The English major provides a balanced program of introductory and advanced work in English and American literature, world literature in English, English language and linguistics, and writing. The program offers students the chance to engage in a major humanistic discipline, the study of literature, which is challenging and enriching in itself. The English major also provides sound professional training for those interested in high school or college teaching, the teaching of English as a second language, business or technical writing, or graduate work. And the program is an excellent background for students entering professional schools or planning business careers.
The Lake Campus offers a B.A. in English and the B.A. in Liberal Studies, both of which foreground the study of writing and literature. For detailed information on these programs, click here.
In choosing electives, students should try to select, in consultation with the departmental advisor, courses that complement their major interest and form a coherent unit of study, or courses that provide an appropriate career-oriented concentration.