Offered as: Bachelor
Optional Concentrations & Specializations
- Secondary Education Specialization
- Theatre Concentration
The Bachelor of Arts degree in English is designed to give students an excellent background in the arts and sciences while helping them become sophisticated “producers” and “consumers” of texts, both written and spoken. In other words, the English major promotes the ability to bring critical thinking skills to bear in speaking, writing, listening, and reading.
Admission to the English program is contingent upon either satisfactory performance on an essay examination administered by the faculty of the English Department or the achievement of a grade of B+ or better in Rhetoric I.
- Emphasis on communication and critical thinking skills at the bachelor’s level
- Strong preparation for graduate programs
- Opportunities for
- Field experiences
- English and Theatre scholarships
- Study abroad
- Service Learning
Employers in all fields are looking for college graduates who can write and speak clearly, who know how to solve problems, who learn quickly, and who work well with others.
A business, education, health, or other associate degree with a bachelor of arts degree in English is an excellent starting point for careers in:
- Arts Administration
- Public Relations
An English degree provides a strong foundation for graduate school, including law schools and the MBA.
MAC students interested in the visual arts can minor in art by taking a variety of innovative art offerings. Perennial student favorites include Ceramics, Body Adornment, Fabrications: Artistic Expressions in Cloth and Fiber, and Drawing as Revelation. Class projects foster creative, personal growth and technical skills. For example, Body Adornment students enjoy designing narrative tattoos and creating mehndi designs for personal celebrations. Expressive Arts for Healing I and II introduce course participants to the multi-modal approaches used in expressive therapy: drawing, movement, sound, expressive writing, drama/play, masking and poetry therapies.
Student artwork and that of regional artists is on display throughout the year in the college’s two gallery spaces, the Wolf-Kuhn Gallery in the Main Building and the Wellness Gallery in the Athletic, Convocation, and Wellness Center.
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