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For more information about the English program, please contact the Chair of the English Department:


Dr. Daniel Ellis
Associate Professor of English
Associate Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences
(716) 375-2449
Send an Email / english@sbu.edu
Plassmann Hall D-3


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What Can I Do With This Major?


English Program

ENGLISH PROGRAM

The Department of English at St. Bonaventure offers courses in the literary history of England and America, in the literature of both nations, in factual and imaginative writing, and in public speaking. English courses, with a few exceptions, are open to qualified students whether or not they major in English.

Why English?
English majors hang out with great writers and find their own voices in the great forms of literature.

The chief purpose of a major in English is to enable the student to understand, appreciate and evaluate the significant literature in the English language as well as to develop the student's ability to read, write, and speak English as effectively as possible.

The department takes pride in the success its graduates have achieved in advanced study in literature, the study of law, teaching, business, and indeed, in virtually every walk of life not demanding extensive and particular technical preparation.

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English students at SBU don’t just walk away with a list of literary facts and a set of language skills. They learn to logically and intelligently build on their knowledge.  Read more...

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Upcoming & Past Courses
English Courses for Fall 2019
English Courses for Spr. 2019
English Courses for Fall 2018
English Courses for Spr. 2018
English Courses for Spr. 2017
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