English and Philosophy

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The purpose of the English/Philosophy Department at Monroe Community College is to develop accurate and insightful readers, critical and creative thinkers, informed and skillful writers, and influential and empathic individuals in their local and global communities.

Our department is one of the largest and most diverse departments on campus. English and Philosophy not only serves students who major in these fields, but all of the college community. Our department offers courses in English and Philosophy which will fulfill requirements in Humanities, Social Science, English, Literature, and Natural Science. Our focus is on critical reading, analytical reasoning, and lucid writing.

This website will offer you the opportunity to explore our courses, discover our special programs, read about recent achievements, and keep current on English and Philosophy Department events.

Faculty Handbooks:

Adjunct Faculty Handbook



Featured Course and Program

ENG 101
A course emphasizing college-level, source-based writing (summary, analysis, synthesis, research), with special attention to critical reading and thinking skills. Students will draft, revise, and edit multiple thesis-driven essays. They will also study and practice argument and persuasion. (ENG 101 or ENG 200 satisfy the composition requirement for graduation.) Three class hours. (SUNY-BC) Course offered Fall and Spring. Prerequisite(s): Waiver of accuplacer reading and sentence level tests; placement into ENG 101 or ENG 200 (minimum score of 81 on reading test and minimum score of 65 on sentence level test); or completion of TRS 200 with a C or better; or completion of TRS 105 with a C or higher; or completion of ESL 201 with a C or higher, or ENG 200 placement.

The Humanites degree program is designed to provide students with a rigorous introduction to the humanities as preparation for a variety of professions such as college level teaching, law, writing, and human resources management. The curriculum balances the need for broad background with an opportunity for an early experience in either English literature or Philosophy.



Location & Contacts

Brighton Campus
Building 5, Room 532

Hours: 8:45 a.m.- 4:45 p.m.
Phone: 585-292-2027
Fax: 585-292-3868