BA IN English Literature
English and Creative Writing Department
Develop critical thinking and writing skills that can be applied to many different careers.
As a literature major, you’ll discover how great books have reflected the world and changed it. You’ll develop the kind of critical thinking and writing skills that can be applied to many different careers. As you study the history of literature and the signature works of some of the greatest writers who’ve ever lived, you will explore the different ways that culture and history shape each other. You’ll read closely and discuss great ideas in class, deepening essential skills in research, argumentation and writing.
And, of course, by reading great books, you’ll be enriched in ways that go far beyond the rewards of your future profession.
Our English majors have held internships at various magazines, small presses, organizations and businesses. More specifically, some have interned with:
- Charlotte Arts and Science Council
- Carolina Actors Studio
- The Charlotte Observer
- Charlotte Arts Magazine
- Charlotte Magazine
- Creative Loafing News
- Pro-Edit Incorporated
- Jefferson Pilot Insurance
- Smart Start
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After You Graduate
Our English majors have gone on to attain employment in publishing, editing, newspaper
and television journalism, copywriting and advertising. We also have graduates who
have become employees in a variety of non-traditional fields ranging from financial
institutions to small businesses contexts. Our English majors also have the option to attain licensure to teach English at the
secondary level (grades 9-12) in collaboration with our Cato School of Education.
Some of our alumni have pursued graduate studies in literature, creative writing, teaching, drama and law. Some of our students furthering their study in English have attended New York University, Purdue, Sarah Lawrence, Tulane, George Mason University, UNC-Greensboro, University of Iowa and University of Washington.