English

The degree that transforms your love of language, reading, and writing into a versatile career pathway.

Program Overview
 

The English Department offers the gifts of reading, writing, critical thinking, and interpretative analysis, context and imaginative awareness, and appreciation and value via literature, language, and writing.  English degrees present students with both the critical experience necessary to appreciate and understand literature from a wide variety of times, places, and genres and the frequent opportunity to develop critical, creative, and professional writing abilities, including the use of electronic media.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate rhetorical knowledge – the ability to analyze and act on understandings of audiences, purposes, and contexts in creating and comprehending texts.
  • Apply critical thinking – the ability to analyze a situation or text and make thoughtful decisions based on that analysis through writing, reading, and research.
  • Demonstrate writing processes – multiple strategies to approach and undertake writing and research.
  • Exhibit knowledge of conventions – the formal and informal guidelines that define what is considered to be correct and appropriate, or incorrect and inappropriate, in a piece of writing.
  • Demonstrate abilities to compose in multiple environments – from using traditional pen and paper to electronic technologies.

 

 

Potential Job Opportunities

  • Grant Writer
  • Marketing Associate
  • Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Teacher

Degrees in English

English (Associate)

  • Associate's Program

Program Overview

Sample Courses

  • ENG 22103 Creative Writing or
  • ENG 27503 Introduction to Film or
  • ENG 26403 Shakespeare: From Script or Stage to Screen

All Course Requirements

Degree or Certificate
  • Associate of Art
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • Bunce School of Education & Liberal Arts
  • College of Arts and Sciences
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
60-62

English (Minor)

  • Minor

Program Overview

Sample Courses

  • ENG 24803 Comparative World Literature
  • ENG 25303 American Literature
  • ENG 26203 British Lit since the Romantic Era

All Course Requirements 

Degree or Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • Bunce School of Education & Liberal Arts
  • College of Arts and Sciences
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
21
Robert S Wood Hall with fall foliage
Facilities

Robert S. Wood Hall

The English Department is located in Robert S. Wood Hall, which opened in September, 1989. Most English classes are taught in Wood Hall, which contains an auditorium, several general classrooms, seminar rooms, smart classrooms, and the Instructional Design and Media Center, which assists English faculty with online learning and additional technology. The offices of senior and adjunct English faculty members are on the second floor. The Jenkins Center for Student Success, located in the James A. Rhodes Student Center, directly supports English courses with an open computer lab, test- and note-taking skills, English tutoring, reading and learning strategies, time-management instruction, enhancement of writing skills, and accessibility support. The Jeanette Albiez Davis Library is essential to English research via the Library’s books, microforms, audiovisual materials, periodicals, government documents, online research databases, OhioLINK, and a traditional interlibrary-loan service. Campus Computing and Networking provides general and technical information and services to support English faculty and students.