English Composition

The concentration in English Composition focuses on writing--how written texts work rhetorically and stylistically; how historical and social conditions affect what we write and how we construct meaning as we read; and how to teach people to write effectively.


The Literature concentration allows students to focus on advanced studies in literature as well as composition.

Applied Linguistics and TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language)

The concentration in Applied Linguistics and TESL emphasizes the application of current linguistic theories to ESL pedagogy and familiarizes students with a wide range of teaching approaches and methods.

Coursework and Graduation Requirements for Each Concentration