English – Program Features
Maryville English majors develop skills in the analysis, discussion and criticism of literature. They build a solid foundation with the two-semester Survey of English Literature course and a senior capstone project, but the rest of your program is tailored for your career needs. Choose from courses such as Fairy Tales in Literature and Film or Contemporary American Fiction and Nonfiction.
English majors interested in teaching can apply for an Elementary Education 3/2 Bridge Program leading to a master’s degree in education. Students contemplating teaching grades 9 through 12 must complete specific requirements in English including a professional certification.
Recent Maryville English majors have pursued careers as lawyers, high school teachers, college professors and writers. They work in the education department of an art museum, have published novels, and own small businesses.