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English and Communication Studies

Personal expression: Put your best self forward
At FIT, courses in your major provide the theory and practical skills your profession requires, but in today’s complex global economy, you need more. Excellent communication skills are essential. If you speak and write well, synthesize ideas, and think creatively and critically, you’re more competitive in the job market. Even more important, you’ll use those skills in everything you do, every day of your life.

The English and Communication Studies Department offers courses in three areas: writing, literature, and speech/communication. You’ll learn the basics of effective composition and apply them in all your studies—or in classes on screenwriting or poetry or business writing. You’ll gain an appreciation and understanding of literature, gain insights into how people communicate with each other, and discover new ways to express yourself creatively. And learning to communicate clearly and persuasively will improve your confidence and your relationships with clients. A combination of required and elective courses will provide the skills and knowledge you need to meet your career goals and personal interests.

Associate’s Degree Requirements
All AAS programs require EN 121 - English Composition. You are required to take one additional course, to be selected from the list below:

EN 231 - Short Fiction
EN 232 - Perspectives on American Literature
EN 233 - Poetry
EN 236 - Major Writers of the Western World
EN 253 - Dramatic Literature

EN 241 - Professional Speech Communication
EN 242 - Public Speaking
EN 244 - Speech Dynamics in Group Communication
EN 245 - Intercultural Communication

See your advisor regarding required courses for your major.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements
Many of FIT’s bachelor’s programs require EN 321–Business Writing or other specific writing courses. See your advisor regarding required courses for your major.

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