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English (B.A.)

English majors at Endicott gain a solid understanding of literary history, terms, and genres through introductory and survey courses, while they explore their interests through an assortment of innovative literature and writing courses. Concentrations in Creative Writing, Literature and Language, and Secondary Education leading to Massachusetts state teacher licensure are available to interested students.

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English majors at Endicott gain a solid understanding of literary history, terms, and genres through introductory and survey courses, while they explore their interests through an assortment of innovative literature and writing courses. Through coursework, research projects, and their own creative endeavors, they examine the complex relationships between text, author, and reader, and in doing so gain valuable analytical and communication skills. The College's unique emphasis on internships means that all English majors experience a variety of career options before graduation.

Outside of class, many students participate in the student-run Endicott Review, which publishes and promotes student writing, and the Endicott Literary Society. Majors can also get hands-on experience working with the Ibbetson Street Press, a well-established literary press in the Boston area with which Endicott is formally affiliated.

Literature and Language Concentration: Students hone their ability to analyze texts in survey courses and upper-level electives in American, British, and World Literature. In these classes and in various writing courses, they also learn how to use language creatively, rhetorically, and in various professional contexts.  

Creative Writing Concentration: Students examine and discuss literary texts in literature and creative writing classes that help them develop their own voices and approaches to writing. They then refine and showcase their skills in upper-level creative writing classes and through a senior-year project/portfolio.

English with Secondary Education Teacher Licensure concentration: Students electing to become middle or high school teachers can select the concentration in Secondary Education with Teacher Licensure.

Internships

Examples of recent English major internships:


Rockport Publishers
Cheshire Public Library
Imagine Nation Children's Museum
WXRV The River 92.5 FM
Random House, Inc.
Mass. Audubon North Shore Advocacy
Beverly School for the Deaf
Hamptons Magazine
Puritan Press
Earthwatch Institute
The Beverly Citizen

Careers

Advertising
Marketing
Writing
Teaching
Journalism
Publishing
Copywriting
Public Relations

Download the English Career Sheet for more options and information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the English program, students will:
Write expository essays that are polished and that advance coherent, well-reasoned arguments. 
Use literary theories, terms, and approaches, and properly cite textual evidence, when analyzing literary texts. 
Demonstrate foundational knowledge of American, British, and World Literatures.
Produce a substantial work of scholarship using primary and secondary sources.
Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analytical skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
Make connections between their major and professional opportunities through internships.
 

 

 
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