The opportunities are broad when you pursue a Bachelor of Arts in English from National University. The communication and critical thinking skills you will learn as an English major are highly sought after and will help you advance in almost any field. You’ll be prepared to join arenas such as advertising, the broadcast arts, or the rapidly evolving publishing world. Many program graduates pursue further study in English, law, or education.
The BA in English is a writing-intensive program that focuses on literary analysis, diversity, and critical thinking through the study of major writers, works, movements, and periods of the British and American literary traditions. Assessing literary works can be both educational and pleasurable, and if you’re interested in creative writing, you may choose the concentration in Creative Writing.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Knowledgeably discuss the major writers, works, movements, and periods of the British and American literary traditions.
- Evaluate the relationship of marginalized or oppositional voices to the evolution of literary traditions and histories.
- Analyze literary works within their historical and cultural contexts.
- Analyze works of literature in the context of the conventions and histories of their genres.
- Analyze the use and effects of literary and rhetorical features of literary texts.
- Compose sophisticated written works of literary analysis, incorporating appropriate close reading, research, and writing skills.
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