English from Modesto Junior College is a Campus Associate English degree that prepares you for a Liberal Arts career. For those who love to read, write, interpret, and create, majoring or minoring in English is the right choice. English courses are designed to give proficiency in skills that are highly regarded by society: the ability to read with comprehension and critical judgment, to communicate accurately and effectively both orally and in writing, to think logically, to do research and organize materials, and to interpret and appreciate literature. The English major can lead to a career in teaching as well as in professional fields such as law, medicine, publishing, information science, and business. In addition to pre-collegiate composition courses (English 49 and English 50) and transfer-level courses (English 101, 102, and 103), the English program includes survey courses in English, American and world literature; introductory genre courses in poetry, fiction, and drama; and a number of topical courses such as Shakespeare, Bible as literature, ethnic literatures, folklore, and children?s literature. The program also offers creative writing courses in poetry, fiction, and script writing. English majors choose to take survey, writing, and literature courses based upon their areas of interest, but they should include a balanced load of genre and survey courses. Many students who become English majors at four-year colleges and universities are required to take introductory survey courses in American and British literature (English 135, English 136, English 137, and English 138). However, prospective English majors and minors are strongly urged to discuss their plans with MJC counselors and English faculty advisors regarding the specific lower-division requirements at the four-year colleges and universities they plan to attend. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES In addition to demonstrating the abilities listed as General Education Student Learning Outcomes, students who complete the Associate?s Degree in English will be able to: 1. Read, comprehend, and evaluate a variety of texts and various forms of media. 2. Write clear, organized work in a style suited for its purpose and audience. 3. Create professional-looking written work that shows careful editing and properly document sources. 4. Demonstrate an appreciation of literature by reading and analyzing works from various genres, periods, and cultures View more details on Modesto Junior College . Ask your questions and apply online for this program or find other related English courses.