Why Study at JCSU?

You’ve probably heard the old saying, “The pen is mightier than the sword.”

Words can stir powerful emotions in all of us. In our English program at JCSU, we’ll teach you how to use those words creatively to move your readers to action.

We prepare you for success beyond the classroom.

No matter what path you choose, being able to read and write effectively will help you advance in your career.

Our program emphasizes both creative and critical writing. Employers today are looking for employees who can analyze a problem and find a creative answer. We’ll teach you how to do both, as well as how to clearly communicate your ideas to others.

Personalized attention gives you the tools to succeed.

JCSU professors care about your success. We take the time to learn your professional goals and help you reach them with course advising tailored to your strengths.

Your English professors will work with you one on one to identify your strengths, as well as the areas that could use some improvement. You’ll leave here feeling confident in your abilities and with valuable lifelong connections and resources.

Get involved in on-campus activities and organizations.

Student organizations for English majors allow our students to interact and share their creative work.

  • The Black Ink Monks, one of the most popular groups on campus, is a poetry slam group that is heavily involved in events and ceremonies on campus.
  • The Treewell, JCSU’s literary magazine, provides a venue for students to publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction and literary criticism.
  • Sigma Tau Delta (the International English Honor Society) and the JCSU Literary Liaison Club give our majors the opportunity to socialize with their fellow writers.

Why choose a liberal arts education?

College graduates with a liberal arts education are vital to our country’s progress.

According to an article from CNN.com, “Why liberal arts matter,” students who graduate from liberal arts universities have a distinct advantage. They will be able to look at any problem and find a creative solution, as well as new opportunities. Rather than a technical degree that focuses on one area, a liberal arts education combines the study of science and math with the arts and humanities.

At JCSU, we emphasize learning new technologies, in addition to different world views and cultures. We teach our students to ask “why?” and to look at any situation from a variety of angles.

Employees who think creatively and communicate well will always be in high demand. As a JCSU student, you’ll improve these skills with every course you take.

The information on this page is maintained by the Department of Languages and Literature. For more information or questions please contact them directly at 704.378.1016.