English

Program Snapshot

Become An Expert On The Impact Of English

The English language is central to the way billions of people work, play, think and relate to one another. The English program at CBU teaches you to become an expert user of the language, understanding the history and applications in all its linguistically splendid detail and nuance.

A big part of that nuance will come from understanding humanity’s richest literary tradition, engaging with some of the world’s most profound imaginations.

Studying English means learning to think not just critically, but curiously and courageously. It’s opening your eyes to cutting-edge ideas while also being skeptical and analytical.

Studying English means coming to understand the way our language shapes us, our societies and even our physical environment. We study how we can use language – and its texts – to understand our past, to remake ourselves and to understand the world around us.

What skills will I gain from this program?

  • Deep critical interpretation skills
  • Cultural literacy
  • Advanced writing skills
  • In-depth knowledge of literary texts and forms
  • Flexible and adaptable research skills

Why study at CBU?

Study English in a place where inspiration comes naturally. Our English faculty are active scholars with an impressive record of publications and awards. CBU faculty care deeply about inspiring their students to become engaged readers, brave writers and thoughtful citizens.

We will be here from your first day as a student to your first day as a graduate and beyond, guiding you through the program and helping you engage with the intricacies of scholarship. We’ll be here to help you craft a brilliant writing style and hone unparalleled research skills. We’ll be here to help you sharpen your critical prose, to make your creative writing sing, and even to help you make a splash at your first academic conference.

Sample Courses

  • ENGL 2605: Film Genre and Authorship
  • ENGL 3241/3243: Renaissance Drama
  • ENGL 3424: North American Aboriginal Literature
  • ENGL 3623: Intro to Creative Writing: Short Story
  • ENGL 3686: Detective Fiction
  • ENGL 4401: Contemporary Irish Literature

Possible Career Paths

  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Publishing
  • Public relations and advertising

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