English Composition

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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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