The English and Literature Department at Red Rocks Community College offers a wide range of classes:

  • Composition
  • Creative Writing
  • Literature
  • Technical Writing

View all English courses in our catalog.


The following courses emphasize the planning, writing, and revising of compositions. They include the development of critical and logical thinking, reading, and research skills.

  • ENG 0092 - Composition and Reading
  • ENG 0094 - Studio 121
  • ENG 1021 - English Composition I: CO1
  • ENG 1022 - English Composition II: CO2

Creative Writing

Poems, short stories, essays, and memoirs are works of art in which words paint vivid pictures that evoke emotion and contemplation. The ultimate goal of the Creative Writing faculty at RRCC is to help students produce literary quality writing. A background in creative writing is preparatory for work in journalism, publishing, editing, and freelance writing. Education, law, and marketing are other fields where strong writing is a useful skill.

Red Rocks Community College offers several courses in creative writing:

  • ENG 2021 - Creative Writing I: AH1
  • ENG 2022 - Creative Writing II
  • ENG 2026 - Fiction Writing
  • ENG 2027 - Poetry Writing
  • ENG 2030 - Creative Nonfiction
  • ENG 2031 - Literary Magazine


Literature can refer to any writing. More specifically, literature includes writing that evaluates and promotes ideas, analyzes multiple situations dramatically, offers opportunities to analyze emotions, and presents stories through a variety of genres. In courses at RRCC, literature courses include the reading of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and drama.

Literature encourages us to grow both intellectually and personally. Studying literature provides us with both knowledge and understanding in many areas. We can create a foundation from which we view and evaluate various components of our multicultural world.

Red Rocks Community College offers several courses in literature:

  • LIT 1015 - Introduction To Literature I: AH2
  • LIT 2002 - World Lit After 1600: AH2
  • LIT 2005 - Race, Ethnicity, Culture: AH2
  • LIT 2011 - American Literature to Civil War: AH2
  • LIT 2012 - American Literature After the Civil War: AH2
  • LIT 2021 - British Literature to 1770: GT-AH2
  • LIT 2022 - British Lit Since 1770: GT-AH2
  • LIT 2046 - Literature of Women: AH2
  • LIT 2055 - Children`s Literature: AH2

Technical Writing

What is technical writing? Technical writing is writing that is done for business, industry, and government. Its purpose is generally to inform or instruct. For example, the manual that comes with a television is a form of technical writing. Its purpose is to inform or instruct you on how to operate your television. Technical writing includes web pages, grants, memos, emails, business letters, reports, proposals, user manuals, résumé's and cover letters, and more. Technical documents need to be concise, comprehensive, accessible, accurate, clear, and correct.

Red Rocks Community College offers several courses in technical writing:

  • ENG 1016 - Designing Print Documentation
  • ENG 1018 - Designing Online Documentation
  • ENG 1019 - Resumes And Cover Letters
  • ENG 1031 - Technical Writing I: CO1
  • ENG 1032 - Technical Writing II
  • ENG 2005 - Technical Editing

View all English courses in our catalog.