ENGLISH

General Information:

Through the study of literature and writing, English majors develop an understanding of the language shapes and is shaped by the world. Students of literature are introduced to the historical foundations of the English language and learn to examine and interpret texts.
Students of writing study the connection between thought and verbal communication in order to improve understanding between one party and another by using more vigorous and exact language.

Career Possibilities:
The skills, values, and way of thinking emphasized in the English major provide excellent preparation for virtually any career field which requires critical analysis and exact writing:

Actor/Producer/Director
Writer
Editor
Journalist (News Analyst, Reporters, and Correspondents)
Librarian
Press Secretaries (Public Relations Specialist)
Teacher (Secondary)
Professor
Proofreader
Copy Markers
Grant Writer
Publisher
Technical Writer
Advertising
Public Administration
Critic
Legal Assistant
Media Planner
Speechwriter
M.A. Curriculum Travel Agent
M.A. Curriculum Newspaper/Magazine
M.A. Curriculum Policy/Procedures Analyst

 

Applicable UCCS Graduate Programs:

M.A. Curriculum
M.A. History
M.A. Curriculum and Instruction
M.A. Curriculum M.A. Counseling and Human Services

 

Statistics:

Writers and editors held about 319,000 jobs in 2002. More than one third were self-employed.

Of the 319,000 writing jobs, 50,000 were technical writing jobs.

The projected need for 2002-2012 is 28,000 employees

The projected growth rate is faster than average: 21-35%

Median Annual Earnings for: Writers and authors: $42,790

Advertising: $54,520

Newspaper/Book/Periodical Publisher: $33,550

Salaried Editors: $41,170

Salaried Technical Writers: $50,580

Median Salary for: Entry-level technical writers: $41,000

Mid-level technical writers: $49,900

Senior-level: $66,000

 

UCCS Clubs:

riverrun

Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society)

Society of Success and Leadership

 

For More Information

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www.sag.org
www.ncte.org
www.stc.org
www.nab.or
www.ala.org
www.prsa.org
www.rnt.org
www.writerswrite.com/jobs/jobs
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