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English Majors Group

Are you interested in…

Becoming an English major?

Meeting other English majors?

Learning about what kinds of literature classes Palomar and other schools offer?

Finding out what in the world you can do with an English major after you graduate?

Discovering if teaching might be the right career for you?

Attending plays, films, and other cultural events?

If so, then we invite you to come meet other English majors and some of Palomar’s English faculty as part of our English Majors Group! We meet monthly during the regular semester. For more information, please contact Dr. Leanne Maunu at extension 2288 or via email at lmaunu@palomar.edu.

Transfer Success

Our majors have had great success in transferring to top 4-year schools in California and the rest of the nation. Take a look HERE at the directions our recent transfer students have taken.

 

Spring 2018 Meetings:

  • Monday, February 12, 4:00-6:00’ish in Humanities 218 — Join us for free pizza and our welcome meeting!  You’ll meet other English majors and we’ll plan out our activities for this semester’s meetings.
  • Thursday, February 22, 8:00pm at the Old Globe Theater — Join us as we travel down to the Old Globe Theater in San Diego to see The Importance of Being Earnest, a hilarious comedy by Oscar Wilde. Tickets are only $24 (a HUGE bargain); contact Dr. Leanne Maunu for information and details.
  • Monday, March 12, 4:00-6:00’ish in Humanities 218 — We will discuss transfer/degree issues and play English-type board games.  
  • Tuesday, April 10, 3:00-5:00’ish in Humanities 216 — We will discuss the upcoming “House of Humanities” event (May 3rd) and how the English Majors would like to participate.
  • Monday, May 14, 4:00 – 5:30 in Humanities Room TBA —  Join us for free pizza and good conversation as Professor Stacey Trujillo and a couple of students share, analyze, and discuss song lyrics as a poetic & literary form. Bring some of your own to share!

 

Useful Links for Palomar College’s English Majors

Interviewing our Professors (pdf)

UC Essays Guidelines (pdf)

Help with Composing UC Essay

ASSIST – California’s website for information about transfer and articulation requirements between two-year colleges and four-year universities.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – This is an excellent government site (run by the Bureau of Labor Statistics) that allows users to look up various job titles and find out job descriptions, salaries, job outlook, etc.

Websites that list career choices for English majors:

University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s website
Rutgers University’s list of career choices
Kansas State University’s website – includes skills that English majors learn
Albion College’s website
Portland State University’s website

Information about graduate school

GradSchools.com — listing of graduate programs that offer MA and PhD degrees
About.com’s guide to graduate studies in the humanities