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2021-2022 University Catalog 
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English, B.A.

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Courses to complete the English Concentration are available both on-line and on-site.

Students in the English Program at UMPI learn to think and communicate effectively, creatively, and critically in a variety of settings. Regardless of their areas of specialization–creative writing, literary studies, and professional communication and journalism–all of our English majors are able to communicate clearly to a target audience, think critically and argue a point persuasively, and conduct research to find and synthesize information. Students who major in English graduate with strong reading, writing, and analytical skills that are in high demand by employers in a wide range of professions, such as publishing, writing, marketing, media/web development, government, and non-profit work, just to name a few. Our graduates also go into teaching or on to graduate study in the arts and humanities, business, or law.

Mission & Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively in written and oral forms as appropriate to purpose, audience, and genre.
  2. Effectively utilize stylistic choices/conventions of creative genres to create an imaginative work.
  3. Analyze and interpret a variety of texts using sufficient evidence to produce critical, convincing arguments.
  4. Conduct research, evaluate, and utilize sources effectively.
  5. Demonstrate cultural awareness by contextualizing texts within their prominent historical, cultural, or intellectual circumstances.
  6. Assess the politics of language use and meaning-making in written, oral, and visual texts.
  7. Utilize data analysis as appropriate to the discipline.
  8. Demonstrate practical application of coursework and engage in meaningful reflection.
  9. Show professional and ethical responsibility within the field.

English Major Requirements - 18 Credit Hours

* Course also meets GEC requirement

General Concentration

Select 24 credit hours of upper level (300-400 level) English or Professional Communication & Journalism courses:


Select general electives to bring total earned hours to 120

Total credits required for degree: 120

  • Minimum cumulative GPA for graduation: 2.00
  • Cumulative GPA in the major and concentration: 2.25

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