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English - Area of Concentration (AOC)

Are you fascinated by words? Do you find beauty in well-written stories or speeches? Are you interested in a career in communications? Let Allegany College of Maryland's English program encourage your interests and prepare you for transfer to a four-year institution.


Stack of BooksIt's no secret that today's employers rank communication skills as their number one desired employee job quality. Our English program helps you meet this demand by improving your written and oral communication skills while at the same time preparing you for transfer.

As you work towards earning your Associate of Arts degree in Arts and Sciences, you'll expand your knowledge by taking a variety of literature, writing, and foreign language classes. With small class sizes (an average of 25 students per class), you will receive personal attention and advisement - whether you're beginning Freshman Composition or exploring Creative Writing. You'll also have the opportunity to take courses at any of our three campuses and online. (We currently offer Freshman Composition and Advanced Composition as online classes, with additional courses in development.)

Whether you choose to submit your original works to Expressions, our annual literary magazine, or participate in our creative writing group, the Neo-beats, you will have the chance to share your creative side with our college community.

Course Info

As an English program student, you'll expand your knowledge through a variety of challenging courses, including:

  • Freshman Composition
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Business and Technical Communications
  • College Vocabulary Development
  • Literature Survey Courses
  • Creative Writing
  • English Reading Projects

A full listing of program courses and their descriptions can be found in the credit catalog.

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Career Info

English program graduates enjoy enriching and rewarding careers in:

  • The Arts
  • Business
  • Education administration
  • Journalism and media
  • Law
  • Publications
  • Teaching

 *Some English careers may require a bachelor's degree. 

View Salary Information from the U.S. Dept. of Labor

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Faculty/Staff Info
Jenna Gallion, Assistant Professor and Program Chair

Humanities 39

B.S., Frostburg State University

M.A., Oklahoma State University

Ronald Jenkins, Associate Professor

Humanities 25

B.A., University of Tennessee

M.A., M.F.A., University of Memphis

Ph.D., Florida State University

Georgia R. Kreiger, Associate Professor

Humanities 38

B.S., Frostburg State University

M.A., Ph.D., West Virginia University

June Bracken, Professor

Humanities 52

B.A., Gordon College

M.Ed., University of Virginia

Ed.D, West Virginia University

Cynthia Crable, Assistant Professor

Humanities 51

B.S., M.Ed., Frostburg State University

Laura Fiscus, Assistant Professor

Humanities 49

B.A., University of Pittsburgh

M.Ed., Frostburg State University