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English and Literature Liberal Arts Area of Interest

Students studying English & Literature will develop significant skills in the power of language and its everyday application. The skills in close reading and advanced or creative writing prepare students for a career in a diverse range of fields.

If you are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in English & Literature you should consider taking 12 credit hours from the courses listed below as part of your AA degree in Liberal Arts.

Career Opportunities

Skills gained in the English & Literature emphasis area can be easily applied to many career areas including:

  • Public relations or marketing
  • Librarian
  • Freelance writer/blog writer
  • Grant writer
  • Publishing
  • Journalism
  • Copywriter
  • Entertainment

Find employment in the following sectors:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Education and training
  • Publishing
  • Legal profession

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for transfer to your future major.

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

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English and Literature Courses
ENG-221 Creative Writing 3 $603.00
ENG-230 Creative Writing: Fiction 3 $603.00
HUM-140 Shakespeare: Dramatist, Psychologist, Historian 3 $603.00
HUM-141 J.R.R. Tolkien: Mythology and Methodology 3 $603.00
LIT-101 Introduction to Literature O E 3 $603.00
LIT-133 Minority Voices in U.S. Literature O E 3 $603.00
LIT-189 Women and Literature O 3 $603.00
LIT-949 Special Topics 1 $201.00

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

Course calculations are based on 2020–2021 tuition and fees and course fees.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Academic/College Success Advisor

Kari Kaufman
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
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Faculty Mentor

Robin Sprague
Grundy Hall 236
319-296-2329 ext.1703
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Administrative Assistant

Kate Childers
Black Hawk Hall 258
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Liberal and Applied Arts and Human Services

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
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