English and Literature Liberal Arts Emphasis

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

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Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty advisor 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 or transfer to your future major.

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

General education course.
Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.
Course meets 100% online.
Course meets face-to-face after 5:00pm.

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English and Literature Courses
ENG-221 Creative Writing 3 General education course $561.00
ENG-230 Creative Writing: Fiction Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 $561.00
HUM-140 Shakespeare: Dramatist, Psychologist, Historian 3 General education course $561.00
HUM-141 J.R.R. Tolkien: Mythology and Methodology 3 $561.00
LIT-101 Introduction to Literature Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
LIT-133 Minority Voices in U.S. Literature Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
LIT-189 Women and Literature Course offered online 3 General education course $561.00
LIT-949 Special Topics 1 General education course $187.00

Course Cost Calculation

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

The course cost calculation does not include:

Faculty Mentor

Robin Sprague
Grundy Hall 250
319-296-2329 ext.1703
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Student Success Specialist

Christen Everett
Bremer Hall 124
319-296-2329 ext.1223
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Administrative Assistant

Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4007
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Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4041
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