Ohio Wesleyan offers three different concentrations in English to meet your individual interests and goals. In all of these concentrations, you will develop valuable skills in writing and oral expression, critical thinking, research, and analysis.

About the Concentrations

  • Creative Writing: In Creative Writing, you explore and develop writing techniques by studying many different writing forms, including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, playwriting, and screenwriting. As an upper-level student, you will have the opportunity to specialize in a genre of writing in rigorous, advanced genre-specific workshops.
  • English for Educators: If you want to teach English in middle school or high school, this concentration gives you an easy-to-navigate path designed specifically for your needs. Through a rigorous and wide-ranging course of study that includes literature, language, writing, and multimedia narratives, you will acquire the analytical skills and cultural competencies necessary to succeed in today's classroom while meeting licensure requirements for teaching English grades 7-12.
  • Literature: In this concentration you read and analyze a variety of English-language literatures from around the world, both historic and contemporary. You read deeply, developing critical skills to enrich your emotional and intellectual experience of literary texts. You explore the conventions of fiction, poetry, drama, and the essay, and you examine fundamental questions about the nature of literature: What is it? Why read it? How is life transformed into imaginative works and how do they transform our lives? Through spirited discussion and debate of complex issues such as race, power, and identity, you study the ways in which historical and cultural contexts impact literary traditions, genres, and modes of expression.

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