Profiles in English

Wesley Dunkirk

Posted On April 2, 2019
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration?

My concentration is Literary Studies.

Why are you majoring in English?

In both high school and college, my favorite courses were always related to English. I chose English as my major because it was the subject matter I most enjoyed.

What was your favorite English class at Georgia State (so far)?

My favorite English class at Georgia… more »

Benjamin Dell

Posted On February 7, 2019
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration?

Literature

Why are you majoring in English?

I chose to major in English because I wanted to learn how to read critically and communicate complicated ideas in both my day-to-day life and career.

What was your favorite English class at Georgia State (so far)?

This is a very tough question, but I would say Introduction… more »

Gabriella Schuett

Posted On November 6, 2018
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration?

Literary Studies

Why are you majoring in English?

I believe that the humanities—particularly the study of literature—are necessary for one’s development as a whole person. I see literature as a window into analyzing social problems, culture, politics, and history. Reading isn’t merely a fun pastime; it’s a vehicle for critical thinking… more »

Bruce Lampros

Posted On August 28, 2018
Categories Profiles in English

What was your concentration?

I was a Creative Writing major, with a dual degree in Film/Communications.

Why did you major in English?

After taking Introduction to American Literature with Laurah Norton, I was enamored with not only the study of English, but also the ways in which that study is a vector for looking at… more »

Kurt Forbes

Posted On March 22, 2018
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration?

My concentration is Creative Writing, specifically fiction.

Why did you major in English?

I was fortunate enough to have chosen my major based entirely on what I enjoy. I have always been fascinated by the simplicity of pencil and paper and the creations that have spawned from writers and artists alike.… more »

Brenna Skalski

What is your concentration?

Rhetoric and Composition

 

Why are you majoring in English?

I am studying English so that I can practice skills such as reading comprehension, writing, persuasion, and argumentation for law school. I am also majoring in English because I find the study of rhetoric to be incredibly intriguing and important in… more »

Monica Johnson

Posted On February 17, 2017
Categories Profiles in English

What was your concentration? 

 

Rhetoric and Composition

 

Why did you major in English?

 

I love to read. That is the whole reason I became an English major. I sort of happened into the Rhet-Comp program without knowing what I was getting involved in. I didn’t realize how much I would come to… more »

Christian Taurice Bowman

Posted On December 13, 2016
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration?

 

My concentration is Literary Studies.

 

Why are you majoring in English?

 

When I first enrolled at Georgia State, I majored in physics. I’m pretty proficient at calculus, so I decided it would be a good idea. As I progressed in my major, I started to feel unfulfilled, and eventually… more »

Sam McCracken

Posted On August 29, 2016
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration?

 

I am—unapologetically—following the English literature track, and I love it. I am also pursuing a second major in Spanish (with a concentration in language, culture, and society).

 

Why are you majoring in English?

 

This is a question I receive often (looking at you, dad), and it seems I… more »

Allison Gunn

Posted On February 17, 2016
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration?

Rhetoric and Composition

 

Why are you majoring in English?

After 20 years as a chef and leader in the service industry, I had the opportunity to return to school. No longer believing that there are no real-world applications for my skills as a writer and communicator, I changed majors… more »