English majors develop written and spoken mastery of the English language, creativity of thought, and an appreciation of the language’s literature. The English major can lead to a career in teaching at all levels. Additional careers include advertising copywriter, editor, foreign correspondent, literary agent, media planner, reporter, fundraiser, paralegal, public administrator, speechwriter, information abstractor/information indexer, interpreter & translator.
Upon completion of the AA-T in English degree, students will be able to
- Analyze texts representing a wide range of genres including poetry, drama, fiction, and film.
- Synthesize historical, formal, and critical ideas in interpreting a text.
- Write well-developed and effectively organized essays including in-class essays, interpretive arguments, and essays incorporating research.
What can I do with an English major?
For more information, please contact the English department chair, Professor Eric Martinsen, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Marian Carraso Nugaray, the academic counselor assigned to English, at (805) 289-6208 or email@example.com.