Humanities, English

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Offering Campus

UH West Oʻahu


This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system, or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

The concentration in English offers students the opportunity to critically and creatively examine literature; artistic expression; cultural, social, and rhetorical analyses; and a wide array of reading and writing practices. Students begin their studies with survey courses that introduce UH West Oʻahu's four emphasis fields: literary studies, creative writing, rhetoric and composition, and cultural studies. After exploring a range of disciplinary approaches, upper-level students then move on to develop disciplinary depth in emphasis field(s) of their choice, selecting from a range of coursework influenced by cultural and rhetorical theory; drama and film studies; media theory; language and composition studies; literary criticism; and writing workshops. Finally, students apply this knowledge in a culminating senior project or practicum that engages the English studies emphases of their choice from original, critical, and transdisciplinary perspectives.

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Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa

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Total # of Credit Hours

60 upper division credits in the major

Course Format



Attendance Information

No on-campus visits required

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Stanley Orr
Phone: (808) 689-2349