Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits
The B.A. in English at UAF provides training in rhetorical dexterity, critical acumen and creative ingenuity — habits of mind that develop alongside intellectual inquiries concerning the production and reception of literary (and nonliterary) texts. As effective creators and thoughtful consumers of print and digital information, students learn how to identify critical methods, analyze language in varying historical, cultural and institutional contexts, and employ research in writing and speaking for a professional audience in the humanities.
The department has a particular strength in creative writing; students will have the opportunity to attend lectures and workshops with respected visiting writers and scholars as well as resident faculty. Mindful of how language shapes problems, communities and environments, students are prepared for a variety of graduate programs and careers in diverse fields such as education, law and business.