B.A. in English
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.
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 contact 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.
- 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
- Analyze narratives from other cultures and viewpoints.
- Sharpen your powers of analysis, your ability to interpret texts and their themes, and your communication skills.
- Write clear, coherent, and compelling essays that demonstrate creative and independent thought and that draw readers in.
- Read, comprehend, summarize, analyze, evaluate, and draw conclusions from texts, understanding their historical and cultural context.
- Enjoy great literature!
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.