Why a Bachelor of arts in
English writing literature and publishing
The Bachelor Degree in English Writing, Literature and Publishing is a major that allows students to explore how language and narrative make the world around us.
The EWLP program is designed to help students find their narrative voice, and develop skills that will enable them to be useful wherever writing and storytelling are required.
Storytelling is much more than lowbrow entertainment or highbrow literature. Our entire social world revolves around storytelling, and we have become more and more aware of this strange fact not only in the arts, but also in economics, politics, and daily life.
We tell stories about products (marketing and advertising), the current state or the future of the countries where we live (elections, speeches, legislation, supreme court decisions), peace and conflict (civilizations and their discontents, negotiations, press conferences), the past and the present (history, news, memoirs), and even ourselves and other people (Facebook, resumes, twitter, opinion polls).
The English Writing, Literature and Publishing program explores the interdependent relationship between writing, publishing, and the study of literature.
In the English Writing, Literature and Publishing program all three aspects come together to help students find their voice, refine their talent, and gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the world of writing and publishing.
With a focus on writing and literature, students can go on to pursue graduate work in literary studies or an MFA in writing. They are also taught web design and technological skills to be competitive in the world of journalism and magazine publishing.
Our creative writing track allows students who want to write to pursue their literary, as well as their journalistic talents.
The senior capstone project can thus be creative: poetry, short fiction, drama, memoir, travel writing, a series of linked short essays; or a scholarly thesis.