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BA in Linguistics and English

BA in Linguistics and English

  • QS World University Rankings
    342
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
Students in the English major study the diverse historical, cultural, and aesthetic contexts of English, American, and other Anglophone literatures. They analyze writing practices and related media from the middle Ages through the present, from the quill pen to code. They practice a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of language, rhetoric, writing, and literature. Students of English develop capacities for reading, analysis, and expression that are in great demand in the workplace and in graduate study, including the ability to interpret and evaluate a variety of texts, to evaluate and produce arguments, and to engage diverse audiences. The curriculum’s goals are to enable students to do the following: Interpret and analyze texts, Conduct independent research, Write effective expository prose, Acquire theoretical perspectives on language, rhetoric, and literature Learning Goals and Objectives for the English - Three sets of learning goals and objectives shape the English major curriculum: Development of abilities and strategies for analytical reading and critical thinking across a broad range of texts; Development of confidence, clarity, and distinctive voice in written and oral expression; Development of historical understanding of English, American, and other Anglophone literary and expository traditions and their antecedents.