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Academic Programs in English
Each of the following links to the full list of required courses to complete each degree program:
- English: Bachelor of Arts combines required foundational courses with a wide range of options among skills- and content-based course categories in order to open pathways for every student to gain the most from the major and our faculty. Internships and other applied learning opportunities in English-related fields help our students turn those pathways into careers.
- English - Adolescence Education: Bachelor of Arts combines required foundational courses in pedagogy and literature and a plethora of field experiences in order to open pathways for all students to develop the ideas and practices that will make them effective in the classrooms of an increasingly complex and diverse society.
- English: Minor gives students maximum flexibility to explore the department’s range of offerings in American Studies, creative and persuasive writing, drama, English Education, film, linguistics, literary theory, popular culture, women’s and gender studies, and world literature.
- Writing and Rhetoric: Minor empowers students from an array of disciplines to write effective, persuasive prose for a variety of audiences, contexts, and purposes.
- Creative Writing: Minor offers talented fiction writers and poets a crucial opportunity to develop their voice and hone their craft through a series of increasingly rigorous workshop experiences taught by our award-winning writers.
- Professional Writing: Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) is for individuals interested in becoming more expressive, powerful writers of nonfiction prose. Working professionals and advanced undergraduates in any field are encouraged to apply.
Undergraduate Learning Outcomes
The Department of English has structured its undergraduate programs to provide students with opportunities to develop critical reading, writing and thinking strategies. In accordance with principles articulated by the Modern Language Association (MLA) and other professional organizations, English majors will:
- read attentively, closely, and critically;
- write thoughtfully, coherently, and persuasively;
- develop and challenge their own thinking through scholarly research.
- Candidates seeking initial and permanent/professional certification will also meet NCTE standards for the preparation of teachers of English Language Arts.
Click on the link for an informative overview of the department as a whole: Department Overview