Degree Options

Explore English @ RMC

The English Department at Rocky Mountain college offers various paths of study. 

Creative Writing

As a creative writing student at Rocky, you will hone and practice your craft both in and outside the classroom. Students take coursework across genres—fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry—and edit The Rocky Mountain Review student journal, now in its sixth year. At the end of each semester, creative writers participate in a campus reading of their original work, and graduating seniors are featured in the Writers-in-Progress series, in which they share writing from their capstone project in a professional atmosphere. The Reading Series @RMC introduces students to authors of regional and national renown. Recent visitors have included Keetje Kuipers, David Abrams, and Christopher Brean Murray.

Every few years, our department runs Writing & Publishing in New York City, a three-credit travel course in which students meet with agents, editors, and professional writers in the Big Apple. We also place students in internships with the local newspaper, television stations, and the RMC publications office.

The creative writing concentration at RMC provides a vibrant experience combining professionalism with the joy of creating art. Rocky creative writers become newspaper editors, sports journalists, and government writers, as well as teachers and professors, attorneys, and physicians.

English Education

English education students take extensive coursework in English and education curricula to prepare them for careers as middle school and/or high school English teachers. We are pleased to say that our English education program has an excellent record of placing students in teaching jobs.

Literary Studies

Why should you come to Rocky Mountain College to major in literary studies?

Shakespeare's Renaissance contemporary Sir Philip Sidney - renowned for his chivalry and for his sonnets - argued that studying literature provides the best education, opening a "golden world" of knowledge, surpassing all other fields of study. It still is true.

RMC's literature classes are challenging and thought-provoking, and its faculty are dynamic, enthusiastic, and highly qualified. They are ready to mentor students individually from their first freshman writing classes to their applications for internships, graduate schools, or jobs.

What makes RMC different? We offer a solid foundation in American and British literature, as well as in works of writers from around the world. Just as important, our program listens to students and responds to their needs - from offering individual tutoring when needed, to designing unique classes to meet particular students' interests. Our literature courses, however, not only open a golden world of humanity's finest ideas and most inspiring voices; they also encourage students to be analytical, to think critically, and to communicate effectively.

We recognize that college education does not end with graduation; instead, an English degree is a prelude to the world after college, whether your goal is teaching, business, graduate school, or law school. Our graduates have become newspaper editors and writers, teachers, college professors and administrators, and medical doctors; while still others have used their knowledge of ideas, as well as their critical thinking, analytical, communication, and creative skills to find success in corporate life - diverse lives and careers, but all began with an English degree from Rocky Mountain College.


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