Bachelor of Arts in English

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The Bachelor of Arts in English follows a course of historical and topical study in the English language and the literatures of Britain and the United States, as well as related English-language traditions across the globe, and also in world literature in English translation. Students are trained in composition and proceed with a solid grounding in practical criticism and critical theory to explore literature as an artistic medium and an intellectual discipline. They acquire skills in writing and textual analysis designed to complement other academic studies, and later to enhance professional skills and to achieve personal goals.

Available Options

  • Concentration in Creative Writing

    The Bachelor of Arts in English follows a course of historical study in the English language and the literatures of Britain and the United States, as well as related English-language traditions and literary works in translation. Students are trained in composition and proceed with a solid grounding in critical theory to explore literature as an artistic medium and an intellectual discipline. They acquire skills in writing and textual analysis designed to complement other academic studies and to enhance later professional and personal goals.

  • Concentration in Professional Writing

    The Bachelor of Arts in English follows a course of historical study in the English language and the literatures of Britain and the United States, as well as related English-language traditions and literary works in translation. Students are trained in composition and proceed with a solid grounding in critical theory to explore literature as an artistic medium and an intellectual discipline. They acquire skills in writing and textual analysis designed to complement other academic studies and to enhance later professional and personal goals.

Accreditation

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Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate familiarity with major authors, works, genres, and movements in British, American, and Anglophone literatures.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to read, write, and think critically.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of English language, literary history, and linguistics.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of theoretical and critical methods.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of multi-ethnic literature.

Additional Outcomes

In addition to the major outcomes, there are additional outcomes for the following:

Concentration in Creative Writing
  • Students will demonstrate familiarity with major authors, works, genres, and movements in British and American literature.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to read, write, and think critically.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of English language and linguistics.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of theoretical and critical methods.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of multi-ethnic literature.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write and rewrite fiction and poetry.
  • Demonstrate the ability to debate and discuss and critique the work of classmates.
Concentration in Professional Writing
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to read, write, and think critically.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of English language and linguistics.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of theoretical and critical methods.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of multi-ethnic literature.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in designing, writing, and editing print and digital texts for a variety of audiences and purposes in professional contexts.
  • Students will demonstrate project management skills.
  • Student will exhibit a complex understanding of common professional writing genres.
  • Students will exhibit an ability to collaborate effectively at all stages of a writing project.
  • Students will exhibit visual design awareness and acuity.
  • Students will apply a broad repertoire of research and critical-thinking skills that reflect an awareness of cultural contexts.
  • Students will develop strategies for learning digital/software applications and acquiring expertise.

Career Possibilities

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Department of English

The English department offers a variety of courses in literature, language and writing. Our majors explore literature as an artistic medium from both theoretical and historical perspectives, in the process honing students' analytical and writing skills.

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