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  • Learning Objectives  

    When studying English at Saint Vincent College, you can expect a rigorous curriculum along with several extracurricular activities that help you become the best writer or educator you can be. These learning objectives will aid you in reaching that goal.

    • Fr. Wulfstan Clough, O.S.B. As literary study lies at the heart of the English Department’s curriculum, all courses demand extensive reading and textual analysis. 
    • Our English faculty consists of publishing scholars of varying interests who prioritize teaching and a personal connection to their students. 
    • All courses demand a significant amount of writing and provide substantial writing instruction. 
    • A cumulative portfolio requirement enables majors to chart their development as writers and thinkers. 
    • Concentrations in Secondary School Teaching CertificationCreative WritingProfessional WritingChildren’s Literature, and Literary Studies allow students to focus their studies and prepare for careers. 
    • Based on their concentration, majors complete a publishable Senior Project. 
    • Our broad literature curriculum offers survey courses in British, American and European literatures, as well as advanced courses in Chaucer, the British Renaissance, Romanticism, Sentimental Novels and American Modernism. 
    • Contemporary literature offerings include courses in J.R.R. Tolkien, Science Fiction, The Beat Generation and Rock ‘n’ Roll Criticism. 
    • Students pursuing a creative writing concentration develop skills in poetry, fiction, literary translation and literary magazine production. 
    • Aspiring poets can win cash prizes in the annual Ragan Poetry Competition. 
    • Our Visiting Writer series hosts internationally renowned poets, novelists, and essayists. 
    • The Alpha Theta Lambda chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, affords students the opportunity to present and publish creative and scholarly work. 
    • The Review, the college newspaper, enables English majors to gain first-hand journalistic experience through staff writer and editorial positions. 
    • Internships at local newspapers, television stations, and professional writing firms provide practical work experience.