Bachelor of Arts in English
The mission of the Department of English is consonant with the mission of the College, which is to provide solid academic grounding and an education that will enable students after their college years to lead productive and enriched lives. The Department of English works with every student to improve basic written and oral communication and to instill a knowledge of and critical appreciation for literature in English. The Department strives to foster a spirit of inquiry and a habit of reasoning directed toward the discovery of a system of values. More particularly, the Department assumes a key role in directing the English major to both personal enrichment and a rewarding career.
Through successful completion of the English program, students will:
- demonstrate an understanding of major works of British and American literature
- demonstrate the means by which meaning is created in literary works
- demonstrate an aesthetic appreciation of the creative work of others
- produce consistently lucid, coherent, thoroughly researched papers, convincingly and creatively presented
- possess the writing and research skills, and the literary knowledge, necessary to flourish in the liberal professions and relevant graduate programs
Where Will Your Degree Take You?
Program Of Study - Endlgish Major (36 Credits)
Creative Writing Concentration (36 credits)
(NOTE: Students may take a second session of any creative writing course above the introductory level (EN 143). The letters “a/b” following the course numbers indicate the first (“a”) and the second (“b”) semester for which a student enrolls in a course so designated.)
Dramatic Studies Concentration (36 credits)
Any student who wishes to minor in English may do so by taking 18 credits in English courses, excluding EN 106 and EN 107. Students seeking to complete a minor select English courses in consultation with, and guidance from, a faculty member in the Department of English.