Effective Fall 2015, students may choose one of two tracks: BA English / Literary and Cultural Analysis or BA English / Professional Writing. Both tracks share core requirements that afford students extensive exposure to the various forms of literary expression, the methods of literary interpretation, and the practice of writing for academic and professional contexts. Core courses emphasize research skills, critical thinking, and problem solving as essential parts of the composing and interpreting process. All English majors will also acquire beginning proficiency in a second language.
The previous B.A. in English (2014-2015 academic year and earlier) focused on major works of literature, literary periods, and critical approaches to literature as students developed their writing skills in a variety of forms.
The B.S.E. in English, coupled with professional experience in the program, prepares students to teach English literature, language, and writing skills at the secondary level.