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Of all the skills needed to succeed in the world beyond college, those most in demand are
the ability to write clearly and effectively and to think critically -- to analyze and interpret all manner of written materials, both fiction and non-fiction, from reports and memos to lab results and stock portfolios. In addition, it is valuable in all fields to be able to examine people's motives and understand why they act as they do. These are the skills offered to the English major through the process of reading, analyzing, and writing about literary texts.

English at STAC
The program of studies in English offers courses which address the development of literature in England and in the United States. Reading the literary art produced over a span of time and in different cultures offers an appreciation of the creative imagination. All English courses enhance the development of vitally important analytical and critical skills in reading and writing. Our accomplished faculty will interact with you through one-on-one conferences, small classes, and individual attention to the development of your writing.

Students can also receive teacher certification for grades 7-12 in our Adolescence Education program. For more information on degree requirements, visit the School of Education page.

English majors traditionally have been successful in graduate schools of law, business, medicine, theology, psychology, and art, as well as English. English majors frequently pursue, upon graduation, work in the fields of medicine, banking, management, journalism, advertising, fundraising, editing, and teaching. For more information about what you can do with this major, visit our Career Services website.

Rachel Golland, Visiting Instructor of English
Gerald McCarthy, Professor of English
Dr. Robert D. Murray, Professor of English
Dr. Charles L. O’Neill, Professor of English
Dr. Nathaniel Amos Rothschild, Assistant Professor of English
Dr. Staci Shultz,  Assistant Professor of English
Monica Wendel,  Assistant Professor of Composition and Creative Writing

We regret to announce that our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Jon Roberts, passed away on April 15, 2012.  He played a substantial role in our English and Creative Writing programs, as well at the College.  He will be missed.  Please click on this link to visit his memorial page. 

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Teacher Certification (grades 7-12)

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