Language & Literature Awaits YOUR Story
If you join our Language & Literature program, your career opportunities are endless.
Become a school administrator, an author, a professor - whatever is calling you!
Established in 1924, the international English honors society, confers distinction for high achievement in English, language, literature and writing.
Sigma Tau Delta
OC attends the annual Sigma Tau Delta international convention. It’s a gathering of undergraduate English scholars presenting research and creative writing to peer panels. OC students make presentations and rub elbows with renowned authors and notable scholars at lectures and Q&A sessions. Some works are even honored to be selected to be published in annual the Sigma Tau Delta Review.
At OC, the Sigma Tau Delta Rho Mu chapter pursues scholarly work and has a good time. Some club favorites are the back-to-school pizza party, literary themed Halloween gatherings and the Christmas book exchange.
Improve and reflect on your skills as a writer!
Students should complete a self-assessment form each year. They are now available online through Blackboard.
The Writing Center is available to all students for assistance with writing projects. It is located in MLC 238 and is staffed by student tutors. Contact Nathan Shank for more information.
Each year, my writing developed on grammatical and analytical levels. Presenting at the Sigma Tau Delta international conference was validating. My classmates and I could see that we were able to compete on a level with students worldwide.Madisen Ransford / 2nd place Critical Essays: British and World Literature
Soundings, a Literary Journal
Original poetry, prose, photography and visual art from all corners of campus fill the pages of Soundings, a literary and visual arts journal celebrating creative excellence. Students volunteer their gifts and abilities to edit, design and publish the annual journal. The committee leads fundraising events, encourages submissions and promotes the publication.
I’m so grateful to the faculty for insisting on intellectual rigor, caring for our well-being and displaying a desire to help us students succeed. The environment was conducive to both scholarship and community. Sigma Tau Delta conferences and capstone projects really prepared me for presenting in academic contexts.Ian Jayne
Some students choose law or graduate school after graduation, while others jump right into their careers. Wherever you want to go, OC will help you get there!
- Editorial Assistant
- Digital Copywriter
- Print Copywriter
- Account Manager
- Content Creator
- Public Relations
- Human Resources
- Social Media
- Event Planning
Choose from electives like Novels of Jane Austen, Modern Drama or Studies in Chaucer and take courses spanning across American, British and World literature.Degree Plans
What does your future as an English grad look like?
Median Salary: $69,480
Median Salary: $75,500
Proofreaders and Copywriter
Median Salary: $41,950
*Bureau of Labor Statistics