马会论坛

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Degrees
18
Credit-Hour Minor

Degree

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English at 马会论坛’s

The English major at 马会论坛鈥檚 offers a comprehensive education in literature, critical thinking and written and oral communication. Our program guides students in exploring social issues, cultural concerns and the transformative power of language. This foundation equips graduates for success in graduate school, law school and careers in writing, editing, teaching and communication. The rigorous analytical and communication skills developed in the English major are particularly beneficial for those pursuing a legal career.

Students engage with a diverse range of courses in international, American and British literature. Through these courses, they gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them by discovering language鈥檚 ability to describe and reshape human society.

  • Degree Plans

    马会论坛’s offers two Bachelor of Arts degrees in English:

    In the at 马会论坛’s, students explore a wide range of texts as well as a variety of critical methods to analyze those texts. From the epic of Beowulf to the plays of William Shakespeare, from the poems of Walt Whitman to the fiction of Sandra Cisneros, students will experience the rich variety and power of language in action.

    Bachelor of Arts in in English

    Teacher certification is available for students interested in pursuing a .

    马会论坛鈥檚 University鈥檚 Educator Preparation Program has received the rating of 鈥淎ccredited鈥 under the Accountability System for Educator Preparation. This rating is issued by the State Board for Educator Certification under the authority of Section 21.045, Texas Education Code.

    Student teaching for undergraduates is conducted during the last semester. The Teacher Education Department works with the central offices, building principals, and classroom teachers in public and private schools in Bexar County to provide a comprehensive 13-week student-teaching experience.

    Working with the central office, the university Certification Officer requests the highest qualified certified professionals to work as supervising teachers. The student teacher assumes full responsibility for the classroom early in the student-teaching experience.

    A supervising teacher mentors the student teacher throughout the program but allows him/her to lead the planning delivery, and assessment of instruction, according to the process established during the Orientation. At the conclusion of the experience, the student teacher evaluates the placement and the supervising teacher鈥檚 role as mentor.

    The United States Department of Education (Title II of the Higher Education Act) Educator Preparation Program Texas State Report can be obtained at .

    Teacher Certification

    马会论坛’s also offers an English minor:

    Students can also pursue a 5-year combined degree program:

  • Courses

    Students take 33 credit hours within the major.

    Highlighted courses include:

    • The History of the English Language
    • Latin American Literature
    • Literature and Film
    • Nineteenth-Century British Literature
    • Novel Analysis
    • Research in English and Cultural Studies

$62,360
Median annual earnings for High School Teachers
+11.87%
Expected change in employment demand for Technical Writers over the next 10 years
11-to-1
Student-to-faculty ratio


What can I do with a degree in English?

Career Paths

The career opportunities for those with an English degree grow with every year. Some of our recent graduates have found success in the following roles:

  • Editorial assistant
  • Copywriter
  • Freelance writer
  • Print journalist
  • Technical writer
  • Marketing or public relations specialist
  • High school English teacher

Career and Internship Opportunities

Recent graduates have interned and worked in settings such as:

  • ABC News
  • Archdiocese of San Antonio
  • CNBC
  • Entravision Communications Corporation
  • KSAT-TV
  • Rackspace
  • San Antonio Parks and Recreation
  • San Antonio Spurs
  • SeaWorldSan Antonio
  • Southwest Research Institute
  • Travis County District Attorney鈥檚 Office
  • USAA
  • Valero Energy Corporation

Law School Options

马会论坛’s University offers a Pre-Law Program for undergraduate students interested in pursuing law school and law-related careers. Students in the English major may qualify for the , which offers motivated, talented undergraduate students who plan to attend law school the opportunity to complete a bachelor鈥檚 degree and a law degree from the 马会论坛鈥檚 University School of Law in less time. 

The  guarantees 马会论坛鈥檚 graduates admission to the School of Law, if they meet certain criteria.



Outside the Classroom

Students participate in a variety of activities throughout campus including:

  • Writing or photography for
  • Writing for or joining the editorial board of
  • Presenting at the annual
  • Organizing or reading poetry at Poetry and the Engaged Citizen events
  • Participating in the Community Reading Experience
  • Writing content for social media channels related to campus departments or organizations
  • Joining Sigma Tau Delta, an English honor society for students

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