Bachelor of Arts Degree:
Major Program in English
The Department of English and Modern Languages offers three options within the English major: a Traditional Survey Option, a Contemporary Literature Option and a Rhetoric and Professional Writing Option. The Traditional Survey Option follows the traditional route leading to comprehensive historical coverage generally demanded of students going on to further study in English literature. The Contemporary Literature Option emphasizes the breadth of recent English literature, offering students a contemporary complement to thought in business, in the sciences and in the social sciences. The Rhetoric and Professional Writing Option is designed to enhance students' ability to read, interpret and produce texts of all kinds within their cultural contexts.