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English Courses

A word after a word after a word is power. - Margaret Atwood, Poet, Novelist and Literary Critic

Why English?

English encompasses classic and contemporary literature, grammar skills and composition, communications and creative writing. It is also a skillset highly valued by many employers, and a versatile degree for those who choose to major in it. Because the ability to read critically and write clearly is closely associated with career success, a certain number of English credits are required in most associate degree programs.

English Courses at Macomb

Macomb offers a wide variety of English Courses, from basic composition and communications to explorations of period, contemporary and international literature. There are English Courses that help you write correctly, those that help you write creatively, and those that provide you with the necessary groundwork for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in English. English Courses at Macomb include:

  • Preparatory Composition
  • Sentence Structure and Style
  • Communications 1 and 2
  • Composition 1 and 2
  • Contemporary American Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Advanced Creative Writing
  • British Literature to 1760
  • British Literature from 1760 to Present
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Introduction to Prose Fiction
  • Children’s Literature
  • American Literature: Colonial to 1865
  • American Literature, 1865 to 1920
  • American Literature, 1920 to Present
  • World Literature to 1400
  • World Literature from 1400
  • Shakespeare Survey

Career Opportunities for English Majors

If you intend to major in English, a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in English is required for most careers. Career opportunities with a bachelor’s degree in English include elementary or high school teacher, writer and editor. For those who earn a master’s degree or Ph.D. in English, career opportunities include teaching at a college or university.

Transfer Pathways to Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

The credits earned in Macomb’s English Courses transfer to most colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in English, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s English Courses?

For more information on English Courses at Macomb, contact the Associate Dean, Humanities and Communications at South Campus: 586.445.7251, or at Center Campus: 586.286.2282,

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