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Arts and Sciences Division

English, Communication, and Literature Department

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The Aims English Department offers skill-building writing instruction in analysis, persuasion, argument, research, documentation, and more. Classes include composition, creative writing, and technical writing. These courses will help prepare you for writing challenges you may face in other courses, in your personal life, and in the workplace.

The Department provides oversight and curriculum development for the following subject areas:

  • English, including the English associate degree program
  • Communication
  • Literature

Communication and Literature

Communication courses at Aims help you build interpersonal and persuasive skills. You'll receive skill-building instruction in public speaking, interpersonal communication and intercultural communication. The ability to express yourself well verbally is not only of great personal benefit, but a skill in high demand in the workplace. The Aims Communication Department is the place to learn how to develop your speaking skills and become an articulate and effective interpersonal communicator.

Literature courses at Aims introduce critical thinking skills as they relate to interpreting different types of writing, from Shakespeare and poetry to novels, short stories, and plays. Such literature courses are key to cultural literacy.

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The ability to express yourself well verbally is not only of great personal benefit, but a skill in high demand in the workplace. The Aims Communication Department is the place to learn how to develop your speaking skills and become an articulate and effective interpersonal communicator. 

You can apply communication skills within a variety of careers, including:

Career Opportunities in Communication or Literature

  • Litigation attorney
  • Public relations manager
  • Professor
  • Communications director
  • Mediator
  • Sales representative
  • Curator
  • Marketing/advertising coordinator
  • Training specialist

English

By earning a liberal arts degree with designation in English, many of your courses will transfer to a participating public four-year university in Colorado, so you can pursue a bachelor's degree.

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Aims English and Communication Department Faculty and Staff

The Aims English faculty are professional, courteous and knowledgeable about writing. They often share their own writing experiences and struggles to let you know you’re not alone when facing a writing project. Faculty make themselves accessible and are happy to meet with you individually to improve your writing skills and make writing a positive experience.

Full-Time Faculty

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Evan Oakley

Department Chair - English, Communication & Literature
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Allison Easley

Professor - English, Communication & Literature
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April McClure

Professor - English, Communication & Literature
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Brian Seemann

Professor - English, Communication & Literature
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Chelle Costello

Professor - English, Communication & Literature, Humanities
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Jared Merk

Professor - English, Communication & Literature
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Jennifer Ridgeway

Professor - English, Communication & Literature
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Julia Weingardt

Professor - English, Communication & Literature
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Leslie Morrison

Associate Professor - English, Communication & Literature
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Megan Friesen

Professor - English, Communication & Literature
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Mike Dixon

Faculty, English, Communication & Literature
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Sarah Seiffert

Instructor - English, Communication & Literature
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Stacey Johnson

Professor - English, Communication & Literature, Humanities
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Toshia Paul

Instructor, Speech
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Ty Cronkhite

Instructor - English, Communication & Literature

Part-Time Faculty

Carol Capuano

Carol Capuano

Part-time Faculty - English, Communication & Literature

Ann Diaz

Part-time Faculty - English, Communication & Literature

Scott Drake

Part-time Faculty - English, Communication & Literature

Hap Fry

Part-time Faculty - English, Communication & Literature
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Kendra Griffin

Part-time Faculty - English, Communication & Literature

Danny Hollweg

Part-time Faculty - English, Communication & Literature

Julie Kennedy

Part-time Faculty - English, Communication & Literature

Ruth Macfarlane

Part-time Faculty - English, Communication & Literature
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Karen McCurley-Hardesty

Part-time Faculty - English, Communication & Literature, Humanities

Leslie McCutchen

Part-time Faculty - English, Communication & Literature

Jeffery Moser

Part-time Faculty - English, Communication & Literature
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Jennifer Naimark

Part-time Faculty - English, Communication & Literature

Richard Nunez

Part-time Faculty - English, Communication & Literature

Vanessa Peters-Leonard

Part-time Faculty - English, Communication & Literature
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Joshua Savage

Part-time Faculty - English, Communication & Literature
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Johanna Scheurman

Part-time Faculty - English, Communication & Literature, Humanities

Jasmine Throckmorton

Part-time Faculty - English, Communication & Literature