The Nyack College English major equips students to develop an appreciation for and facility with language, literature, creative expression and critical inquiry. In pursuit of our mission, English majors study a diverse body of literature from around the world, past and present, develop competence in secondary research, and learn to communicate more effectively in the written word. Our graduates serve around the world as writers, teachers, missionaries, librarians, insurance underwriters, home educators, researchers, and community development workers.
Dubbed “The Year of Drama” at Nyack College, the 2011-12 academic year has highlighted the return of dramatic performances on campus. In early February Elements Theatre Company of Orleans, MA performed Shakepeare’s Twelfth Nightto a full house in Pardington Hall. Drama students were able to participate in a pre-performance drama workshop. On March 29th from 5:00-6:30PM scenes from Shakespeare’s plays will be performed at the Haven at our Manhattan Campus. And finally, in mid-April, our own Nyack student drama troupe under the direction of Dr. Kevin Pinkham will be presenting Knight of the Burning Pestle in Hilltop Auditorium. Plans are also underway for upcoming poetry readings and a library talk at the Nyack Public Library, so check back for more information in the coming weeks.
To read selections from our 2011 literary journal, please click on The Fine Print. Our student editors--Elizabeth Kendrex and Audrey King—and staff are preparing the 2012 edition to be published and available in mid-April. If you would like a copy and do not live on campus, please contact Mrs. Miriam Nelson at 675-4520 to reserve your copy.
If you are a prospective student who is considering English as your major, minor, or area of concentration as an education major, we would love to speak with you. We welcome prospective students and their parents to visit our classes during a Visit Weekend or a convenient time. To arrange a visit, please contact a member of Nyack's Office of Admissions for an application and more information.
The English major is offered at the Rockland campus and the Manhattan campus.