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“Anyone who has read a great deal can imagine the new world that opened. Let me tell you something: from then until I left that prison, in every free moment I had, if I was not reading in the library, I was reading on my bunk. You couldn't have gotten me out of books with a wedge… Up to then, I never had been so truly free in my life.” — Malcolm X

The CRC English Department teaches universal skills applicable in multiple fields and disciplines. Today’s business leaders want to hire colleagues who understand the human experience from a variety of perspectives and who have the skills to read detailed instructions and construct logical, persuasive reports.  As Stanford University states, “Careers no longer follow the linear paths that they have for previous generations.... The skills you [develop] as an English major… prepare you for a range of possible careers.”  No matter where you plan to transfer, this degree will give you the skills and flexibility to follow your heart toward any number of dynamic careers.

View the CRC English Course Sequence and the English Placement webpage.

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Explore the English course sequence based on your placement.

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