English (Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies) (BA)

Undergraduate students can pursue BA degrees in English with concentrations in creative writing; linguistics; literature; secondary education; and writing, rhetorics and literacies. A bachelor's degree in English is also offered completely online.

The concentration in writing, rhetorics and literacies teaches students strategies for inquiry. Students will study the ways in which communication has, does and will create knowledge and action, and they will study how communication is constructed, circulated, reacted to and repurposed through time and place. Through differing tools of inquiry, students will study the history, theories and methods of inquiry as well as pragmatic and social actions of rhetoric, writing and literacies.

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English (Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies) (BA)
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Career opportunities are vast for this concentration: in business, private companies, government, nonprofit organizations --- anywhere where critical inquiry, innovative thinking, communication, decision-making, future studies and collaboration are valued and needed. This program will also prepare students for further education in teaching, law and other professional programs.

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