Writing, Literature, and Foreign Language Department


Mary Martin
Executive Assistant to the VP of Instructional Services
mmartin@cgcc.edu, (541) 506-6031

Department Chair

Tim Schell

The Department of Writing, Literature, and Foreign Language provides a strong and broad-based education in composition, literature, film studies, and foreign languages. We offer a wide variety of courses to meet the needs of students with a diversity of interests, and academic and professional backgrounds. By studying literature and language, you'll experience a cross-disciplinary study represented by many cultures and historical periods.


CGCC's Chinese program offers students the opportunity to learn and engage in the most spoken language in the world. 


Students are offered a variety of courses to sharpen their communication skills to help them in their personal and work lives.


English students will learn to read closely, think critically, and to write with insight and expertise.


Students of the Japanese program will learn how to speak the language over 2 years.


Spanish students will learn how to speak Spanish over 2 years.


Writing students will learn writing as a craft.


Course Name Credits
ALC 51 Foundations of Reading and Writing Lab 1
ENG 104 Introduction to Literature - Fiction 4
ENG 105 Introduction to Literature - Drama 4
ENG 106 Introduction to Literature - Poetry 4
ENG 195 Film Studies: Film as Art 4
ENG 201 Shakespeare’s Early Works 4
ENG 202 Shakespeare’s Later Works 4
ENG 213 Latin American Literature 4
ENG 214 Literature of the Pacific Northwest 4
ENG 222 Images of Women in Literature 4
ENG 237 American Working Class Literature 4
ENG 250 Introduction to Folklore and Mythology 4
ENG 253 Survey of American Literature to 1865 4
ENG 254 Survey of American Literature from 1865 to present 4
ENG 260 Introduction to Women Writers 4
LIB 101 Library Research and Information Retrieval Strategies 1
RD 115 Critical Reading 4
RD 90 Transformative Reading 3
SPA 101 First Year Spanish-First Term 4
SPA 102 First Year Spanish-Second Term 4
SPA 103 First Year Spanish-Third Term 4
SPA 201 Second Year Spanish - First Term 4
SPA 202 Second Year Spanish - Second Term 4
SPA 203 Second Year Spanish - Third Term 4
WR 115 Introduction to Expository Writing 4
WR 121 English Composition 4
WR 122 English Composition 4
WR 227 Technical and Professional Writing 4
WR 241 Creative Writing - Fiction 4
WR 242 Creative Writing - Poetry 4
WR 243 Creative Writing - Script Writing 4
WR 244 Advanced Creative Writing - Fiction 4
WR 245 Advanced Creative Writing - Poetry 4
WR 246 Advanced Creative Writing - Editing & Publishing 4
WR 247 Advanced Creative Writing - Script Writing 4
WR 90 Introductory Writing 3
WR 90C Introductory Writing 3
Namesort descending Title Email Phone
Leigh Hancock Headshot Leigh Hancock Writing Instructor lhancock@cgcc.edu
Mary (Katy) Jablonski Mary (Katy) Jablonski Writing, Literature & Foreign Language & Precollege Faculty, Curriculum Committee Chair mjablonski@cgcc.edu
Nancy Noteboom Dual Credit Mentor nnoteboom@cgcc.edu
Tina Ontiveros Adjunct Faculty tontiveros@cgcc.edu
Chauna Ramsey Chauna Ramsey Writing Instructor cramsey@cgcc.edu
Amanda Webster Writing Instructor mwebster@cgcc.edu