Prepare to write the world you want to live in! As a writer you will shape the frame through which many others will interpret their experience. The broad humanities framework of the English Writing major, which includes literature and language in a global context, will help you to become an informed and compassionate critical thinker. The flexibility of the major requirements allows you to shape your program to fit your interests and professional goals through elective courses and extra-curricular involvement. Unique combinations of English Writing with other disciplines will demonstrate that you have the skills most desired by future employers—the ability to write and communicate—as well as the versatility to put them to use in a wide variety of professional contexts.
Students who want to focus on composition in various genres may choose the writing minor. The writing courses available at GC enable students to focus on journalism, production, creative writing or a combination of all three. Field experience and/or an internship make this minor an excellent way to prepare for later work in publishing.