Literature examines the historical and contemporary record of human lives; it is essentially a study of what it means to be human. In reading a diverse literature, students experience both the poverty and the richness of the human condition through the imaginations of writers who are as various as the landscapes they write about. For English majors, literature is the primary vehicle through which their critical thinking and writing skills are formed. Responding to literature both orally and in writing facilitates students' critical thinking skills.
English Degree Options
English Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
The English Associate in Arts for Transfer degree is designed for students planning to transfer to a California State University (CSU) with a major in English.
English Associate in Arts Degree
The English AA degree offers courses that sharpen your skills in close reading, critical thinking, and clear communication while sparking creativity to solve real-world problems. English prepares you for a fulfilling career in law, teaching, writing, journalism, advertising, broadcasting, screenwriting, business, government, and more.
Note, if you are planning on transferring to a California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) are strongly encouraged to investigate the AA-T in English program.
Job Titles and Career Information
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