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Jones College

Humanities Division


Program Length

Four Semesters

Degree(s) Offered

Transfer

The Humanities Division offers courses pertaining to general culture in the specific  areas of English composition, literature, creative writing, journalism, philosophy, and oral communication.

Humanities Curriculum

How to Enroll

  • Step 1 - Complete a Jones Admissions Application. Applications can be completed online or mailed to: Jones County Junior College, Admissions Office, 900 South Court Street, Ellisville, MS 39437. 
  • Step 2 - Send an official copy of the final high school transcript, previous college transcript, and/or GED scores to the Jones Admissions Office.
  • Step 3 - Submit ACT/SAT scores to the Jones Admissions Office.

Cheryl Windham
Chairperson
Jones Hall Room 112
(601) 477-4207
cheryl.windham@jcjc.edu

Kelly Atwood
Journalism
Humanities Building  
(601) 477-4084
kelly.atwood@jcjc.edu

Josh Bowen
English
Jones Hall 106
(601) 477-4077
josh.bowen@jcjc.edu

John Burks
Oral Communication
Jones Hall Office 106
(601) 477-5466
john.burks@jcjc.edu

Joanna Cooley
Oral Communication
Jones Hall Office 105
(601) 477-5465
joanna.cooley@jcjc.edu

Rochelle Dahmer
English
Academic Support Building, Room 203
(601) 477-2309
rochelle.dahmer@jcjc.edu

Rhonda Farrior
English
Jones Hall Room 110
(601) 477-4072
rhonda.farrior@jcjc.edu

Dana Knight
Spanish
Jones Hall Room 103
(601) 477-5428
dana.knight@jcjc.edu

David Lowery
English
Jones Hall Room 206
(601) 477-4073
david.lowery@jcjc.edu

Missie Meeks
English
Jones Hall Room 206
(601) 477-5427
missie.meeks@jcjc.edu

Timothy Morris
English
Jones Hall Room 107
(601) 477-5464
timothy.morris@jcjc.edu

Amanda Robertson
Instructor
Hutcheson Hubbard Administration Building, 242
(601) 477-4225
amanda.robertson@jcjc.edu

Patti Smith
English
Jones Hall Room 207
(601) 477-5429
patti.smith@jcjc.edu

Murray Windham
English
Jones Hall Room 205
(601) 477-5431
murray.windham@jcjc.edu

HUM 1113 – Introduction to Humanities
This course examines fundamental questions about the human experience from a global perspective. Humanities I explores the political, economic, and social contexts out of which history’s most memorable achievements emerged from the pre-historic to the modern era. Three semester hours credit.

ENG 124 – Intermediate English
Designed to prepare students for English Composition. Concepts covered include paragraph and essay development with an emphasis on content and structure. Grammar skills related to the writing process are reviewed. Three semester hours (institutional) credit.

ENG 1113 – English Composition I
Prerequisite: ENG 124, grade of C or better, or ACT English score of 17 or above. Designed to prepare the student for writings required in college and the workplace with an emphasis on effective paragraph and essay development. Three semester hours credit.

ENG 1123 – English Composition II
Prerequisite: ENG 1113. ENG 1123 is a continuation of ENG 1113 with emphasis on research and composition. Readings, essays, and a research paper are required. Three semester hours credit.

ENG 2133 – Creative Writing I
Involves writing poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama. Three semester hours credit.

ENG 2143 – Creative Writing II
ENG 2133 is a continuation of writing poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama. Three semester hours credit.

ENG 2153 – Traditional Grammar
Prerequisites: ENG 1113 and ENG 1123. A course for serious writers and teachers of writing, focuses on the basic elements of English grammar. Beginning with parts of speech, it covers sentence patterns, pronouns, troublesome verbs, subject-verb agreement, spelling, diction, punctuation, and mechanics: all of the aspects of traditional grammar that writers-including elementary teachers introducing language skills to children-may encounter.
Three semester hours credit.

ENG 2223 – American Literature I
Prerequisite: ENG 1113. Surveys representative prose and poetry of the United States from its beginnings to the Civil War. Three semester hours credit.

ENG 2233 – American Literature II
Prerequisite: ENG 1113. Surveys representative prose and poetry of the United States from the Civil War to present. Three semester hours credit.

ENG 2323 – British Literature I
Prerequisite: ENG 1113. Surveys British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon Period through the Restoration and Eighteenth Century. Three semester hours credit.

ENG 2333 – British Literature II
Prerequisites: ENG 1113. Surveys British Literature from the Romantic Period through the Twentieth Century. Three semester hours credit.

ENG 2413 – Survey of World Literature
Prerequisite: ENG 1113. Surveys literature from the ancient world through the
Twentieth Century. Three semester hours credit.

JOU 1112 – College Publications I
A laboratory course designed to give practical experience in working with college newspaper and yearbook production. News, feature, and editorial writing, make-up and layout, editing, advertising and photography will be emphasized according to student need. Two semester hour credit.

JOU 1122 – College Publications II
A continuation of JOU 1111. Two semester hour credit.

JOU 1313 - News Writing and Reporting I  
An introductory course in journalism designed to track news writing and
reporting, the construction of the news article with an emphasis on source news, features, sports, and interview stories and editorials. Three semester hours credit.

JOU 1323 - News Writing and Reporting II
An advanced journalism course designed to teach news writing and editing
with an emphasis on news, features, sports, and editorials. Three semester hours credit.

JOU 2112 – College Publications III
Open to journalism majors only who successfully complete JOU 1112, 1122, 1313, AND 1323. Consent of instructor. Laboratory work will include coverage of news events on campus, photography, sports writing, and editorial writing. Advancement in skill of headline writing, copy editing, and make-up and design will also be stressed. A continuation of JOU 1121. Two semester hour credit.

JOU 2122 – College Publications IV
Open to journalism majors only who have successfully completed JOU 1112, 1122, 1313, 1323, and 2112. Consent of instructor. Laboratory work will include coverage of news on campus, photography, and editorial writing. Advancement in skills in headline writing, copy editing, and make-up and design will be stressed. A continuation of JOU 2112. Two semester hour credit.