English

The study of English is more than grammar, punctuation and the canon of classic literature.

About

At Emmanuel, students studying English are offered an expansive, inclusive and thoroughly modern program with a departmental major and further concentrations in communication & media studies and writing, editing & publishing. Students who major in any of these departmental programs study the process by which we derive meaning from a variety of texts that are written, oral, visual or multimedia in nature.

The guiding principle behind all concentrations in Emmanuel's English program is rhetoric—that is, examining how we use language to influence the beliefs, attitudes or emotions of various audiences. Students who major in English reflect upon, analyze, and interpret literature and film, presenting their analyses in clear, cogent writing.

Majors & Minors

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The Emmanuel Effect

Emmanuel College graduates can be found making their mark at leading companies and organizations all over the city of Boston, across the country and around the world. But their path to success and fulfillment starts on campus, with a commitment to achieve at the highest level in their studies, in leadership roles and in student clubs and organizations, while engaging in purposeful work that honors their obligations to their communities and the wider world.

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97%

of 2017 graduates who were seeking employment within the creative arts, design & media career community had found a job (by one year after graduation)

80%

of 2017 graduates within the creative arts, design & media career community who were seeking admission to graduate school had been accepted (by one year after graduation)