When you read and write well, the job possibilities are endless. As a Carson-Newman English major, you’ll develop excellence in written and verbal communication skills and learn problem-solving through analytical and critical reading and writing. In small upper-level classes, you’ll find individual attention from our expert faculty who bring diverse and wide-ranging interests to the department.
The emphasis in literature challenges you through rigorous coursework to read text insightfully with personal application. The emphasis in creative writing exposes you not only to craft and techniques important to original written expression, but also immerses you as a creative thinker through primary courses in literature and theory which help you understand your own role in literary history.
Emphasis AreasCreative WritingLiterature
Carson-Newman has an incredibly high success rate at placing students in some of the country’s top- ranked competitive Master of Fine Arts programs, including UNC-Wilmington, George Mason University, Hollins University and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
• Education• Publishing• Writing and editing
Expand your literary interests through study abroad courses in France, Ireland or Spain
The English department at Carson-Newman is more accurately described as an oasis; I've never learned as much, been as safe and felt as loved anywhere else.
You’ll have opportunities to participate in national academic conferences (Sigma Tau Delta) and present academic essays and creative works. Our students also edit the C-N literary publication Ampersand and submit work to literary journals across the country.