English Composition

The written word is a powerful thing. Ever heard of the power of the pen? Writing comes in many different forms and it's used for a number of purposes. If writing appeals to you, consider becoming an English composition major. Are you able to read a novel and write an opinion piece with evidence to back up your opinion? Or can you write a grant proposal that will knock the socks off of the selection committee? As an English composition major, you will have the opportunity to learn how to write for a variety of audiences for many different purposes. The curriculum generally focuses on literature, composition, speaking, discussion, history, and the use of the English language.Courses are generally held in a typical classroom setting, though some may require observations, interviews, or research. Some programs may conclude with an internship Career opportunities for English composition majors are boundless. Graduates have found positions as educators, copy editors, copywriters, editors, public relation specialists, technical writers, reporters, and news analysts. These positions require many different levels of education, from undergraduate through graduate study.

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Elizabethtown College

Affiliated with the Church of the Brethren, Elizabethtown College is a private institution in south central Pennsylvania. Elizabethtown confers degrees in 56 academic fields of study and offers 100 minors and concentrations. With a focus on...

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I have had the opportunity to spend the night twice on campus, both of them one year apart. It's a lot of fun, but this most recent time, I had the opportunity to attend classes, and I can tell that I will learn a lot. The professors are really nice...

” – Wayne from Prince Frederick, MD
University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is an institution located in the city of the same name. Founded in 1881, the redbrick university is proud of their founding mission, ‘for the advancement of learning and enoblement of life,’ which they still maintain today...