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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Academic Catalog THIS CATALOG IS ARCHIVED. BE SURE YOU ARE ACCESSING THE MOST ACCURATE CATALOG FOR YOU.

English


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Department Faculty

Suzan Aiken, Emily Beard, Geoffrey Carter, Patricia Cavanaugh, Basil Clark, Daniel Cook, Ruth Copp, Sherrin Frances, Eric Gardner, Daniel Gates, Christopher Giroux, Lynn Graft, Patricia Haller, Mary Harmon, Phyllis Hastings, Jason Kahler, Timothy Kenyon, Natalia Knoblock, Kimberly Lacey, Gillian Davis Markey, Tamara Migan, Christina Montgomery, Therese-Marie Oeming, Helen Racia-Klotz, Arra Ross, Daniel Villaire, Paul Munn, Elizabeth Rich, C. Vincent Samarco, Ruth Sawyers, Kerry Segel, James Sullivan, Gary Thompson

 

 

 

The skills, knowledge and understanding acquired through the English major are excellent preparation for careers in education, law, business, medicine, government, journalism, editing, publishing and many other areas. The study of language and literature provides students with an opportunity to develop a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. Through courses that range from classic literature to new research technologies, students can acquire the skills necessary for effective use of language and for analyzing issues of relevance to individuals and society. These courses offer a foundation for effective interpersonal communication as well as an understanding of content area that is needed in today’s society, and enable students to participate as critical thinkers well equipped to engage in the public discourse of our time.

Students may choose to earn degrees in English in one of three emphases:

  1. Literature
  2. Creative Writing
  3. Teacher Certification

Like many areas of contemporary culture, English is evolving as professionals in the field contend with the implications of new media and reconsider what is needed to be literate in the new century. These emphases are designed to give students the adaptability and flexibility to keep up with such challenges.

Courses in English Studies

  1. Foundation Courses
  2. Creative Writing Courses
  3. Language Courses
  4. Survey Courses
  5. American Literature Courses
  6. Literary Periods
  7. Single Author Courses
  8. Theory Courses
  9. Genre Courses

Programs

    CertificateMajorMajor/CertificationMinor

    Courses

      English

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