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THROUGH THE STUDY OF LITERATURE, it’s possible to see the world through the eyes of authors from across time and around the world. While most students major in the subject because of their fondness for a good story and their love of language, the study of literature also provides dramatic lessons in history, philosophy, psychology, and cultural studies.

GMC’s English Program focuses on the study of literature, while students in the writing program concentrate on their own work. Writing workshops allow students to hone their craft and develop a professional portfolio.

Majors & Minors

  • B.A. in English

  • B.A. in English with Secondary School Teacher Certification

  • B.F.A. in Writing

  • Minor in English

  • Minor in Writing

Selected Learning Outcomes: English

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of Standard Written English, learning to express themselves in a clear and cogent manner through exams and essays that meet criteria outlined in Writing program rubrics.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with English language literature and its pattern of development through exams and essays that meet criteria outlined in English program rubrics.
  • Demonstrate sophisticated reading skills that make possible the critical analysis and interpretation of written texts via examinations and essays.
  • Demonstrate research skills and an understanding of historical literary contexts through the writing of substantial research essays and literary analysis.

Selected Learning Outcomes: Writing

  • Gain proficiency in the use of Standard Written English, learning to express themselves in a clear and cogent manner.
  • Become familiar with the major literary movements in English and American literature, especially as they relate to poetry and fiction.
  • Cultivate the ability to create a sustained piece of creative writing in at least one genre, and the skills necessary to share their own writing publicly.




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