As one of the largest departments on campus, English provides students many options for literary and cultural study while preserving small class sizes.
Our award-winning faculty offer a variety of courses in literature, professional writing, and adolescence education, covering topics such as Shakespeare, world literature, rhetoric, new media, and 21st century literacies.
Students actively participate in the process of reading and writing and study how words work: how they can be shaped into literary art, organized into a lesson plan, or developed into distinct genres, from poetry to a resume; how we use them to fashion our understanding of ourselves and our place in local, national, and global communities.
Upon graduation, a SUNY Cortland English major is not only in demand by creative and professional institutions, but also well prepared for graduate school, law school, and careers in teaching, journalism, new media, communications and business.
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- Adolescence Education: English (7-12) [AEN]
- English [ENG]
- English: Minor with an Emphasis in Language and Literature [ENLL]
- English: Minor with an Emphasis in Literature [ENL]
- English: Minor with an Emphasis in Literature and Writing [ENLW]
- Professional Writing [PWRT]
- Professional Writing Minor [PWRT]
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