English and Communication
The Aims English and Communication Department offers skill-building writing instruction in analysis, persuasion, argument, research, documentation and more. Classes include creative and technical writing and literary analysis, all of which can help prepare you for writing challenges you will face in other courses, in your personal life and in the workplace.
The ability to express yourself verbally and in writing is not only of great personal benefit, but a skill in high demand in the workplace. The English Department at Aims is the place to learn how to develop your writing skills and become an articulate and sound critical thinker.
Students with skills in English can go on to choose among a variety of rewarding careers, including:
- Social media manager
- Executive assistant
- Technical Writer
- Marketing/Advertising Coordinator
In addition to an English associate degree, Aims offers courses in communication and literature.
Communication courses help you build interpersonal communication skills, including public speaking, giving effective presentations and intercultural communication.
Literature courses introduce critical thinking skills as it relates to interpreting different types of writing, from Shakespeare and poetry to novels, short stories and plays. As part of the humanities, students will make connections to other humans, but also better understand the context under which these texts were made.
The Aims English faculty are professional, courteous and knowledgeable about writing. They often share their own writing experiences and struggles to let you know you’re not alone when facing a writing project. Faculty make themselves accessible and are happy to meet with you individually to improve your writing skills and make writing a positive experience.