Oct 21, 2020  
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2019-2020 
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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English / Humanities

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Program Learning Outcomes

This area of concentration provides an excellent foundation for students interested in transferring to a four-year college to earn a baccalaureate degree with a major in communication, literature, English or English education. This program equally applies to those students who want to take selected English/literature courses to fulfill general education requirements. The curriculum focuses on oral and written communication, literature, drama, religion, philosophy, creative writing and media.

Students who take the courses recommended in the English/literature focus area will be able to:

  1. communicate effectively in academic and nonacademic situations;
  2. read, write and think critically and analytically;
  3. understand the social, historical and personal contexts that inform literary works; and
  4. research effectively using a variety of sources.

Career Possibilities

The English/literature focus area graduate has two major options:

  1. After transferring to a four-year program and completion of a bachelor’s degree, employment can be found in secondary education, research, public relations, government, dramaturgy, journalism, speech writing, editing (evaluate manuscripts for publication, review books and literary, musical or artistic works), technical writing (prepare service manuals or handbooks; prepare sales literature; write publicity releases, catalogs, and brochures; company newsletters; and trade journals), writing (scripts for motion pictures and television, stage production, radio and television broadcasts; fiction or non-fiction works; newspaper or magazine articles).
  2. Complete an advanced degree and develop a career in higher education along with those listed above.

Preparation for IHCC

Students considering a degree in English/Literature should take four years of high school English, as many literature classes as possible, and a speech class. They should also take any courses that require critical reading and provide opportunities for academic writing, no matter what field.

Since IHCC’s program involves a variety of introductory level courses in literature, drama, philosophy, religion, speech, creative writing and media, previous experience is not a requirement. Some advanced writing courses, however, require specific course prerequisites. Applicants are required to complete a basic skills evaluation during the admissions process or during the first week of classes for placement purposes.

Recommended Courses

Students are strongly advised to familiarize themselves with the English/Literature program at the college to which they plan to transfer and work with a counselor at IHCC to plan a program that meets those requirements.

Total: 12 Credits

Term II

  • - Credits: 3.00
  • MAT XXX Math Required - 3 Credits

  • HIS XXX - History Required - 3 Credits

  • XXX XXX English/Humanities Elective - 3 Credits

Total: 12 Credits

Term III

Total: 12 Credits

Term IV

     XXX XXX Science w/Lab Required - 3-4 Credits
     XXX XXX History or Social Science Elective - 3 Credits
     XXX XXX English/Humanities Elective - 3 Credits

Total: 9-10 Credits

Term V

     XXX XXX Math or Science Elective - 3 Credits
     XXX XXX English/Humanities Elective - 3 Credits
     XXX XXX English/Humanities Elective - 3 Credits

Total: 9 Credits

Term VI

     HUM XXX Humanities Course - 3 Credits
     XXX XXX English/Humanites Elective - 3 Credits
     XXX XXX English/Humanites Elective - 3 Credits

Total: 9 Credits

English/Humanities Electives
Dra 101           Introduction to Theatre
DRA 110         Introduction to Film
ENG 225        Creative Writing Poetry
ENG 230        Creative Writing Fiction
ENG 241        Creative Writing Seminar I
ENG 242       Creative Writing Seminary II
ENG 243       Creative Writing Seminar III
HUM 205      Humanities: The Hero
LIT 110          American Literature: to Mid-1800s
LIT 112          American Literature: 1945 to Present
LIT 113          American Literature: 1865 to 1945
LIT 140         British Literature I
LIT 141          British Literature II
LIT 150         World Literature I
LIT 152          Early Modern World Literature
LIT 153         Modern World Literature
LIT 157         Bible as Literature
LIT 161         The Short Story
LIT 165         The Novel
LIT 167         Popular Genres I
LIT 168         Popular Genres II
LIT 171          Survey of Poetry
LIT 175         Survey of Drama
LIT 181         Myth and Literature
LIT 190        Women Writers
LIT 802       Readings in Literature I
LIT 804       Readings in Literature II
LIT 805       Readings in Literature III
PHI 101        Introduction to Philosophy
REL 101       Survey of World Religions


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