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Overview

Welcome to the Literature & Languages department! Our department offers majors and minors in English, a major in English for Corporate Communications, Creative Writing and minors in French and Spanish.


If you are majoring in a discipline other than Literature & Languages, we welcome you to consider our certificate program in professional writing, our minor programs in English, French, and Spanish or simply taking a class that best fits your interests! In addition to a range of period courses in American and English literature, various genres, courses on individual writers, and upper level composition courses our faculty teach special topics courses, such as Detective Fiction, Literary Revision, C.S. Lewis, Rhetoric and Power, Dante, Baseball in Literature, Literary Nonfiction, Classics in Translation, the Contemporary Gothic Novel, Flannery O'Connor, the Vietnam War in Literature.

 For a complete listing of all major, minor and interdisciplinary programs offered through the Literature & Languages department, please take a look at our Areas of Studies page.

Many English majors and faculty are involved in organizations and activities that enrich their experience at CBU. The English Club, for example, has sponsored events such as High Tea and participated in a marathon reading of John Milton's Paradise Lost. The department sponsors the English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta.