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What is English?

Students in English can choose from an exciting variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in such areas as American, British, and world literature; the English language and linguistics; professional writing, including technical writing, business writing, and journalism; expository writing, rhetoric, and composition; and teacher training. It is knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Influencing and persuading Presenting alternative view points
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