53 credit hours
Trinity English/Communication students are known in the community for their strong writing and their reliable characters. You’ll start gaining practical writing and publishing experience working on the Trinity Digest or The Trillium, the campus arts journal, and then you’ll intern in a professional setting. Trinity is located just north of Chicago, so you can pursue internships that will build a distinguished resume and that often launch students’ careers in corporate communications. publishing, or even ministry.
You can expect to finish your degree in 3-4 years, depending on your course load.
English/Communication majors graduate with a professional writing portfolio ready to take to the job market.
Requirements total 53 hours. This includes 47 hours of English courses and 6 hours of related courses. Nine hours required in the major meet general education requirements.
The English/Communication major is designed to educate you in a dual writing/literature track. With Trinity’s English/Communications major, you’ll be equipped for careers in media (including public relations), law, library science, and government. You’ll also be prepared for graduate work in communication and, with additional literature courses, prepared for graduate work in English as well.
The English/Communication major combines a substantial portion of the English major with coursework and hands-on training in media writing and other communication methods. You will build skills in publishing, design, and even politics, and will complete an internship where you’ll put your work in front of real audiences. Some courses include:
|ENG 220||Studies in Poetry||3 hours|
|ENG 222||Studies in Fiction||3 hours|
|Core Communication Courses
|COM 120||Studies in Poetry||3 hours|
|ENG 240X||Studies in Fiction||3 hours|
|ENG 340X||Studies in Drama||3 hours|
|ENG 440X||Topics in Media Studies||3 hours|
|ENG 445||Internship||3 hours|
|3 hours from the following (with instructor’s guidance and consent)|
|Select one of the following:|
|ENG 112||Speech||3 hours|
|ENG 210X||Business Communication||3 hours|
|ENG 336||Creative Writing||3 hours|
|ENG 306||Renaissance Literature||3 hours|
|ENG 310||Romantic Literature||3 hours|
|Period and Author Courses|
|Select two of the following||6 hours|
|ENG 230||Survey of Contemporary Critical Theory|
|ENG 302||Classical Literature|
|ENG 315||Modern European Literature|
|ENG 317||Russian Literature|
|ENG 318||American Literature I:
Puritanism Through Transcendentalism
|ENG 320||American Literature II:
Civil War Through Depression
|ENG 350||Topics in Literature|
|ENG 420||Capstone Seminar in the British Novel||3 hours|
|COM 204||Mass Communication|
|POL 250||American Government|
|Choose the remaining 3 hours from the Period and Author Courses, or an appropriate Upper Division Communication or Graphic Design course, in consultation with an advisor and consent of the professor of record, if needed.|
|Public Relations Officer||Curriculum Planner|
|Drama Critic||Web Content Editor|
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