English majors will be able to communicate with clarity and purpose, apply critical thinking skills to analyze culturally diverse literature, understand the power of storytelling and empathize with humans’ points of view. Students can choose from a broad spectrum of courses from film studies to British and American literature to ethnic literature such as Contemporary Mexican American Literature and African-American Literature. Former Mt. SAC English majors have made positive impacts on the world through great careers as writers, playwrights, journalists, poets, literary critics, educators, lawyers and more.
Humanities and Social Sciences Division
The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer introduces students to Literature written in English and gives them the option of studying creative writing. Completion of the degree provides students with the core skills and knowledge needed to pursue a baccalaureate degree in English. Those core skills and knowledge include the ability to analyze literature and the ability to write researched analytical papers. Students who earn this degree will be able to write a literary analysis, analyze major themes and concerns in literature, and identify the influence of culture on human expression.
To earn an Associate in Arts in English for Transfer a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU that consist of: IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.
Writing and reading made my life seem less lonely and connected me to a larger world that seemed distant and frightening. Writing and reading allowed me to see that I wasn't alone and that the fears and anxieties of my youth did not have to define me; that in fact, other people had gone through this before me.- Professor John Brantingham
The teachers who inspired me were all passionate about what they did, and this passion was infectious. As a first generation Latinx college student who is now a professor, I want to be like those teachers and inspire students to do their best, to work for their goals, and to achieve what may seem as out of reach.- Professor Rocio Avila