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Unlock your literary potential with our English program  – where words come alive and ideas take flight. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of language, literature and creative expression as you embark on a journey of discovery and self-expression.

Why choose our College English Program?

Inspiring Faculty: Our distinguished faculty members are not just educators; they are mentors who are passionate about nurturing the next generation of wordsmiths. Benefit from their expertise and guidance as they ignite your passion for literature and language.

Diverse Curriculum: Explore the vast world of English literature through a thoughtfully curated curriculum that spans classic and contemporary works. From Shakespearean sonnets to modern masterpieces, our program offers a comprehensive exploration of the written word.

Creative Writing Workshops: Unleash your creativity in our dynamic creative writing workshops. Whether you aspire to be a novelist, poet, or screenwriter, our program provides the platform to hone your craft and receive constructive feedback from peers and mentors.

Real-world Applications: Our program goes beyond the classroom, preparing you for real-world success. Develop critical thinking, communication, and analytical skills that are highly valued in today's competitive job market.

Literary Events: Connect with renowned authors, attend book launches, and participate in discussions that expand your understanding of the literary landscape.

Facilities: Our library boasts an extensive collection of books, journals, and digital resources to support your academic journey.

Career Guidance: Receive personalized career guidance from our dedicated team. Whether you aspire to pursue further studies or enter the workforce, we provide the support and resources to help you achieve your goals.

Join our College English Program and embark on a transformative journey where your love for language and literature evolves into a lifelong passion.

Core courses for all English majors (21 credit hours)

ENGL 2303 Critical Reading and Writing
One 2000-level survey of British Literature
One 2000-level of American Literature
One 2000- to 4000-level Creative Writing course
ENGL 3203 Advanced Grammar and Usage or ENGL 4213 Studies in Linguistics
ENGL 4463 Seminar in Rhetoric
ENGL 4762 Senior Seminar (taken Spring of the Junior year)
ENGL 4761 Senior Project (taken Fall of the Senior Year)

Literature track (15 credit hours)

All courses must be different from those taken to fill the core requirements
One additional 2000-level Survey of American Literature
One additional 2000-level Survey of British Literature
One 3000- or 4000-level literature course with a focus on diversity*
Two 3000- or 4000-level courses in any two of the following: Studies in Genre, Theory, Major Authors, Movements/Periods

Writing track (15 credit hours)**

ENGL 3063 Fiction Writing Workshop
ENGL 3163 Poetry Writing Workshop
One 3000- to 4000-level in a 3rd genre (nonfiction, screenwriting, etc.)
One 3000- to 4000-level professional writing course
One additional 3000- or 4000-level course in any of the following: Advanced Workshop, Topics in Writing, any Seminar, or Studies in Genre, Theory, Major Authors, Movements/Periods

*Course taken must differ from core requirement

** ENGL 2123 Introduction to Creative Writing must be taken to fulfill the Gen Ed Arts requirement

Students may also double major in Education and English and pursue certification to teach English at the middle and high school levels.

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