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.