English Literature

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Walter Keithley, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - English

480-461-7371

This program is part of the English Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society
English Literature

Do you have a love of the written word and want to explore and analyze some of life’s most significant questions and themes? If so, the English Literature program awaits you. This program provides the first two years of a 4-year curriculum for those who wish to specialize in literary and cultural studies. A degree in English literature opens the door to a variety of career possibilities, including education, publishing, writing, pharmaceuticals, medicine, and engineering.

The English Literature program focuses on improving your writing and communication skills for a range of audiences and contexts, focusing specifically on scholarly concepts and conventions within the field of English studies. You’ll put on your critical thinking hat to analyze literature in social, cultural, and historical contexts, as well as genres, movements, national traditions, and themes. You will learn how to develop and support textual analysis by incorporating theory, scholarly work, and personal insights.

Begin your exploration of English Literature today and make it happen!

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Transfer Degree

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degree options for the English Literature program
At MCC, get an... Emphasis in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in English (Literature) English (Literature) Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) English (Literature)
(Bachelor of Arts)
Arizona State University (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences) English
(Bachelor of Arts)
Arizona State University (College of Integrative Sciences and Arts) English
(Bachelor of Arts)
Northern Arizona University English
(Bachelor of Arts)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the English Literature program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers

$71,144

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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