Students studying to earn their english degree building bridges between canonical authors such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton and Mark Twain and the marginalized yet valuable perspectives of diverse ethnic, religious and LGBT communities, the Department of English at SJC Long Island provides a rich and compelling literary education.
Our Long Island literature classes deal with genres and themes to teach students how to interpret and analyze writings. Our creative writing courses promote students to develop serious creativity. We offer numerous courses that develop writing skills, including creative writing, scriptwriting, magazine writing, and advanced expository writing. We also have an exciting Film/Media Studies track. The English department participates in many interdisciplinary areas offering key courses in American Studies, Women’s Studies, Environmental Studies and Film/Media Studies.
Bachelor's Degree in English
While our accomplished professors bring wide-ranging interests and expertise to the table, all are committed to providing students working toward their English degree with the skills and understanding of literature necessary to succeed in fulfilling careers and intellectual pursuits. Graduates have followed various careers, including teacher, biographer, book critic, columnist, communications manager, editor, publisher, literary agent, newscaster, playwright, poet, archivist, entrepreneur, technical writer, sports writer and speech writer. Majors are also accepted into graduate programs in English literature, literary theory, law, education and library science.
SJC offers a B.A. in English, a B.A. for those interested in adolescent education, a concentration in English for child study majors and an English minor. We offer several online courses every semester, yet we remain committed to making the classroom a productive, challenging, yet delightful space for learning through literature and writing.