Liberal Arts and Sciences: Literature Track
Associate in Arts (A.A.)
Reading doesn't just entertain and inform — it also changes the way we think about the world. With a literature degree, you will acquire new cultural perspectives and improve your critical thinking skills in ways that will serve you in any career path you choose.
What do Sting, Conan O'Brien, Barbara Walters, Steven Spielberg, and Michael Eisner have in common? They were all once English majors! According to Eisner, former CEO of Disney, "Literature is unbelievably helpful, because no matter what business you are in, you are dealing with interpersonal relationships. It gives you an appreciation of what makes people tick."
The diversity of the aforementioned people reflects the diversity of the literature you will experience while earning your liberal arts degree with a track in Literature.
A liberal arts degree provides you with the skills that are in demand in the workforce. The flexibility of the degree allows you to take your career path in directions that are diverse and exciting. The skills employers say they are seeking the most when hiring are written communication and critical thinking, both of which you will develop during your studies in FLCC's A.A. or A.S. liberal arts programs.
From the classics to the contemporary, FLCC's Literature track builds the foundation for a career that centers on the written word. The close reading, critical analysis, reflection, ingenuity of thought and discussion, and emphasis on writing are marketable skills you will gain while pursuing your studies in Literature.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this degree program, students will have the ability to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in writing at the college level.
- Develop proficiency in oral discourse.
- Demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking.
- Develop the ability to use computer technology for research and production.
- Recognize the knowledge, skills, and values that will contribute to involvement in one's community.
- Identify the knowledge and skills necessary to live interdependently in a diverse, sustainable global community.
- Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate college-level materials.
If you are a curious and motivated student, exploring Honors Studies courses at FLCC will provide you alternative educational experiences. Honors classes center on reflection and community building. They are available to full-time and part-time students in all degree programs. Successful completion of these courses, or earning your Honors Studies certificate or diploma, can increase your transfer options and make you eligible for specific scholarships.