English

The English and Creative Writing Programs at Sinclair

The English program (ENGE.S.AA) at Sinclair consists of several literature classes, including American, British, and other forms. The student taking the Associate of Arts in English would plan to transfer to a four-year program in English, or a related field for which English is a solid base. The curriculum fulfills the first and second-year general education requirements of most four-year colleges and universities.

In the Creative Writing program (CRWE.S.AA) students explore the genres of creative writing such as poetry, fiction, and novel writing. Again, the program is designed for those students planning to transfer to a four-year program in creative writing, English, or a related field.

Why Study English or Creative Writing?

 
Insights Into Everything

Through exploration of writing and use of language, we learn how to think creatively and critically, how to reason and how to ask questions. These skills give us new insights into everything from poetry and paintings to business models and politics. English majors practice finding the themes in reading and writing and translate those themes to the human condition that surrounds them.

Broad Preparation for Transfer and Workplace

Our programs in English and Creative Writing provide excellent preparation for professional and graduate degrees in areas such as law, business, teaching, and publishing, to name a few. In addition, the programs offer a diverse curriculum in order to provide a solid basis in critical thinking and reading, which is the foundation of success in all scholarly and career endeavors.

Love of Reading and Using Language

If you love to read, write, and make meaning out of what you read, then you would be a good fit for English or Creative Writing. The English major develops skills in writing that employers find valuable, and further, English majors pick up strong oral communication skills along the way.

Top 5 Occupations for Students with a Degree in English
  • Artists, broadcasters, writers, editors, entertainers, public relations
  • Top- and mid-level managers, executives, administrators
  • Teachers, secondary school
  • Insurance securities, real estate, business services
  • Lawyers, paralegals

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Available Programs

For program specific information click on the program below:

Associate of Arts
Creative Writing

The Creative Writing Program is designed specifically for students interested in studying how to write original creative work, including poetry, fiction, and narrative. Students hone their writing skills and learn about the world of publishing in this program, as well. Graduates of this program are well-prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university to continue their studies. The curriculum fulfills the freshman and sophomore general education requirements of most four-year colleges and universities. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer Module in order to graduate.

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English

The Associate of Arts in English is comprised of an array of literature courses that introduces students to the world of literature. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program in English or a related field will have a strong foundation based on the broad English curriculum, which also fulfills the first and second year general education requirements of most four-year colleges and universities. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer Module in order to graduate.

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Short-term Technical Certificate
General Education

The General Education certificate enables students to develop the soft skills needed for success in the workplace today. The credential builds upon students’ knowledge of human diversity, scientific inquiry, and critical thinking in order to enhance their professional development. This certificate is particularly beneficial for students who hold a technical certificate and may not have completed general education credits. In addition, this short-term certificate will allow Active Duty Airmen, who complete general education courses at Sinclair, to earn a credential while fulfilling the requirements of their Community College of the Air Force Associates Degree.

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Professional Writing

The Professional Writing Certificate offers appropriate courses for students and professionals interested in improving their writing, editing and computer skills for a future in professional writing or to enhance their marketability. The certificate is especially useful for those in professional and administrative positions in business, hospitality, health and human services.

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