Studying literature offers access to ideas, cultures, social mores, and political concepts of any given time or setting. You will explore British, American, and world literature, spanning centuries, cultures and genres. If you are interested in creative writing, you can pursue your interests in the English program at GSC. We offer classes for students interested in writing fiction, drama, poetry, or creative nonfiction. You can study with our many gifted faculty authors, poets, and playwrights, all recognized for excellence in their chosen fields. You will also have the opportunity to work on GSC’s award-winning literary magazine, The Chestatee Review.
An associate’s degree in English at Gainesville State College will prepare you to transfer into a Bachelor of Arts degree program at any of the institutions in the University System of Georgia. Many employers are increasingly recognizing the value of the skills a graduate with a degree in English can bring to a company. From management consulting firms to foundations supporting the arts, employers find valuable the strong analytical skills, clear and persuasive written and oral forms of communication, and generally flexible, expansive thinking that a major in English fosters.
In addition, a major in English can serve as an excellent background for law school and graduate school in a variety of disciplines. In fact, an English major, when combined with other areas of study, can support careers in medicine, business, and public or educational policy studies.
Karen Dodson, lecturer of English, is the 2011/2012 recipient of the Ann Matthews Purdy Outstanding GSC Faculty Member Award.
Cheryl Mills, English major and editor of The Chestatee Review, is the 2011/2012 recipient of the Clark Theodore Outstanding Nontraditional Student Award.
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