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. Please see the Cisco College Course Catalog for more information.

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About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Associate of Arts Degree Four Semesters

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Potential Career Paths
    • Publications writer/editor
    • Content Strategist
    • Technical Writer
    • Copywriter
    • Social Media Consultant
    • Creative Writer
    • Librarian
    • Educator
    • Journalist
    • Editor
  • Salary Information

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  • Suggested Courses

    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.

    Freshman Year

    First SemesterSecond Semester
    ENGL 1301 Composition I **3ENGL 1302 Composition II **3
    Life & Physical Science *4Social & Behavioral Sciences4
    HIST 1301 US History I3HIST 1302 US History II3
    Creative Arts *3SPCH 1315 or SPCH 13213
    Mathematics ***3Life & Physical Science *4
    Total Hours16Total Hours16

    Sophomore Year

    First SemesterSecond Semester
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government3GOVT 2306 Texas Government3
    Foreign Language4ENGL 2322 or ENGL 2327 or ENGL 2332 ***3
    ENGL 2322 or ENGL 2327 or ENGL 2332 **3PHIL 1301 or 23063
    HIST 2321 or 23223Foreign Language3
    Elective *3
    Total Hours16Total Hours1

    * See core curriculum course options.
    ** Field of Study Curriculum.
    *** Students should consult their intended transfer institution's English program requirements before choosing a math course.

  • Writing Program

    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 IEnglish 2327 - American Literature I
    English 1302 - Composition IIEnglish 2328 - American Literature II
    English 2311 - Technical Business WritingEnglish 2332 - World Literature I
    English 2322 British Literature IEnglish 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.

Meet the Faculty

Tom Bell

Professor of English
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4473

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Cindy Brookey

Professor of English
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4419

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Audrey Buchanan

Professor of English
Abilene Campus

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James Churchill

Professor of English
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4442

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Catherine Mullinax

Professor of English
Cisco Campus
(254) 442-5171

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Katie New

Professor of English
Abilene Campus

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Sarah Pitts

Language & Communication Division Chair
Professor of Speech & Sociology

Abilene Campus

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Kyle Smith

Professor of English
Abilene Campus

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Dr. Linda Spetter

Professor of English
Cisco Campus
(254) 442-5043

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Kimberly Torres

Professor of English
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4426

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