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2015 - 2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015 - 2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Rosemary Fithian Guruswamy*, Chairperson


Undergraduate Program

Designed to afford students an integrated, comprehensive learning program, the English major teaches students the fundamental ways of organizing knowledge in the discipline. Majors may earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree; both degrees prepare students for continued study in advanced programs, for teaching, or for entry into various professions where critical and creative thinking, writing and other communication and problem solving skills are valued and employed.

The major incorporates a writing-intensive requirement which integrates instruction in writing and the use of writing as a powerful learning tool into the whole curriculum, following a sequenced and coordinated plan. Students take four writing-intensive courses throughout the major.

Academic Programs

English, B.A. 

English, B.S. 

Creative Writing Minor 

English Minor 

Technical and Business Writing Minor 

Graduate Program

The graduate program in English leading to a Master of Arts or Master of Science degree prepares students for teaching at the secondary and college levels, for continued study in pursuit of the doctoral degree and for entry into various professions where critical thinking and writing are valued and employed. For further information, consult the Radford University Graduate Catalog.