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.
All English majors are required to take introductory courses in British and American literature, but within the major, students have a choice of focus:
Literary Studies Concentration: Students develop knowledge of significant trends, themes, and genres in American Literature and British Literature. They also demonstrate knowledge of specific periods and literary forms through chosen electives and draw from a range of methodologies and theories when analyzing literary texts.
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.