Professional Writing & English Studies

MajorB.A.120 hours
  • Core in Composition
  • Core in Literature
  • Prepares for job market
  • Prepares for graduate school

HumanitiesExplore the arts

Minor24-25 hours
  • Focus area in Literature
  • Focus area in Music
  • Focus area in Philosophy
  • Great for grad school admissions

CommunicationPR or New Media

MajorB.A.120 hours
  • Focus in Public Relations
  • Focus in New Media
  • Great job market outlook
  • Capstone internship or project

CommunicationAugment your skills

Minor24 hours
  • Focus in Public Relations
  • Focus in New Media
  • Diversify your skills
  • Great for grad school admissions
HAC faculty showcase new English major at national conference

HAC faculty showcase new English major at national conference

Humanities and Communication’s new Professional Writing and English Studies major may at first sound like any other English major, but it’s a fairly radical departure. That message, along with the value of marketing your program, were the focus of a recent presentation by professors Amy Nicholls, Alison Witte and Justin Young at the Thomas R. Watson Conference at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. The three originally wrote their proposal […]

Humanities Symposia hosts author and book signing this Thursday

Humanities Symposia hosts author and book signing this Thursday

This Thursday at 3:30 PM in Taylor Hall’s Wells Theatre, the Humanities Symposia will feature a lecture and book signing by author Glenda Bailey-Mershon. Bailey-Mershon’s novel, Eve’s Garden, details the life of Eve Gates, a girl from a North Georgia mill town in the 1970s, who must come to terms with her Romani (often mistermed “Gypsy”) heritage. During her presentation, Bailey-Mershon will discuss the influence of her Romani heritage on […]

Dafnis presses start on career in video games

Dafnis presses start on career in video games

Jason Dafnis (class of 2014, Communication major and Humanities minor) is turning his passion for video games into the beginnings of a career in game journalism. While at Trine, Dafnis wrote for the Triangle, worked for WEAX, and authored his own blog about video games. All of that activity paid off when he was selected for a highly competitive internship at Game Informer, the largest print outlet for video game […]

Professor Matthews explains how to dig deep into big data

On October 7, Professor Dan Matthews presented as part of the Fall 2014 Humanities Symposia with his talk “Big Stuff with Big Data: Data Mining & Visualization in the Humanities.” A large number of students, faculty, and community members were in attendance. The video above is his complete talk with the question and answer discussion that followed. For a more detailed description of the talk, see below. What kind of […]

Cartoon mice, ghosts and a musical highlight fall Overlooked Film Festival

Cartoon mice, ghosts and a musical highlight fall Overlooked Film Festival

Belle, the story of a mixed-raced woman born into an 18th-century aristocratic English family, kicks off the fall 2014 Overlooked Film Festival on October 2. The film reflects the theme for this year’s series, “Strangers in a Strange Land.” Each movie deals with outsiders trying to find their place. That struggle sometimes proves heartwarming, as in John Favreau’s comedy Chef (October 23). At other times, it is a vehicle for […]