Four semesters



College graduates with English degrees possess the communication skills employers want. Students choosing English as a pathway can follow the distinguished area of study in English at Cisco College, then transfer to a four-year university Bachelor's Degree program. A major in English is good preparation for entering the workforce and continuing one's education to the university and graduate school level. Career areas include law, political science/government, public administration, business management, and communication.

Degrees & Certifications Offered

  • Associate of Arts Degree


See the Cisco College Catalog for course listings.


Target Jobs

  • Publications writer/editor
  • Content Strategist
  • Technical Writer
  • Copywriter
  • Social Media Consultant
  • Creative Writer
  • Librarian
  • Educator

Gainful Employment


Angie Cook
Division Chair

There is no special selection criteria for this program


English Department

The English Department houses the Cisco College Writing Program which is comprised of courses in composition, technical and creative writing, and literature. See syllabi below:

English 1301 - Composition I

English 2327 - American Literature I

English 1302 - Composition II

English 2328 - American Literature II

English 2311 – Technical/Business Writing

English 2332 - World Literature I

English 2322 - British Literature I

English 2341 - Forms of Literature


English 2323 - British Literature II



The Writing Program recognizes writing as a means of communication, academic discovery, intellectual awareness, political power, and personal expression. Writing can be improved through participation in a writing process, studying rhetorical strategies, college-level textual and literary analysis, and critically engaging one's own mechanics, logic, organization, and development. The Writing Program maintains Guidelines to align Cisco College courses with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board requirements, Cisco College policies, and best practices for the English discipline.

See our Cisco College Writing Program Guidelines.


English Faculty


Tom Bell -  Office:  AEC 56

                  B.A., Rocky Mountain College

                  M.A., University of Texas -Permian Basin

Catherine Mullinax -  Office:  VoTech II
                  A.A., Cisco Junior College

                  B.A., Hardin-Simmons University

                  M.A., Hardin-Simmons University

Cindy Brookey - Office:  AEC 53

                  B.Ed., Hardin-Simmons University

                  M.A., Hardin-Simmons University

Kimberly Torres – Office:  AEC 48A

                  B.A., Hardin-Simmons University

                  M.A., Hardin-Simmons University

Angie Cook – Division Chair - Office: AEC 53A

                  B.A., University of Texas at Austin

                  M.A., Northern Arizona University

Linda Spetter – Office: VoTech II
                  B.A., McMurry College

                  M.A., Texas Tech University

                  Ph.D, Indiana University

Kim Wombles – Office:  AEC 50

                  B.A., Hardin-Simmons University

                  M.S., Walden University

                  Graduate Work, Fayetteville State University

Students planning to transfer a Cisco College Associates of Arts Degree or Cisco College core curriculum to a four-year institution for an English-related degree are encouraged to consider the following suggested curricula.  However, students should always consult the department, degree, or program information for their intended transfer institution.