LSC-University Park English Department

The Lone Star College-University Park English department offers courses that teach students to think for themselves and become culturally diverse while providing a strong foundation in academic writing and critical thinking. Students benefit threefold: academically, professionally, and personally.

Courses Offered

Credit English classes include English 1301 and English 1302, which focus on composition and rhetoric techniques, and the research process. Upper-level courses on British, American, and World Literature survey authors and their writings from various time periods. Upper-level courses in Technical Writing, Creative Writing, and Forms of Literature are also available. Classes are offered during the day, evening, and on the weekends with online and hybrid options available.

The courses below are a part of the English program at LSC-University Park:

  • Dual Credit Program: High school students can receive college credit by taking Dual Credit English classes while attending local area high schools in participating school districts.
  • International Studies Program: High school students can receive credit by taking Dual Credit English Classes while attending local area high schools in participating school districts.
  • The Honors College: Courses in English provide students the opportunity to conduct cross-disciplinary projects utilizing a wide variety of analytical forms, including rhetorical and literary analysis, as well as creative writing.

To view the English Department Brochure, click the image below

Additional English Programs

Developmental English: these courses help students refine their literacy skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking — to prepare them for success in college-level courses.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL/ESL): English classes focusing on grammar, writing, reading, oral communication and pronunciation. The goal of the program is to prepare students for success in college-level courses, the global workplace and their daily lives.

Sponsored Organizations

ReadUP!: The ReadUP! initiative is a campus read program centered around a single book that strives to challenge students, staff, and faculty to think critically and engage in thoughtful discussion throughout the academic year. ReadUP! is designed to encourage all members of the campus community to participate in an interdisciplinary campus-wide collaboration that develops the relationship between academic learning and campus and community involvement.

Faculty and Staff: To access your free e-book of Team Human, click the image below.


Spring 2021 ReadUP! Events

Virtual Author Visit 
Monday, April 19 | 10 - Noon

ReadUP presents this very special event with renowned author, Douglas Rushkoff. Named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals by MIT”, Rushkoff is an author and documentarian who studies human autonomy in the digital age. Immediately following, we will be unveiling the new book for the 2021-22 year along with our Team Human Showcase: Human Expression. Please make plans for join us for this exciting event!

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Event Webex Recordings

Hacking Humans:  A Panel Discussion
September 8, 2020 

Team Human: What’s It All About
September 25, 2020

Hiding My Xenophobia: Behind Social Media
October 7, 2020    

Team Human: Statement #27: Online Teaching & Learning  
October 16, 2020

Trans Rights Are Human Rights: A Panel Discussion of Trans Rights, Social Media, and Technology
November 10, 2020
After viewing the recorded event, please fill out the survey, as this helps us with future programming. We thank you in advance.


Team Human: Statement #85: Community and Connection     
November 20, 2020
After viewing the recorded event, please fill out the survey, as this helps us with future programming. We thank you in advance.


The Mighty Pen

Join The Mighty Pen, a writing club open to all students! Through writing workshops, analyzation of written works and special events, The Mighty Pen explores the many applications of writing both in an academic setting and within creative work.

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Uproar Magazine

The literary/arts magazine of Lone Star College-University Park published every spring. LSC-University Park students may submit work or join the staff.

For submission forms and guidelines, visit or the contact faculty advisers:


Writing Lab: The Writing Lab is located in the Student Learning Resource Center. It provides free academic coaching and additional services to help students strengthen their writing skills. Students enrolled in any course that requires any type of writing can get individual help at the Writing Center. Our professional, experienced writing coaches also provide help with resumes, scholarship and transfer applications, and even writing emails.

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