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.
BA English Studies - English
For students in English Studies, Coastal provides multiple opportunities to refine your writing skills and develop your creativity.
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Several lab spaces allow you to explore reading and writing across media and cultures.
After taking your major requirements, the concentration in English Studies allows you the flexibility to tailor a degree to fit your diverse interests.
ENGL 300 | Critical Conversations in English
ENGL 301 | Forms of Creative Writing
4 Perspectives ENGL Courses
3 Form and Style Courses
6 Courses | ENGL courses numbered 301 to 499
ENGL 411 | English Capstone Seminar
ENGL 483 | Theory of Literary Criticism
Minor in English
A minor in English allows you to hone your ability to read and write complex texts from a variety of genres. You will explore multiple specializations within the English discipline while learning to appreciate the aspects common to all of them.
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The English department has award-winning faculty and instructors who regularly involve students in their research projects.
Composition and Rhetoric, Literacy Studies, and Feminist Theory
Technical and Professional Writing, Rhetoric of Science
Kate Faber Oestreich
British Literature of the Long 19th Century, Digital Storytelling, and Neo-Victorian Adaptations / Appropriations
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