English Degree

English Degree

When we talk about earning an English degree from Indiana University Kokomo, we’re talking about studying how humans produce, consume, interpret, and think about texts. This includes everything from “capital-L” works of Literature (Moby Dick and Shakespeare, for example) to emerging genres like micro-fiction and web writing and pretty much everything in between. 


As an English student, you’ll also study how people communicate—orally, in writing, and through the use of images and sounds—and how we use these various mediums to persuade, entertain, and inform.

We’ve designed our curriculum to offer you practical skills, in-depth knowledge, and in-service learning. During your time at IU Kokomo, you’ll be encouraged to network, get involved on campus in student organizations, take part in some serious researching, publish your work in Field, take some internships for on-the-job learning, and even travel! English faculty have recently sponsored study abroad trips to England, France, Hawaii, and Ireland.

English Concentrations

To narrow your focus within your Bachelor of Arts in English, you can choose a concentration for your degree. Each concentration is designed to prepare you for whatever your future career plans may be!

The language and literature concentration is the traditional route for students majoring in English. Within this concentration, students will take a variety of literature courses plus some courses outside of literature in other departments as determined by the departmental advisor. This allows for electives in any of the courses in English, including writing, linguistics, and literature. Courses offered within literature vary from Beginnings through 18th Century to Multicultural Literature.

The writing, editing, and media concentration are designed for students interested in journalism, publishing, and more. This concentration adds courses in various types of writing (creative writing, publishing, journalism, or media) and requires courses in editing and research. Within this concentration, students will have the opportunity to take courses such as Literary Interpretation, World/Gender/Multicultural Literature, and Theories and Practices of Editing.

To find out what the next four years might look like for this degree, fill out your information and follow the prompted steps to arrive at a sample degree map. For more information specific to you and your situation, please schedule a visit with an advisor today. For the most current requirements for this degree, please visit our Academic Bulletin

Assessment information for this degree is available from our Assessment landing page.

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