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English: Concentration Linguistics

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Our master’s programs in Literature and in Creative Writing emphasize teaching and the role of scholarship and creative writing in the development of teachers. Professors and students alike benefit from and enjoy the individual instruction and mentoring our graduate program offers. The ratio of graduate students to graduate faculty is approximately 2:1, ideal for students who want help in developing their particular talents. Graduate students join faculty in mentoring and teaching undergraduate students and in conducting and presenting research. Our graduate students have gone on to teach in high schools and universities, work as writers and editors, and pursue further studies in Ph.D. programs across the country.


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Sample Course Plan

English: Linguistics, MA


What opportunities are available with this degree?

  • Greater expertise for current Teachers
  • Office Management
  • Proofreading
  • Publishing Industry jobs
  • Higher Education Teacher
  • Editing
  • Technical Writing
  • General Enrichment
Beatrix Brockman

Beatrix Brockman

Associate Professor of Languages and Literature

Dr. Brockman has a Phd in German from Vanderbilt University. She teaches elementary as well as intermediate German classes, but also Phonetics and Conversation and Upper Level Literature Classes. Dr. Brockman also teaches WGS 2050 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, as well as English core classes from ENGL 1010, ENGL 1020 to ENGL 2330.

“I love to see growth. I love to see lightbulb moments, whether I teach German or English. Former students often tell me years later how the skills they learned in my classes helped them make connections in others, how me pushing them to try/work harder paid off later.”