College graduates with English degrees possess the communication skills employers want. An Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies with an emphasis in English prepares students to enter the workforce or continue pursuing an education at the university and graduate school level. Career areas include law, political science/government, public administration, business management, communication, and education.
What Can This Program Do For You
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.
First Semester Second Semester ENGL 1301 Eng. Comp. & Rhet. 3 ENGL 1301 Eng. Comp & Rhet. 3 HIST 1301 Hist of U.S. to Reconstruction 3 HIST 1302 Hist. of U.S. since Reconstruction 3 Life & Physical Sciences 4 Life & Physical Sciences 4 MATH 1314 College Algebra 3 SPCH 1316 Public Speak. or 1321 Bus. & Prof. Speak. 3 Creative Arts 3 Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
First Semester Second Semester American, British or World Lit. 3 American, British or World Lit. 3 GOVT 2305 Federal Govt. 3 GOVT 2306 Texas Govt. 3 Foreign Language 4 Foreign Language 4 HIST 2321 or HIST 2322 Hist. of World Civ. 3 PHIL 1301 Intro. to Phil or 2306 Intro. to Ethics 3 Component Area Elective 3 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 13
See the Cisco College Catalog for additional course listings.
Potential Career Paths
- Publications writer/editor
- Content Strategist
- Technical Writer
- Social Media Consultant
- Creative Writer
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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 Grading Standards for Composition Papers.
The small classroom dynamic offered at Cisco has helped me gain confidence, as a student and young adult. My English classes were intimate, allowing myself and other students to receive a more personalized learning experience. I felt respected by my professors and peers and that gave me the confidence to interact in classroom discussions. The skills that I obtained in my English Classes have been of use in my daily life and for that, I recommend all to enroll in a Composition or Literature class at Cisco College.
– Mychellya Shadle