School of Arts and Letters
B.A. in English with a Writing and Publication Concentration
The English major with a Concentration in Writing and Publication is designed to equip students with a variety of critical, analytical, and practical skills. The Writing Concentration balances the theory and practice of writing with the study of literature to give the major a well-rounded experience.
Why choose a Writing Concentration?
A writing concentration is ideal for any student whose chosen vocation will demand strong communication skills. While most obviously suited to those preparing for professional writing careers in popular and literary journalism, freelance writing, editing, technical writing, or creative writing, a writing concentration also offers excellent preparation for those who wish to enter the corporate world or non-profit sector in areas such as public relations, customer service, in-house publications, or management. A writing degree is also ideal for those who plan to teach at either the elementary, secondary, or post-secondary level, as well as for students interested in pursuing professional studies, such as law school, or graduate study in English literature, composition and rhetoric, communications, or creative writing.
Opportunities for Writing Concentration Majors
- Guided internships in writing and editing
- Tutoring in The Writing Center at NGCSU
- Writing or editing for Mountain Laurels, NGCSU’s literary magazine
- Writing or editing for Unfettered Muse, an online literary ‘zine hosted by NGCSU
- Writing or editing for The University Press , NGCSU’s publishing company
- Workshops with campus Visiting Writers (such as novelist Terry Kay and essayist Amy Blackmarr, former Visiting Writers)
- Opportunities to interact with writers at the annual Dahlonega Literary Festival