English and Reading

We all write our own histories.


Keith Elphick

Spring’18: American Lit & Nature

ENGL 241: American Literature of Nature and the Environment

Throughout the semester, we will explore important questions: How has our connection with nature changed over time, and how have such changes affected us culturally, spiritually, ethically, and nationally? Can we still maintain our connection with nature in a technologically saturated society?


Questions? Contact:


Spring17: English 190, Introduction to Literature: The Dark Side of Humanity

What happens when societal forces can no longer silence human instinct?

What happens when good people are forced to make bad decisions?

What happens when social norms are ignored?

What happens when neighbors become strangers?

What happens when the bad extinguishes the good?

What happens then?

English 190 will explore such questions. 

  • Spring 2017
  • When: Mon/Wed/ Fri: 10 to 10:50
  • Honors section available.

Questions? Contact Professor Elphick:

DL Students: ENGL-103 Orientation Dates Announced, Fall 2016

Montgomery College English-Reading Department Distance Learning IconStudents taking ENGL-103 online this fall are encouraged to attend an orientation for online studying:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 30th, Rockville SB 206, 4pm-5pm
  • Friday, Sept 2nd, Rockville SB 206, 10am-11am
  • Friday, Sept 2nd, Germantown PK 178, 4pm-5pm
  • Saturday, Sept 3rd, Takoma Park/Silver Spring, ST 328, 10am-11am

If you have questions or concerns, contact, Prof. Keith Elphick

ENGL 103, Distance Learning Orientations

Summer Students taking ENGL-103 online, please attend a Distance Learning Orientation, Summer 2016:

  • Tuesday, May 31st, Germantown, 12-1,  Room PK 181
  • Monday, July 11th, Germantown, 10-11, Room PK 181
  • Tuesday, July 12th, Rockville, 3-4, Room SB 205

Questions or concerns, contact Prof. Keith Elphick:

  • (240) 567-7433

Work in the Day, Learn in the Night

Need to complete your Basic English credits but you work all day?

Take ENGL-001, Basic English with Assistant Professor Elphick.

Here are the details:

  • Course: English 001: Basic Writing. CRN: 31095
  • Professor: Elphick
  • Campus: Rockville
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.
  • When: Spring Semester, 2016.
  • Course Begins: Jan. 26th
Professors Keith "Richards" Elphick and Swift Dickison (right) jam in Dickinson's office during a holiday soiree.
Professors Keith “Richards” Elphick and Swift Dickison (right) jam in Dickison’s office during a holiday soiree. Both teach English on the Rockville campus. Not pictured: guitar playing professor, Tim McWhirter (Rockville, Philosophy).

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