English @ OU

Undergraduate Program in English

Because of the size of its faculty, Ohio University's English department is able offer its students instruction in a wide variety of fields, including literary study, rhetoric and composition, creative writing, and secondary teacher education. The department's extensive course offerings, for both majors and non-majors, expose students to a rich and diverse body of artistic and cultural material. In spite of the size of our department, the majority of our courses boast enrollments of fewer than thirty-five students, and most faculty teach their courses using a combination of lecture and discussion format which invites enriching personal engagement and at the same time provides the fundamental structure of scholarly-critical guidance and learning.

The undergraduate program in English offers an exciting array of courses that are open to both majors and non-majors alike. The Department's offerings include courses on:

  • Literary periods and genres, as well as a variety of theoretical, cultural, and historical issues.
  • Rhetoric and composition
  • Creative writing in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.
  • Methodology and pedagogy in secondary education.

Majors choose from among the four undergraduate programs offered by the department: English Literature (BA 5232), Creative Writing English (BA5232), English Pre-Theology (BA 5233), English Pre-Law (BA 5234).

Use the pop-out menu on the left to find specific information on programs of study and opportunities for undergraduates in English at Ohio University.

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