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English and Language Arts Division

The English & Language Arts Division serves all Taft College students pursuing general education requirements, an associate’s degree, or transfer.

The English major develops communication skills and mastery of the English language; aesthetic awareness and critical thinking skills that enable students to appreciate and evaluate texts across disciplines; analytical skills to decipher cultural codes and value systems; an appreciation of our multicultural inheritance and identity; an awareness of ethnic diversity; and ethical research practices.

The purpose of the English major is to develop citizens with an awareness of their own humanity and the importance of reflection on, analysis of, and empathy for the human condition.