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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?
English majors graduate with a deep knowledge base and significant writing experience.
Our English major presents a traditional approach to literature, with a focus on British literature and additional coverage of American and World literatures. Students begin with a solid grounding in three central literary genres: Studies in Poetry, Fiction, and Drama (ENG 220, 222, 224). Building on this basis of the genres, students take a three-semester sequence of courses in British literature. Renaissance Literature (ENG 306) covers literature of the 16th and 17th centuries such as John Donne and John Milton, and Romantic Literature (ENG 310) includes the 18th and early 19th centuries, focusing on Wordsworth, Keats, and Shelley. Modern British Literature (ENG 315) continues the historical trajectory to the present, covering authors such as W. B. Yeats and T. S. Eliot.
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CAREERS & INTERNSHIPS
Students with English degrees from Trinity have continued into several kinds of successful careers, including public relations, business, editing, and teaching:
- Andrew Koenig (BA ‘14), MFA program in English, Seattle Pacific University
- Lyle Enright (BA ‘12), PhD program in English, Loyola University
- Kimberly Clough (BA ‘11), PhD program in English, Texas A&M University
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|