The English Department provides courses and learning experiences in English Studies, including writing for college, work, community, creative expression, and literature studies for students throughout the college. The English department's primary goal is to help students develop as college readers, writers, and thinkers. The writing course sequence, from Fundamentals to English Composition II: An Introduction to Literature, helps accomplish the college's mission of accepting students who demonstrate ability to benefit at all levels of preparedness and develop their confidence and skills as critical thinkers and educated writers. In addition, the writing course sequence seeks to instill in students an appreciation of language and rhetoric and the responsibility of using these as a way of seeking truth and arriving at solutions to problems that benefit the individual, his or her community, the greater society, and the world.
This website provides resources focused on writing and literature courses (Basic Writing, English Composition I and II, and literature courses). In addition to the core writing courses, faculty members in the English Department also teach courses in literature and film and other humanities offerings
This site provides resources, information, and links for both students and faculty. The English Department hopes that these many resources are helpful. We would also like to hear from you. If you have feedback, want to recommend additional web resources, discover links in this site that are outdated, or have additional suggestions, please email Cathy McCarron.
For Further Information Contact: Prof. Ellen Nichols, Chair of the English Department, Phone: (781) 280-3805