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English/Writing

Create - Adapt - Succeed


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.

English EOU alumna Mackenzie Trotter

My English/Writing professors took as much of an interest in my well-being as they did in my writing. My understanding of writing, which was built and nurtured by one-on-one interactions with English/Writing faculty, has been the most valuable tool I have in terms of education.

Mackenzie Trotter, '14
English
La Grande, Ore.

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