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  • Composition

    Composition I and II classes meet general education requirements for the A.S. degree and A.A. degree.They must be completed within the first 24 semester hours of coursework. Designed to help students develop composition skills, these classes emphasize the planning, organization and writing of the multi-paragraph essay. Honors-level classes are also available.

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  • College preparatory writing

    SPC offers students a chance to refresh writing and grammar skills while building a foundation for academic success.

    My Bridge to Success

    Success in college doesn't just happen; you have to prepare for it. My Bridge to Success help students complete preparatory classes. These eight-week, two-credit flexible entry/exit classes allow students to master the skills they are lacking as quickly as possible without reviewing concepts they have already learned.


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  • Creative writing

    SPC’s creative writing classes build on the basic skills learned in Composition I (ENC 1101) to give students a workshop experience where they learn about writing a variety of fiction including short stories, novels and poetry. Each class examines the work of outstanding contemporary writers and contains a substantial writing requirement.

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  • The Sandbox

    sandbox iconThe Sandbox
    The official online student newspaper of St. Petersburg College, The Sandbox provides student-sourced, student-edited, and student-driven, news, sports, entertainment, arts, and feature articles on local and national figures and events. Learn how to write for The Sandbox.
  • Meta

  • meta iconMeta: Interdisciplinary Journal
    This interdisciplinary publication features creative writing, poetry, photography, research, cultural criticism and visual art from SPC students, faculty, staff and alumni. Read more about Meta
  • NameTitleLocationEmailPhone
    Joseph LeopoldDean, CommunicationsCLLeopold.Joseph@spcollege.edu(727) 341-3719
    Shirley OakleyChair, CommunicationsCLoakley.shirley@spcollege.edu727-791-5904
    Laura SmithChair, CommunicationsTSsmith.laura@spcollege.edu(727) 712-5795
    Lillien TuncerenChair, CommunicationsSETunceren.Lillien@spcollege.edu(727) 791-2663
  • Communications Department
    2465 Drew Street
    Clearwater, FL 33765
    Phone: 727-791-2609
    FAX: 727-791-5907