English and Humanities

English Majors Club

Are you interested in...

Becoming an English major?

Meeting other English majors?

Learning about what kinds of literature classes Palomar and other schools offer?

Finding out what in the world you can do with an English major after you graduate?

Discovering if teaching might be the right career for you?

Attending plays, films, and other cultural events with like-minded people?

Club MascotIf so, then we invite you to come meet other English majors and some of Palomar's English faculty as part of our English Majors Group!  The group meets monthly during the regular semester.  For more information, please contact Dr. Leanne Maunu at extension 2288 or via email at lmaunu@palomar.edu.  In the meantime, check out these useful links:

Fall 2015 Meetings:

Thursday, September 17 - The Comedy of Errors at the Old Globe (sold out)

Thursday, September 24 - 4:30-6:30, Room Humanities 213

Topic: Discuss play, play word games

Thursday, October 22 - 4:30-6:30, Room Humanities 213

Topic: Transfer issues (1st half), ghost stories, fall-themed craft

Thursday, November 12 - 4:30-6:30, Room Humanities 213

Topic: Movie night (movie TBA)

Thursday, December 3 - 4:30-6:30, Room Humanities 213BA

Topic: Book exchange (bring some books to share & leave with even more!)





Useful Links for Palomar College’s English Majors


CartoonTips from Our English Professors on How to Write Strong Essays

2014 Guidelines for UC Essays

Help with Composing UC Essay

California’s website for information about transfer and articulation requirements between two-year colleges and four-year universities.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
This is an excellent government site (run by the Bureau of Labor Statistics) that allows users to look up various job titles and find out job descriptions, salaries, job outlook, etc.

  • Websites that list career choices for English majors

University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s website
Rutgers University’s list of career choices
University of Texas at Austin’s website
Kansas State University’s website – includes skills that English majors learn
Albion College’s website
Portland State University’s website
Mississippi State’s list of famous English majors

Information about graduate school
Marquette University’s website

Information from the Survey on Doctoral Education about receiving a PhD in English
GradSchools.com -- listing of graduate programs that offer MA and PhD degrees
About.com’s guide to graduate studies in the humanities