Department of English and Cultural Studies
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.
The department offers three programs for undergraduates: American Studies, Creative Writing, and English. At the graduate level, it oversees the MFA in Creative Writing program and 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.
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.