English

Program Level: Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Creative and Communication Arts
Institute: Creative & Communication Arts
College: SPC

What is the English program?

The English Department offers three developmental courses, two college freshman composition courses, and additional courses in literature and technical writing.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of the freshman composition courses, students will have the skills required to write a college level essay using MLA documentation and citation form. Sophomore literature courses will add practice in writing college essays and introduce students to various fields of literature. Creative writing and technical writing courses will introduce the principles of authorship in literary and technical writing. 

What can I do with this course of study?

A student with an Associate's Degree in English will be well prepared to enter upper division college courses in the humanities. The Bachelor's Degree in English is well suited for law school, and professions requiring writing and critical thinking skills. 

Top 10 Best Paying Jobs for English Majors

  1. Software Developer - Median salary: $84,300 per year
  2. Content Marketing Manager - Median salary: $73,700 per year
  3. Regional Sales Manager - Median salary: $70,000 per year
  4. Advertising Account Executive - Median salary: $69,600 per year
  5. Business Development Manager - Median salary: $69,600 per year
  6. Public Relations Manager - Median salary: $67,300 per year
  7. Proposal Manager - Median salary: $66,400 per year
  8. Human Resources Manager - Median salary: $66,000 per year
  9. Technical Writer - Median salary: $61,600 per year
  10. Employment Recruiter - Median salary: $61,200 per year

Source: Salary data provided by online salary database PayScale.com. Salaries are median annual salaries for full-time workers with five to eight years of experience and include any bonuses, commissions or profit sharing.

What's special about our program?

  • Flexible course schedules, including 16-week, Start II 14-week, Flex I and Flex 2 (8-week) and online.
  • Extensive course offerings for Dual Credit and Early College High School students.
  • Tiger PAWS (Personal Academic Writing Space), a showcase of student work consisting of writing, in both English and Spanish, and artwork.
  • Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) Lab serves developmental students.
  • Rose R. Thomas Writing Center provides assistance for all student writing assignments or tasks that require specific writing and grammar skills.
writing courses will introduce the principles of authorship in literary and technical writing

Contact Information

Department Chair:
Diane Gavin, Ph.D.
dgavin7@alamo.edu
210-486-2431
MLK Center for Health Professions, 230V