About the Language Arts Division
The Language Arts Division is dedicated to developing the reading, writing,
communication and critical thinking skills necessary for students to succeed in their
academic classes and in the workplace; fostering global understanding and an
appreciation for diverse cultures; and promoting in students a deeper understanding
of themselves and others through literature.
The division has four course-specific departments, and four support programs. Students
can earn academic certificates and enroll in specially offered classes, which are
announced each quarter. Use the links at left for more information.
Ongoing Enrichment Programs
- Puente: a national award-winning program that has helped thousands
of students reach their dreams of college success;
- Mfumo: a peer support program with emphasis on African American
literature and writers; the program is currently on hiatus but we hope to activate it in the future.
- The Teaching & Learning Center: provides free one-on-one tutoring sessions for any class, as well as offering workshops on reading, writing, grammar and conversation.
Paul StarerDivision Dean
Phone: (650) 949-7227
Division Office Phone, Location & Hours:
M-Th 7:30 a.m. - 4:30
F 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(Closed most Fridays during the months of July and August.)
Course & Faculty Information
Contact individual faculty members for office hours and specific course information.
Click on the "Faculty & Staff" link at left for faculty phone and e-mail addresses.