Associate of Arts in English (English, AA)

 

Welcome to the most practical major around. English majors become writers, publishers, editors, lawyers, journalists, teachers, social media managers, entrepreneurs, policy analysts, public relations executives, public servants, and much more.  

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What can I do with an English Major?  

As an English major, you have a wide selection of careers to choose from. English majors are trained to organize ideas logically, write well, and develop good arguments. They observe and read critically, analyze complex information, and conduct research to support an argument and approach a problem from multiple perspectives. They are expert communicators who can clearly articulate complex ideas. Employers often seek well-rounded individuals with the skill set provided by an English major. 

With your training as an English major, you increase both your marketability and your chances for promotion after you land that first job, when employers recognize your higher-level skills. You cannot be downsized, outsourced, offshored, or disrupted. Just as importantly, you also equip yourself to be an informed citizen of a democracy and member of a multicultural society. 

Career Opportunities 

  • Advertising
  • Business
  • Education
  • Law 
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Public Service 
  • Publishing 
  • Writing 

Success Starts Here

First in her family to complete a college degree, 2017 graduate, Reyhan Lalaoui, became the College’s youngest Valedictorian at 16 years old. She successfully transferred to and graduated from St. Peter’s University and wrote/directed a web series that debuted in a sold out premiere at The Roy Irving Theatre.   
College Graduate
I've always been interested in telling stories. It's the first thing I ever wanted to do and what I aspire towards to this day. Naturally, I thought English would be a great fit, and it was. Figuring out how stories are told enables you to create your own guidelines.
Reyhan   Lal aou i
English AA Graduate, 2017
 

“Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”

Some English Major Career Outcomes
22%
Education, Library, and Training
15%
Managers in Business, Science, and the Arts
8%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
Major
English
Degree
English A.A.

Description

The Associate of Arts in English degree program is intended for students who want to broaden and deepen their understanding of literature and develop their own writing skills for professional and scholarly purposes, as well as for personal growth. Through the study of English - i.e. rhetoric, academic writing and research, immersion in and analysis of literature - graduates will be able to advance to four-year programs in English, Writing, Creative Writing, Communications, Literature, or Journalism, as well as any other majors in which writing skills and an appreciation of literature are required.

Requirements

Complete CSS-100

CSS-100 College Student Success

Complete the following groups:

COMPLETE ENG-101

ENG-101 College Composition I

ENG-102 and ENG-112

ENG-102 College Composition II
ENG-112 Speech

Complete 1 Mathematics Elective from: MAT-100, 123, 110, 111, 112, 114, 211, 212, or 215"

RECOMMENDED: MAT-123 MATH FOR LIBERAL ARTS

MAT-100 College Algebra
MAT-106 Mathematical Analysis I
MAT-107 Mathematical Analysis II
MAT-108 Mathematical Analysis III
MAT-110 Precalculus
MAT-111 Calculus I
MAT-112 Calculus II
MAT-114 Introduction Probabilities and Statistics
MAT-116 Pre-Calculus for Business
MAT-123 Mathematics for Liberal Arts
MAT-211 Calculus III
MAT-212 Differential Equations
MAT-215 Linear Algebra

Complete the following groups:

COMPLETE CSC-100

CSC-100 Intro to Computers and Computing

2 LAB SCIENCE ELECTIVE

Complete 1 Diversity Elective. From: LIT-205 LIT-210 LIT-211 LIT-214 LIT-215 or LIT-225.

LIT-205 Introduction to Cultural Studies
LIT-210 Latin-American Literature
LIT-211 African-American Literature
LIT-214 Intro to the Novel
LIT-215 World Literature to 1650
LIT-225 World Literature From 1650 to Present

Complete 2 Social Science Electives.

Complete the following courses:

HIS-210 History of Western Civilization I
HIS-211 History of Western Civilization II

Complete 3 Humanities Electives.

TAKE 2 HUMANITIES COURSES FROM LIT-215, 216, 225 226

LIT-215 World Literature to 1650
LIT-216 British Literature to 1650
LIT-225 World Literature From 1650 to Present
LIT-226 British Literature 1650-PRESENT

TAKE 1 FINE ART ELECTIVE COURSE

Take LIT-201 LIT-202 LIT-204 LIT-205 LIT-206 LIT-207 LIT-208 LIT-209 LIT-210 LIT-211 LIT-214 LIT-220 or FLM-102

LIT-201 Introduction to Literature
LIT-202 Survey of American Literature
LIT-204 Introduction to the Short Story
LIT-205 Introduction to Cultural Studies
LIT-206 Introduction to Poetry
LIT-207 Introduction to Drama
LIT-208 Contemporary Drama
LIT-209 Children's Literature
LIT-210 Latin-American Literature
LIT-211 African-American Literature
LIT-214 Intro to the Novel
LIT-220 Science Fiction
FLM-102 Latin American Literature in Film

Complete the following Literature/English Electives:

1 LITERATURE/ENGLISH ELECTIVES FROM GROUP A OR C

LIT-201 Introduction to Literature
LIT-202 Survey of American Literature
LIT-204 Introduction to the Short Story
LIT-205 Introduction to Cultural Studies
FLM-102 Latin American Literature in Film
LIT-206 Introduction to Poetry
LIT-207 Introduction to Drama
LIT-208 Contemporary Drama
LIT-209 Children's Literature
LIT-210 Latin-American Literature
LIT-211 African-American Literature
LIT-214 Intro to the Novel
LIT-220 Science Fiction
ENG-103 Technical Report Writing
ENG-113 Intro to Journalism
ENG-115 Writing for Emerging Media
ENG-210 Creative Writing
ENG-211 Business Communications
ENG-215 Memoir and Creative Non-Fiction
THA-205 Introduction to Playwriting

Take ENG-103 ENG-113 ENG-115 ENG-210 ENG-215 ENG-211 OR THA-205;

ENG-103 Technical Report Writing
ENG-113 Intro to Journalism
ENG-115 Writing for Emerging Media
ENG-210 Creative Writing
ENG-220 English Internship
ENG-215 Memoir and Creative Non-Fiction
ENG-211 Business Communications
THA-205 Introduction to Playwriting

TAKE ADVANCED ENGLISH SEMINAR

ENG-290 Advanced English Seminar

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Contact Information 

English and ESL Department
119 Newkirk St.
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4382

Hours
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
(Closed Saturday and Sunday)