TU students participating in a poetry reading in downtown Thomasville

Literature and Media

The Literature and Media major is perfect for students seeking exciting careers in social media technology, editing, publishing, English education, and law, among other fields. Employers who work on the cutting-edge of technology seek candidates who possess creative talent, technological competence, and exceptional communication skills. Students in the Literature and Media program acquire these skills through practical experience in written communication, textual analysis, and digital content production.

The innovative curriculum allows students to choose between a focus on digital media communications or traditional literary study. Students interested in a more technical career will learn digital content skills applicable to social media, marketing, and innovative storytelling. Students interested in a career in education will learn approaches and techniques for teaching literature in digital and online environments.

The program provides several opportunities for professional and academic advancement. Students in the program will participate in the production of the Nighthawk Review, TU’s annual literary and arts journal. This journal gives students the opportunity to edit and publish their own creative work for a wider audience. Students can also become members of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honors Society, and attend conferences to present their literary scholarship. Students in this program work closely with faculty in producing a portfolio of professional work.

+Courses

GENERAL EDUCATION

  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • Oral Communication for Professionals
  • University Studies
  • Mathematical Modeling or College Algebra
  • Math/Science elective
  • Inquiry electives (1 course)
  • Cultural Foundations electives (3 classes)
  • Creativity electives (2 classes)
  • Intro to Criminal Justice**

MAJOR COURSES

  • Professional Communication
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Argument and Persuasion
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Criticism in a Digital World
  • Literature and Film
  • Digital Media Writing
  • Shakespeare
  • Special Topics in English
  • Portfolio Review
  • Nine credits (three classes) from the following:
    • American Literature Survey I
    • American Literature Survey II
    • British Literature Survey I
    • British Literature Survey II
  • Open Electives

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 120

AVAILABLE MINORS

+Careers

Media and Communication Occupation is projected to grow 4% through 2029. Demand for these occupations is expected to arise from the need to create, edit, translate, and disseminate information through a variety of different platforms. Bureau of Labor Statistics Media and Communication Occupations include editors, public relations professionals, reporters and correspondents, and technical writers in industries such as education, publishing, film and television, and digital arts.

+Admissions

Students with no prior college, please provide an official high school transcript or GED. Students with prior college credit must submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges. Send official transcripts to: admissions@thomasu.edu r Admissions Office, Thomas University, 1501 Millpond Road, Thomasville, GA 31792. Law Enforcement and Corrections personnel should also provide documentation of their basic law enforcement and/or corrections officer training.

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