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Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism Undergraduate Programs + Minors

Undergraduate Programs and Minors

Latin American Studies-Minor

Minor

The US is the second largest Spanish Speaking country and set to be the largest Spanish speaking country by 2050. As such, this coursework is designed to pair with any other major area of study to better prepare the student for transnational work with Latin American partnerships and/or US Latinos, Spanish and Portuguese speaking consumers and professionals.

Spanish Education (Grades PreK-12)

Bachelor of Science in Education

Language skills necessary to function effectively in the environment native to the language, paired with ESU’s exceptional teaching preparation program to teach Spanish in grades PreK-12.

English-BA

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English prepares students for careers in many fields that require strong writing and research skills, clear thinking, and creativity. Within the BA-English program, students will explore literary texts from around the world and throughout history, develop their writing and reasoning abilities, and have the opportunity to dig deeper into their own interests in the fields of literature, language, and writing.

Spanish Minor

Minor

The Modern Languages minor concentration in Spanish is designed to complement the student’s primary area of study. The coursework allows the student to develop an intermediate proficiency in Spanish by focusing on basic conversational skills for daily conversations and travel. Some classes such as the Spanish for Health Professionals and the Spanish in the Professions courses are designed to complement the nursing, business, and teacher preparation coursework, among many other areas of study.

Spanish-Modern Languages

Bachelor of Arts

Pursuing this degree prepares students for the bilingual reality in which the US is the second largest Spanish Speaking country and is on target to be the largest Spanish speaking country by 2050. With 600 million Spanish Speakers worldwide and over 50 million Spanish Speakers in the US, Spanish is the world’s fourth most spoken language.

Creative Writing

Minor

Through this minor, students receive guided practice in the writing of poetry, fiction, drama, and non-fiction prose as well as an opportunity to share their work with others, in both workshops and public events, strengthening their writing and performance skills.

Journalism

Minor

This program provides a broad overview of the journalism field with courses related to reporting, publication, editing, history, and journalistic ethics.

Journalism Education

Bachelor of Science in Education

Learn reporting, publication design, design, law, and ethics of journalism. Paired with ESU’s education program, graduates are prepared to teach journalism at the secondary level.

English Teaching-Middle Level Licensure

Bachelor of Science in Education

Gain a deep understanding of English including the written word, language, and literature. This program is paired with ESU’s revered secondary education program and will qualify you to teach at the secondary education level.

English

Minor

The English minor enables students to pursue a secondary interest in literature and heighten their skills as critical readers, thinkers, and writers. These skills augment the expertise students gain in their major fields of study and strengthen their chances for success in such areas as corporate or government service, education, and communications.

English Education (Grades 6-12)

Bachelor of Science in Education

A Bachelor of Science in Education with an English teaching field prepares the student for a career in junior high and high school teaching. The secondary education program in The Teachers College works in partnership with the English program to prepare you in both language arts content and teacher education.