English Literature

About the Program

Do you like language? Are you fascinated by stories? Are you interested in how people have told stories to bring order and purpose to their lives? If so, you might be an English major! Our curriculum is designed for you to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at CCD and transfer to a university to complete a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English with a literature emphasis. 

In this program, you will learn to read and write thoughtfully by engaging with some of the world’s greatest minds from a variety of the world’s great cultures. As you progress through our highly interactive courses, you will not only explore a variety of intriguing characters and wrestle with fascinating moral dilemmas, but you will also hone your particular perspective on life’s purposes as well.

Throughout this process, you will gain invaluable reading, writing and thinking skills that will apply to an endless number of careers, including media, public relations, law, marketing, advertising and teaching. Finally, as you take the last courses in our curriculum, you will be ready for the next step: the transfer to a university, where you will complete the second half of a B.A. in English.