English at College of San Mateo - Associate in Arts Degree: English
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AAMajor in English

The English major provides students with a broad-based foundation for transfer to baccalaureate institutions. English course work prepares individuals to succeed in many diverse fields such as advertising, business, communications, editing, film/video production, insurance, journalism, law, politics, medicine, public relations, teaching, and writing. Career opportunities include advertising copy writer or manager, columnist/journalist, editor, educator, freelance writer, information specialist, lexicographer, librarian, media planner, novelist, poet, public relations officer, publisher, radio/television announcer, reporter, researcher, technical writer, and writing consultant. Additional career opportunities include business administrator, civil servant, clergy member, foreign service officer, fund raiser, insurance examiner, legislative assistant, and program developer.

Degree Requirements
Complete General Education and other requirements listed for Associate degree and

Major requirements: 18 semester units

A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the major.

Required Core (pick one):

ENGL 110 Composition, Literature, and Critical Thinking 3 units
ENGL 165 Composition, Argument, and Critical Thinking 3 units

Complete 15 units in Group A or 15 units in Group B

Group A Literature courses in the 100 or 200 series or LIT 430

Group B Select 9-12 units from the LIT courses in the 100 or 200 series or LIT 430

And select 3-6 units from Creative Writing courses:

ENGL 161 Creative Writing I 3 units
ENGL 162 Creative Writing II 3 units
ENGL 163 Creative Writing III 3 units