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Hip Hop: Poetry, Politics & Pop Culture (ENGL 233-HB1) is partnering with the Writers Club and University College to host an Open Mic event − Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7pm in Rudolph Jones Student Center, room 242.
Auditions will be held prior to the event. University College will provide refreshments. This Open Mic event is in conjunction with the convocation speech by MK Asante, author of Buck: A Memoir (the Chancellor's 2016 Reading Club selection for incoming freshmen).
Buck: A Memoir by MK Asante - Book Trailer
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Congratulations to Professor Carole Boston Weatherford! Her book, Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, recieved Honorable Mention in the 2016 Boston Globe/Horn Book nonfiction category. This poetic biography, has won several national awards, including the Flora Steiglitz Straus Award, the Caldecott Honor, Sibert Honor, and Coretta Scott King New Talent Award from the American Library Association.
B.A. in English Language and Literature (120 hours)
B.A. in English, Teaching Licensure Concentration/Secondary Education (120 hours)
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A flexible 18-hour minor in English
A new 18-hour minor in Writing
A new 180-hour minor in Teaching of English as a Second Language
No. But the Law School Admissions Council calls English-which develops reading, writing, research and analytical skills-one of the best majors to get into law school. The English Department offers a course in legal writing and a one in legal studies that prepares students for the LSAT and produces personal statements for law school applications.
Participate in English Matters Colloquiums and the Senior Seminar symposium, contribute to Conjure literary journal, and apply for departmental internships.
The English major is versatile. With a degree in English, you can do just about anything. Our department's graduates go on to law school and graduate school and work in such fields as teaching, editing, technical writing, publishing, public relations, advertising, finance, sales, marketing, and in the arts, government and nonprofit sector. Many highly successful people were English majors, including movie directors James Cameron and Steven Spielberg, actors Vin Diesel, Matt Damon, Reese Witherspoon and James Franco, late New York governor Mario Cuomo and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
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The Department of English offers graduate certificates in Professional Writing, Teaching of Writing, and Teaching English as a Second Language add-on licensure. For more information, see the questions and answers below.