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English Major at Mission

Creative Writing and Literature Classes

English Degree

At Mission College in Santa Clara, we offer online, in-person, and hybrid creative writing, literature, and reading courses.

Courses are flexible - only pay $46 dollars a unit plus fees. Online English Courses are available.

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  • Explore literature & reading related to the African-American experience in America.

Umoja Classes
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The Writing Center

  • Get help with writing, including your class assignments and papers.

Writing Center

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Published Faculty Authors

Mission faculty includes published authors and poets including Javier Huerta, Donnelle McGee, David Lang, Ted Shank, Dr. David Piper, and more. We also host many visiting writers including Chris Abani, Dr. Cesar Cruz, Dr. Angela Davis, Firoozeh Dumas, Sonia Nazario, Miriam de Uriarte, and more.

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Learning Services Courses

Our courses assist you with writing papers and learning strategies. Learning Services courses are open to all students. However, Disability Support Programs & Services (DSPS) can recommend specific courses.

LSR Courses

Courses to Consider
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Classical Mythology (ENG 043)

Classical Mythology is an examination of the major classical myths of Western heritage for an appreciation of their literary value and their influence on modern life and culture.

18th century literature course. Three students, two boys and one girl discuss the material.18th Century English Lit (ENG 005A)

A survey of English literature that begins with Anglo-Saxon writings and the epic "Beowulf" and extends through the works of the eighteenth century ending with the writings of Samuel Johnson.

Latinx boy in white hoodie holds a book and poses in the library stacks.Chicana/o, Latina/o Lit (ENG 013)

An introduction to authors, topics, and movements in Chicana/o and Latina/o literature from the late 19th century to the present.

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Creative Writing (ENG 900)

Read and workshop each other's writing, and read/analyze the work of professional writers. Attend literary events and more.

Black and Brown Summit poetry reading.

Survey of World Lit (ENG 006B)

Study Western and non-Western literary traditions, including women's, minority, and ethnic literature from around the world.

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Intro to Film Analysis (ENG 015)

Examine of the major classical myths of Western heritage for an appreciation of their literary value and their influence on modern life and culture.

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Intro to Shakespeare (ENG 048)

Analyze tragic, comedic, romance, and history plays, as well as the cultural contexts, dramatic conventions, poetics, and critical theory relevant to understanding Shakespeare's works.

Jobs for English Majors
Career Outlook
Skills Needed
  • Strong written and oral communication.
  • Organization and attention to detail.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Time management.
  • Systems analysis.
  • Mathematical and deductive reasoning.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Active learning.
  • Clerical knowledge.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
Career Paths
If you don't know what to major in, or you already have a major but don't know how it translates into a career, start here. At Mission we can help you research your major and career options so you can make informed decisions. Read more about Career paths.
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what jobs can you get with an english degree?

  • Teacher
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Copywriter
  • Journalist
  • Social Media Marketer
  • Content Manager
  • Communications Manager
  • Attorney
  • Technical Writer
  • Editorial Assistant
  • College Professor