Explore literary and linguistic heritage
The Literature concentration cultivates in students skills of literary appreciation and critical inquiry. Literature majors hone their abilities in reading, analysis, and argumentation in small discussion-based classes. Graduates have gone on to post-baccalaureate study in many areas, including law and education, while others have found rewarding positions that value their expertise in critical thinking and research.
Key Benefits of this degree
- Our accomplished faculty are published scholars and creative writers, but we are first and foremost teachers. English majors learn and practice a variety of skills, such as critical and theoretical thinking.
- Prepare for a career in publishing by serving as an editor on The Peacock's Feet, our undergraduate art and literary magazine.
- Interested in teaching? Mentor seventh grade writers in our Writing in the Schools project.
- Meet distinguished published authors. Each year we host visiting writers who meet with students, present readings and other programs on campus.
- Gain experience creating essays for publication through various experiences from our capstone to competitions, and conference opportunities.
What can my career look like with this degree?
English major recognized for academic success
Senior English major Ellen Yeudall named Georgia College & State University 2022 Academic Day representative by the University System of Georgia (USG).