Associate Degree

English

An affordable path to prepare for a career in journalism, public relations, technical writing, or other related fields. This associate’s program transfers to a bachelor’s degree.

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The AA in English degree program prepares students for baccalaureate degree work in English at most four-year institutions by creating a strong educational foundation in the development of critical thinking, writing, research, and communication skills, including English grammar and mechanics and foreign language.

Core Curriculum Requirements for the AA Degree

English Concentration Degree Requirements

Career and Technical Education Teachers
Career and technical education teachers instruct students in various technical and vocational subjects, such as auto repair, healthcare, and culinary arts.
Editors
Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.
News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists
News analysts, reporters, and journalists keep the public updated about current events and noteworthy information.
High School Teachers
High school teachers teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market.
Preschool Teachers
Preschool teachers educate and care for children younger than age 5 who have not yet entered kindergarten.
Social Workers
Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives.

What You Will Learn

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Creativity and Originality -Students illustrate creativity and originality in writing three of the following genres: exposition, contrast-comparison, argument, narrative, poetry and / or drama.

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Skills- Students develop mastery of the mechanics of English grammar and syntax.

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Analysis and Critical Thinking – Students demonstrate through written and verbal skills the ability to think critically about great authors and their works, knowledge of the literary canon and use of academic sources.

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Foreign Language – Students demonstrate intermediate level skills in mechanics, grammar and syntax of a foreign language.

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About

The AA in English degree program prepares students for baccalaureate degree work in English at most four-year institutions by creating a strong educational foundation in the development of critical thinking, writing, research, and communication skills, including English grammar and mechanics and foreign language.

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Program Benefit

The A.A. in English degree lays the groundwork for future careers in education, journalism, public relations, technical and business writing, and other fields that require expertise in written and oral communication. Students seeking degrees in English need to work towards advanced degrees, including Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Ph.D. or Ed.D. in English.

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Program Cost

Average Cost for Degree:
$14,406

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Humanities and Education Division Chair:

Degree Program Coordinator:
Jennifer Van Vliet, jvanvliet@gmc.edu

Division Chair:
AnaLisa Ciuffetelli, aciuffetelli@gmc.edu

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Mar 21, 2022

Jun 06, 2022

Mar 21, 2022

Jun 06, 2022

Register by: Mar 21, 2022
Register by: May 22, 2022

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