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The English degree is dedicated to helping students become life-long learners and to fostering the values of rigorous investigation, open-mindedness, collaboration, self-understanding, and respect for knowledge. The Associate Degree in English develops critical thinking skills through the study of persuasive argumentation, creative writing, and critical analysis of literature. Courses offer a varied perspective on the world, guiding students in literary and rhetorical investigation from a number of critical approaches, including sociological, historical, and psychological, among others. In addition to building a passion for literature, the degree will provide students with higher skills in written communication. By mastering the methods of written responses to literature, students will enter a wide variety of careers (including teaching, writing, editing, public relations, marketing, and law) better able to communicate and persuade.
Student Learning Outcomes for this major are:
English Department Mission Statement:
It is the mission of the LTCC English Department to serve basic skills, degree seeking, transfer, and community students with an extensive curriculum in foundational English, writing and critical thinking, creative writing, and literature. The program is dedicated to helping students become independent, life-long learners and to fostering the values of rigorous investigation, open-mindedness, collaboration, self-understanding, and respect for knowledge.
Michelle Risdon, Ph.D.