English

Undergraduate

B.A. English

There are few undergraduate majors that provide a person with the critical literacy and multicultural awareness essential for success in any field as does English. Since writing and reading literature are forms of self-discovery, as an English major you will learn how to express your own insights, values and opinions. In addition you also will deepen your appreciation and knowledge of the world. Close reading, analytical writing, and critical/creative thinking are universally important skills that will serve the English major well in a variety of rewarding and competitive careers. The worlds of education, teaching, law, human services, marketing, advertising, publishing, public relations and management welcome with open arms the literate, critical thinker who can write, read comprehensively, and develop convincing arguments with coherence and sharp focus. The program is offered at the Clarion campus and online.

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B.S. Liberal Studies: English Concentration

Students who want to become well-rounded and enhance their marketability upon graduation should study the Bachelor of Science in liberal studies, English concentration. You will learn how to express your own insights, values and opinions. In addition you also will deepen your appreciation and knowledge of the world. Close reading, analytical writing, and critical/creative thinking are universally important skills that will serve the English major well in a variety of rewarding and competitive careers. This program is offered at the Clarion campus and online.

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B.S. Liberal Studies: Writing Concentration

The most successful graduates are the ones who are both well-rounded and able to communicate well. Writing is a marketable skill that is valued in almost every profession. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in liberal studies, writing concentration, benefit from a broad liberal studies education with the added bonus of sharpened writing skills. This program is offered only at the Clarion campus.

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Minor in Creative Writing

Those who are able to express themselves can find success in any field. A minor in creative writing learns a variety of writing styles and forms including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, playwriting and script construction. Literature and drama as literature and movie studies also are explored. The minor requires 18 credits of creative writing coursework. This minor is offered only at the Clarion campus.

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Minor in Literature

A minor in literature encompasses the study of English and American literature from its beginnings to present day as well as world literature, modern and contemporary literature, and African American literature. A minor in literature provides cultural, philosophical and psychological enrichment and is beneficial to those students who will go on to become majors in career areas requiring knowledge of people and culture. This minor is offered only at the Clarion campus.

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Minor in Professional Writing and Rhetoric

There are few undergraduate majors that provide you with the critical literacy and multicultural awareness essential for success in any field as does English studies. The 18-credit minor in professional writing goes deeper into the technical side of writing with such classes as Research Methodology & Writing and English Grammars and Usage. The minor is a good complement to any degree. This minor is offered only at the Clarion campus.

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Minor in Writing

There are few undergraduate majors that provide you with the critical literacy and multicultural awareness essential for success in any field as does English studies. Since writing and reading literature is a form of self-discovery, as a minor in writing, you will not only learn how to intelligently express your own insights, values and opinions, but also deepen your appreciation and knowledge of yourself and the world. This minor is offered only at the Clarion campus.

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Last Updated 2/22/17