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A major in English, or a strong core of English courses, prepares a student for teaching, positions in publishing and a wide range of professional writing jobs. An English major is considered good preparation for some professional programs.

Degrees & Certificates in English

LIBERAL ARTS DIVISION

ENGLISH — Degree

Associate in Arts Degree

► Total = 64-65 Hours

First Semester (15-16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)
  • HUMT 1105 Humanities through the Arts 1 (3)
  • MATH 1107 Contemporary College Math 1 (3) 
    or Higher-Level Math (3-4) 
  • Elective – Fine Arts * (3)
  • Elective – Social Science (3)

Second Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)
  • ENGL 1102 Rhetoric and Composition II (3)
  • ENGL 2102 Intro to Literature (3)
  • HEA 1101 Health Education (2)
  • Elective – Science with Lab (5)

Third Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 2107 Mythology 
    or HUMT 1104 Introduction to Film (3)
  • ENGL 2109 British Literature – Beowulf to 1799
    or ENGL 2111 American Literature I (3)
  • Elective – Foreign Language (4)
  • Elective – Science (3)
  • Elective – Social Science (3)

Fourth Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL Any 2000 Level Literature Course (3)
  • ENGL 2106 Intermediate Composition (3)
  • ENGL 2110 British Literature – 1800 to Present
    or ENGL 2112 American Literature II (3)
  • HIST 2101 American History I 
    or POLI 1101 State and Local Government
    or POLI 2101 American Government (3)
  • Elective – Foreign Language (4)
  • Elective (1)

* Theatre Preferred

1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based on test scores.

Program Outcomes

English

  • Write a college-level essay using standard English prose and essay structure.
  • Utilize research to support an argument, using proper citation formats to cite sources.
  • Produce written work that is coherent, concise, and creative.
  • Employ critical thinking skills to analyze and interpret experiences and written texts.
  • Analyze texts using literary principles.
  • Use literary principles to analyze texts.
  • Write a College Level Essay

 

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Contact: Peggy Davis

  

Faculty & Staff


Dean of Liberal Arts
Phone Extension: 1790
Building: North Oasis
Office: 145
 
Administrative Assistant for Liberal Arts
Phone Extension: 1263
Building: North Oasis
Office: 134
 
English Professor / Liberal Arts Division
Phone Extension: 1765
Building: North Oasis
Office: 143
2009 RLCF FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARD| 2016 RLCF ASSESSMENT AWARD | A.A., Rend Lake College | B.A., Southwest Baptist University | M.A., Southern Illinois University Carbondale
English Literature Professor
Phone Extension: 1725
Building: North Oasis
Office: 150
A.A., Rend Lake College | M.A. & B.A., Southern Illinois University Carbondale
English Professor
Phone Extension: 1707
Building: North Oasis
Office: 147
A.A., Rend Lake College | M.A. & B.S., Murray State University
English Associate Professor / Liberal Arts Division
Phone Extension: 1232
Building: North Oasis
Office: 141
2016 PHI THETA KAPPA FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARD | B.A., Eastern Michigan University | M.A., University of Texas at El Paso
Associate Professor - Developmental Reading/English
Phone Extension: 1321
Building: North Oasis
Office: 152
2011 RLCF ASSESSMENT AWARD | M.A. & B.A., Vermont College | Ed.D., Oakland City University

Liberal Arts Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1263
Email:
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Liberal Arts
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Liberal Arts

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