TWO ENGLISH MAJORS: English Literature, Writing-intensive English
THE MARQUETTE English Major
RUB SHOULDERS. The Marquette Writing Society has hosted major writers — Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo, Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw Milosz, two-time Oprah Book Club veteran Jane Hamilton, Elizabeth Berg, Michael Perry, Lan Samantha Chang, David Haynes and Charles Baxter, to name a very few.
As a Marquette english major, you can get involved with:
- Marquette Literary Review
- Marquette Journal
- Marquette Tribune
- Marquette Writing Society
- Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society)
LEARN FROM THE BEST. As an English major, you will enter the classrooms of faculty known not only for their teaching talent, but also for their scholarly research and publication in areas such as cultural studies, environmental studies, womenís and multicultural literature, as well as traditional areas such as medieval and Renaissance literature, Romanticism and modernism. Two faculty are also award-winning novelists.
THE CURE FOR WRITER'S BLOCK. Need to get your paper just right ó or merely started? Schedule an appointment with the Ott Memorial Writing Center, staffed by English professors and graduate students who assist students with every step of the writing process. Trained undergraduate tutors can also help.
DISCOVER THE PRACTICALITY OF ENGLISH.
As an English major, you can think, speak and write your way to success, learning to reason critically, argue cogently, and read and write clearly. (Former Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisner, who never even took a business course, was an English major.)
LIVE BETTER THROUGH ENGLISH. In active service learning through classes or internships around town, youíll put your English major to use by helping kids in Milwaukee Public Schools get more out of reading. Or maybe youíll just live confidently with the knowledge that your computer doesnít know what itís talking about when it comes to grammatical errors.
You might like the English major if you:
- Possess strong communication skills
- Like English, history and/or social sciences
- Enjoy thinking and writing critically and creatively
What can you do with a major in English?
Marquette English majors work as writers and editors for newspapers and magazines, publishing companies, universities, advertising agencies and marketing and public relations firms. While many students go on for graduate and doctoral studies in English, others choose law, business or journalism school. Graduates are also teaching at all levels — from elementary school to college — throughout the country. Learn more about what you can do with a major in English.
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Suggested curriculum for an English Major
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- Rhetoric and Composition I & II
- Growth of Western Civilization I or II
- Individual and Social Behavior Elective
- Science and Nature Elective
- Introduction to Theology
- Foreign Language I & II
- History Elective
- Natural Science Elective
- Survey of English Literature I & II
- Shakespeare's Major Plays
- Advanced Composition (for WINE Majors)
- Mathematical Reasoning Elective
- Philosophy of Human Nature
- Foreign Language III & IV
- Literature Elective
- Math, Logic or Computer Science Elective
- Two Social-behavioral Science Electives
- Pre-1800 American or English Literature
- Survey of American Literature
- History of the English Language
- English Elective
- Writing Elective (for WINE Majors)
- Diverse Cultures Elective
- Theory of Ethics
- Theology Electives
- Philosophy Elective
- Individual Authors Elective
- Two English Electives
- Two Writing Electives (for WINE Majors)
- Senior Experience