The English Studies major provides students with an understanding and appreciation of the English language and its most important texts. This understanding and appreciation is built on the foundation provided by survey courses in American (both ethnic and mainstream), British and world literature.
In the English degree program, students gain knowledge of literary forms and the cultural and historical circumstances that these forms and their interpretations shape and reflect. Supporting course work in communication studies, classical languages, world languages & cultures and philosophy links the knowledge students gain in their courses with larger cultural concerns.
Combining traditional literary inquiry with more recent exploration into media and technology, TLU's English and Communication Studies department offers a unique perspective for studying both disciplines through its innovative joint department. Students get the best of both worlds through an individual major in either English Studies or Communication Studies, or through an increasingly marketable double major.
Minor in English Studies
Careers & Graduate School
Careers in English Studies
The department teaches students to be intelligent producers and consumers of messages. This approach gives students mental training and habits that will be beneficial to those wishing to enter the fields of:
- Media production
- Public relations
Graduate Fields for English Studies
Students who wish to pursue graduate studies will be prepared for most programs in the humanities, including:
- Cultural studies
- Mass communication
- Justice studies
- Ethnic studies
- Gender studies