Judith R. Phagan, D.A., Chairperson
Thomas B. Grochowski, M.F.A., Ph.D., Associate Chairperson
As one of the formative traditions of human experience, the study of literature is an integral part of every person’s intellectual development. All students, therefore, are encouraged to take a course in the 100 range which will extend the skills attained in Writing for Effective Communication and focus them on an understanding and appreciation of literary genres worldwide or of the multi-ethnic dimensions in American literature.
Courses at the 200 level are delimited geographically and historically and aim at more sophisticated literary study; 300 level courses explore the works of individual themes or authors; 400 level courses are generally restricted to junior and senior majors. The wide spectrum of literary and historical periods covered in the English department offerings provides for comprehensive background and the possibility of specialization in such areas as Major Authors, the American Experience, British Literature, and Creative Writing.
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CO-CURRICULAR WORKSHOP IN YEARBOOK may be offered for academic credit in accordance with the policy that “students may earn 1/2 credit per semester for a total of two credits toward the degree for participation in co-curricular activities approved for credit by the faculty.” Consult the Moderator of the Yearbook.