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The English department offers three tracks within the major with distinct
course requirements:

  • Literature
  • Writing
  • Education

Common English courses for all tracks:

  • Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama
  • Introduction to Literary Studies
  • Shakespeare
  • British Literature Seminars (2)
  • The History of the English Language
  • American Literature Seminars (2)
  • Literary Criticism and Theory
  • Senior Thesis I and II

Viterbo English majors often pursue communications-based careers in such fields as public relations, advertising, and journalism. Many English majors prepare for careers as middle/secondary school teachers, or pursue graduate or professional degrees in English, library science, communications, and law.

Students who minor in English gain the analytical skills that come from textual study but also improve their writing through their choice of five courses that comprise the minor.

For more information contact:
Susan Cosby Ronnenberg, Ph.D.
Chair, English Department
Phone: 608-796-3490

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