The undergraduate major in English offers study in literature, writing, linguistics, and rhetoric as these represent and constitute the experiences and cultures of people of England and the United States, as well as the Anglophone world more generally conceived. Although courses and specializations within the major may vary widely, they all focus in common on the processes of creating, interpreting, analyzing, and producing texts in English. The undergraduate major in English curriculum’s goals are to enable students to do the following:
- Interpret and analyze texts
- Conduct independent research
- Write effective expository prose
- Acquire theoretical perspectives on language, rhetoric, and literature
See the current Undergraduate Catalog for complete information about major program requirements.
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