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Department of English and Cultural Studies

Our English And Cultural Studies Program

The undergraduate and graduate English programs offered at Western New England University prepare students to read carefully, think critically, and communicate persuasively. Our students become engaged, independent thinkers with the discipline to shape their own insights into meaningful creative and scholarly work. The result is a set of versatile skills that serve our graduates well in a wide variety of fields including education, fiction-writing, journalism and publishing, law, and business. Students of the department have gone on to have various achievements and even present at conferences across the country.

The department offers three programs for undergraduates: American StudiesCreative Writing, and English. At the graduate level, it oversees the Master of Arts in English for Teachers program. English majors may also pursue study in the Secondary Education program in conjunction with the Department of Education. The department offers a minor in Spanish.

Members of the Department of English faculty are accomplished scholars, writers, and poets who are actively engaged in the creative and scholarly pursuits for which we train our students. First and foremost, though, the faculty members are teachers and mentors to our majors. Small classes and individual relationships allow faculty to work closely with students to set them on a course for success in their studies and beyond.

Additional Opportunities

The Writing Center offers one-on-one services by College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) levels I and II certified tutors. Tutors will work with students on writing and reading assignments in any course and at any stage in the writing process. Students may meet with a tutor on a regular basis, schedule an appointment when needed, or take advantage of walk-in tutoring services.

The Department's own Common Ground Review is a twice yearly publication of well-crafted poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction. The Review welcomes submissions each spring.

Submit to the Annual Poetry Contest

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