The study of literature, written expression, and language is always evolving to address the texts and rhetoric we find in the world around us. Therefore, the field of English is expansive, ranging from the study of major literary works to contemporary digital texts and to the processes and practices of composing texts. Foreign language courses offer students another window to the world, opening up more texts and cultures for exploration and understanding.
Based on the variety of our majors and CBU's competitive net price, we were ranked as a "Best Value Small College for an English Degree" for 2016-17.
As a department that serves all of CBU’s students, we offer a student-centered learning environment with courses in composition, literature, creative writing, rhetoric, and foreign language. We have a few primary goals for our varied courses: we aim to help students develop their creative and critical thinking as well as their written and oral communication skills. Moreover, our courses invite students to reflect on the meaning of being human, the world, and culture through the study of literature, rhetoric, language, and other cultural artifacts.
See our Areas of Study to learn more about our majors in English, Creative Writing, English for Corporate Communication (ECC), and English Education. We also offer majors in Creative Writing, English, French, and Spanish.
If you are interested in studying English, Creative Writing, or ECC at CBU, come see us or contact our Department Chair, Dr. Jeff Gross. A bachelor’s degree will open many doors to you, and the world will never stop needing people who write and communicate well, who think outside the box, and who can create.
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