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- Students can choose between concentrations in literature or in writing and publication studies.
- Our faculty are mentors and guides, while providing a liberal arts education with the resources of a premier research university.
- English majors develop a strong basis in writing and analytical reading, history, literature and criticism.
- Smaller classes provide an intimate environment where students feel free to engage in discussion.
As an English major at Clemson, you’ll study novels, poems, plays, films, video games and websites. As a Bachelor's of Art student, you’ll study a foreign language and take classes in history and philosophy. Your courses will focus on close reading of texts, exploration of particular authors and genres, questions of critical theory and method, and the relationship of literary texts to their historical contexts. At the same time, you’ll develop your communication skills across various genres, in both traditional and new media. In the process, you’ll develop analytical reading, effective writing and superior critical thinking skills relevant to a wide range of 21st-century careers, including publishing, education, media, marketing and law. Choose between two concentrations — literature or writing and publication studies. Both emphases prepare English majors for work or further study in a variety of professional and academic fields.