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Literature & Language Arts has five major areas of concentration: English, English as a Second Language, Foreign Languages, Reading, and American Sign Language.
For those who love to read, write, interpret, and create majoring or minoring in English is the right choice. English courses are designed to give students the skills employers say they need most in their workforce: the ability to read with comprehension and critical judgment, to communicate accurately and effectively both orally and in writing, to think logically, to do research and organize materials, and to interpret and appreciate literature.
The English major can lead to a career in teaching as well as in professional fields such as law, publishing, information science, and business. In addition to pre-collegiate composition courses (English 49 and English 50) and transfer-level courses (English 101, 102, and 103), the English program includes survey courses in English, American and world literature; introductory genre courses in poetry, fiction, and drama; and a number of topical courses such as Shakespeare, Bible as literature, ethnic literatures, folklore, and children's literature.
The Literature and Language Arts Division is proud to be affiliated with several exciting programs designed to assist and involve the MJC community.
Encourage students to improve their writing and verbal skills to develop a better understanding of themselves, their own culture, and the cultures and languages of other non-English speaking peoples.
Contacts:Literature and Language Arts Division Office
Founders Hall 200
Division Dean, Jillian Daly
Daisy Carter, Administrative Secretary ,(209) 575-6159
Alicia Ocegueda, Administrative Technician, (209) 575-6149
Founders Hall 200