Associate of Arts

English & Foreign Language

Welcome to the English & Foreign Language homepage. Our highly qualified faculty provide language proficiency in areas such as reading and writing by offering courses in composition, literature, creative writing, and foreign language. These courses are designed to prepare students for university transfer and/or productive employment. Of particular interest to many of our students are the General Studies Program, the Liberal Arts Program, and the Program for Secondary English, which can be found on our website.

Programs

Career Choices

 The critical and creative skills developed from studying language and literature prepare students for the workplace and community. Courses in composition, literature, and foreign language foster a broad range of thinking, writing, speaking, research, and listening skills. These skills can set students on a variety of career paths.

English

  • Academic careers: English teacher, English professor, school librarian
  • Business careers: salesperson, market researcher, analytical researcher, lobbyist, lawyer, paralegal
  • Journalistic careers: editor, publisher, news reporter, journalist, press secretary, public relations worker

Foreign language
High school or college teacher, interpreter, linguist, translator, teacher of English as a second language, travel agent, ambassador, tour guide
 
As the world is becoming more global, demand is greater than ever for people who are multi-lingual. For more information about job description, opportunities, and salary range of individual careers, see the online edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Contact

Steve Deaton, Department Chair
Madison Hall - Office 202A
Ridgeland Campus
sdeaton@holmescc.edu
(601) 605-3358

Maria Edwards, Associate Department Chair
Learning Resource Center - Office 21
Goodman Campus
medwards@holmescc.edu
(662) 472-9007

 
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Holmes has been so welcoming to me that I have found a place to call my second home.

Taylor Vance, Grenada


Courses We Teach

ENGLISH

ENG 0114 - Beginning English and Reading (Prerequisite:  Appropriate placement score).
An integrated course designed to develop basic writing skills and reading strategies.  Institutional credit only.  Four lectures.  Four hours credit.
 
ENG 0124 - Intermediate English and Reading (Prerequisite: ENG 0114 with a C or appropriate placement score).
An integrated course designed to advance students to college level writing skills and reading strategies.  Institutional credit only.  Four lectures.  Four hours credit.
 
ENG 1113 - English Composition I (Prerequisite: ENG 0124 with a C or appropriate placement score).
Prepares the student to think critically and compose texts for academic and professional rhetorical situations.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
ENG 1123 - English Composition II (Prerequisite: ENG 1113).
A continuation of ENG 1113 with emphasis on research, argumentation,  and composition. Readings, essays, and a research paper are required. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
ENG 2133 - Creative Writing I (Prerequisite: ENG 1113).
Involves reading and writing poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or drama. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
ENG 2143 - Creative Writing II (Prerequisite: ENG 2133).
A continuation of reading and writing poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or drama. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
ENG 2223 - American Literature I (Prerequisite: ENG 1113 or ACT English Subscore of 23 or higher).
Surveys representative prose and poetry of the United States from its beginnings to the Civil War. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
ENG 2233 - American Literature II (Prerequisite: ENG 1113 or ACT English Subscore of 23 or higher).
Surveys representative prose and poetry of the United States from Civil War to the present. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

ENG 2323 - British Literature I (Prerequisite: ENG 1113 or ACT English Subscore of 23 or higher).
Surveys British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon Period through the Restoration and Eighteenth Century. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
ENG 2333 - British Literature II (Prerequisite: ENG 1113 or ACT English Subscore of 23 or higher).
Surveys British Literature from the Romantic Period to the present. Three lectures. Three hours credit
 
ENG 2423 - World Literature I (Prerequisite: ENG 1113 or ACT English Subscore of 23 or higher).
Surveys texts representative of global and historical diversity from the ancient world through the early modern world.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
ENG 2433 - World Literature II (Prerequisite: ENG 1113 or ACT English Subscore of 23 or higher).
Surveys texts representative of global and historical diversity from the Enlightenment Period to the present.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.

ENG 2523 - African-American Literature I (Prerequisite: ENG 1113 or ACT English Subscore of 23 or higher).
Surveys literature of major African-American writers from its Vernacular Tradition to the Harlem Renaissance (1940's). Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
ENG 2533 - African-American Literature II (African-American Literature I is not a prerequisite for this course.  Prerequisite:  ENG 1113 or ACT English Subscore of 23 or higher).
Surveys literature of major African-American writers from the Harlem Renaissance to the present (1940 to the present).  Three lectures.  Three hours credit.
 
HONORS
HON 1911, 1921, 2911, 2921 - Honors Forum I, II, III, IV.
Admission is by invitation only.  Interdisciplinary studies of selected issues confronting the individual and society with discussions led by schol-ars, faculty, and/or students. One lecture. One hour credit.
 
JOURNALISM
JOU 1111, 1121, 2111, 2121 - College Publications I. (Yearbook (Horizons) or Newspaper (The Growl) I, II, III, IV).
A laboratory course designed to give practical experience in working with college newspaper and yearbook production.  News, feature, and editorial writing, make-up and layout, editing, advertising and photography will be emphasized according to student need.  Two hours laboratory. One hour credit.
 
LIBRARY & SCIENCE  
LIS 1111 - Library Science.
Introduction to the digital library. One lecture. One hour credit.
 
MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGE
MFL 1113 - French I.
An oral-aural approach, stresses conversation, pronunciation, comprehension, reading, writing, and functional grammar with emphasis on the practical aspects of the language.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
MFL 1123 - French II (Prerequisite: MFL 1113).
Continues MFL 1113 with wider vocabulary and more complex structures and functions.  Three hours credit.
 
MFL 1213 - Spanish I.
An oral-aural approach, stresses conversation, pronunciation, listening comprehension, reading, writing, and functional grammar with emphasis on communication.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
MFL 1223 - Spanish II (Prerequisite: MFL 1213).
Continues MFL 1213 with wider vocabulary and more complex structures and functions.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
MFL 2113 - French III (Prerequisite: MFL 1123).
Continues MFL 1123 with additional materials of literary and cultural value.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
MFL 2123 - French IV (Prerequisite: MFL 2113).
Continues MFL 2113 with additional literary and cultural readings and compositions as well as a review of essential elements of grammar. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
MFL 2213 - Spanish III (Prerequisite: MFL 1223).
Continues MFL 1223 with additional materials of literary and cultural value.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
MFL 2223 - Spanish IV (Prerequisite: MFL 2213).
Continues MFL 2213 with additional literary and cultural readings and compositions as well as a review of essential elements of grammar.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
MFL 2513 - Occupational Spanish.
This course is designed to teach basic oral communication skills for interaction in Spanish in an occupational setting.  Specialized variations of this course include:  Law Enforcement, Medical, and Business.  Three lectures.  Three hours credit.