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Our goal is to provide a strong foundation in English for students who wish to transfer into literature, creative writing, rhetoric and composition, business writing, and English education programs. Beyond preparing students to enter a variety of English bachelor’s programs, we feel the English Degree at CWI provides a strong liberal arts background that prepares students for a variety of degrees and enriches the lives of students.

- Andrea Ascuena, English Faculty

Program Overview

Do you have a passion for writing or enjoy studying literature? College of Western Idaho (CWI) can help develop your skills and allow you to follow your interests through our English program, which promotes critical awareness through the study of composition and diverse works and genres of literature as well as creative writing.

English majors may pursue bachelor’s degrees and use their background in literature as well as creative and critical communication skills to enter virtually any profession. English majors often become lawyers, professional writers, teachers, administrators, managers, and business professionals. Completion of the program is designed to result in an Associate of Arts degree and meets the general-education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet requirements for your intended transfer institution.

Program Mission

The CWI English curriculum promotes critical awareness through the study of composition and diverse works and genres of literature.  English majors may pursue bachelor’s degrees and use their background in literature and creative and critical communications skills to enter virtually any profession. The English curriculum is designed to help students develop reading, writing, research, and critical thinking skills that they may use in other classes throughout the college, at transfer institutions, in their careers, and in their lives.

Why English?

Completion of an Associate of Arts in English is designed to prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university and begin specialized courses at the junior level.  This degree is not meant to prepare the students for employment immediately after degree completion.  If you do not want to pursue a four-year degree, an associate degree may enhance marketability; however, most English professions require a bachelor’s degree as a minimal education requirement. English majors often become lawyers, professional writers, teachers, administrators, managers, and business professionals.

Requirements

Degree Plan

University Transfer

Look beyond your degree at CWI and plan for continuing your education by working closely with your CWI advisor and with representatives of your intended transfer school. Learn more about the articulation agreements CWI has with other institutions.

Contact Info

Assistant Dean: Laura Stavoe
Office Location:  Nampa Campus Academic Building Room 107
Direct Phone: 208 562-3449
Email: laurastavoe@cwidaho.cc