Preparing You for Any Career
While people often think that a B.A. in English language and literature degree prepares students only to be teachers or writers, that's not the case at all. Our English language and literature program is designed to give students a broad skill set that translates well in virtually any field. This includes:
- Effective Written and Oral Communication Skills – You'll learn how to develop, craft and present ideas and stories that help you convince, persuade and educate an audience
- The Ability to Think Critically and Creatively – You'll discover how to uncover and dissect various viewpoints in order to create new concepts and stories
- A Broad Knowledge of Literary Classics – You'll gain a unique perspective and understanding of the world by reading, evaluating and discussing literature that's influenced society
- Proficiency in Research Strategies – You'll learn proven techniques for pinpointing and analyzing information that helps you build support for your ideas and opinions
Because of the strong emphasis on writing, research and critical analysis, the English language and literature program opens up a world of options after graduation beyond teaching. Many ELL majors will go on to become lawyers, corporate communications executives, advertising and public relations specialists, consultants, historians and more.
Additional Resources for English Language & Literature
The journal of Southern New Hampshire University, Amoskeag is published every spring, and features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, photos and artwork.
SNHU's student-run online literary journal.
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