WHY STUDY ENGLISH AT TRINITY COLLEGE?

Students with English degrees from Trinity have pursued successful careers in public relations, business/finance, editing/design, marketing, secondary education, higher education as well as enrolling in graduate programs.

WHERE YOU STUDY MATTERS

Trinity is located in a peaceful wooded setting, just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. This prime location offers some of the nation’s best school districts, a variety of ministry organizations, and 12 Fortune 500 companies within 12 miles of campus to apply practically what you are learning in the classroom. In addition, Trinity is close to many coffee shops, restaurants, cultural experiences, and recreational activities when you need a break from the books!

DID YOU KNOW?

Graduates from Trinity’s English or English with a Communication minor have done graduate work at places like Northwestern University, University of Connecticut, University of Illinois, University of Maryland, University of Minnesota, University of Notre Dame, Indiana University, Northern Illinois University, University of Stirling (Scotland), and University of Wisconsin—Madison and others!

Personal

Practical

Biblical

PERSONAL. PRACTICAL. BIBLICAL.

At Trinity, you’ll be equipped to think critically and biblically in every area of life as you are challenged to apply your faith to your coursework and classroom conversations. And instead of approaching general education as a checklist of courses to be completed, Trinity’s distinctive educational approach gives you the freedom to choose courses that are most interesting and relevant to you. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you can select from electives to enhance your major, apply toward a minor, create a double major, or simply experience something new. The choices are yours! All along the way, you’ll be cared for and supported, ensuring that you make the most of your college experience.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The English major is designed to prepare you for graduate work in English, law, library science, and careers requiring a strong background in the liberal arts. The English major has a general focus with the opportunity for you to select courses reflecting your particular academic interests. You will learn how to describe the formal features of poetry, fiction and drama and demonstrate knowledge of a wide variety of English literature. You will also learn how to adequately describe the work of literary scholars, apply their methods, and reflect on their methods in light of Christian theology.

COURSEWORK

Requirements for the English major total 42 hours. This includes 30 hours of English courses and 12 hours in the humanities core. Students pursuing an Education degree with English secondary licensure receive the full English major.

The major begins with foundational courses in poetry, fiction, and drama, as well as a skill course in business communication, before moving to more advanced courses in Shakespeare, Renaissance Literature, Romantic Literature, American Literature, and Contemporary Theory.

CAREER OUTCOMES
Copywriter Librarian
Novelist Editor-in-Chief
Publisher Proofreader
Speechwriter Web Content Editor
Journalist Essayist

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