What Is English?
English is an academic discipline that includes the study of rhetoric and composition, English literature and creative writing. The study of English is essential to global communication. Successful English students use language to cultivate the skills and habits of interpretation, analysis and research. They gather information, understand multiple perspectives, formulate effective arguments and conceive imaginative solutions to challenges they face.
Why Study English?
English students learn how to use words to communicate effectively, think creatively and interpret the immense variety of messages in our media-saturated world. A command of language is a skill in high demand, not only in writing and education, but in business, entertainment, advertising, public relations, journalism and the legal professions. Students who enroll in English courses can become corporate leaders, lawyers, journalists, screen writers, as well as politicians and actors. The study of English can prepare students to be exceptional critical and creative thinkers, sharp analysts and effective communicators. A degree in English provides a solid foundation for further achievement in a variety of disciplines and industries.
A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.