English—Associate in Arts (AA) Degree

The ability to effectively read, write, and comprehend is an essential skill in almost any career. If you can communicate clearly and concisely—and convey your message in a meaningful, relevant way—you’ll have a competitive edge with a wide variety of future employers.  

In MCC’s English program, you’ll study technical writing, composition, research writing, literature, mythology, and more. The curriculum goes beyond formats, formulas, and grammar to teach you how to apply the core principles of writing and literature—to be observers of the world, thoughtful examiners of life, and creative critical thinkers.

In addition to the program material, you can submit your work to be featured in Voices, MCC’s literary magazine published each spring semester. There’s also an opportunity to bring your creative writing to the Writer’s Club, a student organization that hosts write-a-thons, author readings, student readings, and more.

Contact (815) 479-7556 with specific questions about this program.

Sample Semester 1 16 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: ENG-151#3 hrs,Select a Mathematics Course#3 hrs,PLT-151#3 hrs,Select a Humanities Course#3 hrs,Select an Elective#3 hrs,MCC-101#1 hr

Sample Semester 2 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: ENG-152#3 hrs,Select a Physical Science Course#3-4 hrs,Select a Fine Arts Course#3 hrs,Select a Literature Course#3 hrs,Select an Elective#3 hrs

Sample Semester 3 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: SPE-151#3 hrs,ENG-255 |ENG-260#3 hrs,HIS-170#3 hrs,Select a Life Science Course#3-4 hrs,Select an Elective#3 hrs

Sample Semester 4 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: ENG-256 | ENG-261,Select a Writing Course: Creative or Technical#3 hrs,Literature Course#3 hrs,PSY-151,Select a Humanities or Fine Arts Course#3 hrs

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