English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language

The English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language Department provides electives as well as required courses for degree and certificate programs.

The department is very active in the cultural life of campus and regularly brings nationally and internationally known authors to speak on campus.

Programs

The department offers the following programs:

Liberal Arts and Sciences - Humanities and Social Science A.A. Communication (Non-Media) Track
The Communication (Non-Media) Track in the Liberal Arts and Science - Humanities and Social Science program is designed for students who want to begin the first two years of a bachelor's degree in Communications (Non-Media).

Liberal Arts and Sciences - Humanities and Social Science A.A. English Track
The English Track in the Liberal Arts and Science - Humanities and Social Science program is designed for students who want to begin the first two years of a bachelor's degree in English.

Courses

The department offers a large selection of English, foreign languages, and English as a second language courses.

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Academic Advisement

Students in this department receive academic advisement by appointment through the department. When contacting the advisor, please use your HVCC email account and include your program of study.

Advisor: Jennifer Moran
Office: Brahan Hall, Room 119
Contact Information: j.moran@hvcc.edu or (518) 629-7347

NOTE: Current students asking questions over the phone may be asked for their FERPA password, depending on what is being asked. See Communicating with Students Remotely and Complying with FERPA for more details.

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Faculty

The department has numerous faculty who have received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Chancellor's Award for Excellence, which is the highest honor a faculty member or administrator can receive in the State University of New York (SUNY) system.

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Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Tyler H. Kessel, Ph.D.
ENGLISH, FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
Brahan Hall, Room 035

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.