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The English program takes both a pragmatic and idealistic approach to the study of writing and reading. BSC provides two years of concentrated study toward a bachelor's degree in English or communications. Instruction focuses on developing critical reasoning and interpretation skills by improving the ability to read, write, listen and speak.
Study begins with College Composition. Students then have a choice of classes in English usage, business writing, poetry, American and British literature, creative writing, dramatic literature, women authors, children's literature, and other literary genres. Some classes are available online. Students can apply their knowledge by participating in a student-produced publication, internship or cooperative education experience.
English majors are curious and enjoy reading and writing. People entering this field will benefit from broad interests in history, world culture, science, technology, psychology and the arts. High school students should take as many English, literature and journalism classes as possible, as well as computer classes and a foreign language.
Students who complete the requirements of the suggested curriculum receive an Associate in Arts degree and may transfer to a four-year institution.
BSC has cooperative agreements with Dickinson State University, Minot State University and several other four-year institutions that allow students to continue with a bachelor's degree on the BSC campus. Those transferring to other institutions should consult the catalog of the transfer school and modify BSC's suggested curriculum where necessary.
Contact your BSC advisor for assistance with transfer planning.
Mastery of the written word is essential for communication in today's world. Demand is high for those who can read perceptively and write clearly. English is an excellent major for professional studies in law, teaching, and graduate programs in the arts and humanities. Advancing technology has opened many new career paths in electronic publishing and information technology.
Career possibilities: include Electronic publishing, print publishing, journalism, broadcasting, public relations, personnel relations, writing and editing, research/investigation, advertising, management, administration, law, medicine, education, technical writing, freelance writing.