Programs of study
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.
Creative writing Creative writing is for graduate students pursing an MFA to learn more about publishing and gain professional writing experience.
Language & linguistics Linguistics is the close study of the nature of human language.
Literature Literature focuses on the ability to think and write critically about literary texts.
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.
Secondary teaching Secondary teaching develops proficiency in critical reading, research, editing, oral presentation, writing and publication.
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.
Writing Writing allows students to gain experience in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, rhetoric, and technical and persuasive writing.