Reading, Journalism and Creative Writing Department
Location: 05 building (view
Welcome to the English Department
at GCC. We offer courses in
composition, reading, literature, English as a
Second Language, creative writing and developmental reading and writing.
These classes and others contribute to an AAS in Public
Certificate of Completion in Journalism and an Academic Certificate in Creative
Writing, which are offered under the auspices of the English Department.
Classes are scheduled to offer flexibility in completing your academic goals at
GCC. Courses are available on campus and online, during the day and
at night, and in both traditional and accelerated formats. GCC also offers classes at our campus at
GCC North and at the Communiversity @ Surprise.
We hope our Web site will provide answers
to many of your questions about our programs and look forward to meeting
you in one of our classes.
News and Announcements
Study in Prague, Czech Republic,
From July 1 to August 1, 2013, GCC English Professor Ruth Callahan will
lead students as they visit Auschwitz/Birkenau, Oskar Schindler's enamel
work factory (now a museum), the Terezin "model" concentration
camp, the old Jewish "Fifth Quarter" in Prague, and other sites
of interest relevance and even great beauty in and around Prague itself,
including the UNESCO-protected World Heritage city of Cesky Krumlov.
Lodging and classrooms are provided in partnership with New York
University in Prague. Scholarship grants of $500 may be available to
qualifying GCC students. Students can earn three credits, transferable to
ASU. For more information, contact Dr. Ruth Callahan, GCC Office
07-125, Phone 623.845.3769 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Literal and Intelligent
Plagiarism: Students Beware!
a blog posting by M. Jagadesh Kumar, NXP
(Philips) Chair Professor, Dept of Electrical Engineering, Indian
Institute of Technology, New Delhi, INDIA.
Academic plagiarism has become like a viral fever that can affect even a
healthy person if sufficient preventive measures are not taken. Untrained
research students, who need to write good quality research papers under
tight time constraints, are usually the victims. It is not uncommon for
research supervisors to experience a psychological burden while approving
the student’s paper for submission to a journal or a conference. Who
knows if a sentence copied by the student while writing a research paper
may be detected years later, subjecting the research supervisor to a
great embarrassment. When the supervisor asks them to be careful
about plagiarism, the students may also feel that they are being treated
with suspicion. Let us look at how incautious writing of a research paper
can lead us to this potential plagiarism risks. [Read
GCC’s Traveler Creative Writing
Congratulations to this year's
Traveler Creative Writing Competition. Winning entries will be
published in the 2013 Traveler.
"Losing You" by Sara Dobie Bauer
"Nettie Flies Home" by Nancy Chamberlain
"Sticky Step Up" by Sara Dobie Bauer
Mention: "Grandmother's Kitchen Table" by Carl Crissey
“Caliche Dreams” by Philip Boddy Jr.
2nd Place: “The Visit” by Martine Cloud
3rd Place: “Redemption” by Andrew Jones
Honorable Mention: “The Last Flight” by Martine Cloud
“Accidental Epiphany” by Philip Boddy Jr.
2nd Place: ”Cell Phone Rant” by Martine Cloud
3rd Place: “No Time to Cry” by Charles Treat
Honorable Mention: “Lovel” by Jamila Stewart
Join the Rorschach Poets on the second Tuesday of every month for Free Association Poetry Open
Mic from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in Room
104E of the Student Union at GCC. The free event seeks to bring contemporary
poetry to local residents. The event is open to the public, and poetry readers are invited to present all styles and
stages of writing.
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