English

A student poses for a photo while writing in a notebook.Courses in the English curriculum at Kellogg Community College prepare students for the writing demands they will face during and after college. KCC’s freshman composition courses sharpen students’ essential writing skills while introducing them to academic writing conventions. Honors composition sections, advanced composition and independent studies provide additional challenges for students who want to maximize their competitiveness for careers.

KCC English students also have the opportunity to become literary craftsmen through introductory, advanced and specialized creative writing courses. The critical reading course rounds out KCC’s English offerings by helping students fine tune their reading skills for college-level courses and the workplace.

English courses at KCC contribute to the completion of several KCC credentials, including an English for Enrichment Certificate. A list of English courses offered at KCC and a list of courses required to earn the English for Enrichment Certificate follows.

For more information about English studies at KCC, see:

English Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
ENGL 106 Critical Reading 3
ENGL 151 Freshman Composition* 3
ENGL 151H Freshman Composition (Honors)* 3
ENGL 152 Freshman Composition* 3
ENGL 152H Freshman Composition (Honors)* 3
ENGL 153 Technical English* 3
ENGL 201 Advanced Composition* 3
ENGL 203 Intro to Creative Writing 3
ENGL 204 Advanced Creative Writing 3
ENGL 205 Script Writing for the Media* 3
ENGL 269 Writing for the Elementary Classroom 3
ENGL 298 Independent Study 3

*Courses indicated fulfill requirements for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), which provides for the transferability of up to 30 credit hours to meet General Education Requirements at participating Michigan colleges and universities. For more information about the MTA, visit www.kellogg.edu/macrao.

English for Enrichment Certificate

Persons interested in learning new writing techniques or discussing various authors may plan a program in consultation with the department chairperson. The certificate is earned upon completion of 18 credits selected from the courses listed below.

Course # Course Title Credits
ENGL 201 Advanced Composition* 3
ENGL 203 Intro to Creative Writing 3
ENGL 204 Advanced Creative Writing 3
LITE 105 Intro to Literature* 3
LITE 205 World Literature 1* 3
LITE 206 World Literature 2* 3
LITE 211 American Literature 1* 3
LITE 212 American Literature 2* 3
LITE 213 Children’s Literature* 3
LITE 216 Film Interpretation* 3
LITE 223 Shakespeare* 3
LITE 240 African-American Literature* 3
LITE 285 Studies in the Novel* 3

*Courses indicated fulfill requirements for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), which provides for the transferability of up to 30 credit hours to meet General Education Requirements at participating Michigan colleges and universities. For more information about the MTA, visit www.kellogg.edu/macrao.

Transfer Opportunities

Click here to view Transfer Guides outlining opportunities for students looking to transfer their KCC credits to a four-year institution. Contact our Academic Advising team at 269-965-4124 or advising@kellogg.edu to schedule an appointment to plot a personal transfer plan.

English Careers

While all careers demand some writing skills, students who are particularly drawn to writing as a vocation will find that a wide variety of careers require significant writing and editing on a daily basis. Students who enjoy challenging themselves to be concise, thoughtful and creative in their writing should consider exploring careers in the law, social sciences, arts, technology, sciences or communication fields. Virtually every field has a need for people who write well.

Possible job titles for graduates with an education or background in English include:

  • Attorney
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Judge
  • Legal assistant
  • Novelist
  • Poet
  • Probation officer
  • Social worker
  • Screenwriter
  • Speechwriter
  • Therapist/counselor

Projected Job Outlook & Salary Info

For the latest employment and wage estimates for English careers in Michigan, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website at www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_mi.htm.

Why Study English at KCC?

All composition courses at Kellogg Community College are taught in computer labs. In a small class setting (22 students or fewer), your professors will provide hands-on guidance through all the steps in the writing process.

Crude Arts Club

The Crude Arts Club is an informal group of KCC students who are devoted to writing. They are, in essence, a group of writers, thinkers and talkers. The club meets once a week for an hour in the Learning Resource Center (the day and time vary each semester) to share poems, stories, ideas and opinions. In addition to providing support for young writers at KCC, the Crude Arts Club hosts campus poetry readings and organizes fundraising activities. For more information, contact English professor and club advisor Matt Samra at 269-965-3931 ext. 2258 or samram@kellogg.edu.

English Resources

Beyond a professor’s office hours, the campus also has several resources beyond the classroom that writing students regularly use, including:

The Bridge

Paraprofessionals with advanced degrees in English provide individual tutoring and paper feedback at The Bridge, our tutoring center on main campus. For more information about The Bridge, visit www.kellogg.edu/the-bridge.

The ESL Table

KCC’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Table offers one-on-one writing assistance for students, including the help of a translator. For more information or to volunteer to help tutor ESL students, contact English professor Elyse Jozlin at 269-965-3931 ext. 2289 or jozline@kellogg.edu.

The Learning Resource Center

KCC’s Learning Resource Center (LRC) has professionally trained research librarians to help students navigate the variety of databases available for research assignments. For more information about the LRC, visit www.kellogg.edu/library.

Opportunities to Publish

KCC English students have several opportunities to see their writing in print and build their portfolios or resumes while studying at KCC, including:

The Bruin Student Newspaper

The Bruin student newspaper is a free student publication produced monthly by KCC students during the fall and spring semesters. The Bruin regularly seeks student writers as well as letters to the editor. For more information, visit www.kellogg.edu/bruin-newspaper or contact Bruin staff at 269-965-3931 ext. 2630 or bruin@kellogg.edu. Past issues of The Bruin can be read online at https://issuu.com/kccbruin.

The Mosaic Literary Journal

KCC publishes Mosaic, a literary journal featuring writing and art created by KCC students, annually during the spring semester. Students interested in seeing their work in print can submit up to four total works across categories including poetry, scripts and short fiction and nonfiction, in addition to art and photography. Submission periods usually open at the beginning of the spring semester. For more information, contact English professor Matt Samra at 269-965-3931 ext. 2258 or samram@kellogg.edu.