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Bachelor of Arts in English with a Concentration in Literature

“Literature is the greatest of all sources of refined pleasure, and one of the great uses of a liberal education is to enable us to enjoy that pleasure.”

Thomas H. Huxley, A Liberal Education

Students in the literature concentration develop analytical, communicative, and writing skills that will serve them well in their other university courses and in their professional lives.

The literature concentration is specifically designed to give undergraduates the broadest possible perspective of diverse literary traditions. By studying great writers, students not only learn how to analyze and write well, but also explore important questions about ethics, morality, leadership, and other issues, preparing them for decision-making.

Why Study Literature?

English majors learn valuable analytical and communicative skills through the reading of complex literary texts, class discussion, frequent writing assignments, and oral presentations. They share a common engagement with stimulating ideas, expressive language, and human communication.

The study of literature also provides students with some of the basic knowledge that is key to cultural literacy: the information common to well-educated individuals of all disciplines.

Additional Information

Admissions Information

English majors must complete ENGL 2050, ENGL 2230, and one ENGL 2100-level literature course, each with a grade of B or higher, before taking any 3000- or 4000- level English courses.

To apply, please visit the Admissions page.

What Can I Do with this Degree?

Many employers are increasingly recognizing the value of the skills a graduate with a Bachelor's degree in English can bring to a company. From management consulting firms to foundations supporting the arts, employers find valuable the strong analytical skills, clear and persuasive written and oral forms of communication, and generally flexible, expansive thinking that a major in English fosters.

English majors often go on to graduate school or careers in teaching, but many seek job opportunities in such diverse fields as:

  • Publishing
  • Management
  • Advertising
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Technical writing
  • Film and television media
  • Editing
  • Civil service
  • Military service
Student Involvement / Activities

You have many opportunities get involved with student groups and projects.

Internships

Writing and Publication students, through the internship courses below, gain both academic and professional experience at places like the UNG Press, Papers & Publications, Chestatee Review (Gainesville or Dahlonega), The Writing Center, and the Georgia legislature.

Magazine Production

ENGL 2210 - Magazine Production I

This course offers students instruction in writing, editing, and designing a literary and art publication. As a practicum, it allows students the opportunity to work on the production of the annual magazine.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor

Hours:
1



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ENGL 2215 - Magazine Production II

This course offers students instruction in writing, editing, and designing a literary and art publication. As a practicum, it allows students the opportunity to work on the production of the annual magazine.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor

Hours:
2



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Tutoring English Composition

ENGL 3910 - Tutoring English Composition I

This practicum provides instruction and supervised practice in skills and techniques to be used in one-on-one or small-group tutorials and teaching. The student will receive instruction and continued supervision throughout the semester. This course may not be repeated.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: ENGL 3050

Hours:
2



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ENGL 3915 - Tutoring English Composition II

This practicum provides advanced instruction and practice in skills and techniques to be used in one-on-one or small group tutorials and teaching. This course may not be repeated.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: ENGL 3910

Hours:
1



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ENGL 3925 - Tutoring English Composition III

This practicum provides advanced instruction and practice in skills and techniques to be used in one-on-one or small group tutorials and teaching. This course may not be repeated.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: ENGL 3910 and ENGL 3915

Hours:
1



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Technical Writing Internship and Internship

ENGL 4160 - Technical Writing Internship

This internship allows students to utilize and develop writing skills in a professional setting. During the internship, students will be responsible for attending weekly group meetings with the instructor, arriving at their work site on time and prepared for the day's tasks, and keeping a daily log of their activities at their designated jobs. At the end of the internship, students will write an evaluation of their experience, including an evaluation of the particular establishment at which they worked.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: ENGL 3160 or departmental permission

Hours:
3



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ENGL 4960 - Internship

This course involves practical experience and written reflection in a seminar setting. This course can be taken as many as three times for credit, totaling no more than 12 hours. No more than 6 credit hours for internships can count toward the English major.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: Permission of the Department, ENGL 2050, ENGL 2230, and one ENGL 2100-level literature course, each with a grade of B or higher

Hours:
3



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