Nyack College’s broad and varied program in English has been lauded as excellent preparation for graduate study in literature. It has also been viewed traditionally as a solid foundation for graduate school. Study in the English major effectively prepares students for participation in public life – whether the arts, education, law, politics, public service, ministry, or business. You will be challenged by professors who are committed to working with you in and out of the classroom and through regular advisement, fieldtrips, and special events. Normally, upper level English classes have 8-12 students, which allows for lively discussions and regular interactions with the professor and classmates.
Those students who intend to major in English and Adolescent Education will be pleased to know that we are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
English majors may choose to gain valuable practical experience working on the school newspaper, The Forum; serving as a peer leader in our Writing Studio program, and editing and writing for the school literary journal, The Fine Print, Many majors also work for our Writing Center to hone their skills and gain additionally training. Students may choose to participate on or offstage in college dramatic productions. In addition to the numerous on campus opportunities, eligible students may also study at Oxford, with the Oxford Honors Program, work in film at the LA Film Institute, intern in journalism at the Washington D.C. program, or participate in other off campus study opportunities in cooperation with the CCCU and Nyack College. Students may choose to arrange for an internship in publishing, a not-for-profit organization, or other English-related internship as well.
This major is offered at the Rockland Campus and the Manhattan Campus.
ENG201 Global Literature I or ENG202 Global Literature II
ENG312 Literary Criticism
ENG463 Shakespeare or ENG 465 Milton
ENG 401 Themes of Faith in Literature
ENG470 Topics in Literature
Electives from upper level English (21 credits)
Concentrations (15 credits)
ENG255 Legends of King Arthur ENG 326 Victorian Literature
ENG259 Oxford Christian WritersENG 334 Modern Poetry
ENG321 Medieval Literature ENG 336 19th Century Novel
ENG322 Renaissance Literature ENG 337 Modern Novel
ENG324 18th Century English Lit. ENG 465 Milton or ENG 463 Shakespeare
ENG325 Romantic Literature
ENG231 Modern Drama ENG331 African-American Literature
ENG328 American Romanticism ENG334 Modern Poetry
ENG329 American Realism ENG338 Contemporary American Novel
EDT341 General Meth. in TESOL ENG353 Eng. Gram. & Phonology
EDT342 Meth./TESOL: Lang. Arts ENG354 Second Lang. Acquisition
ENG352 Hist. of the Eng. Lang.
ENG235 Introduction to Journalism ENG352 Hist. Of English Language
ENG311 Creative Writing ENG364 Writing Theory
ENG339 Newswriting ENG441 Adv. Expository Writing
ENG332 Magazine Writing ENG443 Adv. Poetry Workshop
ENG340 Bio, Autobio, Memoir ENG445 Fiction Writing