English

Bachelor of Arts, Department of English

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Department Overview

The English Department seeks, through literature, to vitalize lives with the wisdom, spirit, and voices of great men and women and to move both students and teachers toward wiser and more humane relationships with themselves and others, with life’s tragedy and comedy, sordidness and grandeur.

Degree Objectives

  • Helping students achieve proficiency in reading and writing
  • Acquainting students with their rich cultural and literary heritage
  • Providing a solid foundation for the future graduate student or English teacher, the department seeks through literature to vitalize lives with the wisdom, spirit, and voices of great men and women; to move both students and teachers toward wiser and more humane relationships with themselves and others, with life’s tragedy and comedy, sordidness and grandeur.

Related Careers

  • Editorial assistant
  • English as a foreign language teacher
  • Lexicographer
  • Magazine journalist
  • Newspaper journalist
  • Publishing copy-editor/proofreader
  • Web content manager
  • Writer
  • Academic librarian
  • Advertising account executive
  • Advertising copywriter
  • Primary school teacher
  • Public relations officer
  • Records manager
  • Secondary school teacher

Contact

George Nicholas, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Contact by Email

Department Website

St. Benedict Hall

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  • Julie Bowen, Ph.D.
    Professor
  • Stephen Mirarchi, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • George Nicholas, Ph.D.
    Professor & Department Chair
  • Marisa Pierson, Ph.D.
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Michael Stigman, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Sarah Young, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Francis Carpinelli, Ph.D.
    Professor Emeritus
  • Thomasita Homan, O.S.B., M.A.
    Professor Emerita
  • Deborah Peters, O.S.B., Ph.D.
    Professor Emerita

Freshmen Year

ENGL-1010English Composition3
THEO-1100Introduction to Theology3
Foreign Language4
Natural World Foundation4
GNST-1000BC Experience1
Elective3
Total18
ENGL-1600British Literature to 17503
Foreign Language4
PHIL-1750Principles of Nature3
EXSC-1115Wellness for Life1
Electives6
Total17

Sophomore Year

ENGL-1650British Literature After 17503
ENGL-1700Amer. Lit. to the Civil War3
Historical Foundation3
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
Faith Foundation3
EXSCFitness course1
Total16
ENGL-1750Amer. Lit. after the Civil War3
English course3
Historical Inquiry Foundation3
Natural World Foundation (with lab)4
Mathematical Reasoning3
Total16

Junior Year

English courses6
Elective3
Faith Foundation3
ENGL-4310Linguistics3
Total15
English courses6
Person and Community Foundation3
Electives7
Total16

Senior Year

English courses6
ENGL-4110Literary Criticism3
Electives7
Total16
ENGL-COMPSenior Comprehensivecr
English courses6
ENGL-4910Seminar3
Electives6
Total15

Other Department Offerings:

  • Major in English and Theatre Arts
  • Major in English and Secondary Education
  • Minor in Writing
  • Minor in English
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