English and Literature


The English Department invites you to design the cover of the new ENG101/ENG102 textbook!!

This contest is open to all CAC students at all campuses and locations. Students are invited to submit up to two original cover designs. The winning cover design will be featured on all textbooks used by CAC English 101/102 classes. The tentative publication date is August 2016. The winner will receive publication credit and 3 copies of the textbook.

Any media is acceptable (ink, paintings, photographs-jpeg). All submissions must include a permission release form which can be accessed here- Permission Release Form or can be requested by emailing: michelle.gomez@centralaz.edu

Original submissions are due by Monday, April 4, 2016. Submissions can be submitted:
1. In person to the Communications Division Office (Rm L-112A, Signal Peak Campus)

2. Via inter campus mail c/o the Communications Division- L112A, Signal Peak Campus.

3. Electronically to karen.hindhede@centralaz.edu

For questions, contact:
Karen Hindhede at karen.hindhede@centralaz.edu or at 520-494-5074.

Mission Statement

The Department of English at Central Arizona College promotes critical thinking and effective writing in an interactive and student-centered environment. We recognize the diversity of our students' cultures, backgrounds, ages, and learning styles and encourage the students to use their experiences as tools in the learning process. All courses emphasize real-world writing contexts and the practical application of skills.

The department offers courses in basic writing, transfer level composition, creative writing, and literature.


  • Engage students in college level writing by providing instruction in paragraph and essay development with the emphasis on writing as a process;
  • Enable students to understand and respond critically to various texts while considering their audience, purpose, and context;
  • Instruct students to research issues, draw independent conclusions, and communicate their knowledge using a variety of formats;
  • Promote the ability to analyze research sources for quality and credibility;
  • Provide opportunities to use relevant technology to enhance learning;
  • Encourage students to use various college resources and support services to enhance their learning;
  • Help students develop flexible transferrable writing and critical thinking skills that can be applied across academic, professional, and public domains.

English and Literature Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

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