Program Chair: Christine Hait, Ph. D and Melissa Heidari, Ph.D
Available in the Day College.
The English major seeks to promote competence in the critical appreciation of literature and in written expression and prepares students for a range of professional careers, including business, higher education, and law.
Leadership in the English Major
The English major prepares graduates for leadership in their communities and in a variety of professions, including teaching, law, business, digital media, and journalism. They enhance students’ critical thinking, reflective judgment, and communication skills. In addition, they challenge students to explore new ideas and provide them with opportunities to take risks as creative and critical writers, campus and community citizens, conference presenters, organization officers, active participants in class discussions, collaborative researchers, and more. Students who elect to take WRIT 399LS - Leadership Semester in Writing will work closely with a mentor to plan, reflect upon, and share with others a meaningful leadership experience related to the English discipline.