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English Pre-Major

A major in English provides an excellent background for a wide variety of careers. The student should realize that a major or minor in English is considered desirable for such courses of study as pre-law, psychology, journalism, TV-radio, advertising, human relations, history, public relations, or teaching.

Students are provided with opportunities to improve their communication and critical skills. Writing courses provide practical experience in expository, creative, and technical writing. The objective of all literature and humanities classes is to create an awareness and appreciation of the role of literature by examining and analyzing the historical, structural, and artistic development of the works.

Consult a counselor or academic adviser for recommended courses specific to the student's choice of transfer institution.

Certificate of Achievement in English Studies

  • Show potential employers you have marketable writing skills
  • Prepare for writing and reading in four-year colleges and universities
  • Read literature from many places and eras
  • Build confidence in your ability to write effectively

To earn a Certificate of Achievement in English studies, you must pass English 101, 102, and two additional five-credit English 100- or 200-level courses. All courses must be taken at SCC, and you must earn a grade of 2.0 or better in each of these courses.

Once you have earned the necessary twenty credits, contact your English instructor and ask for an English Certificate application. Fill it out and attach an unofficial transcript with your English courses highlighted.

Return the form and transcript to your instructor or to Betsy Lawrence, Room 211E, Building 1 (Old Main). Your certificate will be mailed to you.


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