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Communicating the ‘Write’ Message

By equipping students with an extensive knowledge of the English language and vital critical thinking skills, the English major provides a platform for success in more than just literature.  “We are increasingly innovative,” says Tarshia L. Stanley, Ph.D., department chair. “We want to figure out who our students are, what they need, and how they are going to be able to compete in the 21st century.”

Spelman College English majors can expect to have a vast knowledge of literature including African-American literature, British literature and American literature. The curriculum covers periods, cultures and ideologies. In addition to required courses, students take electives and can choose from three minors in the department – two writing minors (a creative writing minor track and business and professional writing track); and a film and visual culture minor. The minors are open to non-English majors as well. 

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