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  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2014 - 2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Language and Literature


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Faculty

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The Program in English

The Department of English Language and Literature provides distinctive opportunities for the development of writing skills, increased sensitivity to language, awareness of the aesthetic and intellectual enjoyments of literature, and an understanding of the cultural values reflected in literature.

In its major and minor programs, the department serves students who are seeking to teach; students who are preparing for graduate study in English; students who desire a rich intellectual and aesthetic experience in advance of professional study in fields such as law, medicine and business; and students who choose English simply  because they enjoy the disciplined study of literature and language. In order to satisfy these needs, the department has devised a comprehensive major that also affords the student unusual freedom in choice of courses. During the senior year a student who qualifies may pursue Honors in Literature or Creative Writing. English majors pursuing a Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education should see the School of Education catalog section.

The faculty of English Language and Literature also offers an array of courses contributing to interdisciplinary majors and minors including Africana Studies; American Studies; Creative Writing; Film and Media Studies; Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies; Linguistics; and Medieval & Renaissance Studies.

Programs and Course Descriptions

Programs

Courses

    Expository WritingLiterature

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