English

The English major focuses on language as art, as communication, and as a reflection of culture. Through required courses, students gain familiarity with major topics in literature and language and gain experience with different modes of written communication. Electives allow students to pursue particular spheres of interest in the field. During the senior year, students complete an internship in an area related to the study of English and complete a research project in a subject of interest. All course work emphasizes the development of sophisticated writing skills. Students in this major may prepare to be teachers in either elementary or secondary school. Students interested in this option should follow the requirements for English with Elementary Education Concentration or English with Secondary Education Concentration. This major also helps students to prepare for careers that involve oral and written communication as well as analytical skills. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Humanities Department.

The Humanities Department offers a major in English with two areas of concentration:

Creative Writing
Literature

Faculty Profile

Steven F. Bloom, Ph.D.Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dean of Undergraduate Education; Professor of EnglishSteven F. Bloom's primary scholarly focus is on the life and works of the American dramatist Eugene O'Neill, in particular, O'Neill's dramaturgical use of drinking and alcoholism.  

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Lasell College to go Test Optional for Fall 2017 Admission  Tuesday, August 2, 2016After careful deliberation, Lasell College has announced it will go "test-optional" beginning with applications for admission to the 2017 Fall semester. The College will no longer require prospective students to submit SAT or ACT scores.

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