Length of Program: 90 Credits
Completion Award: A.A. Degree
Program Faculty Advisors
The 90-credit Associate in Arts degree is designed to meet the general education requirements at Washington State four-year institutions and prepares students for baccalaureate majors in English Language, Literature, Creative Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Writing, as well as other majors and graduate programs in Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Business, Medicine and Education.
English Language and Literature—What is it?
The study of English language and literature helps us to develop a deeper understanding of individuals, cultures and societies. Through multiple genres such as poetry, short stories, essays and novels, students study English language and literature from different historical time periods and places around the globe to develop a broad understanding of literary styles and traditions. English programs teach critical thinking, reading and writing skills to communicate creatively and effectively for a variety of purposes.
Areas of study in English Language and Literature:
English Composition, Research and Writing, Expository Writing, Creative Writing, Argumentation, Technical Writing, Fiction, Poetry, Short Story, Literary History, American Literature, and world wide literatures: African American, Asian, Irish, Latin, British, European and Gothic.
Career Opportunities—What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language & Literature?
From understanding human relationships to communication, interpretation, research, analysis and synthesis, the study of English language and literature gives students a broad range of knowledge and skills that transfer into multiple career fields. Example careersinclude: journalism, teaching, freelance writing, editing, advertising, publishing, sales, marketing, public relations, media relations, business and industry.
Potential employers include:
Magazines, Newspapers, Publishing Companies, Broadcast Media Companies (Television, Radio and Film Industry), Government Agencies, Public and Private Schools, Colleges and Universities, Libraries, Museums, Non-Profit Organizations, Advertising Agencies, Public Relations Firms, Businesses and Corporations. For more, please visit Career Counseling.
Transfer Possibilities—Where can I transfer?
The AA—DTA makes it possible for students to transfer to a number of public and private colleges and universities in the
U.S. with junior standing. Washington State institutions are listed below:
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