Poets are our original systems thinkers. Poets contemplate the life we live, interpret and coalesce material, and generate wisdom.” 

– Sidney Harmon, chief executive officer, Harmon International Industries

Graduates with a degree in English and the communication arts are among the most versatile in the job market today. Proficiency in writing and the knowledge of literature and the other humanities combined with experience in a variety of communication media can prepare you for a broad spectrum of career opportunities. Lawrence Technological University’s english and communication arts degree can also give you a strong foundation for advanced graduate study in law and the humanities.

english and communication arts majorAs an English and communication arts major, you may carve out a career as a writer, editor, broadcaster, or an advertising, publishing, or public relations professional – career paths traditionally associated with this course of study. Or, you may become a teacher or professor, lawyer, film or television director, or a producer, politician, actor, or nonprofit fund raiser – the list of options is virtually limitless.

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For more information, including information for transfer and international students, contact Lawrence Tech’s Office of Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU or admissions@ltu.edu. For specific questions about the English and communication arts degree program, contact Lawrence Tech’s Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication at 248.204.3520 or humchair@ltu.edu.

As a technological university, Lawrence Tech is in a unique position to offer you exposure to disciplines that you may not encounter in a traditional liberal arts college setting. Familiarity with disciplines such as architecture and design, management, the sciences, and engineering in combination with the traditional humanities will give you a distinct advantage in today’s technologically driven job market.

In addition to your formal academic preparation, you’ll have opportunities to participate in artistic, literary, and dramatic productions with Lawrence Tech’s student arts organization, the Artists’ Guild, which also produces the student-edited literary and arts journal, Prism, and the Society of Dramatic Arts.

In keeping with Lawrence Tech’s hallmark blending of theory and practice, you will work closely with your advisor to obtain two internships tailored to your interests. One during your sophomore year, and the other during your senior year, these internships provide you valuable hands-on experience in companies and organizations in need of employees with strong oral and written communication skills.

Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication Arts Flowchart 2017 - 18  PDF 

Your 121-credit-hour program consists of:

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1001 University Seminar 1
COM 1103 English Composition 3
LLT 2XX3 Foreign Language 1 3
PSY 1213 Introductory Psychology 3
MCS 1203 Logic 3
   TOTAL 13

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
SSC 2413 Foundations of American Experience 3
LLT 2XX3 Foreign Language 2 3
MCS 1XX4 Mathematics Elective 4
  Natural Sciences 1 3
  Natural Sciences Lab 1
   TOTAL 17

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
CRW 2513 Creative Writing 3
COM 2103 Technical and Prof. Communication 3
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
SSC 2423 Development of American Experience 3
  Natural Sciences 2 3
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
LDR 2001 Leadership Models and Practices 1
   TOTAL 16

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 2113 Speech  3
COM 2443 Intro. to Rhetoric and Logic 3
LLT 3413 British Lit.: Self and Society 3
LLT 3443 American Lit.: Contact to the Civil War 3
LLT 2003 Sophomore Internship/Project 3
   TOTAL 15

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 3423 British Lit.: Reason and Revolution 3
LLT 3453 Amer. Lit.: Reconstruction to Present 3
COM 3553 Interpersonal and Nonverb. Comm. 3
LLT 3613 or Literature and Art or  
LLT 3623 Literature and Science  3
SSC 3733 Aesthetics 3
LDR 3000 Leadership Seminar Series  0
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 3433 British Lit.: Victorian and Modern 3
LLT 3463 Amer. Lit.: Race, Ethnicity, Identity 3
CRW 3113 Special Topics in Creative Writing 3
LLT 4533 Criticism, Theory, Cultural Studies 3
  Open Elective 3
   TOTAL 15

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 4213 Shakespeare in Production 3
LLT 4513 Seminar in Literature 3
COM 3543 Technical Editing 3
CRW 4113 Adv. Creative Writing 3
  Open Elective 3
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 4223 Senior Internship 3
LLT 4903 Senior Thesis 3
SSC 4513 Seminar in Social Science 3
  Open Electives 6
   TOTAL 15

For more information or to speak with an advisor, contact the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication at 248.204.3520, humchair@ltu.edu, or visit room S225 in the Science Building.

Graduates with a degree in English and communication arts have many career options:

Market Research
Public Relations
Writing/editing (film, marketing, technical, television, radio, Web)