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Bachelor of Arts Degree

As an English major you will learn effective critical thinking, reading and writing skills and to inspire lifelong intellectual growth and creativity using traditional and emerging technologies.

Why choose English at UCM?

  • The department's award-winning creative writing faculty produces Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing, the highly regarded, internationally distributed literary magazine, as well as innovative, well-respected books through Pleiades Press and SeedStar Books.
  • An English degree provides a strong foundation for further study at the graduate and professional levels (e.g., law, library science, and teaching) as well as the intellectual and creative skills sought by employers.
  • The department provides a number of high-impact, experiential learning opportunities, including the Visiting Writers Series, internships in the Technical Writing minor, writing and publishing opportunities (including for the student literary publication, Arcade), and membership in the English student honors society, Sigma Tau Delta.

What will I study?
Majoring in English will engage your interst in reading, writing, and critical thinking through courses that introduce you to literary study and the historical span of British and American literature as well as electives that correlate with you particular areas to interest.

Courses include:

  • American Literature
  • British Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • Introduction to Reading Fiction and to Reading Poetry & Drama
  • Critical Aproaches to Literature
  • Senior Capstone in Literature

What can I do with a degree in English?

  • Writer/Editor
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Grant Writing
  • Professor

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
Students can join Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, attend readings of the Visiting Writers Series, contribute to Arcade, the student literary journal, and participate in producing Pleiades or books published by Pleiades Press or SeedStar Books.

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About our Faculty:
The English program has diverse faculty members dedicated to teaching a wide variety of courses in literature, writing, linguistics, literary studies, and critical theory.

Learn more about English at UCM:
Department of English and Philosophy 
660-543-4425

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