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Bachelor of Arts in English

Students who complete the Gordon State College major in English not only gain a rich knowledge of and appreciation for literature past and present, but they also develop critical thinking and communication skills that will serve them well in a variety of vocations. Every English major at Gordon State College will receive the training necessary to become perceptive readers, skilled writers, and independent thinkers. The major is defined by four tracks:

Track 1 leads to a liberal arts degree in English and prepares graduates for a wide array of professional settings requiring highly developed writing and communications skills (such as business, editing, public relations, or electronic media) as well as providing a strong foundation to those students who wish to pursue graduate or professional studies in a variety of disciplines (such as communications and media, technical writing, English, law, or American Studies).

Track 2 in the major prepares students in the core content and pedagogical theory necessary to meet Georgia Performance Standards in English/Language Arts and to address test frameworks for the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators.

Track 3 in the major emphasizes professional communication and includes courses in organizational communication, technical writing, and writing for new media. Students pursuing this track will gain additional skills important in a variety of business and professional settings.

Track 4 in the major introduces students to the four major genres of creative writing to prepare them for work in the narrative arts.

English Resources

Visit our Secondary Teaching Certification website for more information about the Teacher Certification (Track 2) for this program.


Contact Us

Dr. Edward Whitelock, Department Head
Department of Humanities
Phone: 678. 359. 5050

Mrs. Creche Navarro, Academic Services Assistant
Department of Humanities
Phone: 678. 359. 5047
Fax: 678.359.5140