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Major In English

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Plans of Study

For each of the English emphases, here is a four-year curriculum of full-time study leading to a degree with that emphasis.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the B.A. in English program, students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of significant traditions and historical and cultural contexts of literature.
  • Conduct, evaluate, and integrate academic research.
  • Apply techniques of critical theory.
  • Analyze literature and synthesizes ideas with clarity and accuracy.
  • Use a range of English syntactic structures effectively.
  • Construct a convincing argument using a range of rhetorical techniques.

Students completing the B.A. in English program and a creative writing emphasis will also: 

  • Demonstrate a working vocabulary for critical analysis through theoretical venues as well as in-depth study of terminology and form within creative works to develop strong critiquing skills in the workshop environment.
  • Produce writing competitive at a publishable level, which reflects an understanding of the creative writing genres, the business of writing, and the drafting and revision process for individual and collections of works

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