Major in English Communications (B.A.)

Our English communications curriculum develops skills in media writing and reporting as well as editing and research. Coursework provides a strong foundation for careers in newspapers and magazines, public relations, new media, book publishing and related fields. To earn the bachelor’s degree, students take a minimum of 13 courses (40 credits).

Foundation courses:

  • Media and Culture
  • Introduction to Media Writing
  • Multimedia Storytelling for Print and Broadcast
  • Critical Writing and Research
  • Senior Thesis

Required courses:

  • Grammar and Punctuation for Editors
  • Editing and Publishing
  • Global Media
  • Internship
  • One of the following: Arts and Entertainment Reporting, Feature Writing or Advanced Multimedia Reporting

Four English electives, chosen from:

  • Film and Literature
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Writing for Professionals
  • Writing for Public Relations
  • Introduction to Television Studies
  • The Art of Nonfiction
  • Special Topics in Creative Writing
  • Case Studies in Public Relations
  • World Cinema
  • Social Media Strategies
  • Reality Television
  • Media and Gender
  • Advertising and Consumer Culture
  • Special Topics in Communications
  • Issues in New Media
  • Public Relations Campaigns
  • Film Theory