Oct 31, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



Kathryn Koo, PhD, Professor, Chair
Chester Aaron, MA, Professor Emeritus
Marilyn Abildskov, MFA, Professor
Carol L. Beran, PhD, Professor Emerita
Sunayani Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor
Edward Biglin, PhD, Professor Emeritus
Glenna Breslin, PhD, Professor Emeritus
David J. DeRose, PhD, Professor Emeritus
Elisa Findlay, PhD, Assistant Professor
Jeanne Foster, PhD, Professor Emerita
Brother Ronald Gallagher, FSC, PhD, Associate Professor
Robert E. Gorsch, PhD, Professor
Rosemary Graham, PhD, Professor
Sandra Anne Grayson, PhD, Professor Emerita
Brenda L. Hillman, MFA, Professor
Jeannine M. King, PhD, Professor
Emily Klein, PhD, Associate Professor
Carol S. Lashof, PhD, Professor Emerita
Hilda H. Ma, PhD, Associate Professor
Lisa Manter, PhD, Professor
Molly Metherd, PhD, Associate Professor
Phyllis L. Stowell, PhD, Professor Emerita
Meghan Sweeney, PhD, Assistant Professor
Lysley Tenorio, MFA, Professor
Yin Yuan, PhD, Assistant Professor
Ben Xu, PhD, Professor Emeritus
Matthew Zapruder, MFA, Associate Professor

Learning Outcomes

When students have completed a program of study in English, they should be able to:

  • ENGAGE in informed, active reading, bringing to bear a broad base of literary, historical and cultural knowledge.
  • READ critically a wide range of literary texts, with an awareness of the theoretical assumptions behind various interpretive strategies, and the ability to choose appropriate methods of inquiry and to formulate clear questions.
  • APPLY a variety of reading strategies, combining critical detachment with the intellectual, imaginative, and emotional engagement necessary for appreciation.
  • WRITE clear, well-reasoned prose in a variety of situations (academic, professional, social) for a variety of audiences and support their arguments with appropriate, thoughtfully analyzed evidence.
  • CONVERSE articulately about texts and interpretations, understanding that interpretation is often a dialogic, collaborative process.
  • CRITICALLY evaluate how texts engage notions of diversity and difference.

4+1 Program

English majors, including those with the SMPP concentration, may participate in the Justice, Community and Leadership (JCL) 4+1 program by declaring a Single Subject 4+1 minor in JCL. Students who successfully complete both the major and JCL 4+1 minor are permitted to enroll in the Kalmanovitz School of Education credentialing courses and work towards a Masters in Teaching by fulfilling additional coursework and research components.

Special Note:

Students who successfully complete two years in the Integral Program before declaring an English major are exempt from the department’s Shakespeare and pre-1800 requirements.

Prerequisite Grade

Any course listed in this department with a prerequisite assumes a grade of C- or better in the prerequisite course.


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