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English and Writing
Are you interested in writing? Self-empowerment? Connecting thoughts and feelings with a way to express them? Exploring all areas of human existence? Film, books, or any form of expressive media? Then you may want to major in English.
The study of English allows one to explore many diverse areas combined into a single major. Where else can you study music, film, books, and pop culture simultaneously?
Studying English allows one to connect the past with what is current, both in terms of study and in terms of exploration. By exploring how people thought about current events in the past, we are able to learn more about ourselves.
Careers in English
With a degree in English your options are practically limitless. Regardless of the field you choose, Curry will prepare you to read critically and write at a high level of proficiency. Our graduates have gone on to become Hollywood entertainment lawyers, writers at ESPN and researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, to name a few. Many others have succeeded in an exciting variety of careers such as: journalists, business managers, teachers and professors, authors, bankers, social workers and entrepreneurs.
English as a MAJOR
Choose the major in English in order to explore, express, create and write. The English major will give you the tools to pursue a wide variety of career paths.
English as a MINOR
Curry's English program offers a range of concentrations that give you an opportunity to study a specific topic in depth.
The Curry Arts Journal
The Curry Arts Journal course is a three-credit practicum that will give you hands-on experience producing a literary arts journal. As a staff member of the Curry Arts Journal, you will have the opportunity to engage in all aspects of production including critiquing, editing, proofreading, design, layout, publicity, and events planning.
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Visit campus and explore Curry's English program in person. You also may request information to learn more about the major, minor or concentration of your choice. When you're ready to apply to Curry, we'll help you get started.
Contact the Humanities Department:
Faculty Building, Room 111
"Curry was my first-choice college...I liked the small size and the feeling of community when I visited campus. By joining clubs and organizations, I learned how the process works and that you could start your own club, implement your ideas and create change. Now, I'm better able to take initiative and not be just a follower. Within Curry's supportive environment, I felt comfortable enough to take a risk and step into leadership positions." Read more...
Australia, China, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Peru, Spain, Taiwan and Tanzania - For most people, this would be a global destination wish list, or even a recap of a lifetime spent traveling. But for English/Writing Major and Education Minor Andrew Gass '18, it's only the beginning.
Dr. Kristen Getchell has a passion for writing, and she has shared that passion with college students of all ages. But she has an extra special place in her heart for her first-year students.
The Curry Arts Journal enlivens artistic expression at Curry in publishing an appealing, professional edition of student writing and artwork each year and in sponsoring workshops, readings, and coffeehouses that celebrate student voices each semester.
The Currier Times and curriertimes.net are Curry College's student-produced news publications. Students blog, cover breaking campus news, write feature stories, and produce photo slideshows, podcasts and videos and gain a wealth of experience in print publishing, including long-form writing, copyediting, photography, photo editing and page design.