Find Your Voice with an English Degree

 

Sharpen your communication and critical thinking skills, and challenge yourself and others through civic discourse. Examine culture through literature, or join the field of language arts educators. Learn to be heard.

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Access

Access to bachelor's degrees for more people, where potential trumps privilege, and tenacity and commitment matter more than one’s academic past. Honors Program? We’ve got you covered there, too.

Attentive

Attentive education that focuses on your success with faculty mentorships that linger after graduation. Standards are high, but you’ve got this with access to tutoring and professors who are engaged in your success.

Affordable

GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture and affordable tuition educate today's careers, and change the future for students at all levels, of all ages, from all walks of life.

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English Concentrations

Graduates gain skills in writing and professional communication, as well as an appreciation for a range of literary works.

English interdisciplinary studies

By providing a strong background in English and the liberal arts, the concentration in interdisciplinary studies prepares students for a variety of professional degrees and careers demanding strong communication skills and critical expertise. Students may tailor their major to meet individual personal and professional goals, applying the knowledge and competencies acquired in a traditional English major to the broad range of disciplines offered in the School of Liberal Arts, the School of Business and the School of Science and Technology. Students electing the interdisciplinary studies concentration may lay the foundation for a double major or a minor in a second discipline while demonstrating the intellectual curiosity and versatility essential in a rapidly changing professional world.

English language and literature

Students electing the language and literature concentration will study the evolution of the English language and the great diversity of literary texts written in English that have influenced and informed culture. Students will explore the themes, traditions, movements and aesthetic beauty of imaginative writings from British and American authors, as well as authors writing outside of the Anglo-American tradition whose work continues to redefine the canon. In an effort to foster an appreciation for the power of creative art on human society, courses are designed to help bring students to an awareness of how literature is positioned within various historical, theoretical and cultural contexts. Through an understanding of literature, students will become more powerful users of language and will develop critical and imaginative thinking skills necessary for individual success and the betterment of society at large.

English teacher certification

Students selecting the teacher certification track pursue studies related to the language and literature, and writing and rhetoric concentrations as well as education at the secondary level. Eleven predetermined English courses provide students with both breadth and depth in their English studies and ensure that they acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to teach English at the secondary level while also meeting the outcome standards of the state of Georgia and the National Council of Teachers of English. Students pursuing the teacher certification track also take courses in the School of Education and participate in field experiences that prepare them to become successful in the teaching profession.

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English writing and rhetoric

The ability to effectively communicate with others is one of the most important factors in determining success in our society. Students who choose the writing and rhetoric concentration will develop critical thinking skills and study the art of speaking and writing well in order to better understand and use the dynamics of communication. By learning to use logic, reason and emotional appeal to inform and influence others, students will prepare themselves for careers in fields such as creative writing, journalism, publishing, law, business, education and government.

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Careers and Grad School Prep

Let your creativity emerge while developing skills that are practical and valuable in pursuing a wide range of professions.

  • Education
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Public relations
  • Business administration
  • Journalism
  • Publishing
  • Law

Engaged Learning

GGC fosters partnerships with local community organizations to provide tangible experiences that move portfolios to the top of the employment pile.

  • Early childhood literacy program development
  • Non-profit communications
  • Collaborative research and technical writing
  • Journalistic assignments, on campus (The Globe) and in the community
  • Academic conference presentations
  • Internships
  • Service learning

GGC also creates global engagement through internationalized i‑courses and study abroad opportunities.

 
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Minors, Certificates, Certifications

Minors, certificates and certifications add value and enhance degrees for enrolled degree-seeking students. Learn more about available professional certificate programs for non-degree seeking students.

African American studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an African American studies minor.

Anthropology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an anthropology minor.

Biology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biology minor.

Biomedical sciences for academic enhancers certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biomedical sciences for academic enhancers certificate.

Biomedical sciences for career changers certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biomedical sciences for career changers certificate.

Business administration minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a business administration minor (non-business majors).

Business intelligence certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a business intelligence certificate.

Chemistry minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a chemistry minor.

Creative writing minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a creative writing minor.

Criminal justice / criminology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a criminal justice / criminology minor.

Cybersecurity certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a cybersecurity certificate.

English minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an English minor.

Film minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a film minor.

Gender studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a gender studies minor.

Geography minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a geography minor.

Gerontology certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a gerontology certificate.

Global studies certification

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a global studies certification.

History minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a history minor.

Information Technology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an information technology minor.

Integrative arts minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a integrative arts minor.

Latin American studies certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Latin American studies certificate.

Mathematics minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a mathematics minor.

Musical studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a musical studies minor.

Paralegal certification

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a paralegal certification.

Physics minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a physics minor.

Political science minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a political science minor.

Professional studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a professional studies minor.

Religious studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a religious studies minor.

Sociology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a sociology minor.

Spanish for professionals certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Spanish for professionals certificate.

Spanish minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Spanish minor.

TESOL certification

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a TESOL certification.

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Get Involved

Challenge. Question. Collaborate. Contribute.

Unique to GGC’s focus on student engagement, faculty invite students at all levels – including freshmen – to collaborate on research projects, conference presentations, even co-authoring articles published in academic journals.

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