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Lauren Halsted Burroughs
Program Chair
Phone: (619) 660-4022



Mastering English means more than just being able to string a few sentences together in making a point. It means having a newfound appreciation of the language and literature while understanding the nuances of communicating effectively. What’s more, English instructors at Cuyamaca College receive high scores from students on websites such as

Students completing a major in English at Cuyamaca College will fulfill the lower division requirements for most four-year colleges and universities. But the study of English offers much more: it provides the foundation for a lifelong pleasure in understanding how language works to express human ideas and feelings. Graduates of the program will, among other things, be familiar with major British, American and world authors and literary movements.


The English Department at Cuyamaca College offers a diverse range of courses that stretch from English Fundamentals to Fantasy & Science Fiction and also include Introduction to Film as Literature, Images of Women in Literature, Romance Fiction, and Advanced Composition. Online courses include Introduction to Literature and College Composition & Reading.

English majors have gone on to work in a variety of fields, including communications and publishing. In fact, however, English majors work in virtually every profession there is.

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching
  • Editor
  • Book publisher
  • Public relations consultant
  • Public information assistant
  • Copyeditor
  • Copywriter
  • Reporter
  • Press secretary
  • Speech writer
  • Marketing
  • Consultant
  • Acting
  • Librarian
  • Playwright
Last Updated: 06/07/2016


Lauren Halsted Burroughs
Program Chair
Phone: (619) 660-4022

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