Why Study English at Fisher?
English majors and minors find themselves well prepared for graduate school and careers in business, law, teaching, marketing, public service, non-governmental work, and many other areas.
Courses provide students with practice in reading and writing a rich array of textual forms: fiction, poetry, plays, academic and personal essays, speeches, visual rhetoric, and new media.
English majors and minors develop expertise in critical reading and writing—the ability to engage meaningfully with diverse texts from a range of cultural traditions and historical periods.
The English Major at Fisher
English majors choose from more than 60 courses in literature, creative writing, rhetoric, composition studies, and professional and technical writing. English majors choose one of two concentrations, writing or literature, but electives within the program invite students to explore both areas and develop a lifelong interest in reading, as well as a versatile set of writing skills.
The literature concentration, focusing on English and American literature, aims to instill a lifelong love of reading and an understanding of how narrative and language affect everyday life and human history.
The writing concentration focuses on producing versatile writers capable of responding to diverse environments and ever-changing landscapes for communication.
Check out what some of our outstanding students have to say about their experiences as English majors! [Videos by Ciera Carhart]