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  • English

    Associate Degree in English

    No matter what career you intend to pursue, a strong foundation in reading, writing, and analytical skills is essential. With an associate degree in English from Dean College, you’ll be ready for success in any field.

    The English major features in-depth coursework ranging from literature and poetry to creative writing and journalism. At the same time, you’ll take an array of liberal arts courses to round out your education.

    Classes at Dean are small, so you’ll get personal attention from professors who know your strengths and goals. And you’ll have many opportunities to practice your craft by writing for Inscriptions, the department’s literary journal.

    When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to transfer to a four-year program and then pursue graduate or professional study. And you’ll be ready for a successful career in the law, education, banking, publishing, social work, consulting, business—or wherever your passion takes you.

    Course Sequence

    English

    MAJOR (27 credits) Credits
    LAS 111
    Introduction to the Liberal Arts
    3
    ENGLISH/WRITING LITERATURE ELECTIVE
    English Literature or Writing Elective
    3
    ENGLISH/WRITING LITERATURE ELECTIVE
    English Literature or Writing Elective
    3
    ENGLISH/WRITING LITERATURE ELECTIVE
    English Literature or Writing Elective
    3
    ENGLISH/WRITING LITERATURE ELECTIVE
    English Literature or Writing Elective
    3
    ENGLISH/WRITING LITERATURE ELECTIVE
    English Literature or Writing Elective
    3
    U.S. HISTORY ELECTIVE
    U.S. History Elective
    3
    WORLD HISTORY ELECTIVE
    World History Elective
    3
    SOCIOLOGY ELECTIVE
    Sociology Elective
    3
    CORE (28 credits) Credits
    ENG 111
    Composition I
    3
    ENG 112
    Composition II
    3
    SPC 101
    Communication Fundamentals
    3
    MTH 150
    Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
    3
    BIO 180
    Human Biology
    4
    ART ELECTIVE
    Core Distribution Arts Elective
    3
    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Humanities Elective
    3
    NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH ELECTIVE
    Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
    3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    Social Sciences Elective
    3
    ELECTIVES (6 credits) Credits
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
    These electives are in addition to the Core Requirements of ENG 111 (Composition) and ENG 112 (Composition and Literature) and a Core Distribution Humanities elective (if an ENG designated course). Credits
    TOTAL CREDITS: 61 Credits
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