Jason McEntee, Department Head
Department of English
Pugsley Hall 301, Box 2218
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The English Major - Writing Specialization requires 45 hours of literature, linguistics and writing courses. Students receive a well-rounded background in literature, but with more intensive work in Creative and/or Professional writing. This program serves students seeking careers in creative or professional writing.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Develop and enhance students’ abilities to communicate in written English while encouraging students to view themselves as engaged, creative and relevant producers of knowledge;
- Develop students’ literary background as one part of a humanities background which fosters intellectual skills, humanistic understanding, cross-cultural literacy, and aesthetic appreciation;
- Develop students’ ability to think analytically, speculatively, and imaginatively in ways that are applicable across the disciplines; and
- Enhance students’ ability to employ instructional technology in their writing, learning and research in innovative and creative ways.
To count toward the Major, courses must be passed with a minimum grade of “C.” Topics courses may only fulfill the specific requirements when approved by the department. All sections of English 210 count as a major elective.
Course Delivery Format
The department offers coursework on campus, online, and at attendance centers around the state.