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

Curriculum Guides

Curriculum Guides

Associate in Arts

Check out the Bulletin of Classes for a full listing of courses available.

Students Preparing 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, we offer a variety of different and unique 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, literary criticism, and those graphic narratives that can be successfully reproduced into black and white photography. Submissions from the Barton community are encouraged.

Discover Career Paths

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