• Trains you to become skillful and insightful writers, interpreters and lifelong learners
  • Will solidify your skills as a critical thinker by integrating faith into the curriculum
  • Enables you to excel in many professional fields

To begin the study of English (after completing COR 107: Great Conversations and your 100-level literature course for your Core/general education requirement), you will take ENG 211: Introduction to the Study of Language and Literature, and then choose among courses in:
(40 credits total)


  • British and American literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Rhetoric
  • Theory
  • Composition

Literature classes are conducted chiefly through discussion, journaling, research projects, and interpretive essays. Students can also choose guided and independent studies to work closely with professors in specific fields of interest. Double majors are easily attainable and allow students to team their work in English with other significant interests.

Writing courses are conducted as workshop seminars in advanced composition and creative writing. Students study the rhetorical principles of the composing process and apply them to their own work.

Time to pack your bags and books. . . . You can choose among many semester, year, short-term or summer abroad programs around the globe through the Global Education Office (GEO). Tuition for the programs is the same as a regular semester or year on campus. Check out some of the many opportunities:

Graduates are prepared for graduate and professional programs and for the workplace. They have been placed in many areas of disciplinary expertise, which include, but are not limited to: 

  • Education
  • Fine arts
  • Graduate school
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Ministry
  • Publications editing
  • Web editing

Andrew Logemann, Chair
Department of English Language and Literature
P 978.927.2300 x4589


Application to the Creative Writing Concentration (DOCX)
Use this form to apply to the Creative Writing concentration.