Location: Ruane Center for the Humanities LL37
Brian M. Barbour, Ph.D.
Elaine O. Chaika, Ph.D., Emeritus
Chard deNiord, M.F.A.
Charles F. Duffy, Ph.D., Emeritus
Anthony M. Esolen, Ph.D.
Bruce E. Graver, Ph.D., Chairperson
John F. Hennedy, Ph.D., Emeritus
Peter M. Johnson, Ph.D., Emeritus
Stephen J. Lynch, Ph.D.
Edward P. McCrorie, Ph.D., Emeritus
Jane Lunin Perel, M.F.A.
Elizabeth A. Bridgham, Ph.D.
Suzanne J. Fournier, Ph.D.
Russell M. Hillier, Ph.D.
William P. Hogan, Ph.D.
Epaphras C. Osondu, M.F.A.
Robert W. Reeder, Ph.D.
Margaret K. Reid, Ph.D.
John T. Scanlan, Ph.D.
Raphael Shargel, Ph.D.
Robert E. Stretter, Ph.D.
Tuire M. Valkeakari, Ph.D.
Eric D. Bennett, Ph.D.
Stephanie Pocock Boeninger, Ph.D.
Margaret Healy-Varley, Ph.D.
Alexander N. Moffett, Ph.D.
The English major requires 30 hours (10 courses) of major course work for graduation in a curriculum designed to help students develop the skills of close reading and analytical writing. The Department of English also serves the College community in a variety of writing courses and in the Development of Western Civilization Program. It assesses English proficiency for all matriculated students and serves majors with a wide variety of traditional and creative courses and formats.
The Creative Writing major provides students interested in developing their skills as creative writers with introductory and advanced courses in poetry and fiction writing within the context of the English major. In addition to maintaining the literary rigors of the English major at Providence College, this major in Creative Writing provides a pedagogical focus on creative writing, as well as capstone courses that focus on the craft and discipline of poetry and fiction writing. Students participating in this major will complement their critical and reading skills with creative expression in Creative Writing courses taught by established poets and fiction writers.
The English/Secondary Education major combines prescribed course work in English (10 courses, 30 semester hours of credit) with a minimum of 32 semester hours of credit in secondary education classes, including field experiences and student teaching, to prepare students for high school teaching careers. Enrolled students are required to formally apply for admission to the secondary education program either second semester of the sophomore year or first semester of the junior year.