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English

The Marian University English program inspires students for endless opportunities following graduation. Close, working relationships with faculty and academic advisors enable each student to achieve their professional goals.

As an English major or minor, students will read literature from a diversity of cultures, contexts and perspectives; investigate literature’s role as an expression of or challenge to a society’s values; think critically while evaluating theories and practices of literary criticism; enhance skills in analytical and research writing; and be given the opportunity to write individual creative works.

No matter which path you elect to follow, an English degree from Marian prepares you for a career in such diverse fields as writing and publishing, public relations, education, law, business, advertising, social justice work or ministry. Many of our graduates choose to continue with their higher education and pursue graduate degrees in literature, writing or library science.

Literature Concentration:
39 credits as follows:
15 credits:

ENG 205 Introduction to Literary Studies and the English Professions, 3 cr
ENG 301 Creative Writing, 3 cr.
ENG 302 Shakespeare, 3 cr.
ENG 375 Advanced Study of Language, Grammar, and Rhetoric, 3 cr.
ENG 495 English Research Capstone, 3 cr.
3 credits of Genre Studies from the following:
ENG 112 Introduction to Literary Genres, 3 cr.
ENG 121 Introduction to Poetry, 3 cr.
ENG 122 Introduction to Fiction, 3 cr.
ENG 123 Introduction to Drama, 3 cr.
3 credits of World Literature from the following:
ENG 220 World Literature I, 3 cr.
ENG 221 World Literature II, 3 cr.
ENG 225 Mythology, 3 cr.
3 credits of British Literature from the following:
ENG 201 British Literature I, 3 cr.
ENG 202 British Literature II, 3 cr.
3 credits of American Literature from the following:
ENG 211 American Literature I, 3 cr.
ENG 212 American Literature II, 3 cr.
3 credits of Minority Literature from the following:
ENG 216 Contemporary Women's Literature: merging Voices, 3 cr.
ENG 217 Evolution of Women's Literature, 3 cr.
ENG 250 Ethnic Minority Literature, 3 cr.
ENG 310 African-American Literature, 3 cr.

9 credits of English electives:
ENG Electives (at least 6 credits must be at the 300 level or above)

Foreign Language requirement
12 credits or equivalent:
Language requirement for BA

28-31 credits:
University electives

Writing Concentration:
42 credits as follows:
15 credits:

ENG 205 Introduction to Literary Studies and the English Professions, 3 cr.
ENG 301 Creative Writing, 3 cr.
ENG 302 Shakespeare, 3 cr.
ENG 375 Advanced Study of Language, Grammar, and Rhetoric, 3 cr.
ENG 495 English Research Capstone, 3 cr.
3 credits of Genre Studies from the following:
ENG 112 Introduction to Literary Genres, 3 cr.
ENG 121 Introduction to Poetry, 3 cr.
ENG 122 Introduction to Fiction, 3 cr.
ENG 123 Introduction to Drama, 3 cr.

6 credits of Survey courses from the following:
ENG 201 British Literature I, 3 cr.
ENG 202 British Literature II, 3 cr.
ENG 211 American Literature I, 3 cr.
ENG 212 American Literature II, 3 cr.
ENG 220 World Literature I, 3 cr.
ENG 221 World Literature II, 3 cr.
ENG 225 Mythology, 3 cr.

3 credits of Minority Literature from the following:
ENG 216 Contemporary Women's Literature: Emerging Voices, 3 cr.
ENG 217 Evolution of Women's Literature, 3 cr.
ENG 250 Ethnic Minority Literature, 3 cr.
ENG 310 African-American Literature, 3 cr.

3 credits of Creative Writing from the following:
ENG 406 Seminar in Fiction Writing, 3 cr.
ENG 408 Seminar in Poetry Writing, 3 cr.

3 credits of Professional Writing from the following:
ENG 222 Business Communications, 3 cr.
COM 202 Writing for Media, 3 cr.
COM 215 Introduction to Public Relations, 3 cr.
COM 315 Public Relations Writing and Practice, 3 cr.
COM 412 Digital Communication, 3 cr.
COM 416 Crisis Communication, 3 cr.

9 credits of writing electives (200-400 level):
ENG Electives (at least 6 credits must be at the 300 level or above)

Foreign Language requirement
12 credits or equivalent:
Language requirement for BA

25-28 credits:
University electives

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Fun Fact

In 2008, the first pitch was thrown at the Sabre’s baseball stadium, Herr-Baker Field (Source: Marian University Archives).

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