Department of English

O'Dowd Hall, Room 544
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2250
fax: (248) 370-4429

Department of English

The Department of English at Oakland University offers Undergraduate programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English, a secondary education major in English (STEP), a modified major in English with a linguistics concentration, a major in creative writing, a major in cinema studies, as well as liberal arts minors in English, in secondary teaching, creative writing, and in cinema studies. In addition, the Department offers a program leading to the Master of Arts degree in English.

The Department of English offers courses in British and American literature, introducing students to literary history, genre studies, critical theory and intensive study of major authors. Students can also take introductory and advanced courses in poetry, fiction writing, film, cinema history,   theory, critical film studies, and film production. For complete details concerning the Cinema Studies or Creative Writing, click on the appropriate link. 
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American Studies Concentration  Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP)  Master of Arts in English