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English (Literature/Writing/Secondary Education)

Creativity, flexibility, and critical thinking are required skills for today’s workforce. The English program at Casper College empowers students with a variety of reading, writing, and research demands, showing how reading and thinking well enable us to confidently unravel and interpret complex data and produce written documents for various audiences.

To study English is to explore — deeply and rewardingly — the rich legacy of literature written in English. This tradition details how humans have attempted to make sense of their world and their place in that world.

“In our technocentric world … technology is about making the lives of humans better … [and] it is the humanities and social sciences that teach us about the human condition and how it might be improved,” said John Hennessy, chairman of Alphabet, the parent company of Google.

What are the features of Casper’s program?

English majors at CC work toward an associate degree in English, choosing from three possible concentrations:

  • Literature emphasis
  • Writing emphasis
  • Secondary Education emphasis
Unique learning opportunities include:

Paid Writing Center tutor positions provide CC students, any major, with an on-campus, schedule-flexible opportunity to help peers write with confidence.

Students at Casper College can publish their work in the creative art publication, Expression Literary and Arts Magazine, and the student newspaper, Chinook. You can also gain experience by working as staff editors for these publications, learning layout and printing processes, design, event planning, and marketing and promotion.

Casper College offers a diverse array of campus activities for you to further your intellectual exploration outside the classroom:

Love literature and writing but don’t want to major in English?

English courses can also count toward the cultural environment general education requirement for graduation.

What can I do with this major?

Attending your dream university starts right here at CC

A transfer agreement is available for this degree. Students who choose CC for their first two years of college are prepared to transfer and finish their degrees anywhere in the world. Learn how you can earn a bachelor’s, master’s, or even your doctorate through one of our university partnerships with schools from across the country.

Employment info

The English program at Casper offers excellent preparation for many professional fields, including teaching, journalism, law, publishing (traditional and online), medicine, and business.

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“The [English] education classes at Casper College provided me with many opportunities to make both formal and informal presentations, providing me with the opportunity to hone my speaking skills.”

— Kaycee Monnens, Casper College grad, ’17

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

There are no pre-reqs for this program.

What courses would I take?

For requirements and more information about this program, view its listing in the academic catalog:

Interested in online learning?

All or a portion of the courses in this program may be available online. Learn more about online programs and courses at Casper College.

Contact Info

Kathy Coe

Academic Assistant

Lisa Johnson

Academic Chair; English Instructor

Eric Unruh

Dean, School of Fine Arts and Humanities