"It's definitely made me more confident."
As an English Major, you’ll develop and enhance the writing and communication skills to prepare you for success in almost any career. English majors communicate well, but more importantly, are able to connect with an audience in a way that’s meaningful and interesting. Writing courses include professional writing and journalism as well as fiction and poetry writing. Students in literature courses have a wide range to elect from mythology to contemporary fiction or poetry. Other courses examine traditional figures such as Chaucer and Shakespeare, while recent seminars have focused on Latin-American women writers and works by American minority writers. Students who wish to prepare for teacher certification at the secondary level combine writing and literature courses with a minor in secondary education.
In the English department, writing courses are taught by professional writers with expertise in their specialties. Literature courses are taught by faculty members who research and publish in their specialties. The English writing program includes professional journalists, scholars, and creative writers who have published widely. Additionally, The English department sponsors a literary magazine, The Edgewood Review, staffed and published by students. English majors may contribute work to the magazine as well as gain editorial and managerial experience by working on its editing, design, and layout. The student newspaper On the Edge operates independently from the department and is written, edited, and designed completely by students. English majors are encouraged to join its staff.
Edgewood College graduates with an English degree are doing a wide variety of things. Some are teaching in secondary or elementary schools, or are working in print, radio, and television media. Others currently attend law, library, and business schools, and are excelling programs in journalism, literature and creative writing. Many serve as program administrators, while others are in government agencies, personnel departments, health care and allied services, and religious ministries. Still others work in a wide range of business arenas such as insurance, real estate, or public relations.