Successfully navigate a changing world of expression
The concentration in Film, Media, and Culture helps students achieve success in a changing world of expression. The concentration builds on the study of film history and theory to engage students in analysis of many different types of media, including graphic and digital texts. Classes focus on a cultural approach that examines how media shape our ideas about the world around us.
Key Benefits of this Degree
- Gain exposure to various literature and film topics throughout your studies such as American literature, British literature, and film topics like film studies and the evolution of film.
- Network with others by joining one of our student organizations such as GC 360 or The Colonnade. If literary is more your style, students can submit their own works to GCSU's undergraduate literary and creative arts journal titled, The Peacock's Feet.
- Meet distinguished published authors. Each year we host visiting writers who meet with students, present readings and other programs on campus.
- Volunteer as a student editor for several of our publications such as Arts & Letters, The Flannery O'Connor Review and more.
What can my career look like with this degree?
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Career Paths for English Majors
The degree in English develops critical thinkers and effective communicators, people whose skills are applicable in a wide range of careers including education, publishing, writing, information and research, media, politics and public service. According to the 2012 census, 23% of English majors have careers in education, training, and library, while 17% go into management, business, sciences, and the arts (Source: ADE&ADFL). The skills you master as an English major could prepare you for a job as a staff culture writer, a professor, a research associate, a nonprofit grant writer, a program officer at a think tank or foundation, or a curriculum designer at an education technology company (Source: MLA Profession). English majors develop written/oral communication skills, listening skills, strong reading abilities, critical thinking and creative problem solving abilities, storytelling, research skills, the ability to work independently, the ability to justify ideas and articulate arguments, respect for deadlines, the ability to learn quickly and accurately, and respect for different cultures and world views.
Employers want and need graduates who can write and communicate well, who can analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information, who have organizational, time management, and teamwork skills, who appreciate diverse viewpoints, and who have a global perspective. The courses and programs in the Department of English, which is the cornerstone of a liberal arts education, will help you to master these skills and become a lifelong learner.