Jul 25, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

English


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Chair: Dr. Robin L. Cadwallader, rcadwallader@francis.edu, 814-472-3342

The English major cultivates students’ abilities to express ideas in clear, persuasive language through the study of literature, composition, and digital media. Never more relevant than it is today, literature puts students in touch with the world’s most perceptive and discriminating minds, offering insights into timeless human ideas, anxieties, and desires. Through their exploration of American, British, and world literatures, students develop strong critical thinking and analytical skills that are highly sought after by employers and graduate schools.

Students pursuing an English major may opt to study the complexities and beauty of literature and writing or to combine the study of literature and writing with certification in secondary education. Students not majoring in English may choose to minor in English, which is a combination of literature and writing; Literature, a study of the richness of the written word in art, culture, and history; or Writing, with emphases in General Writing, Creative Writing, or Professional Writing, all of which take a different track in the study and performance of the written word.

Programs

    Bachelor of ArtsNon-Degree

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