Majors and Careers in Liberal Arts

Finding Your Career Path in Liberal Arts

Selecting a major or area of study in Liberal Arts can be the best choice for many college students. Given that Liberal Arts courses provide core communication skills such as critical thinking and reading; clear, analytic writing; and strong oral presentation ability, it should not be surprising that these qualities are the ones employers most want with new-hires, and frequently list as either missing or in short supply.

The Liberal Arts Division and its seven departments have created flyers that highlight how you can acquire the skills and the career success you desire. Please take a look at the flyers below, and should you have any questions, email the contact person identified for each flyer.

 

Kevin O’Connor, Ph.D.
Dean

 

English Career Flyer

English Career Flyer

Of course, the first thing people imagine when they think of getting an English degree is teaching high school. Teaching is certainly a noble profession, but there are many career paths one can pursue with an English degree outside of teaching due to the excellent training provided in this field.
English Career Flyer
English Major PowerPoint
 

Suki Fisher redman

English Department Co-chair
Contact for additional information
E-mail: sfisher@saddleback.edu

 

Bruce Gilman redman

English Department Co-chair
Contact for additional information
E-mail: bgilman@saddleback.edu

 

ESL Career Flyer

ESL Career Flyer

With experienced teachers, exciting and informative classes, and skills to help you expand your work and personal opportunities, ESL provides a supportive place for you to grow linguistically and culturally, learning from others as much as they will learn from you. ESL Career Flyer

Julie McGirr redman

ESL Department Chair
Contact for additional information
E-mail: jmcgirr@saddleback.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Humanities Career Flyer

Humanities Career Flyer

In Humanities classes here at Saddleback, we study the development of human culture and our common human experience through art, literature, philosophy, history, religion, and more. These classes expose you to a variety viewpoints that provide both intellectual and personal analyses in our dynamic, ever-growing world. Humanities Career Flyer

Peter Murray redman

Humanities Department Chair
Contact for additional information
E-mail: pmurray@saddleback.edu

 

 

 

 

International Languages Career Flyer

International Languages Career FlyerIn an increasingly connected world as the one in which we live today, learning another language is more important than ever, offering cognitive, academic, and social benefits. Students develop cognitive and creative thinking skills and acquire increased understanding of another culture. Whatever your career path, a major or double major in a language can be a wise and practical choice. International Languages Career Flyer

Carmenmara Hernandez-Bravo redman

International Languages Department Co-chair
Contact for additional information
E-mail: chernandezb@saddleback.edu
 

Bouchra Nadeau redman

International Languages Department Co-chair
Contact for additional information
E-mail: bnadeau@saddleback.edu

 

 

Journalism Career Flyer

Journalism Career Flyer

People unfamiliar with journalism develop a very limited idea of what the profession can be. This degree is a much broader gateway into the media writing industry as a whole. For some, journalism is a calling that leads them down familiar paths close to home, while others are led to international discovery and intrigue. Which path calls to you? Journalism Career Flyer

Tim Posada redman

Journalism Department Chair
Contact for additional information
E-mail: tposada@saddleback.edu

 

 

 

 

Philosophy Career Flyer

Philosophy Career Flyer

Philosophy is the love of wisdom. More specifically, philosophy explores fundamental aspects of reality, value, politics, and religion, spanning a range of topics in science, history, art and humanity. Philosophers are less concerned with finding answers to questions than in examining options, and the arguments for each of them. Doing this allowing individuals to choose between such options and answers for themselves. Philosophy Career Flyer

Peter Murray redman

Philosophy Department Chair
Contact for additional information
E-mail: pmurray@saddleback.edu

 

 

 

 

Reading Career Flyer

Reading Career Flyer

When you take a reading course at Saddleback College, you enter into a world of possibilities where you become a valued member of a learning community that understands the importance of developing and maximizing your abilities as a reader. We appreciate that reading is the bridge to a better life, to the fulfillment of dreams. The professors in the Reading department strive to create opportunities for you both in and out of the classroom. Reading Career Flyer

Janet Bagwell redman

Reading Department Co-chair
Contact for additional information
E-mail: jbagwell@saddleback.edu
 

Irene Renault redman

Reading Department Co-chair
Academic Reading Center Coordinator
Contact for additional information
E-mail: irenault@saddleback.edu