English Major Close Sub-Nav Menu Request InformationMajors and MinorsAcademic Support Resources for Students Disability Support Services Registering with DSSDSS Resources The Communication Center Dr. Seth Clabough Resources for ParentsStaffFAQsLaunchFirst Generation College Students Copley Science Building ConstructionHonors Program Application for Prospective Honors StudentsHonors Academics Current Students Entering Prior to Fall 2016 Academic StandardsCurricular Requirements Honors CoursesDepartmental Honors Current Students Entering Fall 2016 or After Academic StandardsCurricular Requirements Honors CoursesHonors ModulesCollaborative Learning Experience Honors Benefits and OpportunitiesHonors Program Director Noyce Teacher Preparation ProgramFirst Year Program: RMCS101Study Abroad & International Education J-Term Study/Travel Payment Procedure & Scholarship Information Study Abroad Options at RMC J-Term Mandatory Insurance Plan International TravelDomestic Travel J-term 2017 Study/Travel CoursesJ-term Resources Semester Abroad FAQsEligibility and CostsSemester Abroad Application InformationScholarships International Students Obtaining an F-1 VisaMaintaining Student StatusEmployment Social Security NumberCurricular Practical Training (CPT)Optional Practical Training (OPT) Driver's LicenseHealth InsuranceTravelTransfer to R-MCInternational Student Orientation International @ R-MC International Assistant ProgramInternational HousePhoto Gallery 2015 Photo Contest Winner Study Abroad Photo ContestInternational Education Week 2016 OIE staffParents & FamiliesVoices from Abroad Summer Session Important DatesStudy Skills CourseSummer Session Tuition, Fees & Housing Undergraduate ResearchRegistrar's OfficeInternshipsIntellectual Property Rights (PDF) An English major or minor at R-MC explores the power of language and literature to shape experience, to convey meaning, to inform and persuade. At the core of the English major is an encounter with one of the richest and now most diverse literary traditions in the world. Read, Write, Discover With centuries of literature and the richness of language as its subjects, the English major offers a curriculum that surveys genres, major authors, literary periods, forms of writing, and the study and analysis of the English language itself. Make It Your Own Within the English major students have opportunities to focus on particular areas of interest. Every major participates in a senior capstone project involving intensive study of a topic or author, and qualified students may elect a junior- or senior-year independent study or a senior thesis project in British or American literature. The department offers minors in literature or writing as well, along with a concentration for certification in the teaching of secondary English. Journalism Minor With print and multimedia platforms proliferating, journalism represents an exciting, rapidly evolving field in the 21st century. The journalism minor at R-MC introduces you to the fundamental philosophies, principles and practices of professional journalism that can be applied in a range of media settings. Words at Work English majors can train to become tutors in the Communication Center, can help staff the college newspaper, The Yellow Jacket, and may participate in writing internships. Lena Wallace '14, an English major and journalism and communication studies minor, went beyond the classroom with internships at WAVY-TV/WVBT-TV in Portsmouth, Virginia, the Petersburg Progress-Index in Petersburg, Virginia, and Richmond magazine. She now works as a news producer. The Next Chapter The ability to communicate effectively is one of the skills most desired by employers across all professions, and careers for English majors are as diverse and varied as the body of world literature. In addition to entering the fields of education, journalism, writing and publishing, alumni of R-MC's English department work in medicine, the law, finance, public relations, and marketing. Apply to R-MC! Connect with R-MC on Facebook! Ask a Question?