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Whether you want to teach or write or anything in between, the Department of English has a program that fits you. Great literature, lively discussion, and in-depth assignments are the hallmarks of English classes at FHSU
The Department of English offers one undergraduate degree with three distinct concentrations, one minor, and two graduate degree programs. The combination of diverse reading assignments with hands-on experience in and out of the classroom exposes you to a wealth of current and historical world issues, stimulating you to think deeply about topics that have concerned society for centuries.
Bachelor of Arts in English, Teaching ConcentrationThe Teaching concentration pairs traditional literature classes with additional requirements designed to prepare you for the diverse learning situations you encounter in the classroom. While you spend time observing high school classes, you can also gain first-hand experience tutoring others in the Writing Center. Many students also major in Secondary Education, furthering their exposure to teaching techniques and classroom experience.
Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in English, Teaching Concentration program of study.
Bachelor of Arts in English, Literature ConcentrationBroaden your appreciation of great written work with courses in American, English, and comparative literature. Through developing papers and presentations on topics you love, you cultivate strong analytic and writing skills useful in a variety of careers. If you are interested in publishing, the journal Lines from the Middle of Nowhere gives you the chance to participate in all stages of the process. The English department also offers many opportunities for literature students to attend conferences, exchanging ideas with students across the country.
Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in English, Literature Concentration program of study.
Bachelor of Arts in English, Writing ConcentrationThe Writing concentration gives you the opportunity to hone your writing and editing skills in a variety of environments, from creative writing workshops to technical writing classes. Service-learning projects allow you to use your writing skills in the community, building a strong portfolio of hands-on experience. Classes taught by published authors help you understand what it takes to get your masterpiece published. Writing concentration students write, design, and edit the Post Parade, the English Department’s alumni newsletter, under the guidance of faculty and often seek out further editing experience.
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Minor in EnglishLove English but already involved with another major? Whether you love to read literature or write, a minor in English can satisfy your interests, and English works well as a minor with any other program of study. It can help you in your career as well, since an English minor marks you as a strong communicator--the number one quality employers in every field look for. Some courses can even count toward both the minor and your general education requirements!
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The Department offers a Master’s degree in English to take your studies to a deeper level. Depending on your needs, you can enroll in a traditional on-campus program or in the summer MA program for in-service teachers and other students needing a low-residency program.
Our traditional MA program allows on-campus students the opportunity to work with outstanding faculty all year, devoting time to conference papers, individual research projects, and further career discovery. Students practice presenting in front of their classes and leading discussions, preparing them for teaching or further study in English.
Learn more about your Master’s degree in English, including information about the program of study, faculty, course syllabi and more.
Enjoy the flexibility of the Summer MA program, which allows you to take up to five on-campus classes in the summer. Particularly designed for teachers but open to all students, summer residence students get the reading lists for the summer classes in February, take classes in June and July, and complete papers and projects by December. Dispersing your class responsibilities throughout the entire year allows you to complete your degree without disrupting your career.
Learn more about the Summer MA program, including information about the program of study, faculty, course syllabi, and more.
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