FAQs

Q1: Where can I find information on English degrees, courses and any prerequisites?
A1:
The Course Catalog contains up-to-date information on all degrees offered and particular course descriptions. Go directly to online course catalog.

Q2: How can I contact an instructor to learn about a particular course or section?
A2:
Check the published course schedule here to learn who is teaching the course. Email the instructor via the staff directory.

Q3: Where can I find out if a course meets specific goals for the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum?
A3:
Look up the Common Course Outline for the department and course, which includes learning outcomes and related goals. In addition, academic counselors in the Counseling Department can assist you.

Q4: What is Service-Learning?
A4:
Some English courses encourage participatation in the college's service learning opportunities through its Center for Experiential Education. Service-Learning, or experiential education, pairs academic content with real-world experiences in the community. For more information, visit Student Life.

Q5: What types of careers require an English degree? What fields might welcome an English degree but not require it?
A5:
A major in English is often required and beneficial for career paths including journalism, publishing, marketing communications, and technical writing. Many other fields welcome the strong preparation in writing and critical thinking provided by an English major, including history, fine arts, law, business, politics, and education. A major in English is often preferred for applicants seeking a Ph.D. in English or an M.F.A. (a terminal fine arts degree for creative writing).