Thank you for visiting the English department website. English is one of the largest majors at Bridgewater and one of the most vibrant departments. With twenty-five full-time and many more part-time faculty, we offer a rich array of courses and programs designed to give our students broad introductions to the craft of writing and the study of literature, along with many opportunities for in-depth study. English is a diverse and dynamic field, and our faculty bring their expertise and enthusiasm to everything from Beowulf to the Beat poets; from creative non-fiction to the teaching of writing; and from contemporary film to literature from around the world.
A major in English allows you a great deal of flexibility in designing a program of study that best meets your needs, whether your goal is a career in teaching, writing, or business, further graduate study, or a deeper appreciation for the texts that shape our culture. Majors can choose to concentrate in secondary education or writing, and are encouraged to take advantage of our internship program and opportunities for independent study. Creative writers are invited to participate in the award-winning journal theBridge; students of literature are encouraged to take part in a yearly symposium hosted with Stonehill College and a variety of other venues for undergraduate research. We have a chapter of the international English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, along with a program for departmental honors. We award several scholarships each year.
In addition to first-year composition, we offer non-majors many courses in literature and writing, most of which offer credit in the CORE. For graduate students, we offer an MA in literature and an MAT in conjunction with the School of Education. We also offer a program of post-baccalaureate study for students seeking their initial teaching license.
Thanks again for your interest - please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Benjamin D. Carson
Last Modified: September 22, 2010