Undergraduate Students

The department offers major coursework in literature, cultural studies, linguistics, rhetoric, professional writing, and creative writing. With a major in English—either the Liberal Arts or Secondary Education version—you can expect to attain a level of familiarity with contemporary theoretical approaches applicable for both textual and writing studies, gain exposure to literature from a variety of cultural traditions, and practice writing in a range of genres. You will come to understand the many dimensions of the English discipline while also having the opportunity to pursue the dimensions that most interest you. English majors can also minor in creative writing, rhetoric, professional writing, and linguistics. Students majoring in other disciplines can minor in those three areas as well as literary studies. The requirements for the majors and minors are below.