Literature teaches us how to be decent, better human beings.
Truly, one of the best ways to learn about life is through reading poetry and fictional renditions of others’ lives.
Majoring in English at Tennessee Wesleyan means you will be introduced to the greatest literary artists of all time, opening the door to profound truths about life and our ever-changing global community, in every class, every day.
The Department of English and Modern Languages fosters graduates who can read alertly, think critically and creatively, and communicate effectively, using grammatical and rhetorical skills appropriate to their respective audiences. The department strives to aid students’ appreciation of the historical, cultural, and aesthetic dimensions of language and literature.
The major blends traditional knowledge and critical and creative thinking skills to give students a strong foundation as they prepare themselves for a life of leadership and service.
Career Opportunites by Degree
Majoring in English brings a variety of career and educational opportunities.
- Bachelor of Arts prepares students for graduate school, law school, or any profession that requires critical, creative thinking and writing, as well as using language effectively for communication.
- Bachelor of Science provides a route to licensure for those students seeking to teach Grades 7-12.
- Bachelor of Fine Arts gives students a broad foundation in literature and language, as well as a rich understanding of the various creative genres and how to work within them.