Undergraduate Study in English at UAA

Students who major in English choose one of three options: literature, rhetoric, or education. The literature option focuses on significant examples of literature from different periods and genres, as well as the social and cultural forces that shape them. The rhetoric option focuses on rhetorical strategies and techniques of composition, emphasizing historical and theoretical perspectives in contemporary settings. The education option focuses on preparation appropriate for teaching certification. All prepare majors to conduct research in the discipline and to write for a variety of purposes and audiences. In addition, at the undergraduate level, all offer the opportunity to earn honors in English.