Prepare for a career in writing, editing, publishing, advertising, law, education, or business. Enhance your written and oral communication skills. You can accomplish these goals with a degree in English.
You will learn in a program that values diverse students and serves all. We offer excellent courses in the literary classics, as well as in women's literature, African-American literature, and working-class literature.
You will also:
- Be prepared for graduate studies in many fields. Our courses "Contemporary Literary Theory" and "Senior Capstone Seminar" help prepare you for the demands of graduate school.
- Study the foundations of modern literature in our Shakespeare course.
- Explore environmental issues in our American Nature Writing course.
- Become familiar with the trends of postmodernism.
- Examine race, class, and gender issues in many of our courses.
- Study the history of the English language and understand how language shapes the way we live and think.
- Learn with instructors who bring to the English classroom their knowledge in many disciplines, including literature, linguistics, the humanities, and the arts.
- Be supported in your studies. We make special efforts to retain first-year students and busy adults. Our instructors are trained to help working-class students succeed.
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Video Interview with Faculty
Dr. Daryl Parks talks about studying English literature and language.