This degree caters to students with a love of literature, language, and writing. You’ll gain solid, adaptable communication skills and learn about history, culture, language, and human behavior, through the use of literary materials. In your courses, you’ll focus on national traditions, genre studies, and the critical analysis of identity, especially with race, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality.

This bachelor’s degree does not lead directly to teacher certification, but as a liberal arts degree the program provides a strong foundation.

Degree Program Details

An overview of what we offer, what you’ll learn, and how to get started.

  • Conducting Critical Inquiry
  • Introduction to Literature
  • The Media and its Messages
  • Survey of American Literature
  • British Literature
  • Expository Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Short Fiction
  • Multicultural Perspectives through Literature
  • Readings in World Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • Great Civilizations

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Students will:

  • Gain an introduction to literary texts that have been either written in English or translated into English.
  • Understand the character and conventions of the principal literary genres and of other kinds of writing and communication.
  • Develop skills of analysis and interpretation using different theoretical approaches to study and analyze literature, language and literacy.
  • Understand how literature and language reflect and impact cultural change and examine how texts are written and received within literary, cultural and socio-historical contexts.
  • Complete a capstone project which integrates acquired knowledge and capabilities in literary studies.
  • Regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
  • Available fully online with select on campus courses.
  • Affordable tuition.
  • Top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report for our online bachelor’s degrees.
  • 84% of our students are transfer students. Making the most of your transfer credits is our specialty.
  • Career counseling is available to all students and alumni. We also extend this service to those considering their college options.
  • Faculty who are subject matter experts that share their real-world expertise to help you apply what you learn to your personal goals and career.
Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis, offering the opportunity to begin studies at Granite State College at any term during the year. Admission is granted to students who earned a high school diploma, completed a high school education in a homeschool setting under state law, or demonstrate high school equivalency. Successful completion of one of the following exams will be required for demonstrating high school equivalency: the GED, HiSET, or TASC.

 

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Many of our students can demonstrate college-level knowledge gained from military, workplace and volunteer-based training, and experiences. We are expert at helping students demonstrate learning and earning academic credit.

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Career Outlook

A bachelor’s degree in English is a gateway for many different professions such as writer, teacher, public relations specialist, and online content marketer. For many who plan to earn a graduate degree, the job market options begin to expand.