English and Reading

We all write our own histories.


Germantown Campus

English 102 and Biology 101 Paired Courses: Special Spring’18 ONLY Opportunity

English 102, Critical Reading, Writing and Research is joined with Biology 101, General Biology as paired courses in spring 2018. Team taught by Professors Christina Devlin (English) and Carol Allen (Biology) the course focuses on communication, not just in writing, but through all the means available to living organisms of all kinds.
Special paired course benefits include:

  • Compact Monday-Wednesday schedule for all 7 credits with
    coordinated due dates
  • Germantown campus
  • Readings about critical issues in biology
  • Lab science and transfer composition requirements met

Students in this course pairing will:

  • Acquire critical thinking skills in science and the humanities
  • Practice study skills which apply to any course
  • Discover how lab and library research connect to each other

Students should register for:



Travel Through Time and Space in the World of Short Stories

A study of the short story in world literature with emphasis on the literary form. Students will examine the basic elements of fiction as they appear in short stories. Concentration will be on the literary analysis of short stories from a variety of critical perspectives. (HUMD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A or consent of department.

This is a z-course: all textbook materials are available at no cost for this section. Regular internet access is required for access to materials. For more information see

  • ENGL 233
  • Spring 2018
  • CRN: 34572
  • Germantown Campus
  • Mondays 6:30 – 9:10 p.m.
  • HUMD, Humanities Distribution
  • Z-course (free, or very low cost, textbook materials)
  • Prerequisite: ENGL 101/A
  • Questions? Contact Prof.

Drama Whirlwind Tour Spring 2017

Take Introduction to Modern Drama, Spring 2017!

In the redesigned course, we explore plays and theatre productions as a way to understand humanity. Every week, we’ll take on a different play, making for a fun whirlwind tour of some of the most exciting moments in theatre history.

We’ll also talk about politics and social movements from the Civil Rights Movement to Broadway riots, asking what difference theatre can make in our world. No previous experience in theatre or studying literature is necessary.

Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 101 or 101A.

Questions? Contact: Dr. Anne Pulju:

  • ENGL230 Intro. to Modern Drama
  • Wednesdays Germantown campus, 6:30p.m.
  • CRN35368
  • Fulfills General Education Humanities requirements.

Women in Lit Will Help You Graduate

Have fun exploring the work of famous writers such as Mary Shelley, Sojourner Truth, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Dickinson, Maya Angelou, Virginia Woolf, Gwendolyn Brooks, Alice Walker, and Amy Tan.

WomanReadingThis is a great opportunity to read wonderful literature and satisfy a General Education and graduation requirement at the same time!



  • ENGL208: Women in Literature
  • Germantown campus, PK 178
  • Spring 2017
  • 3 credit hours •
  • CRN 32638 •
  • Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 11 – 11:50 a.m.
  • Fulfills General Education Humanities Distribution requirement and the Global and Cultural Perspectives requirement for graduation
  • Honor’s Module available (CRN 32641)
  • Taught by Professor Sharon Anthony (

Spring 2017: Mythology Is More Current than You Think…

Mighty Zeus

Mythology isn’t just stories that ancient people believed to explain what they couldn’t understand. It actually drives civilizations, providing a great deal of cultural information, and it’s working today. We’ll examine world mythology and connect it with present day and recent United States mythological references and stories.

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New Course for Fall: Intro. to Global Humanities

Montgomery College English-Reading Department Distance Learning IconNEW COURSE for Fall 2016

Introduction to Global Humanities

  • 3 credit hour course
  • Fall 2016

It’s a great general elective!

  • Germantown
    • CRN: 24947
    • Tuesday/Thursday 12:30 – 1:55 p.m.
    • Sept. 6 through Dec. 18, 2016
    • Taught by Prof. Joan Naake
  • Takoma Park 
    • CRN: 24991
    • Building: SN 105
    • TR 11:00 AM – 12:25 PM
    • Sept. 6 through Dec. 18, 2016
    • Taught by Professor Gregory Wahl

Assessment Levels:

  • ENGL 101/101A, READ 120

The course is offered by the Global Humanities Institute.

Take Mythology, Summer 1



From India to Iceland, Greece to China, Africa to Mexico, and everywhere in between: join a summer adventure through some of the oldest and most intriguing myths and epics in human history. Discover the stories behind your favorite video games, movies, and books as we talk about the effects of mythology on our contemporary lives.

ENGL122 is a three-credit course that fulfills General Education Humanities requirements and transfers to UMd as an elective – with just one textbook and no big research papers!

The class will meet Tuesday through Thursday from 10:30 to 1:10 on the Germantown campus from May 31 to June 30. Questions? Contact Dr. Anne Pulju,, anytime.


Germantown READ099, Summer 2

Here’s a great opportunity to get that reading requirement out of the way before fall starts:

  • July 11 – August 18
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
  • 6:00-8:40 p.m.
  • HS236
  • Instructor Natalie Thomas
  • For more information, please contact Asst. Professor Angie Lawver:

READ099, Summer 1, Evenings

Here’s a great opportunity to get that reading requirement out of the way before fall starts:

  • May 31 – June 30
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
  • 6:00-8:45 p.m.
  • Germantown Campus: PK178
  • Asst. Professor Angie Lawver.
  • For more information, please contact

The Germantown Assessment Center will undergo a computer hardware upgrade on Friday, Feb 26, starting at Noon. We will need to stop testing early in order to allow IT enough time to complete this upgrade.

The Center will reopen for services on Monday, Feb 29 at 8:30am. The GT Center will work with faculty and students to schedule or reschedule testing that week. I would also encourage you to consider the Rockville and TPSS assessment centers for testing on Friday, 2/26. They will be open until 2:30pm.

Guillermo E Laya | Director of Assessment Centers | Takoma Park Campus

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