Congratulations to the 2013 English Major Field Award Winner:
Welcome to the English Department
The English Department introduces students to literary cultures from across the world. Grounded in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions, our mission is to explore the diversity of the human experience and to foster respectful dialogue and debate about the historical, social, theoretical, and ethical concerns that emerge from the careful reading of literary texts.
Our students choose from a wide variety of courses dedicated to the rigorous analysis of texts in all their forms, including prose (fiction and nonfiction), poetry, drama, graphic novels, photography, and film. During their tenure at Siena, our majors acquire skills essential to critical inquiry and, through their own writing, they learn the arts of personal expression and persuasive argumentation.
We expect our English majors to graduate with a passion for reading, a commitment to the self-reflective and ethical use of language, and an openness to the new perspectives and possibilities that diverse reading encourages. These qualities prove invaluable to our students whether they pursue careers in education, law, public service, writing, or the arts.