A Bachelor of Arts Degree in English answers to contemporary demands for flexible reading, writing, and analytical skills in private, social, and public realms, including career opportunities and graduate and professional studies. Students with English degrees in the Writing Concentration are sought across a range of employment fields, from journalism, education, publishing, and public affairs to marketing, sales, entertainment, and human resources, to name but a few. Literary study, critical writing, and creative writing develop deep cultural and historical knowledge necessary to complex thinking and lucid communication, as well as versatile interpretive skills essential to navigating the multimodal and intercultural communications of today’s world.
The sophisticated literacy required for living and working successfully in an information-saturated world develops throughout the levels of the English Program in our composition, literature, and specialized writing courses. Students in any major may select from a variety of courses to enhance their writing skills and knowledge of English.