Associate Degree Liberal Studies – Focus in English
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About This Program
Do you have a story inside you, dying to get out? Are you hoping to help others tell their own tales? Or do you want to fully understand the novels, short stories, plays and poetry written by the likes of Anton Chekhov, Junot Diaz, Kim Addonizio, Jack Kerouac, Zora Neale Hurston and Annie Baker?
Through an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Studies with a focus in English, we will start you on your path to a four-year degree at a baccalaureate institution. Where you wind up is entirely up to you – a career in journalism, working as an English teacher, writing your own books or poetry or any other myriad opportunities.
The program prepares students to transfer to a baccalaureate program in education or liberal arts and is built on a foundation of general education classes, supplemented with elective courses that focus heavily on relevant coursework with some specialization in the area of English.
Your Degree Courses
SMCC’s Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Studies with a focus in English requires a mix of general education and interest-specific courses designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution in the major of their choice. The following courses are only a sampling of what you might take as a Liberal Studies student and are subject to change.
Program Course Sampling
- English Composition
- Introduction to Literature
- Electives in the following areas:
- Economics/Political Science
- English Communications
- Fine Arts
- Science with Lab
Current Major-Specific Courses Available
Interested in seeing some of the current major-specific courses being offered as a part of this degree program?
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- Demonstrate skills as critical thinkers, readers and writers.
- Describe the interaction of history, culture, literature, economics and science as studied within a broad liberal arts curriculum.
- Analyze and solve quantitative problems.
Estimated Degree Completion Time
Based on a student taking 15 credits per semester