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Degrees type: Bachelor
Study of the English language is, to some degree, fundamental to every academic and professional endeavor. As English speakers, our language shapes and populates even our thoughts. As career preparation, English may well be the singular academic pursuit which opens endless possibilities.
More than just reading classic and popular literature from Beowulf to Harry Potter, the study of English involves honing our use of the spoken and written word, and the ability to assess the validity of what we read and hear.
Students are invited into the world of research and literature; and the program provides excitement in honing abilities as writers, readers and critical thinkers. Therefore, the study of English is an exceptional platform from which to embark on careers as journalists, editors, librarians, professors, public relations professionals, marketers, actors, dramatists, or lawyers. A solid foundation in English can also provide entry into a variety of graduate school options.
- Emphasis on communication and critical thinking skills
- Strong preparation for graduate programs and/or job placement
Opportunities for field experiences
English and Theatre scholarships, study abroad, and service learning
Opportunities for involvement with the campus newspaper, The Belltower
Graduating with a degree in English opens a world of possibilities. Some career paths include:
- Social Service Agencies at the state and local level
- Marketing Departments for small business and large corporations
- Public Relations
- Management positions in various business tracks
- Writing and/or editing for newspapers and magazines
- Academic and Public librarianship
- English graduates also pursue graduate degrees in English, Business, Library Science, and more
Upon completion of the program, graduates will earn a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and will be able to:
- use the English language clearly and appropriately as speakers in given contexts;
- use the English language clearly and appropriately as writers in given contexts;
- read, write, speak, and listen with discrimination and defensible judgment;
- employ such cognitive skills such as reading, listening, analysis, synthesis, evaluation, writing, and speaking in situations which call for critical thinking and creation of sound arguments;
- use technology in the effective presentation of material;
- discuss a broad spectrum of literary works, cultures, and historical periods.
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Faculty & Staff
Daniel P. Anderson
Assistant Professor of English/Fine Arts Department
Professor of English and Fine Arts
Associate Professor of English
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Assistant Professor of Music/ Vox Nova Director
Theatre Director/Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Professor of English