Why Study English at Fisher?
As an English major or minor at Fisher, you'll find yourself well prepared for graduate school and careers in business, law, teaching, marketing, public service, non-governmental work, and many other areas.
Courses provide you 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.
You'll 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
If you major in English, you'll choose from more than 60 courses in literature, creative writing, rhetoric, composition studies, and professional and technical writing. You will also choose one of two concentrations: writing or literature. However, electives within the program will encourage you 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.
The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most current English Program Requirements, including course descriptions.
Check out what some of our outstanding students have to say about their experiences as English majors! [Videos by Ciera Carhart]