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English, General Literature and Rhetoric

English BA

Program Overview

The Department of English, General Literature and Rhetoric provides students the opportunity to study literature and language in their many manifestations. In addition to an English Literature Major, the department offers concentrations in Global Culture, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric. Literature courses provide undergraduates with a foundation in literary history as well as an opportunity to explore a variety of genres, while fostering critical reading and research skills; courses in globalization and culture explore cultural and literary responses to the emergence of global culture and the questions raised by the process; creative writing courses hone students' writing abilities and develop their unique voices; 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

Major

  • English Literature

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
  • BA in English: Rhetoric and Creative Writing

Study in London

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Internships, research opportunities and more

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After You Graduate

  • advertising copywriter
  • arts critic
  • attorney
  • business administrator
  • business owner
  • copy editor
  • 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

Last Updated: 3/13/18