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Department of English and Rhetoric


Critical Intelligence
All degree programs in the Department of English and Rhetoric share a central, essential devotion to the core values of a liberal arts education: to help you cultivate your critical intelligence; develop your expressive skills in speaking, writing, and other forms of meaning-making; and advance your understanding of the ways language, writing, and argument function in historical and contemporary contexts.

Fundamental Value
Each program's emphasis differs; yet all are linked in crucial ways, sharing a belief in the fundamental value of various forms of literacy and the skillful, ethical use of language and persuasion to the good functioning of society.

A primary purpose of the major in English is engagement with a wide range of literature and culture. Reading English and American literature, as well as international works, is foregrounded when you choose the literature concentration. Writing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama is foregrounded when you choose the creative writing concentration.

The major in Rhetoric provides the knowledge and practice of oral and written communication skills in order for you to communicate and evaluate communication effectively in the workplace and within society. You will develop and deliver speeches, analyze arguments from a variety of oral and written sources, develop and employ critical tools, and engage in research and discussion that centers upon communication and persuasion as central to business, politics, and culture.

Undergraduate Degrees
BA in English/Creative Writing
BA in English/Literature
BA in Rhetoric

Graduate Degrees
MA in English
MFA in Creative Writing

Contact Information
Department of English and Rhetoric
Georgia College
Campus Box 44
Milledgeville, GA 31061
(478) 445-4581


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