Bachelor of Arts in English, Literature Concentration

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Students seeking advanced study in literature, history, theory, and analysis should take the literature concentration in English, which combines the historical and critical study of literature with innovative approaches to critical methods, women's studies, nontraditional literatures, and other literatures in English from around the globe. The literature concentration exposes students to a range of texts in English from the Middle Ages to the present day. All English majors begin their study in the major with a two-semester Introduction to Literary Study, which lays a firm groundwork in critical analysis, reasoned argument, and lucid expression. Literature is the concentration of choice for those who intend to pursue graduate study in English or in other fields such as law, business, urban planning, and library science. WSU graduates with concentrations in English have been especially successful working in such fields as fundraising and development, arts administration, government, journalism, and publishing. Two student organizations—The English Club and Fogdog Review staff offer enriching activities and opportunities throughout the school year.