academics english
Through Quincy University's English program, you will read and discuss rich and challenging texts, synthesize wide-ranging research, and appreciate varied points of view. You'll also gain fluency in expressing yourself through analytical and creative writing.

You'll explore a dynamic curriculum with the expert guidance of faculty members who hold the highest degrees in the field and have completed specialized study in particular periods and genres. Your professors reflect the Franciscan commitment to individualized instruction in every aspect of your education, and they will collaborate to help you design your future.

Quincy's degree in English includes courses in periods of literature, in writing, and in teaching. You'll enjoy American literature, World literature, British literature, and literature by women. Our writing courses include creative writing, advanced writing, and business communication. We also offer a variety of special topics courses, such as comedy in literature and literature in film. In addition, internship and practicum opportunities are provided.

Our program offers a bachelor of arts degree in English, as well as minors in writing and literature. As an English major, you can also earn certification to teach English in grades 6-12. English majors are able to graduate with honors by maintaining a 3.5 GPA in the major, by taking six hours of history beyond the general education requirements, and by taking two years of a foreign language.

Student Organizations
Quincy sponsors a chapter of Sigma Tau Delta international English honor society for qualified students who demonstrate high levels of achievement in the field. The English Club, open to any interested student, organizes social and educational events and projects, including the popular Town and Gown lecture series and the literary magazine riverrun.

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