The Department of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages offers study leading to the Master of Arts degree in English, and to the Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric. The major objectives of the department include both the provision of broad cultural foundations and the preparation of students for a variety of careers: teaching, administration, publishing, business, and government service. The department emphasizes literature, language, composition, rhetoric, and public speaking. The graduate English major may specialize in English or American literature, in the English language, or in rhetoric. The departments emphasis on rhetoric is a coordinating force among the basic issues within each field offered in the department.