English is a two-year program of study to prepare students for transfer, with an emphasis in Literary Studies or in Writing. Students normally transfer as English majors or English/Secondary Education double majors. In order to achieve an Associate of Arts in English degree, students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.
Students who plan to teach at the secondary level should complete coursework both in the Secondary Education Program and in English. Many options exist for teaching English, English/communication, or English/journalism, and students need to work closely with their Northwest advisors to monitor the
requirements of transfer institutions.
For those interested in exploring teaching possibilities, opportunities exist at Northwest for peer tutoring experiences.