Literature is one of the best artifacts of a given culture as it truly represents human characteristics combined with social, cultural, political, and economic factors. The English major at Lees-McRae College gives students the tools to read, study, and critically discuss some of the most illuminating works in Western literature and literatures from around the globe. Students are prepared for a versatile professional life with refined skills in communication, critical thinking, comprehension and analysis.

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Curriculum

Sample Courses

Advanced Grammar/Linguistics
African American Literature
Communications for Professions and Business
Creative Writing
Journalism
Shakespeare
Technical Writing
Women in Literature
World Literature: Major Authors

See full degree and minor requirements in the College Catalog


Career Opportunities

A Lees-McRae College graduate with a degree in English is prepared for lifelong learning , continued enjoyment of literature, and is in a prime position to pursue a variety of careers or graduate programs, particularly law school or medical school. Employers consistently report that they desire students with well-developed communications skills and the ability to tackle new ideas and tasks with a critical eye. English majors work as:

  • Editors
  • Educators
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Journalists
  • Lawyers
  • Publisher
  • Sales and Marketing Professionals
  • Technical writers

Faculty

Dr. Michael E. Joslin
Professor of English
B.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina at Columbia
joslin@lmc.edu


Contact Us

Dr. Michael E. Joslin
Professor of English
B.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina at Columbia
joslin@lmc.edu