The bachelor's of arts in English is a dynamic and thematically diverse major that provides excellent training in literature, language, research, creative and professional writing, and film.
As a graduate of the English & Communications department, you will have the academic credentials and the extensive interpersonal and other skills that will assist you to meet the rigorous demands of career paths such as teaching, editing, publishing, and others, or for graduate study.
Your courses in the major fall into three broad area: foundation courses that everyone takes, concentration courses that focus on your particular learning goals, and electives that expand your knowledge on specific topics.
All majors take the following eight courses.
TOTAL FOUNDATION COURSES 24 cr
Beyond the foundation courses shared by everyone, you select a concentration. Discuss which concentration best meets your interests, talents, and career goals with your advisor.
Finally, you complete your major with additional courses that broaden your preparation. Working closely with your advisor, you choose the electives that enrich your qualifications for such career objectives as law, teaching, journalism, media design, public relations, advertising, insurance, real estate, radio or television production, technical writing, consumer relations, editing, politics, and many more.
For example, if you have a concentration in Journalism, you might choose:
Your choice of electives should follow a coherent plan, reflecting your career goals, and broadening your exposure to the field.