English

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.

 

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Program Details

SYLVIA MAJOR KRUSEKOPH ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP 

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

 

To apply for any MC Scholarship through AcademicWorks:

1. APPLY at https://midland.academicworks.com
2. Confirm the link sent to your email and complete application
3. Check your MC student email for notifications of award
4. Accept award & write your electronic thank you letter to the donor

*Already receiving a scholarship? Don't forget to update your application each semester! You will receive an email when it is time to do so.

The Language Hub offers the following 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

Hilda Simmons Levitt Poetry Contest

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

Sigma Kappa Delta

English honorary fraternity

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.

TO MAJOR IN ENGLISH ALLOWS THE STUDENT TO BE VERSATILE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • 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.

And that's not all ... here are some Famous English Majors who found success in a variety of careers ...

  • 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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