Department of English
Literature, Writing, Communications, and Secondary English Certification
The study of literature at Daemen College will complement broad readings in surveys of American, British and World literature, with classes that focus on specialized topics or genres such as film, Irish literature, contemporary Scottish fiction, gender and literature, the literature of trauma, and classes in poetry and fiction writing, writing for the media and writing in the health professions.
What Makes It Great
- Turn your love of literature and writing into a rewarding future of lifelong learning.
- As an English major, you’ll perfect your skills in writing, analysis, and critical thinking – all imperative in today’s tough job market.
- Get real-world experience through internship positions and campus activities.
- In addition to studying the classics, you can choose from a variety of innovative courses on topics such as science fiction, Irish and Scottish literature, contemporary Native American literature, and film.
Minor in writing. Provisional New York State teaching certification. Specialization in Public Relations/Communications. Pre-Law.
Edit and write for the online student newspaper The Insight and the student arts journal The Loom; share your work at campus literary readings and at the annual Academic Festival held each spring; join the English Club and attend its meetings and join in literature-related trips and events; study abroad for a summer or a semester; intern with a local business, public relations or marketing firm or television station.
Small class sizes (15:1 student/teacher ratio) facilitate interaction with faculty members dedicated to teaching through personal attention to each student.
You don’t study English to become “English” the way someone studies Physical Therapy to become a physical therapist or Social Work to be come a social worker. You choose to study English at the college level because you like literature or like writing (or like both). The study of literature and writing will provide you with the communication and critical thinking skills that employers prize and that will enable you to succeed in a variety of occupations, some of which will directly relate to your English studies (teaching, graduate study in literature or composition, editing, journalism, public relations), and some of which will lead you in new directions, such as law and library science.
Jobs Marketing project coordinator, H&K publications; law student, University at Buffalo School of Law; English teachers, Buffalo Public Schools, South Park High School, Syracuse City School District.
Majors & Programs
Undergraduate Minors & Specializations
That’s the best way to really get a feel for what Daemen is all about! Daemen is located in suburban Amherst, New York just minutes away from the city of Buffalo. To schedule a weekday individual interview and tour the campus, email us email@example.com or call 800.462.7652.