Advising for the Major Concentrations
The Liberal Arts degree offers a wide range of courses in many fields which allows students to shape their degree schedule based on their interests and goals. The Liberal Arts Major offers concentrations in the following three areas:
Concentration in English
The concentration in English will develop your writing and speaking skills, give you insight into human nature through study of the most significant literature ever written and allow you to explore the history of thought and idea. This degree will prove beneficial in your advanced studies or career pursuits.
Specific course requirements can be found on the degree audit form .
Concentration in English Secondary Education
The concentration in English Secondary Education prepares future teachers to meet the literacy challenges of the future by providing a rich and diverse education. Students study diverse forms of English, literature, writing, and other language arts with outstanding professors and students; learn how to implement teaching and learning strategies in area classrooms; learn how to integrate the most current technology into the teaching of English; and work with other highly motivated and creative students. Michigan Tech English Secondary Education majors have a highly competitive edge in the national job market—valuable experience using computer-based environments to enhance instruction in literature, composition, and communication. Upon graduation, they can teach in public or private high schools and middle schools, become writers or editors, teach in literacy programs, or become corporate trainers. They will also be prepared for graduate school or positions in technology fields.
After demonstrating progress in the major, students apply to the Department of Education and continue their studies in specialized courses. To enhance their preparation as teachers, students are also required to choose an education minor, and upon passing state certification tests, will be certified to teach in two disciplines.
Concentration in Liberal Arts
The Concentration in Liberal Arts will introduce you to such disciplines as philosophy, literature, language, communication, art, theater, music, speech and linguistics, as well as technology and business. These studies will help you to think independently, ask significant questions, analyze, weigh ideas, draw logical conclusions, put forth sound arguments, and be open to the idea of lifelong learning.
Specific course requirements can be found on the degree audit form.
It is recommended that you schedule regular appointments with the advisor for your major concentration as you proceed through your degree. They can help with questions about the program and the profession, with specific questions about applying to or transferring to the major, and help you plan your course schedule and ensure you're satisfying requirements for graduation. Liberal Arts majors with a concentration in English Secondary Education should also regularly meet with Michigan Tech Department of Education advisor Ms. Judy Anderson.