The Associate degree in English provides broad training for a wide range of academic and professional careers by developing a critical understanding of the human experience across time, place, and cultures. Courses in the program introduce skills for research, analysis, and communication that prepare students for further studies toward a bachelor’s degree and help students engage the world in thoughtful, constructive, and creative ways.

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Students may choose a Literature Concentration or a Rhetoric and Writing Concentration.

The Literature Concentration trains students to read, interpret, analyze, and write about literature.

The Rhetoric and Writing Concentration trains students in rhetoric and composition for a variety of rhetorical situations.


Courses in the program may include:

  • English Language: History and Grammar
  • African Literature and Cultures
  • Women Writers in World Literature
  • Spiritual Formation and Creativity

For more details on this program, check out our academic catalog.


Graduates with this degree often serve in the fields of education, writing, editing, publishing, public relations, and communications. Graduates may also choose to pursue further studies including a bachelor’s degree in English.