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  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

English and Linguistics


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Department of English and Linguistics
College of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts Building 145 ~ 260-481-6841 ~ ipfw.edu/engl

The Department of English and Linguistics offers courses that cover all periods of British and American literature; in special topics, such as children’s literature; and in writing, film study, linguistics, folklore, and mythology. Degree programs in English and minors in creative writing, English, folklore, linguistics, and professional writing are designed for students who desire a humanistic education.  The program in English offers excellent preparation for many different careers.

Literary study provides a basis for understanding various forms of cultural expression; writing skills are a powerful tool in an age dominated by information technologies; linguistics teaches the structure and function of language; folklore introduces the student to voices otherwise neglected by a dominant culture. The Bachelor of Arts with a major in English is appropriate for those who wish to enter a graduate or professional school.  Degree options also prepare students for careers in teaching, writing, and business communications.

For program descriptions, see Programs  of this Bulletin.

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