Building on a Practical Foundation
In our world, the English language is everywhere we look, see and feel. For a lot of us, it’s the foundation in which we learn. CBU’s English program takes student’s capacity for the language and hones in on certain areas and skills, turning students into experts. The world will always need experts in the English language. Who else will preserve and advance the language that makes up our everyday lives?
What Is The Study of English?
Studying English takes many forms. The study of literature gives students unique insights into human experience and its imaginative expression. Whether you’re traveling through space with science fiction, visiting magical worlds of Celtic mythology or walking through the streets of Renaissance by way of Shakespeare, studying English is the lens in which we can view history.
CBU’s English students learn effective writing and research skills while strengthening their analytical abilities. Thinking critically is central to this program. Not just about written texts, but about the wider cultural and historical issues embodied in literary works.
Why Study English At CBU?
Whether it’s your native tongue, or you want to polish-up your skills, take your English to the next level at CBU.
- Students studying English at CBU can select from a wide range of courses that study topics from historical literary periods to contemporary cultural forms such as science-fiction,fantasy and film to creative writing
- First-year courses blend the teaching of writing skills with the analysis of texts that range from poetry, novels and plays to films, graphic novels and song lyrics, upper-year courses offer more expansive explorations of these topics.
- The English Program offers an extensive range of courses in dramatic literature, as many students also work towards a minor in Drama, or obtain a certificate in Theatre Arts.
- CBU’s English Student Society provides students with opportunity to combine learning with social networking out of the classroom.
Possible Career Paths
- Publishing & Editing
- Public Relations
Talk to your Academic Advisor about how to pair English with specific training or a post-graduate program for the career you want.