Programs of study

The Department of English, housed in the College of Liberal Arts, offers a range of fields of study including literature, language and linguistics, writing, rhetoric and creative writing.

Cinema and media studies Cinema and Media Studies introduces students to a variety of approaches to analyzing film and related media through the study of directors, genres and film style.
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Creative writing Creative writing is for graduate students pursing an MFA to learn more about publishing and gain professional writing experience.
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Language & linguistics Linguistics is the close study of the nature of human language.
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Literature Literature focuses on the ability to think and write critically about literary texts.
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Public engagement Public Engagement is for graduate students obtaining a Master's degree in English and who are interested in working for nonprofits and community activism.
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Secondary teaching Secondary teaching develops proficiency in critical reading, research, editing, oral presentation, writing and publication.
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Teaching English to speakers of other languages The TESOL specialty provides students with backgrounds in linguistics and education who plan to teach English as a Second Language either at home or abroad.
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Writing Writing allows students to gain experience in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, rhetoric, and technical and persuasive writing.
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