The Aspen Institute Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 150 2017
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English

Associate in Arts

As English majors, students develop a range rhetorical abilities and critical thinking and analytical skills that help them become successful in a wide range of career paths. Students gain an understanding of the relationship between power and language, insight into the history of language and literature, and a deeper appreciation of writing and reading. English majors can pursue employment opportunities in teaching, publishing, journalism, public relations, technology, etc.

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Program Information

Students who decide to become English majors often attend graduate school in various programs related to English, such as Writing, Rhetoric, Communication, Education, Literature, or Linguistics, etc.

To teach at a community college, it is expected that you will have at least a MA in the area you wish to teach. Many four-year colleges and universities expect applicants to have a doctorate

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 62/66
  • Contact Hours: 64/67

Recommended Math Pathway: MATH-150

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102 and Options

Degree Pathway

Course Name Course Notes Credit
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Year One
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Year Two
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Total13/1414/15
Notes
* Co-Requisite for BIOL-120
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