Jan 16, 2019  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
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Acting Chairperson: Professor Ann Brunjes

Graduate Program Coordinators: Associate Professor Kimberly Davis (English); Professor Julia Stakhnevich (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Professors: Benjamin Carson, Gregory Chaplin, Anne Doyle, Kathryn Evans, John Kucich, Jadwiga Smith, Kathleen Vejvoda

Associate Professors: Joyce Rain Anderson, Heidi Bean, Matthew Bell, James Crowley, Kevin Kalish, Bruce Machart, John Mulrooney, Ellen Scheible, John Sexton, Lee Torda, Elizabeth Veisz

Assistant Professors: Alba Aragón, Allyson Ferrante, Emily Field, Lisa Litterio, Sarah Fawn Montgomery, Garrett Nichols

Location: Tillinghast Hall, Room 340
Website:  www.bridgew.edu/english
Phone:     508.531.1258

Degree Programs

  • BA in English
    Concentrations: English Education (High School, Middle School), Writing and Writing Studies 
  • MA in English
  • MAT in English

Undergraduate Minor

  • Literature and Literary Studies
  • Writing and Writing Studies

Click on Academic Programs  for program information and requirements.

Bachelor of Arts

The program of study for English majors aims to enhance their appreciation and knowledge of literature and the writing process. Through exposure to significant literary works and to the tools for understanding and analyzing what they read and write, students will develop an understanding of the history and background of English-language literatures, including texts in translation central to the discipline. Course work in the major includes offerings in culturally diverse English-language literatures with a foundation in British and American traditions, embracing the writing process and critical analysis. This background prepares English majors to enter diverse careers or to pursue graduate study. Bridgewater State University English majors have achieved success in a wide variety of occupations including teaching, banking, law, medicine, publishing, government service, public relations, technical writing, creative writing, advertising and business administration.

Within the English major, students may also pursue a writing and writing studies concentration or combine their program with licensure in elementary, middle school or secondary education.

The department offers an honors program for students who wish to pursue independent study culminating in a thesis.

The department participates in interdisciplinary minors such as American Studies, Childhood Studies, Classical Studies, Film Studies, Irish Studies, Latim American and Caribbean Studies and U.S. Ethnic & Indienours Studies.

Educator Licensure

Students interested in seeking Massachusetts teacher licensure should refer to the appropriate department links for options and requirements for second majors: Elementary and Early Childhood Education Secondary Education and Professional Programs , or Special Education . Students should also consult Educator Preparation and Licensure Policies and Procedures  for professional education admission and retention information as well as important institutional deadlines.

Honors Program

The honors program in English provides highly motivated English majors with opportunities to enhance their academic program through intensive scholarly study and research designed to be of assistance in postgraduate employment or in the pursuit of an advanced degree in English. Contact the Department of English for further information concerning eligibility and application.

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