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English and Communications Department

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The aim of the English and Communications Department at Anne Arundel Community College is to prepare you to be a more effective writer, speaker, and thinker and to help you develop your abilities to understand and appreciate literature and other cultures.

We work to help you...


  • Your mastery of English grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure
  • Your ability to organize and express ideas
  • Tour ability to communicate orally


  • Critical thinking and analyzing skills
  • Academic and personal writing styles
  • Computer skills that facilitate speaking and writing


  • Literature of America's and the world's many cultures
  • Great writing in forms both new and old
  • Classic literary themes in their cultural contexts
  • The craft of journalism
News & Announcements

Writers Reading @ AACC is a program that hosts a wide array of writers: poets, fiction writers, essayists, songwriters, memoirists, playwrights, journalists, and screenplay writers. Writers Reading encourages students, faculty, staff and community to attend. All events, sponsored by the AACC Student Association, are free and open to the public and include book sales and signings.

 Fall 2014

Meg Eden: September 18th-- HUM 112, 2:00-3:15

Janice Gary: October 16th-- HUM 112, 2:00-3:15

Gregg Wilhem: November 20th-- HUM 112, 2:00-3:15

Spring 2015 

Le Hinton February (date TBA) --HUM 112, 2:00-3:15

Paul Bogard March 26--HUM 112, 2:00- 3:15

Erin Murphy April 23-- HUM 112, 2:00-3:15

Faculty In the News:

Garrett Brown –Cubicles (Finishing Line Press, 2014)

Susan Cohen—“She regards the polluted body” in The Fourth River, Vol. 11, 2014

Janice Gary-- Short Leash: A Memoir of Dog Walking and Deliverance, has won two Silver Nautilus Awards, one for Memoir/Personal Journey and one for Animals/Nature.