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Students pursuing an emphasis in English have a broad array of interests in the language and written arts. These students are prepared for transfer by studying a variety of curricula that spans culture, politics, and concepts from around the world while focusing on rhetoric, literature, and creative writing.

Curricula Guides

2018-2020 Curriculum Guide: Students who enrolled in their program prior to Fall 2020 should use should use the following Curriculum Guide. 

Associate in Arts
2018-2020 English 

2020-2022 Curriculum Guide: Newly admitted or returning re-admitted students for Fall 2020 or later should use the following Curriculum Guide.

Associate in Arts 
2020-2022 English 

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Students Prepare to Transfer

Barton Community College's English curriculum is designed to provide the general education requirement and core English courses for students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in English or related field. In addition to Composition I, Composition II and Introduction to Literature coursework, Barton offers a variety of transfer electives including Creative Writing, American Literature and Shakespeare. Electives must meet the requirements of the transfer institution. Students should coordinate with their advisor for transfer requirements.

Prairie Ink 

Prairie Ink LogoThe English department publishes Prairie Ink, a literary annual, that welcomes fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama, and literary criticism. Prairie Ink also accepts graphic narratives that can be successfully reproduced into black and white photography. Submissions from the Barton community are encouraged.

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Visit the What Can I Do with My Major? webpage to find helpful resources on career paths, employers and more!