Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Humanities M.A. Literature You Matter Your Ideas Matter Your Words Matter
Mr. Carlos Marquina
This year will be my eighth year in public education teaching English. I also serve as the AVID Coordinator and English Department Chair. Last year, I served as campus Interventionist. I believe that English should be experienced as an art form- words are the essential units of communication and creativity.
I am a native of Mexico, but have lived in Houston for 35 years. As an English Language Learner, I understand the struggles of learning a new language. It is my hope to help students not only understand the English language, but to master it and use it to create stronger selves and communities. I earned a bachelor's degree in Humanities and a master's degree in Literature from the University of Houston- Clear Lake.
AP Language and Composition
AP English Language and Composition is an introductory college-level composition course. Students cultivate their understanding of writing and rhetorical arguments through reading, analyzing, and writing texts as they explore topics like rhetorical situation, claims and evidence, reasoning and organization, and style.
AP Literature and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition is an introductory college-level literary analysis course. Students cultivate their understanding of literature through reading and analyzing texts as they explore concepts like character, setting, structure, perspective, figurative language, and literary analysis in the context of literary works.
Composition 1- ENGL 1301
ENGL 1301 is an intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis. HCC Core curruculum course.
Intro to the Humanities- HUMA 1301
This stand-alone course is an interdisciplinary survey of cultures focusing on the philosophical and aesthetic factors in human values with an emphasis on the historical development of the individual and society and the need to create. This course satisfies the Creative Arts or Component Area Option of the HCC core.