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English/Writing

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Are you creative and wish to live a socially engaged life within your community, region, nation and world? Do the habits of mind that enable people to become life-long learners appeal to you? If so, this is a degree for you.

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The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in English/Writing, the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and the minors in English/Writing or Interdisciplinary Writing and Rhetoric provide coursework in literature, rhetoric, and creative writing, preparing students to be critical, creative thinkers and effective communicators.

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Interdisciplinary Writing and Rhetoric (IWR) Minor

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  • For assistance in planning your Interdisciplinary Rhetoric and Culture Minor, contact Dr. Cori Brewster (cbrewste@eou.edu).
  • Major and minor checksheets and the academic catalog are located on the Academic Degrees and Programs webpage at https://www.eou.edu/academics/.

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In addition to providing majors and minors, the English/Writing Department at EOU provides a number of services to the EOU campus community. English faculty teach composition courses (WR 115, WR 121, WR 122, WR 123), participate on First-Year Experience Committees, oversee the University Writing Requirement, and are involved in Writing Across the Curriculum initiatives.

“I attended EOU as a non-traditional student from 2011 to 2016. All of my professors and mentors during that time were phenomenal, I learned and grew so much as both a writer and a reader. I can honestly say that I would not be where I am professionally if it were not for their guidance and instruction. They were instrumental in helping me publish poems in The Paddock Review, basalt, Red Savina Review, The Tower Journal and Nailed. Not to mention my poetry chapbook, All Those Lilting Tongues, which was just published in September 2018. In addition to those publications, I also teach creative writing courses online for Southern New Hampshire University as an adjunct instructor. I owe all my recent successes to the faculty of EOU’s English and Writing Department.”

Theresa Hamman, '14 & '16
B.A. in English/Writing (2014) Master of Fine Arts in Writing (2016)
La Grande, Ore.

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EOU graduates can research, analyze and communicate across a broad spectrum of situations and express themselves effectively to a varied audience. The key is the flexibility of a creative mind paired with skills that will never lose currency.