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, professional and public writing, and creative writing. We also offer a minor in cinema and media studies.

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Cinema and media studies Learn to analyze film and related media through the study of directors, genres and film style.
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Creative writing Learn the artistic practice of composing and refining fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction in the creative writing program.
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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 and Professional Writing Write for and critically analyze the communications of community organizations.
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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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