Department Chair: Associate Professor Andrew Alexander
Coordinator of Philosophy Program: Associate Professor Brendan Lalor
Coordinator of World Languages Program: Professor Ana Maria Alfaro Alexander
The English Department sponsors the Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with an American Literature concentration, a Children's Literature concentration, a World Literature concentration, and a concentration by contract; Honors in English; the Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Language and Literature; the Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish for Business; the Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy; and minors in English, Writing, Philosophy, and Spanish Studies. (See World Languages and Philosophy .)
Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in English will:
- understand how literary and linguistic conventions have developed and operate;
- understand how accomplished readers read fiction, poetry, and drama;
- understand how accomplished writers create form, effect, and influence;
- apply that understanding to their own reading and writing.
So that English department faculty can better evaluate each student's progress and accomplishments in these areas, all English majors must submit a portfolio of three essays during the spring semester of their sophomore year and another portfolio of three essays during the spring semester of their senior year. The department will distribute submission instructions at the beginning of each spring semester.
For more information please visit our website at www.castleton.edu/english