English

Being able to communicate well in writing is a skill necessary to every professional position, no matter the degree. An English degree, thus, hones this expertise in communication through composition—no matter the genre or no matter the type.    

To have the added benefit of literary studies and expertise allows the student majoring in English to understand the cultural currents and traditions as expressed through the writing of any given culture—American, British, Western, World—thus, making the student proficient both in cultural understanding through literature as well as the various genres themselves. 

Through creative writing classes, the student has opportunity to study and explore one or more genres in structure and practice, and technical writing study allows the student to become proficient in the writing requirements specific to business. 

A major in English allows the student a cross-cultural and multi-skilled approach for communication in English.

 

English student taking notes in the classroom English students enjoying a poetry readin English student studying in the library

 

Program Details

SYLVIA MAJOR KRUSEKOPH ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP 

$500 — awarded annually to a student recognized by his/her professors as gifted in creative writing

 

Apply for General Scholarships through the Financial Aid Portal

How to Apply

  1. Login to your My MC Portal
  2. Click the Students tab
  3. Click the "Financial Aid Portal" link
  4. Under Log In, provide your Social Security Number and password. If you do not have a password, click the "First Time User" link at the bottom-right and follow prompts.

For additional general scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships page.

General Scholarships

Missing the "Financial Aid Portal" link?

To have access to the Financial Aid portal and apply for scholarships, the student's FAFSA application must be on file with MC Financial Aid.

If the students FAFSA application is not on file with MC Financial Aid, the student must fill out the FAFSA application first and once processed, will be able to complete the general scholarship application.

FAFSA Information

The Language Hub offers Many services

 
  • Face-to-face/computer-facilitated tutoring 
  • Student access to English sources on NetTutor (online tutoring) 
  • Special seminars throughout the regular terms on areas of composition
  • Special events
  • Language Hub Online 
  • Trained peer, staff, faculty tutors
  • Available for students in all course modes: hybrid, Face-to-Face, and Online
  • Language Lab
  • Printing
  • Convenient and extensive hours, including hours before 8 am and after 5 pm
  • Pizza Party/Meet & Greet at the beginning of each semester

Language Hub

Dual Credit English Courses

Offered at several high schools across West Texas

Dual Credit Enrollment Steps

 

Rebecca Watson Creative Writing Contest

Fall term only, including monetary/possible publication prizes in the genres of essay, short story, and poetry.

Creative Writing Contest


Hilda Simmons Levitt Poetry Contest

Spring term only, including monetary/possible publication prizes in all forms of poetry.

Poetry Contest

Sigma Kappa Delta

Sigma Kappa Delta is the English Honor Society for two-year colleges.

Sigma Kappa Delta at MC


LitFlix

Campus and dual-credit sites free showings of literary-based films

Spooky Lecture

A lecture/film program, presented by Professor Andrew Latham. Spooky Lecture is held every October, focusing upon and showing an iconic horror motion picture.

 

Midland College has articulation agreements with a variety of schools and programs to assist our students with transferring to a university. Our curriculum maps, located in the catalog, provide a guided path for general transfer to our top five receiving institutions; however, your Pathways Advisor can assist you with a personalized plan for your specific transfer based on university and program. It is strongly recommended and encouraged that you contact your Pathways Advisor for assistance with course selection if you plan to transfer.

MAJORing IN ENGLISH opens doors in many careers

  • Editing
  • Publishing
  • Technical writing
  • Teaching (all levels)
  • Law or medicine (the third highest major of applicants entering these professional schools)
  • Creative writing (all levels and all genres)
  • Acting
  • Journalism
  • Business and Management
  • Research
  • as well as other careers by being proficient — no matter the ultimate career(s) — where writing, reading, and comprehension clearly and well are a must.

Famous English Majors

  • Mitt Romney, CEO of Bain Capital, was an English major (Brigham Young University)
  • Mario Cuomo, former New York governor majored in English (St. John’s University)
  • Angelo Bartlett Giamatti, former president of Yale University and seventh Commissioner of Major League Baseball, received his English degree from Yale
  • Sting, singer, was an English major (Northern Counties College of Education)
  • Michael Eisner, former Disney CEO, was a double major in English and theatre (Denison University)
  • Barbara Walters was an English Major (Sarah Lawrence College)
  • Steven Spielberg, award-winning film director was an English major (California State University, Long Beach)

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.

 

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Thank you for choosing Midland College! If you are here to collect a few credits, take courses to transfer, or here to start a new career, we welcome you.

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