The English Department at YVC provides the core reading, writing, and literature courses for all students at YVC as well as offers multiple associate degree and transfer programs which delve into the studies of composition, reading, literature, and creative writing.
The mission of the English Department is to help students develop the habits of writers, readers, and critical thinkers and to further their interest in reading and writing as a way of learning about themselves and the world.
College graduates with degrees in English have a proven track record in the types of Reading communication skills most employers covet. More specific professions related to the major are copy editors, public relations specialists, publishers, writers, other careers in the entertainment industry, sales, teaching and other fields where spoken and written communication are necessary for success.
English majors often enter related academic disciplines as well, such as law, rhetoric, linguistics, and computer programming. It is important to remember that employers are not often interested in a degree major so much as the skills a potential employee brings to their company.
Good communication skills are most often at the top of an employer’s list of desired skills. English majors have proven their communications skills.
Area of Interest
Associates in Arts – DTA English Major
The associate in arts – direct transfer agreement (DTA) degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. YVC offers a variety of disciplines so that students can select their course load based on their area of interest within this degree. These courses are recommended as guidelines for state transfer. For assistance with course selection, contact the program faculty or the Advising Center.
Student please note: To insure that your degree requirements for graduation have been met, you need to review the degree planning guide with an advisor or counselor.
Arts & Humanities Pathway
If you choose this pathway you are likely working toward a Direct Transfer Degree (DTA) to continue on to a university or other four year college.
Students can focus on one of the following disciplines while pursuing an Associate in Arts – Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA), and Associate in Business – Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Ready Pathway (AA-DTA/MRP), or an Associate in Science – Transfer Track 1 (AS-T T1) or Track 2 (AS-T T2).