The Bachelor of Arts in English develops a student’s skills of analysis and expression through concentrated study in literature and both professional and creative writing. By itself or in combination with one of the suggested minor courses of study, the Bachelor of Arts in English prepares students for careers in a variety of areas as well as for graduate work in such fields as English, law, divinity, and business.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete degree requirements for a B.A. in English should be able to:
Understand the broad historical and aesthetic traditions in British, American, and other English-language literature;
Understand the interplay of reading and writing literature;
Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate literary works;
Think critically and creatively;
Write with precision and clarity.
Program assessment will be determined by:
Assessment techniques embedded in particular classes;
Student performance in culminating internships or projects.
General Education Requirements (minimum 42 credits)