English Concentration
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Individual and Society From Area 2 3
World View From Area 3 3
Quantitative Thought From Area 4 3 MAT097 or placement
Science and Technology From Area 5 4
Humanities From Area 6 satisfied by program
CONCENTRATION COURSES
Writing Tutor Seminar I ENG115 3 Instructor permission
Literature Course 3 pre/co-req ENG111
Literature Course 3 pre/co-req ENG111
Literature Course 3 pre/co-req ENG111
Literature Course 3 pre/co-req ENG111
English Elective 3
Foreign Language Elective 3
Foreign Language Elective 3
Behavioral Science Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
Mathematics Elective 3 MAT097 or placement
Lab Science Elective 4
LCS or Elective see note* 3
Elective 3
Total Credits 62

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*Note: New students enrolled in 9 credits or more must take a Learning Community Seminar within their first year.

Concentration Overview

The English Department offers programs which qualify graduates to transfer to four-year institutions that prepare them for careers in teaching, journalism, public relations, and media communications. Students must complete a bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate to pursue a teaching career. A bachelor’s degree in English is a minimum requirement for entry level work in careers such as publishing, advertising, public relations, and journalism.

The English concentration prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Students who select this concentration may be particularly interested in pursuing a career in teaching or journalism. This concentration, however, would be of value in any career in which good communication skills are fundamental to success. Graduates of this concentration may qualify to transfer using benefits of MassTransfer to a fouryear state college or University of Massachusetts campus. For current information on eligible programs, visit www.mass.edu/ masstransfer.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this concentration qualify to transfer to four-year institutions that prepare students for careers in teaching, journalism, public relations, and media communications. Students must complete a bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate to pursue a teaching career. A bachelor’s degree in English is a minimum requirement for entry level work in careers such as publishing, advertising, public relations, and journalism. In order to advance in some fields, graduate work may be required.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence as a writer. Write for a variety of purposes, adapting to various audiences.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of a language other than English.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills.

Students enrolling in this degree program can earn World Studies Emphasis certification simultaneously. See page 173.