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English, General Literature and Rhetoric

English (BA)

Program Overview

The Department of English, General Literature and Rhetoric offers students the opportunity to study literature and language in a deep and complex manner. Concentrations are available in global culture, creative writing, and rhetoric. Literature courses deal broadly with genres and themes from the past and present, and teach students how to read and analyze texts; creative writing courses foster the development of serious creativity; rhetoric courses deal with both the theory and practice of communication, as well as the history of oral and written argument.

Degrees Offered

  • BA in English

Concentrations/Tracks

  • BA in English: Creative Writing
  • BA in English: Creative Writing and Global Culture
  • BA in English: Global Culture
  • BA in English: Rhetoric
  • BA in English: Rhetoric and Global Culture

Internships, research opportunities and more

Coursework

Some courses to consider in your first year:

After You Graduate

The skills you will gain as an English major will enable you to pursue a wide range of careers by empowering you to express yourself in a clear and insightful manner. With a background in English, you will expand your written and oral skills. You will learn how to engage others by elaborating on, questioning, clarifying, describing and arguing a range of points effectively. Your ability to express ideas and read critically will help you in careers and career fields that include but are not limited to:

  • arts critic
  • attorney
  • business administrator
  • creative writer
  • digital content specialist
  • editor (newspapers, magazines, print and online)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher
  • grant writer
  • journalist
  • librarian
  • marketing representative
  • media coordinator
  • public servant
  • publisher
  • technical writer
  • university professor