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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

English


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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/CertificationMinorMinor/Certification

    Courses

      English

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