Language, Literature, & Writing: English (Liberal Arts & Sciences) (A.A.)

Study English at JCC

The Language, Literature, and Writing degree with a concentration in English at Jamestown Community College prepares you to transfer into bachelor's degrees in fields related to English, writing, and literary studies. You can pursue careers in writing, editing and copywriting, journalism and reporting, public relations, and technical writing.

While at JCC, you’ll work closely with your advisor to choose your English courses and prepare for transferring after graduation. The English concentration is a SUNY Transfer Path, which can help you identify core coursework for transfer to four-year SUNY schools.

2020 median pay for media and communication occupations: $61,310/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Where to study at JCC

Language, literature, & writing skills

After you complete the program, you will be able to:

  • Develop and employ written and oral communication skills, rhetorical techniques, and research skills to deliver ideas to specific audiences through a variety of media.  
  • Reflect on and analyze arts and language as socially and culturally informed practices.
  • Understand language, literature, and writing as unique but connected areas of study within the humanities that align with specific academic pursuits and professions, and that can be used as tools for engaging with global and local communities.

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3

Mathematics Elective

Recommended:

MAT 1500: Problem Solving or

MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics

3
SUNY: Math JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

World Language

Choose a course from SUNY Gen Ed – Foreign Language category

3

Elective

4

INT 1555: Inquire

2
  • Set up shadowing experience with the applied learning office.
  • Visit the Learning Center for support throughout the semester.
  • Discuss elective course transferability with advisor.

Semester 2

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3
JCC:Oral Communication

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

ANT 1520: Intro to Cultural Anthropology or

ANT 1530: Comparative Religion or

SOC 1510: Intro to Sociology

3
SUNY: Other World Civilizations SUNY: Social Sciences JCC:Global Perspectives

Mathematics & Sciences Elective*

Recommended:

CSC 1530: Intro to HTML & CSS or

MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics

3
SUNY: Math

Program Core Elective*

Recommended:

World Language or

PHL 1510: Intro to Philosophy or

PHL 1570: Critical Reasoning or

ENG 1580: Intro to Technical Writing

3
JCC:Global Perspectives

Elective

3
  • *Requirements Met depends on course choice.
  • PHL 1510 or PHL 1570 recommended for literature track; a language course recommended for language track; tech writing recommended for writing track.
  • Discuss elective course transferability with advisor.

Semester 3

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

Elective

Recommended:

Choose any Art, Music, or Theatre course

3

Program Core Elective

Choose a 2000-level, track-specific course

 

Language Track:

Two 2000-level sequence courses in Spanish (SPA 2510 and SPA 2520) or French (FRE 2510 and FRE 2520)

Two additional 2000-level language courses: SPA 2530, SPA 2550, SPA 2560, RUS 2560

 

Literature Track:

Four of the following: ENG 2510, ENG 2520, ENG 2550, ENG 2560, ENG 2580, ENG 2590, ENG 2610, ENG 2620, ENG 2560, ENG 2650, ENG 2660, ENG 2730, ENG 2830, ENG 2840, ENG 2850, ENG 2870

 

Writing Track:

All of the following: ENG 2540, ENG 2740, ENG 2890, CMM 2530

3

Program Core Elective

Choose a 2000-level, track-specific course

 

Language Track:

Two 2000-level sequence courses in Spanish (SPA 2510 and SPA 2520) or French (FRE 2510 and FRE 2520)

Two additional 2000-level language courses: SPA 2530, SPA 2550, SPA 2560, RUS 2560

 

Literature Track:

Four of the following: ENG 2510, ENG 2520, ENG 2550, ENG 2560, ENG 2580, ENG 2590, ENG 2610, ENG 2620, ENG 2560, ENG 2650, ENG 2660, ENG 2730, ENG 2830, ENG 2840, ENG 2850, ENG 2870

 

Writing Track:

All of the following: ENG 2540, ENG 2740, ENG 2890, CMM 2530

3

Natural Sciences Elective

Recommended:

BIO 1500: Human Biology or

CHE 1500: Intro to Chemistry

4
SUNY: Natural Sciences

Social Sciences Elective

Choose a 2000-level ANT, SOC, PSY, or HIS course

3
JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences
  • Prepare applications to transfer programs.
  • Discuss elective course transferability with advisor.

Semester 4

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

Elective

3

Program Core Elective

Choose a 2000-level, track-specific course

 

Language Track:

Two 2000-level sequence courses in Spanish (SPA 2510 and SPA 2520) or French (FRE 2510 and FRE 2520)

Two additional 2000-level language courses: SPA 2530, SPA 2550, SPA 2560, RUS 2560

 

Literature Track:

Four of the following: ENG 2510, ENG 2520, ENG 2550, ENG 2560, ENG 2580, ENG 2590, ENG 2610, ENG 2620, ENG 2560, ENG 2650, ENG 2660, ENG 2730, ENG 2830, ENG 2840, ENG 2850, ENG 2870

 

Writing Track:

All of the following: ENG 2540, ENG 2740, ENG 2890, CMM 2530

3

Program Core Elective

Choose a 2000-level, track-specific course

 

Language Track:

Two 2000-level sequence courses in Spanish (SPA 2510 and SPA 2520) or French (FRE 2510 and FRE 2520)

Two additional 2000-level language courses: SPA 2530, SPA 2550, SPA 2560, RUS 2560

 

Literature Track:

Four of the following: ENG 2510, ENG 2520, ENG 2550, ENG 2560, ENG 2580, ENG 2590, ENG 2610, ENG 2620, ENG 2560, ENG 2650, ENG 2660, ENG 2730, ENG 2830, ENG 2840, ENG 2850, ENG 2870

 

Writing Track:

All of the following: ENG 2540, ENG 2740, ENG 2890, CMM 2530

3

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

HIS 1510: World History before 1500 or

HIS 1520: World History since 1500 or

HIS 1530: US History before 1865 or

HIS 1540: US History since 1865 or

HIS 2610: Women’s History

3
SUNY: Other World Civilizations SUNY: Western Civilization JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Elective

3
  • Complete an internship or other applied learning experience. Elective may be ENG 2010: English Internship. Contact program director for options.
  • Discuss elective course transferability with advisor.