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The English and Journalism department strengthens students' critical analysis of both the diverse and universal in human experience, as embodied in language, literature, visual media; and as shaped by time and place, race and religion, gender and sexuality, class and personal history.

The department broadens students' understanding of the grammatical and rhetorical conventions of language and enhances their ability to write effectively, creatively and ethically in the personal, academic, professional and public spheres


Successful completion of an Association of Arts in English may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations. Below are examples, some of which typically include additional degree work at a transfer institution. Northeast Ohio median salaries in 2020 for technical writers was $65,750 and for educational, guidance, school and vocational counselors was $53,220. See O*Net OnLine for additional wage and employment trends as well as required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Writers and authors
  • Poets, lyricists and creative writers
  • Journalist
  • Technical writers
  • Public relations specialists
  • Fundraisers and fundraising managers
  • Postsecondary education, communications, English language and literature teacher
  • Advertising and promotions managers
  • Market research analysts and marketing specialists
  • Copy writers
  • Politician
  • Lawyer
  • Insurance underwriters
  • Producers


Students interested in communication studies, transfer, or liberal arts are encouraged to get involved:

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