English Literature

Do you have a love of the written word and want to explore and analyze some of life’s most significant questions and themes? If so, the English Literature program awaits you. This program provides the first two years of a 4-year curriculum for those who wish to specialize in literary and cultural studies. A degree in English literature opens the door to a variety of career possibilities, including education, publishing, writing, pharmaceuticals, medicine, and engineering.

The English Literature program focuses on improving your writing and communication skills for a range of audiences and contexts, focusing specifically on scholarly concepts and conventions within the field of English studies. You’ll put on your critical thinking hat to analyze literature in social, cultural, and historical contexts, as well as genres, movements, national traditions, and themes. You will learn how to develop and support textual analysis by incorporating theory, scholarly work, and personal insights.

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Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Associate Degrees and University Transfer
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in English (Literature)

The written word is a powerful tool. In the study of English Literature, EMCC provides you with the ability to analyze, debate and theorize novels, poems, plays and other literary works. You can also expect to be taught aspects of creative writing and how to express ideas in various literary forms. Beyond reading others’ works, you will learn to write in various forms to communicate with different types of audiences. Because English Lit students study such a wide variety of communications, jobs range include technical writers, public relations specialists, lawyers, grant writers, librarians, editors, and more!