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Bachelor of Arts in English

Bachelor of Arts in English

Never underestimate the power of the English major: employers in a variety of fields are looking for excellent writers, critical thinkers, and creative problem solvers.

As an English major, you’ll choose one of two tracks: Literature or Media and Language. Check out the courses for each below. You’ll be able to customize your program to your career goals, preparing you with the foundation you need for success in graduate school and the workplace. You’re going to love the opportunities to practice what you’re learning. You might be the next member of Inscape’s editorial board, act in an original play through our Drama Workshop, present your creative writing in our Ursuline Writers’ Showcase, earn your induction into our Epsilon Psi chapter of the national English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, read aloud some of your favorite lines of literature during our Banned Books Week Read Out, gather with your English colleagues for the department’s Welcome Back Tea, or pursue amazing internships.

Outcomes of the program

  • You’ll be ready to listen, read, speak, think, and write creatively and critically.
  • You’ll be introduced to works of literature that will enrich your life.
  • You’ll have learning experiences that provide insight into your values.
  • You’ll be prepared for both the world of work and further professional education.

Learn more about this program on the English Department’s homepage.

Never underestimate the power of the English major: employers in a variety of fields are looking for excellent writers, critical thinkers, and creative problem solvers.

As an English major, you’ll choose one of two tracks: Literature or Media and Language. Check out the courses for each below. You’ll be able to customize your program to your career goals, preparing you with the foundation you need for success in graduate school and the workplace. You’re going to love the opportunities to practice what you’re learning. You might be the next member of Inscape’s editorial board, act in an original play through our Drama Workshop, present your creative writing in our Ursuline Writers’ Showcase, earn your induction into our Epsilon Psi chapter of the national English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, read aloud some of your favorite lines of literature during our Banned Books Week Read Out, gather with your English colleagues for the department’s Welcome Back Tea, or pursue amazing internships.

Outcomes of the program

  • You’ll be ready to listen, read, speak, think, and write creatively and critically.
  • You’ll be introduced to works of literature that will enrich your life.
  • You’ll have learning experiences that provide insight into your values.
  • You’ll be prepared for both the world of work and further professional education.

Learn more about this program on the English Department’s homepage.

Graduates with a degree in English are well-suited for careers in many fields such as advertising, business, government, human resources, law, marketing, publications, public relations, and sales. Those who choose the Literature track are well prepared for graduate study leading to college and university teaching or, in conjunction with an education major, for high school teaching.

Those who choose the Media and Language track are well prepared for careers in communication technology, media, and professional writing. A related minor also enhances career opportunities, especially when paired with a major such as business administration, psychology, public relations, sociology, or graphic design.

You’ll take the following classes, in addition to your Ursuline Core Curriculum, to fulfil the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in English:

  • Select either English 303 – Creative Writing or English 340 – Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • Select one class from English 328 – World Mythology, English 344 – Asian Literature, English 347 – Major Authors of Africa, English 348 – Latin American Women’s Literature, English 433 – Intro to the History of the English Language, or English 463 – Senior Research Seminar.

For the Literature Track, take:

  • English 329 – American Literature I
  • English 330 – American Literature II
  • English 331 – British Literature I
  • English 332 – British Literature II
  • English 437 – Shakespeare
  • Either English 250 – European Literature I or English 251 – European Literature II
  • Two English courses of your choice at the 200+ level

For the Media and Language Track, take:

  • Either English 329 – American Literature Inor English 330 – American Literature II
  • Either English 331 – British Literature I or English 332 – British Literature II
  • One English course of your choice at the 200+ level
  • English 205 – Speech Communication
  • English 341 – Magazine Production
  • English 475 – Academic Internship
  • Art 210 – Visual Communication Design I
  • Public Relations 220 – Journalism

 

To minor in English, take the following classes:

  • English 329 – American Literature I or English 330 – American Literature II
  • English 331 – British Literature I or English 332 – British Literature II
  • Either English 303 – Creative Writing or English 340 – Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • One of the following: English 328 – World Mythology, English 344 – Asian Literature, English 347 – Major Authors of Africa, or English 348 – Latin American Women’s Literature
  • Two English Courses of your choice, on at the 200+ level, and one at the 300+ level

 

Read course descriptions and learn about additional requirements and options in the Course Catalog.

Jennifer Dunegan, M.A., M.F.A.
Cynthia Glavac, O.S.U., Ph.D. (Chair)
Mary Frances Pipino, Ph.D.
Katharine Trostel, Ph.D.
Celeste Wiggins, Ph.D.

Are you ready?

If you’re ready to see how you can change the world as an Ursuline student, begin your application below. Not ready to apply yet? Start learning more about Ursuline by requesting information or visiting today.

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