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About Degrees in English

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Jennifer Pauley,
English and Humanities
Department Chair

Phone: (740) 351-3300
Email: jpauley@shawnee.edu

Career Options

Our Bachelor of Arts degree in English alumni go on to have fulfilling careers that span a variety of industries. Some become educators, work in media relations, or choose careers in both traditional and digital media as staff writers or reporters. Our graduates are also employed in a myriad of other industries, from finance, marketing, and manufacturing to health care administration.

  • Game design industry
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Media companies
  • Public relations
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Communication

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What our graduates say:

“The Media and Culture concentration taught me to apply my critical thinking and writing skills to the world we live in and to the world presented to us through literature, art, and mass media.

Not only do I understand more about the world, but I understand how to navigate and contribute to it in a positive and inclusive way.

— Christina Baker, Culture and Media Studies Alumnus

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the English & Humanities core will be able to:

  • situate texts within a historical and cultural context;
  • analyze texts through the lens of literary, cultural, rhetorical, and/or linguistic theory; and
  • compose effective arguments supported by relevant evidence from primary and secondary sources.

Students who complete the Culture and Media Studies Concentration will be able to articulate the relationship between media technologies, cultural representation, and material practices.

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