher of the Year by the student body: Gerri Black, Jay Peterson, Effie Russell and Regina Van Epps. Thank you, colleagues, for your good work.

Active Voice

The English Department is proud to publish a newsletter, Active Voice.

Read the first issue.