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English Studies

With courses in literature, linguistics, creative writing, rhetoric, and writing, English studies offers diverse gateways into the study of language.

  • You’ll develop advanced skills in writing, reading, interpreting, and understanding the cultural place and importance of a wide variety of texts.
  • American, British, and world literature courses offer you a perspective gained only through intimacy with imaginative writing from various times and cultures.
  • Linguistics offers an understanding of how languages function structurally and how they both shape and respond to the cultures around them.
  • Writing and rhetoric courses help you grow as a writer and understand how writing contributes to lifelong learning and professional success.
  • Creative writing helps you use language as a medium for imagination, insight, and artistry.

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Department of English
Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 297
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-8580
Fax: 765-285-3765
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