In today's information society, reading comprehension and writing skills are essential
for everyone. The English major offers a rich and varied education in these vital
areas of literacy—serving the individual student, the academic community and society
The program includes courses in literature and critical thinking, reading and writing
to enhance communication skills, to deepen understanding of our cultural traditions,
to provide a breadth of
knowledge appropriate for many degree and vocational programs and to prepare students
for transfer to four-year institutions.
English majors often enter fields such as law, education, public relations, human
services, journalism and corporate communications. To ensure that their transfer objectives
are being met, English majors should consult with a counselor.
The graduate of the AA program in English will:
- Be able to engage, with college level fluency, a variety of texts towards a variety
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