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English AA Program:

 

Students completing the coursework in the English AA degree program will have a sound foundation for a number of career and transfer options.  ECC offers numerous course options to fit most interests and career tracks.  Those who plan to transfer to four-year institutions can take many traditional English courses, such as American, British, or World Literature and Shakespeare.  However, we also offer unique genre courses such as the Literatures of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Mythology, Autobiography and Women's Literature, African American Literature, and Latino/Latina Literature.  For those who want to develop their writing skills, the program offers Business Writing, Technical Writing, Journalism, Creative Writing, and Creative Non-Fiction. ECC offers co-curricular activities such as the student newspaper, the Cornerstone, and the Literary Review, where students can start publishing their work soon after entering the program.   Writing contests and open-microphone events offer other opportunities to practice the writing craft and hone communication skills.   Whether you plan to teach in a high school or college, write novels, work in business, or pursue an advanced degree, the ECC English AA degree can provide you with foundational skills you will need to be successful.

 

Transfer and Career Options for English Majors:

 

When one thinks about English as a field of study, a few careers and options come naturally to mind, such as teaching, writing, editing, or continued study in graduate school.  But English is, in fact, a dynamic field that lends itself to many possible careers.  English majors develop critical thinking, communication and analytical skills that can be highly sought after in business and industry, marketing and finance.  English majors write everything from presidential speeches to technical manuals, movie scripts to news articles.  Critical thinking and problem solving skills can make English majors good project managers and public relations specialists, public servants and workers in the non-profit sector.  They may work in any number of fields, often fields one might not immediately associate with English.  An AA degree in English is also a strong foundation for transfer to four-year institutions and beyond, with critical thinking and communication skills being important to any field of study.



 

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English, Foreign Language

& Philosophy



 

Division Chair

      

John Hardecke

English, Foreign Language & Philosophy Chair

hardecj@eastcentral.edu

636-584-6656  Off: AC215

 

Union Faculty

   

Linda Barro, EDSP

Assistant Professor, English

barrol@eastcentral.edu

636-584-6645  Off: AC152

   

Sue Henderson

English

petersst@eastcentral.edu

636-584-6647  Off: AC154

   

Leigh Kolb

English/Journalism

lckolb@eastcentral.edu

636-584-6643   Off: AC214

   

Dr. Bob Mahon

Associate Professor, English

mahonrl@eastcentral.edu

636-584-6615   Off: MP311

   

Josh Stroup

English

jpstroup@eastcentral.edu

636-584-6646   Off: AC153

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Bev Sumey

English

sumeyb@eastcentral.edu

636-584-6644   Off: AC151

 

Rolla Faculty

   

Dr. Patsy Watts

English

pawatts@eastcentral.edu

573-458-0165  Off: RTC 102A

 

Related Faculty

   

Dan Kern

Reading

kernd@eastcentral.edu

636-584-6607  Off: BH221

   

Richard Knudsen

Philosophy/Religion

knudsera@eastcentral.edu

636-584-6671  Off: BC137

   

Janice Meyer

Assistant Professor, Spanish

meyerjm@eastcentral.edu

636-584-6657   Off: BH220

 
                      
 
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