Students in the Writing & Literature Department learn to write and read with sensitivity and precision, to appreciate literature and literary theory, and to produce work in a variety of genres. Our graduates leave ready for the demands of M.F.A. programs in creative writing or for careers in publishing, journalism, public relations and education.
Our Creative Writing majors, who specialize in poetry, fiction or the creative essay, sharpen their skills in small writing-workshop courses. English students explore literature and language from critical, aesthetic, historical, linguistic and national perspectives. And our Communications & Community Media (CCM) majors acquire both the practical skills and theoretical knowledge essential to print, web and photo journalism as well as business writing and media relations.
Across our department, we stress the interdependence between literature and writing, between art and craft. Creative Writing and CCM students meet certain literature requirements, while English students complete courses in the other two programs. And all of our students gain practical, real-world experience by working on one of our two literary journals, Green Mountains Review and Pamplemousse, or our biweekly, student-produced newspaper, Basement Medicine.
- Communications & Community Media, Print & Web Community Journalism track (B.A.)
- Communications & Community Media, Photojournalism track (B.A.)
- Communications & Community Media, Public Relations track (B.A.)
- Creative Writing (B.F.A. and minor)
- English (B.A.)
- Literature (minor)