Discover your new favorite author. Discover big ideas. Discover
how literature illuminates the diversity of the human experience.
In this English degree specialization, you’ll explore American,
British and world literature; hone your research, writing and
speaking skills; and learn various critical approaches to
Advanced Literary Study students engage in robust discussions
around major historical periods and genres, works of individual
writers, and literary history and criticism—from Romanticism to
Modernism, from Shakespeare to contemporary Latin American fiction.
Your professors are expert scholars and practicing authors who ask
the tough questions, and inspire real creativity.
Expand upon your studies by joining Sigma Tau Delta, the
International English Honor Society. Sigma Tau Delta membership is
available to any student who has taken at least 12 English credits
and has a 3.0 GPA or higher. Members have the chance to improve
their writing and reading skills, learn organizational leadership
skills, and build friendships. Sigma Tau Delta involves itself in
campus life by holding events such as book drives and poetry
readings with published writers. In addition, the organization is
philanthropic in nature. It holds a Better World Book Drive during
finals week. The collected used books to those in need. Sigma Tau
Delta offers students the opportunity to travel off campus as well.
Every spring, members attend the national convention to speak,
present papers and stories, and be a part of roundtable
Every other year, a variable content course, IDS 340:
International Influences in Arts and Humanities in the Western
World is offered which allows students the unique opportunity to
study the literature and the arts and travel abroad. For the entire
Fall semester, students analyze the culture and arts of Ireland,
Britain, France or Italy and then, in November, the class visits
the country under study. IDS 340 offers an attractive alternative
to both semester- or year-long study abroad and existing summer
travel options. The first trip in 2008 was to Ireland and England
and it was dubbed “London Calling.” The second trip was to Paris
the following year and was named “Vive La France.” The 2011 trip to
Italy was called “La Dolce Vita.” The most recent trip was to
Ireland and went by the moniker “Erin Go Bragh!” The 2014 trip,
“Haunted Britain,” will tour Scotland and England.
Graduates attend M.A. and M.F.A. programs in Writing. They also
succeed in a variety of careers in advertising, public relations,
editing, publishing and teaching. Some also pursue graduate study
in English, library science and law.
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