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From Shakespeare to Comic Books as Literature, Chemeketa offers a variety of English courses to help you develop your reading, writing and critical thinking skills and prepare you to transfer to a four-year college.

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Why choose English?

No matter the degree or career you plan to pursue, English skills will be essential to your success. English courses count toward Humanities credits required for most transfer degrees. If you're interested in a degree in English, our faculty can advise you on the classes you should take at Chemeketa to enter into junior-level courses when you transfer to a university

What will you learn?

By taking English classes, you will learn how to analyze, critique and appreciate a variety of types of literature, including 

  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Religious text
  • Science fiction
  • Shakespeare
  • Mythology and folklore
  • Comic books as literature
  • Children and young adult
  • American (including Native, Latin and African-American) literature
  • British, English and world literature
  • Women writers

What will you do?

The reading, writing, communication and problem solving skills you develop in English classes are valued in most professions. English students can work in many fields 

  • Teaching
  • Government and law
  • Writing and journalism
  • Editing and publishing
  • Business and nonprofits
  • Marketing, advertising and public relations