An interdisciplinary program designed for students who wish to major or minor in English at four-year colleges and seek career opportunities in diverse fields — such as creative, professional and/or institutional writing — that require strong verbal and writing skills. Focus will be on reading literary texts from various periods and developing critical skills required to analyze and write about these texts.
Upon successful completion of the English degree program requirements, students will be able to:
- Write thesis-driven, textually supported essays of critical analysis and demonstrate in those essays knowledge of established critical approaches to literature.
- Write essays in clear expository prose, with fluent and varied sentences that are well-organized and grammatically correct.
- Apply key critical and literary concepts in written essays of literary interpretation using primary and secondary sources.
- Demonstrate research skills using appropriate academic online sources and/or traditional library resources, including gathering, evaluating, interpreting, and synthesizing primary and secondary sources.
Curriculum Coordinator: Dr. Joseph Donica