About the Program

The ability to express yourself well in speech and in writing is an asset in any career. This makes English an excellent choice for students seeking a practical liberal arts major. The program offers three tracks: Literature, which examines the work of British and American authors as well as diverse world literatures; Writing, an intensive program in which students explore various genres in creative writing and print journalism; and Communication, which includes a concentration in Broadcast Journalism. Along with the obvious career paths of writing, publishing and journalism, an English major can lay the groundwork for careers in marketing, public relations, human resources, teaching or law.

English majors choose from three distinct concentrations:

Communication – Broadcast Journalism
What you'll study - Media writing, radio and television, news gathering, broadcast journalism
Career Paths - Broadcast journalism writing or reporting

Literature
What you'll study - British and American authors; African American, Latin American and other diverse literatures
Career Paths - Teaching, publishing, public relations, human resources

Writing
What you'll study - Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, print journalism
Career Paths - Writing, journalism, law, business management

Please also take note of the Common Core and General Education Programs.

Communication Concentration: Broadcast Journalism
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One Introduction to Literature course selected from: ENG 125 Introduction to Literature: World Literature ENG 150 Introduction to Literature: Western Literature. One Literature of Diversity course selected from: ENG 222 African/American Literature ENG 223 Women in Literature ENG 226 Literature of Race, Class & Gender ENG 351 Major African & Asian Writers ENG 356 Major Latin American & Caribbean Writers. One Literature Survey course selected from: ENG 203 British Literature Survey I ENG 204 British Literature Survey II ENG 278 Survey of American Literature I ENG 279 Survey of American Literature II. Students must take one additional English Literature Elective. Students must choose either ENG 366 Radio Production II or ENG 373 Broadcast Journalism News Production.
Literature Concentration
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Students must choose either ENG 125 Introduction To Literature: World Literature or ENG 150 Introduction To Literature: Western Literature. Students must choose either ENG 401 A British or American Master In Depth or ENG 402 Literary Criticism And Advanced Research or a 300-level Literature course.
One course in Shakespeare
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*Two units must be at the 300-level
Writing Concentration (required)
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*Two additional Literature courses, one must be at the 300-level
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