Literature, Language and Writing

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences offers a BGS in Literature, Language, & Writing. This program is designed for students who have earned an associate’s degree or equivalent hours and plan to complete a bachelor’s degree. Professional writing courses are included. The degree can be completed in its entirety only at the KU Edwards Campus. A degree from the Edwards Campus is a degree from KU. A minor in English also can be completed at the KU Edwards Campus.

Department of Literature, Language, & Writing website

Sample of Related Skills

  • Describe characteristics of literature in English from diverse literary historical periods and cultures  

  • Apply literary terminology for narrative, poetic, and dramatic genres  

  • Use literary critical perspectives to generate original analysis of literature in English  

  • Compose diverse researched and/or original texts in varied genres and formats, using various composing processes, technologies, and/or multimodal formats  

  • Identify the salient features of literary texts from a broad range of English and American literary periods (Specialized Knowledge)  

  • Employ knowledge of literary traditions to produce imaginative writing (Communication Fluency/Applied Learning) 

Popular Career Paths

Advertising & Public Relations: Concerns communicating the message of certain products, programs, and organizations and generally requires creativity and strong communication skills.

Business Administration & Management: Allows one to utilize strong communication skills to effectively manage employees, develop correspondence, write business memos and proposals, and more.

Teaching: Requires capabilities beyond knowing and loving the subject, such as curriculum development, classroom management, lesson plan development, and classroom modification.

Technical Writing: Includes taking complex material and making it more user-friendly and/or writing documents, manuals, books, etc. for those who are already familiar with the material.

Writing, Editing, & Publishing: Involves careers in newspapers and magazines, book publishing, freelancing, arts and entertainment, and radio and television. 

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Jobs to Consider

Places to Seek Employment

  • Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations Firms
  • Book Stores
  • Consulting Firms
  • Corporate Companies: HR/Communications Divisions
  • Educational Institutions, Especially in Higher Education
  • Insurance Agencies
  • Law Firms
  • Libraries
  • Local, State, and Federal Government Agencies
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Publishing Companies
  • Self-Employed/Freelance Writing
  • Think Tanks

Job and Internship Search Resources

  • Bookjobs - job and internship resources, general information on the world of publishing, an informational video, and more 

  • Ed(2010) Whisper Jobs - job and internship listings, as well as salary and contact information for various companies in the publishing and journalism industries.