English Major Concentrations

For Current Undergraduates

As an English major, you design your own concentration - a program of study based on your areas of interest, organized around a controlling theme or topic. If your interests span multiple disciplines, your concentration might even include a course from another department.

Areas of Study

English at the University of Nebraska can be generally divided into five different research and teaching areas. Though your undergraduate concentration will be tailored to your specific interests, concentrations often fall within one or more of these areas. Click a link below to learn more about each area and what it represents and emphasizes.

Composition and Rhetoric  |  Creative Writing  |  Film Studies  |  Literary and Cultural Studies  |   Place Studies

Choosing a Concentration

To choose a concentration, contact the English Advising Office early in your program. In consultation with the Major Advisor and appropriate faculty, you'll select four courses above the 299 level that fit your chosen theme or topic. (Please note that there is a limit of 6 hours in creative writing courses.)

Wondering where to start? Take a look at these fact sheets from the Advising Office that highlight a number of popular concentrations: