English

B.A. in English

Program Overview: 

Immaculata's English major allows you to engage in lively discussions of literary works, learn different theories of literary criticism, and participate in mentored research on topics that interest you. Advanced literature and writing courses develop your critical thinking and creative writing skills while familiarizing you with classic and contemporary works.

The program is designed to produce graduates who are proficient in:

  • Analysis of narratives from other cultures and viewpoints
  • Analysis and interpretion of texts and their themes
  • Writing clear, coherent, and compelling essays that demonstrate creative and independent thought and that draw readers in
  • Reading, comprehending, summarizing, analyzing, evaluating, and drawing conclusions from texts as well as understanding historical and cultural contexts
  • Enjoying great literature!

You may choose one of two tracks in the English major:

  • English—a foundational major that prepares students for many fields that require critical thinking and writing proficiency, or for graduate or law school.
  • English with Secondary Education—leads to certification and provides practical experience in middle and high schools.

The English program offers small classes and frequent interaction with professors, creating a non-threatening yet challenging atmosphere. You will have opportunities to conduct independent research with a faculty mentor and to present at local conferences.

Program Highlights: 
  • Opportunities for independent sponsored research ($2,000 per year)
  • Collaboration with faculty to create a hybrid major/minor
  • Opportunities for conference participation/attendance
  • Opportunity to complete an internship as arranged with advisor
Career Potential: 

An English major offers a solid foundation for many careers that rely on logical thought, clear communication, and a breadth of knowledge. The versatile skills you will develop are applicable to numerous fields, including law, business, publishing, marketing, government, media, education, development and the arts.

Learn more about careers for English majors, and contact the Office of Career Development for additional information and assistance.

Curriculum: 

View the course sequence sheets for the English major or the English and Secondary Education major, with lists of required courses.




This Program is Offered
In the following :

Locations: 
More Information: 
Melanie Kisthardt, Ph.D.
English/Communication Department Chair & Associate Professor of English
610-647-4400 ext. 3165

 

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