Apr 17, 2024  
College Catalog 2024-2025 
    
College Catalog 2024-2025

English, AA


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The Associate of Arts in English program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a Bachelor’s degree program in English or Education. It can also serve as a complementary degree to a variety of other Bachelor’s degrees, programs, or professional fields that require written and oral communication, critical thinking, rhetorical and analytical skills, and research abilities. This degree can be customized to emphasize literature or writing. English majors often pursue careers in teaching, publishing, journalism, public relations, business, information technology, and law.

You are strongly encouraged to work with a counselor, advisor, or faculty/department coordinator
Degree & Certificate Requirements  
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Suggested sequence*:


Credit Hours Required: 60


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Semester 2


Semester 3


Semester 4


*Course sequence may be modified to meet your needs


English - Additional Program Information


Program Options
Credential Title Credit Hours Required Program Notes/Certificate Descriptions
Associate of Arts English 60  

 

Contact Information
Contact Title Name Phone E-mail Location
Professor Rianna Amolsch 586.447.8688 amolschr926@macomb.edu South Campus
Professor Jenna Gerds 586.286.2255 gerdsj72@macomb.edu Center Campus

Program Description:

The Associate of Arts in English program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a Bachelor’s degree program in English or Education. It can also serve as a complementary degree to a variety of other Bachelor’s degrees, programs, or professional fields that require written and oral communication, critical thinking, rhetorical and analytical skills, and research abilities. English majors often pursue careers in teaching, publishing, journalism, public relations, business, information technology, and law.

Program Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Compose focused, organized, well-developed texts in various genres that support a clear thesis statement or controlling idea.
  2. Communicate effectively to an intended audience using clear language and rhetorically appropriate grammar conventions.
  3. Analyze a variety of written and visual texts using critical reading and thinking skills.
  4. Interpret literary works and genres from different periods in American, British, and/or world literature by analyzing major literary elements.
  5. Identify a variety of authors, literary genres, literary techniques, and literary devices.
  6. Respond critically to literary and expository texts by analyzing the historical or cultural conditions within which they are produced.
  7. Write interpretations of literary and expository texts using clear and coherent prose and relevant textual evidence.
  8. Employ academic research skills to locate and evaluate a variety of credible popular and scholarly sources.
  9. Write argumentative research papers that demonstrate the conventions of academic writing and incorporate relevant resources according to MLA/APA documentation guidelines.

Career Opportunities:

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