Program: English

Overview

English

The English program affirms the college’s commitment to the belief that reading and writing are central to any student’s education. Writing is a fundamental means of developing critical thinking, communicating ideas, comparing cultures, understanding experiences, arguing positions, re-evaluating beliefs, celebrating creativity, and exploring the limits of the self. Our aim is to offer students not only a chance to build specific skills, but also the opportunity to experience the value of those skills in a context of challenging academic dialogue. 

Career Opportunities

This field of concentration in the Creative Writing and Language and Literature sequence prepares the student for baccalaureate study in English, Comparative Literature, and Liberal Arts. The Creative Writing sequence also prepares the student for possible publication. 

Degree Options

Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T), English

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer Degree at Long Beach City College is designed to prepare students for upper division study in critical reading, writing, and thinking with possible emphases in English or comparative literature, creative writing, rhetoric, and/or teacher preparation. The skills obtained through this degree will also prepare students for upper division study in other humanities-based disciplines such as film and video culture, philosophy,
humanistic endeavors in the social sciences and history, and in media studies and journalism. Additionally, the intent of an ADT is to assist students in seamlessly transferring to a CSU. This degree requires students to demonstrate a wide range of reading and writing skills. These skills have a wide applicability for students, not only those interested in the Associate in Arts in English for Transfer Degree, but also for those with interests in any upper-level or graduate study.

Student Learning Outcomes
  • Write academic prose with a clear purpose and effective logical, relevant support from sources.
  • Develop and sustain a coherent interpretation of literature that acknowledges historical and cultural contexts.
  • Compose poems and short works of fiction using various forms and techniques.

Associate in Arts (AA), Language & Literature

This field of concentration in the Language and Literature sequence prepares the student for baccalaureate study in English, Comparative Literature, and Liberal Arts.

Student Learning Outcomes
  • Develop and sustain a coherent interpretation of literature that acknowledges historical and cultural contexts.

Associate in Arts (AA), Creative Writing

The Creative Writing sequence prepares the student for possible publication. 

Student Learning Outcomes
  • Compose poems and short works of fiction using various forms and techniques.