Read the second issue of Mission's own literary journal. We at The Mission Review! are passionate about literature, art, community, and diversity. Some of us in these pages are seasoned and experienced poets and writers. Others are conducting passionate early experiments.
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English Major at Mission
Creative Writing and Literature Classes
At Mission College in Santa Clara, we offer online, in-person, and hybrid creative writing, literature, and reading courses.
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Published Faculty Authors
Mission faculty includes published authors and poets including Javier Huerta, Donnelle McGee, David Lang, Ted Shank, Dr. David Piper, and more. We also host many visiting writers including Chris Abani, Dr. Cesar Cruz, Dr. Angela Davis, Firoozeh Dumas, Sonia Nazario, Miriam de Uriarte, and more.
Courses to ConsiderSee all Courses.
Classical Mythology (ENG 043)
Classical Mythology is an examination of the major classical myths of Western heritage for an appreciation of their literary value and their influence on modern life and culture.
18th Century English Lit (ENG 005A)
A survey of English literature that begins with Anglo-Saxon writings and the epic "Beowulf" and extends through the works of the eighteenth century ending with the writings of Samuel Johnson.
Chicana/o, Latina/o Lit (ENG 013)
An introduction to authors, topics, and movements in Chicana/o and Latina/o literature from the late 19th century to the present.
Creative Writing (ENG 900)
Read and workshop each other's writing, and read/analyze the work of professional writers. Attend literary events and more.
Survey of World Lit (ENG 006B)
Study Western and non-Western literary traditions, including women's, minority, and ethnic literature from around the world.
Intro to Film Analysis (ENG 015)
Examine of the major classical myths of Western heritage for an appreciation of their literary value and their influence on modern life and culture.
Intro to Shakespeare (ENG 048)
Analyze tragic, comedic, romance, and history plays, as well as the cultural contexts, dramatic conventions, poetics, and critical theory relevant to understanding Shakespeare's works.
Jobs for English Majors
- Strong written and oral communication.
- Organization and attention to detail.
- Analytical and problem solving skills.
- Time management.
- Systems analysis.
- Mathematical and deductive reasoning.
- Critical thinking.
- Active learning.
- Clerical knowledge.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
Career PathsIf you don't know what to major in, or you already have a major but don't know how it translates into a career, start here. At Mission we can help you research your major and career options so you can make informed decisions. Read more about Career paths.
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- Content Manager
- Communications Manager
- Technical Writer
- Editorial Assistant
- College Professor