An English major at Elon offers students an array of opportunities. Students specialize in one of four concentrations (Creative Writing, Literature, English Teacher Licensure or Professional Writing and Rhetoric) or pursue a double concentration. Outside the classroom, our students complete internships in a variety of fields or participate in on-campus activites, such as
Writers and researchers, our faculty members remain active professionally, serve as mentors for our students and routinely lead study abroad courses in places such as Ireland, Ghana, Western and Eastern Europe, London, Australia and Mexico.
After graduation, our alumni embark on careers in a variety of fields, taking positions ranging from credit analysts and marketing associates to librarians, lawyers, technical writers, journalists, teachers, Peace Corps volunteers and much more. Still more pursue graduate study in literature, creative writing, rhetoric, teaching and the study of law.
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Jessie L. Moore presented a Center for Engaged Learning project at the 2016 International Consortium for Educational Development conference in Cape Town, South Africa, in November.
Moffitt, who passed away Dec. 1, served as a program assistant in the Department of English.
Paula Patch described the outcome of a CATL Scholar project to revise tools education licensure candidates use to demonstrate grammar competency
Three Elon faculty members affiliated with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning presented at the 41st annual conference of the POD Network in Higher Education held Nov. 9-13 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Their presentation, “Co-Owners in Engaged Learning: Reimagining the Library/First-Year Writing Partnership as Community of Practice,” described the evolution of a model of library instruction for first-year writing students that simultaneously reflects and highlights the changing roles of librarians and their relationship to faculty.