Why Choose English at PPCC?
When studying English at PPCC, you not only learn how to communicate well in writing, but also learn the art of effective argument, critical thinking and reasoning. Our English students also become adept at various types of visual communication from text messaging to blogging to website design.
What will I study?
As a PPCC English student, you will learn about the power of the English language through three emphasis areas: creative writing, literature and journalism. Within these areas you will:
- Explore the language of imagination through creative genres
- Develop your unique style of writing
- Read and interpret various types of literature
- Study mass media and reporting
- Interview, research and write feature pieces
- Learn literary techniques that can be incorporated into writing
- Hone writing and critical thinking skills
- Construct persuasive arguments
- Conduct various types of research
You will learn how to use English as a powerful tool for any situation in life.
Example Classes I Might Take
Those who choose to major in English will discover they are prepared for diverse employment opportunities, whether continuing their education in various graduate schools or entering the professional world. Some career options include:
- Technical Writing
- Marketing and Promotion
- Creative Writing
- Editing and Public Relations
- Mass Communications
PPCC has a student run journal called Parley.
Each year students publish printed and online stories and essays through this publication.