BA in Liberal Arts with Major in English and Communications
The English and Communications program at East-West University is designed to develop the student’s ability to communicate effectively. The program concentrates on reading, writing and analyzing. In the introductory courses students develop the skills of listening, perceptive reading, clear writing and effective speaking. In advanced courses, students develop an ability to read and write with an increased awareness of structure, substance and style; sophistication in expository and creative writing; a sense of literary and film history and genres; an ability to argue persuasively; and an appreciation of differing values in visions of human existence.
The program has three focuses. The first studies literature. Literature courses develop the students’ analytic and interpretive skills. The courses allow students to look at the world through the eyes of other people, other cultures and other time periods and to clarify their own responses to the world. Students should leave the program with a firm grasp of historical and critical principles and with the ability to examine the values expressed in literature. The second focus is pre-law. These courses help students interpret and create rational and persuasive arguments. The third focus is professional communications. These courses prepare the students to design and present documents both in print and in other media. They develop the students’ skills in arguing persuasively for a variety of audiences and in a variety of styles.
A background in English and Communications prepares students for a number of related fields including: Graduate study in language, literature, communication theory, journalism, management and teaching The law Teaching professions Editing, journalism, public relations, technical writing and copywriting for an advertising agency Creative writer
Students who wish to focus on literature must take: Five courses from the following group:
EN205, EN210, EN211, EN212, EN213, EN215, EN249, EN251, and EN260 Five courses from the following group: EN301, EN311, EN312, EN313, EN321, EN322, EN323, EN341, EN342 and EN350 EN406 and four other 400 level courses in English and Communications
Students who wish to focus on pre-law must take: Five courses from the following group:
BS210, EN205, EN213, EN214, EN215, HM210, and HM211 EN301, PL310, and three other 300 level courses in English and Communications EN411, EN412, EN433 and two other 400 level courses in English and Communications
Students who wish to focus on professional communications must take: Five courses from the following group BS205, CI105, CI106, EN155, EN171, EN205, EN213, EN215, EN225, EN230, EN260, and MR201 CP300, EN301, MR310 and two other 300 level courses in English and Communications EN411, EN412, MR420 and one other 400 level course in English and Communications.