English, Concentration in English Studies
English Studies is the non-concentration concentration in the English program of study, designed for students who prefer not to specialize in any one area and would instead like to sample a wide array of course offerings. Because the 18 “concentration” credit hours can be spent on any six classes numbered 301 and above, you get maximum flexibility to design your own course of study. Want to take three creative writing classes and three literature classes? Perfect! Want to dabble in linguistics and technical writing and rhetorical theory? Go for it! Every upper-level English class is fair game. Whatever combination of six classes you choose, you can be sure that you will develop your ability to read analytically, write clearly, and think deeply.
If you’re interested in a more specific field within the discipline of English Studies, you may choose to concentrate in Composition, Rhetoric, and Linguistics, Creative Writing, or Literature and Culture. In each of the concentrations, you will learn to interpret and create texts, conduct research, and reflect on how language, literature, and discourse have an impact on how we communicate and experience the world.