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Explore the English Degree

The English Department offers an Associate of Arts in English for Transfer degree. The degree provides students with a comprehensive study of composition, literary theory, and rhetorical strategies. Students become familiar with major themes, works, authors, and movements in literature, particularly British and American literature. Students are trained in composition and given a solid background in critical theory to explore literature as an intellectual discipline and art. The required courses help students hone critical thinking, research, rhetoric, and writing skills and prepare them for upper division coursework in English or a related field in which strong writing and critical thinking skills are valued, such as education, law, or business.

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Faculty members who teach English degree courses have a wide range of expertise. Faculty who have written books, poems, and articles teach creative writing. Other faculty members specialize in the teaching of Queer Literature, Women in Literature, Mythology and Literature, and Literature and the Motion Picture. To see the full range of courses offered and for more information on the English Major Program and the English AA Transfer Degree click on the links below:

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To learn more about the English major or the English transfer degree, please contact the English Major Advisor, Prof. Joshua Rafael Rodriguez, at @email or visit him in E3-481.


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Patricia Godinez,
Department Chair
Email: @email

Kevin Van Houten,
ESL Professor
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Paulette Jaurequi,
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