About the Program
The English and Communications program at East-West University is varied, flexible and dynamic. It combines practical communications with the study of literature and culture. English and Communications majors can later work in the entertainment industry, the field of politics, social media, business, law, management, or any other field that requires clear communication skills, understanding other people, and critical thinking.
Students will learn to:
- see the possibilities of various genres,
- understand how cultures affect communication, to appreciate the differing values in visions of human existence, to see the world through the eyes of other people, other cultures, and other time periods
- shape arguments to needs of different audiences
- design and present documents in print and other media
Students learn to see the design of what they read and to design what they write thoughtfully.
Students who wish to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communications must take 15 classes in their major. The following classes are required:
EN217 Persuasion and Public Issues
EN226 Introduction to Literature
EN301 Advanced Composition
EN440 Persuasion and Debate
The remaining 11 courses can be chosen based on the student’s interest:
English and Communication majors may take up to 14 electives. This makes the education we offer varied and flexible, to match students’ diverse interests.
As in all other majors, English and Communications majors are required to take courses in General Education, including the freshman composition sequence and courses in mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, computer information science. (For a more detailed breakdown of General Education, please see the General Education section of the catalog).
Dr. Maria V. Polski Associate Professor & Acting DirectorPublished | Edited