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B.A. in English, Writing, Rhetoric and Literacy

The English – Writing, Rhetoric and Literacy major at Colorado State University builds on departmental strengths in writing theory and design, rhetoric, composition, public writing and rhetoric and writing instruction.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

English – Writing, Rhetoric and Literacy major at Colorado State University is designed for students who wish to pursue the study of theories and practices of writing and rhetoric.

The Writing, Rhetoric and Literacy concentration offers students the ability to:

  • Study writing in a department that takes a humanistic approach to learning
  • Engage writing and rhetoric with a focus on genre, audience, invention, and style
  • Explore and practice writing and rhetorical approaches in social, cultural, and historical contexts

Potential Occupations

A major in English prepares students for business, government, or education careers that require broadly educated people who can think critically, communicate effectively, analyze texts, and write well. Many employers appreciate liberal arts majors for their multiple skills and their ability to adapt to a variety of tasks and work environments.

Depending on a student’s interests, the electives taken, or the concentration selected, available career choices include, but are not limited to: copy editor; project editor; manuscript reader or story analyst; sales representative; publicity and promotion specialist; advertising coordinator; production specialist; assistant book publicist; contracts and permission specialist; agency or arts administrator; human resource manager;

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Courses Included

  • Public Speaking
  • Writing Arguments
  • Writing in the Disciplines: Arts and Humanities
  • British Literature–Medieval Period to 1800
  • British Literature–After 1800
  • Black Cinema and Media

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