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The Principal mission of the English Program at Morehead State University is to advance learning in literary and study; teacher preparation; creative, technical and professional writing; and linguistics. Distinguished for its highly qualified and diverse faculty, the English Program provides excellent instruction in analysis, research, and argumentation that leads students to produce, interpret and evaluate a wide range of texts from diverse vantages. With its array of traditional, “face-to-face” courses, the English Program’s average class size encourages individualized interaction between faculty and students. The English Program also offers several internet and distance learning classes for student convenience. The English major provides the type of broad liberal arts background that can prepare students for many fields and pursuits. Upon completion of the program, graduates of the English department are ably prepared to pursue careers in teaching, law, professional or technical writing, the arts or other fields in which expert writing and reading skills are valued. Many of the program’s graduates elect to pursue advanced degrees. A gateway for any number of career options, a degree in English prepares students to be excellent writers and astute but tolerant thinkers.