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The English Department offers courses in literature, theater, and film that empower you to write, speak, and think critically.

An English degree is excellent preparation for many professions and occupations, including law, medicine, teaching, journalism, communications, business, government and military service. Many of our English students pursue post-graduate study. Norwich also offers an English minor that will enhance any course of study.

A broad range of electives is open to every student, and provides period and thematic emphases across the literary canon. Specialty classes, from Military Literature to Third World Literature, broaden perspectives and allow students to study what interests them. Writers and artists will also have an outlet to express themselves in the Chameleon, our literary journal. A writing laboratory and computer clusters enable technology-assisted writing instruction.

  • Program Details

    Courses are offered in literature, theater, and film, which provide a broad humanistic background, and in writing and speech, which
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  • View Catalog

    To view English course offerings and a curriculum map for majors and minors, see the Norwich University academic catalog: View
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  • English Minor

    An English minor complements any major. Students who major in disciplines other than English, but share a love and respect
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  • Writing Minor

    The writing minor offers opportunities to study creative, persuasive, environmental, and sports writing, along with journalism and writing in digital
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  • College of Liberal Arts at Norwich University

    The College of Liberal Arts is home to four departments, one school and 10 majors. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in
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  • Faculty Spotlight

    Sean Prentiss, Award-Winning Author and Associate Professor of English I stumbled into teaching by accident. I meant to get a
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  • Teacher Licensure

    English majors may choose to take education courses and a semester of student teaching to qualify as a teacher in
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  • Top 7%: “A First Try at ROI”

    At 30 and 40 years postenrollment, Norwich ranked in the top 7 percent for best net present value among the
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Meet Our English Faculty

  • Amy Woodbury Tease

    Amy Woodbury Tease

    “I think undergraduate research is the most important aspect of our students’ education. I tell my freshman students and up, ‘This is where you find your voice. This is where you ask your questions.’” Read More
  • Sean Prentiss

    Sean Prentiss

    “I love watching students take risks, grow, explore, and become passionate about some new idea. Literally every day is better after I teach because students bring so much energy to class. They repeatedly inspire me.” Read More
  • Patricia J. Ferreira

    Patricia J. Ferreira

    “I teach because my students educate me every day. I have the luxury of a career where I didn’t stop learning when I graduated with my Ph.D. My students force me to learn every time I walk into the classroom.” Read More
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