Studying English explores the production, consumption, interpretation, and thoughts behind and about texts – from classic works of literature like Moby Dick to emerging genres like microfiction or writing for the web. At Indiana University Kokomo, students studying for an English degree will also study how people communicate – orally, in writing, and through pictures and video.
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 in student organizations like the English Club or Field, engage in internships, and even travel!
Choose your concentration
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 takes students into a variety of literature courses, as well as some courses outside the department, as determined by the student’s advisor. As a result, students often take courses such as writing, linguistics, literature or Multicultural Literature.
The writing, editing, and media concentration is designed for students interested in journalism, publishing and more. This concentration adds courses in various types of writing, 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.
Ready to begin
To find out what the next four years might look like while you study for this degree, explore our Degree Map, and schedule an appointment with your advisor today.