English Major and Minor
The English degree program at Seaver College allows students to examine humanity in all its intellectual, ethical, spiritual, and emotional complexity through literary analysis and intensive writing. Students of literature and composition learn the power of words, as well as how the right words can shape and influence select situations. This heightened awareness of language is what distinguishes our students, equipping them with a skill set that translates to a world of possibilities.
Our small English classes allow students to interact regularly with faculty. Enriched by a constant practice of reading and writing, students shape their major by choosing one of three areas in which to concentrate: literature, writing, or education.
In all concentrations, English majors sharpen their writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills in preparation for their chosen career paths.
- Literature: Students focus on the development of the American and British literary traditions.
- Writing: Students focus on rhetoric and the composition process.
- Education: Students prepare to teach English at the secondary level and receive their certification upon completion of their degree.
- Minor in English Literature: Students who minor in English literature focus on the development of the American and British literary traditions.
- Minor in Writing: Students who minor in writing demonstrate an expertise in the written word.