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English Literature

Program Overview

Do you have a love of the written word and want to explore and analyze some of life’s most significant questions and themes? If so, the English Literature program awaits you. This program provides the first two years of a 4-year curriculum for those who wish to specialize in literary and cultural studies. A degree in English literature opens the door to a variety of career possibilities, including education, publishing, writing, pharmaceuticals, medicine, and engineering.

The English Literature program focuses on improving your writing and communication skills for a range of audiences and contexts, focusing specifically on scholarly concepts and conventions within the field of English studies. You’ll put on your critical thinking hat to analyze literature in social, cultural, and historical contexts, as well as genres, movements, national traditions, and themes. You will learn how to develop and support textual analysis by incorporating theory, scholarly work, and personal insights.

Begin your exploration of English Literature today and make it happen!

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Phoenix College?

Phoenix College’s English curriculum covers everything from written communication to language acquisition, literature, and the humanities. PC offers first-year composition courses where students may focus on the writing process at a college level and master the art of persuasive and research-based writing.

While our English courses do not lead to any particular degree at Phoenix College, these classes often fulfill the general education requirements needed for a certificate or associate's degree. PC also offers courses for developmental English, English as a second language, and creative writing.

Next Steps

Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus. Future students may contact the English department for more information.