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English Program

Roosevelt University's English Program offers degree-seeking students programs in Chicago for a B.A. in English, or an Creative Writing. Undergraduates may also elect to concentrate in creative writing or pursue a minor in English or in Writing. Our program capitalizes on its vibrant Chicago Loop location by stressing "urban humanities" -- in coursework, in co-curricular programming, in research and internship opportunities for our students, and more. With 15 full-time faculty members who teach courses in all fields of British, American, and Anglophone literature as well as writing, rhetoric, and film, the English program offers students at all levels a wealth of opportunities to enhance their communication skills and their cultural knowledge. 

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Students who seek a B.A. in English engage in intensive study of literature designed to develop cultural knowledge and strong analytical and communication skills. All students take a sequence of core courses in literary history and analysis. To complete the degree requirements, majors choose six electives from a range of British, American, and global literary topics, while those who choose the Creative Writing concentration or Writing Minor divide their electives between writing workshops and literature courses. The program equips students with critical thinking and communication skills that they can use in education, law, business, publishing, and a wide range of other professional fields.