For those who love books, ideas, language, debate, deep thought and creative expression, the Department of Literature and Languages offers three degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing.
Students pursuing this degree study masterpieces of American, British and World literature through survey courses and special topics courses that cover everything from Arthurian legends to contemporary novels. Through working closely with an outstanding faculty of teacher-scholars, students can learn how to read and analyze literary works, how to engage in dialogue about literary theory and criticism, and how to produce original, insightful arguments. Their coursework will culminate in the development of a project suitable for presentation at a literary studies conference.
You will develop useful and transferable skills such as close analysis of difficult texts, advanced research methods, the art of persuasive writing, and the power of personal expression. Therefore, with a major in English, you will be thoroughly prepared for graduate study needed to pursue careers in college teaching or creative writing as well as a variety of professions such as:
• Library science
• Public relations
YHC professors will work closely to mentor you in the reading and writing process and help answer questions along the way. You will have the opportunity to publish your own creative work in the College's literary magazine, Artemas, and our Visiting Writers series enables you to discuss literary works with the authors directly.
Questions? Contact Associate Professor of English and English Department Chair Dr. Matthew Bruen.