Whether you’re interested in language or learning the mechanics of writing a good novel, UND’s Department of English provides a versatile education that gives you experience in all areas of the subject. With courses in everything from creative writing and editing to linguistics and literature, you’ll find your home within the Department of English.
By studying to write clearly and read perceptively, you’re setting yourself up for success in any career path you choose. The ability to communicate effectively is necessary in every industry. Some courses you might take are:
- American & British Literature
- Fiction & Creative Writing
- Digital Humanities
- Editing and Publishing
- History of the English Language
For more information, visit the English Department website.
Joining different organizations on campus can help you to enhance your knowledge of topics you cover in class, as well as allow you to make connections with other students and faculty members across campus.
The Adelphi Literary Society is comprised of current English students and faculty advisors. This friendly group of learners organizes numerous events, films, fundraisers and paper-editing groups throughout the year to engage English majors on campus.
The UND Writers Conference is an annual event that allows students to interact with some of the most influential American and international authors of the 21st century. It also gives them the chance to volunteer and assist with the running of this literary event dedicated to community engagement.
With a degree in English from UND, you'l be qualified for many different career paths. With different areas of emphasis to study, you’ll be able to tailor your degree to fit the career you want. Department of English alumni are employed in:
- Public relations
- The ministry
- Linguistic research
- The military
- Non-profit organizations
- Culinary institutes
- Government agencies
More information about specific career possibilities for English majors can be found here.
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