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English Option, Liberal Arts A.A.

 

English, Liberal Arts A.A.

AREA OF CONCENTRATION: The purpose of the English transfer track is to prepare you for entry into upper‐division studies in English. A Bachelor of Arts in English will prepare you for further studies in English, writing, and literature as well as other graduate programs, including law and graduate business school.  As Rachel Reiser, assistant dean at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, observes, businesses want workers who have not only technical knowledge but also “the ability to think, the ability to write, the ability to understand the cultural or historical context of whatever business decision they’re making."

A Bachelor of Arts in English can also pave the way for careers in journalism, public relations, and other fields that require communications skills. The English transfer track also enables you to enter English education programs and become certified to teach English on the middle school and high school levels. 

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An English Major? What can I do with that?

The better question is…

What CAN’T you do as an English Major?

English Majors have gone into many fields:

Law Teaching
Social Services Government
Editing Journalism
Publishing Computer Services
Education Acting

Don’t believe us?  Maybe you will recognize some of these famous English Majors…

Tommy Lee Jones David Duchovny
Paul Newman Dave Barry
Joan Rivers Barbara Walters
Jill Biden Diane Sawyer
Conan O'Brien Chevy Chase
Sally Ride Sigourney Weaver
Joan Cusack Michael Eisner

 

 
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MEET Douglas Wells

Douglas Wells

The Division of Language and Literature English professors at Gulf Coast State College are experts in providing students with compositional proficiency, literary analysis techniques, and critical thinking skills. The faculty’s commitment to student success is emphasized by their classroom teaching methods which nurture students’ enthusiasm for learning. 
– English Professor
 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE English OPTION, LIBERAL ARTS A.A. PROGRAM?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR DEGREE?

You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.

With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.

More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

 

How do I apply to the English, Liberal Arts A.A. program

To apply to the program, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR MY CLASSES?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area CH
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
 +*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area  6
See General Education Requirement
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science See General Education Requirement 3
Biological Science See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirement 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
Electives  24
Option 1: Electives, 24 crs.Recommended electives:  Further English, Literature, and/or writing courses taught in the Language and Literature Division. 
Option 2: EDF1005, Introduction to the Teaching Profession, 3 crs. EDF2085, Introduction to Diversity for Educators, 3 crs. EME2040, Introduction to Technology for Educators, 3 crs.Electives, 12 crs. 
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 60

• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 
 

Chair

Michalle Barnett
Language and Literature
850-769-1551, extension 2886

mbarnett@gulfcoast.edu

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Sr. Administrative Assistant

Julia Chrencik
Language and Literature
850-872-3870

jchrencik@gulfcoast.edu

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