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English at Carroll College

The 2018 Carroll College Undergraduate Literary Festival welcomes John Bryant, founder and director of the online resource the Melville Electronic Library and Professor Emeritus of English at Hofstra University. Also presenting is Carroll instructor Lorna Milne, whose biography Evelyn Cameron: Photographer on the Western Prairie has been selected by the The Montana Center for the Book for the National Book Festival’s “52 Great Reads” list. In addition, student and community readings and presentations will take place on and off campus, November 5, 8-9, 2018. For more info, visit the Literary Festival website.

What to Expect

Students completing an English major at Carroll College will have:

  • an understanding of the basic knowledge, concepts, and critical theories of the major field;
  • the critical thinking skills needed for generating and analyzing both literary and expository texts;
  • an ability to read, speak, and write in a second language;
  • the writing and speaking skills needed to communicate effectively in the field; and
  • an understanding of cross-cultural issues.

The major programs of study offer sound preparation for graduate study in literature, languages, or writing. In addition, it is possible for a student to design a program to prepare for studying law or for entering a career in journalism, public relations, public information, or communications. Seniors may choose to gain practical experience by completing a Career Internship in the local community.

Students Learning Outcomes

Students completing this major will

  1. demonstrate close critical reading by speaking about literature clearly and persuasively;
  2. demonstrate close critical reading by writing essays that are engaging, clear, and supported by primary and secondary research;
  3. be familiar with major texts and contexts of United States, British, and Global literatures;
  4. be familiar with major theories in linguistics and literary criticism; • create literary works;
  5. learn about another culture by speaking, reading, and writing in a language other than English;
  6. apply skills of close reading, writing, literary analysis and research in a variety of real world experiences.

Life after Graduation

Carroll English graduates are currently at work in the following fields, among others:

  • Advertising
  • Editing
  • Freelance Writing
  • Fiction Writing
  • Graduate Studies in English and Creative Writing
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Librarian
  • Masters In Business Administration
  • Poetry
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing
  • Speech Therapy
  • Teaching Middle School
  • Teaching High School
  • Technical Writing