Bachelor of Arts Degree
See also English Education and Professional Writing
Study language and literature to launch your future
Man’s use of God’s gift of language has the power to change the world. An individual who can communicate articulately and accurately—and who has developed strong analysis and critical thinking skills by studying the works of literature that have influenced our world’s history—can confidently enter a wide variety of career and graduate school fields with the ability to masterfully evaluate information and communicate ideas.
The English major provides advanced grammar and writing courses in multiple genres, cultivating a passion for excellence and training students to use language effectively. Graduates are fully prepared to apply their skills to future pursuits in law, writing, business, education, and many other fields.
A broad spectrum of literature courses allows students to study the literary canon’s most significant authors and genres in depth, developing proficiency in critical thinking, communication, and analysis as well as a lasting love and appreciation for truth, meaning, and beauty in literature.
Students refine skills in critical reading, research, analysis, and writing by completing the senior literature research project, a study of an author’s literary contributions. As they present their projects before faculty and classmates, students also use communication abilities developed throughout the program.
By studying some of the most excellent literature in history and by mastering their own writing and communication skills, PCC’s English graduates are prepared to succeed in countless future opportunities.
Recommended Course Sequence
Sophomore Course Sequence