English: Writing Major

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This program offers regular instruction and practice writing in various genres to serve creative, professional, and activist goals.  Courses help students develop strong rhetorical skills and expertise in editing for correctness and style—abilities that readily transfer to new writing situations.

Course requirements allow room for students to make choices, enabling you to shape the dimensions of your degree.  We offer small seminars that use workshop approaches, a gateway course, and a research-based capstone course.

The English: Writing program will help you read rhetorically in order to hone your own craft.  You will also be challenged to think about the power of writing and how that power can be harnessed for ethical purposes.

With a degree in English: Writing, you can pursue a variety of professions in wide-ranging fields such as

  • publishing
  • law
  • science
  • business
  • marketing
  • politics
  • education

A required internship and options to pursue a second major or a minor will help majors add both breadth and depth to their college experience while also enhancing your marketability.

Curriculum Guide for English: Writing Majors

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