College: College of Arts and Sciences
Degrees: B.A., minor, M.A., M.F.A., Ph.D.
See Also: Department of English
The Department of English is concerned with the study of language and literature and with the craft of writing considered integral to education since ancient times. Although the department concentrates on texts written in English by authors from Great Britain, Ireland, and the United States, it also examines translations of texts from other languages as well as newly emerging literatures in English from other cultural perspectives. Students may also encounter practices that are not, strictly speaking, “writing” at all, such as oral compositions, hypertexts, and folk art.
Students who major in English pursue a variety of careers after graduation. These include: Writing/Editing; Publishing; Advertising; Law; Banking; Public Relations; Retail; Business/Industry; and, Education.
This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses for students to follow, including milestones that should be met each year.