Program Overview

English majors at Temple get to take a remarkably wide range of courses, from foundational classes in the history of American and British literature to more advanced courses in everything from contemporary world fiction to creative writing to business writing to literary theory to Shakespeare.  We also offer a minor, a writing certificate, a concentration in creative writing, and a concentration for majors in Secondary Education.  In addition to preparing students for graduate studies, we also run a career seminar and offer a variety of internships to help students discover the many paths open to English majors after graduating.

Degrees and Programs of Study


Students may choose from courses that span a wide range of approaches and topics including: methods and theories of literary study, literary history, composition and rhetoric, creative writing, and linguistics. Topics include traditional fields of literary study such as Shakespeare, English and American Romanticism, Modernism, and newer areas of study such as contemporary world literature, film, disability studies, and electronic media.


Dominique Moore

Students who major in English go on to careers in university and secondary teaching, law, library and information science, editing and publishing, media and the arts, and non-profit organizations.


Dominique Moore, B.A. in English ’12. Second year law student at Temple University Beasley School of Law.