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Be an effective writer.
Well-versed and competent writers are essential to every industry. At Trinity, you will learn about the history of language and literature, contemporary critical theories, and how to master the discipline of the pen. Be prepared to creatively and effectively express your unique voice in any context you choose.
- 42 credit hours
- 5 faculty/adjuncts
Did You Know?
As an English major, you will have the distinctive opportunity to study abroad at The University of Oxford during the summer, or even for an entire semester if you choose!Program Details
Our program has a focus on British literature and additional coverage of American and World literatures. Requirements total 42 hours. Up to 6 hours required in the major may be used to meet general education requirements. You’ll take interesting courses like:
- Studies in Poetry
- Renaissance Literature
- History and Structure of the English Language
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CAREERS & INTERNSHIPS
Knowledge of structure and style is part of the writing process, but knowing how to effectively express a message requires practice. You will have the chance to gain experience during your time here by working with the Trinity Digest (Trinity’s student newspaper). Leave here prepared to enter a career in journalism, editorial work, publishing, or any number of other fields.
Justin Swanson, ’07
“This degree was a great preparation for graduate school and the professional world. My classes helped hone some of the most fundamental skills needed for success: critical thinking, and communicating clearly and concisely."
Career Objectives Include:
- Web Content Editor
|ENG 230||Survey of Contemporary Critical Theory||3 hours|
|ENG 220||Studies in Poetry||3 hours|
|ENG 222||Studies in Fiction||3 hours|
|ENG 224||Studies in Drama||3 hours|
|Required Period Courses|
|ENG 306||Renaissance Literature||3 hours|
|ENG 310||Romantic Literature||3 hours|
|Period and Author Courses|
|Select one of the American literature courses, plus 15 additional hours||18 hours|
|ENG 302||Classical Literature|
|ENG 315||Modern British Literature|
|ENG 317||Russian Literature|
|ENG 318||American Literature I: Puritanism Through Transcendentalism|
|ENG 320||American Literature II: Civil War Through Depression|
|ENG 350||Topics in Literature|
|Advanced Major Course|
|ENG 420||Capstone Seminar in the British Novel||3 hours|
|Select one of the following||3 hours|
|ENG 210X||Business Communication|
|ENG 240X||Writing for the Media I|
|ENG 336||Creative Writing|
|ENG 444||Professional Experience *||1-4 hours|
|Total Hours||43-46 hours|
|* 1 hr minimum|