Language Arts

The Language Arts Department offers a variety of classes in many different areas of study.  Whether you are interested in advertising, writing, teaching, human resources, journalism, business, literature, or communications, a class suited to your needs is available here at Iowa Central.

We currently carry classes that deal with many issues surrounding the workplace, daily life, and social changes happening throughout the world.  Within these classes decision making, critical thinking, comparison, and analysis are used to provide you with a greater understanding of the world in which we live.

The literature courses provide an avenue for understanding the history, and possible futures, of America and the world.  By presenting imaginative writing styles such as short story, drama, poetry, and novel, and studying the great authors in all genres, we hope to expand your mind so you can accomplish anything you wish.

The Broadcasting department has long been known for its student run radio station, 88.1 KICB-FM.  88 1 The Point caters towards an audience between the ages of 13-34 with mainly Alternative music being broadcast.  The lively atmosphere and immediate “on air” experience make this program bettered by none.  You could also work on the college’s award winning newspaper, The Collegian.  The Collegian is a student-run publication allowing the students to be responsible for content, design, and production of the newspaper. 

Possible Careers

  • Advertising
  • Administration
  • Banking
  • Broadcasting
  • Communications
  • Community Services
  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Human Resources
  • Human Services
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Law Enforcement
  • Literature
  • Public Speaking
  • Sports Casting
  • Teaching
  • Telecommunications
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Writing

Course Schedule

The following schedule is a guide to obtain an Associate in Arts Degree from Iowa Central Community College in English.  Check with transfer institutions on specific requirements.  Additional courses may be required before you can take a college-level English or Mathematics course.

A.A. Degree

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
LIT-101 Intro to Literature
3.0
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
SDV-108 The College Experience
1.0
XXX-XXX Math or Science Elective
4.0
 
Total Hours: 14.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-106 Composition II
3.0
LIT-114 American Literature
3.0
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3.0
XXX-XXX Math or Science Elective
4.0
XXX-XXX History Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
3.0
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology
3.0
LIT-155 Modern World Fiction
3.0
LIT-114 American Literature
3.0
PHI-145 Intro to Ethical Conflicts
3.0
XXX-XXX History Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 18.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-221 Creative Writing
3.0
ANT-105 Cultural Anthropology
3.0
POL-111 American National Government
3.0
SPC-122 Interpersonal Communication
3.0
SPC-132 Group Communication
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0
 
A.A. Degree Total Hours: 62.0

Staff

Jennifer Condon Dean, Liberal Arts 515-574-1190 condon@iowacentral.edu
Tracy Crippin-Haake Associate, Liberal Arts 515-574-1192 crippin@iowacentral.edu
Jenny Shivers Associate, Liberal Arts 515-574-1252 shivers@iowacentral.edu