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Concentration in Professional Writing and Speaking

Coordinator: Fr. Thomas Brennan, SJ., Ph.D.

The Department of English also offers a concentration in communications designed for those who wish to study the theories and techniques of rhetoric as they are applied in particular professional fields including business communications, advertising, public relations, print journalism, and editing of technical publications and newsletters. Many of the courses in this program are offered in an accelerated format, i.e., in modules of eight weeks.

ENG 222

Critical Approaches to Literary Studies

ENG 402

Shakespeare: Early Works



ENG 403

Shakespeare: Later Works


British/Irish/World Literature course


American Literature course


Writing (creative, journalism, rhetoric, pedagogy)

Five additional courses, at least four of which should be PWS courses or writing courses within the English offerings.