Major in English Communications (B.A.)

Learn more: Department of English and Communications

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 (39 credits).

Foundation courses:

  • ENG265: Media and Culture
  • ENG271: Introduction to Media Writing
  • ENG273: Multimedia Storytelling
  • ENG489: Critical Writing and Research
  • ENG490: Senior Seminar

Required courses:

  • ENG357: Editing and Publishing
  • ENG358: Global Media
  • ENG370: Arts and Entertainment Writing and Reporting or ENG371: Feature Writing
  • ENG491: Internship

Four English electives, chosen from:

  • ENG241: Film and Literature
  • ENG245: Book Publishing in the United States
  • ENG250: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG254: Writing for Professionals
  • ENG256: Writing for Public Relations
  • ENG261: Exploring American Diversity Through Film
  • ENG267: Introduction to Television Studies
  • ENG320: The Art of Nonfiction
  • ENG355: Case Studies in Public Relations
  • ENG356: World Cinema
  • ENG360: Social Media Strategies
  • ENG367: Reality Television
  • ENG368: Media and Gender
  • ENG373: Advanced Multimedia Reporting
  • ENG374: Advertising and Consumer Culture
  • ENG399: Special Topics in Communications
  • ENG452: Issues in New Media
  • ENG 480: Public Relations Campaigns
  • ENG 496: Film Theory