English and Reading

We all write our own histories.


Joe Couch

Speed up your graduation: Sign up for now ENGL 101A this summer at Takoma Park!

Have you successfully completed ELAI 990, IEWR, or ENGL perquisite? Looking to accelerate and streamline your ENGL 101/A requirement in less time than a regular semester? Then don’t miss ENGL 101A CRN 43799 in the summer at Takoma Park!

This class meets on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:15 to 9:25 from May 29 until Aug. 9

You do not have to cram a whole credit-level English class into six or seven weeks! Take your time over the summer!

Want to better your persuasive writing techniques with clearer and more effective college-level writing to have you even better prepared to start the new academic year? Get closer to graduation this summer!

If you can say yes to any of these, then be sure to register today to reserve your spot for ENGL 101A CRN 43799 in Summer I at Takoma Park!

I look forward to seeing you there! Feel free to email me, Prof. Couch, with any questions in the meantime about the class at:


Intro to Lit Hybrid This Spring!

This is a fast, convenient way to complete your HUMD requirement. It only meets face-to-face one night a week, with most course discussions on Blackboard. No lengthy research paper required! The textbook is available on Amazon, usually for under $50

  • ENGL 190
  • CRN: 31510
  • Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus
  • LATE STARTING, Thursdays 6:15-8 p.m.
  • HUMD
  • Honors module available, CRN: 36135
  • Prerequisite: students must be at the ENGL 101/A (but it is not a prerequisite).
  • Questions? Contact Prof.

Click here for a printable/downloadable flyer.

Complete ENGL102 in 5 Weeks Summer 2 at TP/SS!

If you want to complete your English Foundation before the start of the fall semester, consider taking it at night during summer session II on the TP/SS campus!

The course (CRN 10191) meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night from July 12th to August 11th from 6-8:30.

The textbook is older and can be purchased used for considerably less than the current textbook adoptions.  And it’s just as good too!

The textbook is: Wood, Nancy V., Perspectives on Argument, 7th ed. ISBN 9780205060337.

The required handbook is also readily available used: Hacker, Diana, Rules for Writers, 7th ed.  9780312647957

Come after work and be done each night in just two and a half hours–no long class meetings that go into the late night!

Please forward any questions to Prof. Couch at or (240) 567-1352.

Don’t delay; enroll today!

Fall 2016: Composing the Self (a Learning Community Course)

Just register for these two courses in person or online:

  • ENGL101 24185, Intro to College Writing: 11:00-12:15 Tuesday/Thursday
  • PSYC102 24186, General Psychology: 12:30-1:45 Tuesday/Thursday
  • Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus


Contact Professor Joseph Couch (English)

  • (240) 567-1352

Or Professor Andrew Herst (Psychology)

  • (240) 567-3945

Learning Community courses pair courses in separate disciplines with one another to give the student more chances to apply knowledge and develop ideas.

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