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English Programs of Study

English (Bachelor of the Arts)

English majors and minors develop the ability to think analytically and creatively and to communicate clearly and persuasively—abilities that are highly desirable in most professional work and fields of graduate study.

Students choose from a wide range of courses in British, American, and world literatures; creative writing; film; literary theory; professional and technical writing; and composition and rhetoric.  Such courses may include Critical Conversations in English, Literature about Rebellion, Creative Writing Workshop, African American English, or Advanced Composition and Rhetoric.

Students are encouraged to earn course credit for internships both on and off campus, study abroad and research for faculty mentors and advisers. English majors are also encouraged to gain experience through the publication process through the Athenaeum Press, the university's publishing lab.

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Degree in Three (Accelerated Program)

The English Degree in Three is designed especially for motivated students interested in fast-tracking completion of their bachelor’s degree in English. By enrolling in year-round, structured academic plans, participants earn the same amount of credits offered through traditional four-year degree programs in only three years. 

The Degree in Three option is available only to incoming freshmen. Students admitted to the program must begin course work during their first fall semester and must maintain an overall 3.0 GPA each semester to remain in the program.  

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English Minor

An English Minor at Coastal Carolina University will take courses in literature and language. A minor in English is beneficial to people of all majors because it will give students a better understanding of how to communicate with people, as well as how to write effectively. 

Contact: Dr. Steve Hamelman | Professor | EHFA 291 | steveh@coastal.edu

Creative Writing Minor

The Creative Writing Minor at Coastal Carolina University is a program for students who are interested in writing high-quality poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Students in this minor will focus on the elements common to all literature such as detail and description, diction, clarity of thought, and the development of a unique voice.

Contact:  Jason Ockert | Professor | EHFA 233 | jockert@coastal.edu

Southern Studies Minor

The Southern Studies Minor at Coastal Carolina University teaches students about the American South. Because of the campus location, this is a relevant minor to all students who attend CCU. Students in this minor will explore the history of the South, including racial tensions, the Civil Rights movement, development, and more through historical examples, texts, and media.

Contact: Dr. Daniel Cross Turner | Associate Professor | EHFA 292 | dturner1@coastal.edu

New Media & Digital Culture Minor

The New Media and Digital Culture Minor at Coastal Carolina University is geared toward students who are interested in both English and media by tying together core ideas from creative writing, digital reproduction, and literature.

Contact: Dr. Jen Boyle | Associate Professor | EHFA 106a | jboyle@coastal.edu

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Linguistics Minor

The Linguistics Minor at Coastal Carolina University will prepare students for a variety of language related fields such as computer programming, education, language documentation, medicine, law, publishing, and more. Linguists bring a new perspective to language through research, grammar, and the study of sound.

Contact: Dr. Becky Childs | Professor | EHFA 209 | rchilds@coastal.edu
Dr. J. Daniel Hasty | Assistant Professor | EHFA 208 | jhasty@coastal.edu