The English Department


english department southern Connecticut state universityNEWS AND EVENTS

Pat Mottola Book Release Party

On Tuesday September 6 at Lyric Hall, Pat Mottola will promote the release of her book. “In Pat Mottola’s poems, there is a quietude that often expresses a millennial loneliness that can be as sexy as a red dress – and as sheer. What a reader will find between covers of Under the Red Dress is poetry that is sensually alive, and whose pulse quickens with the turn of each and every page.”  –Wally Swist, author of Huang Ho and the Dimensions of Love

english department southern Connecticut state university

Week of Welcome

Welcome back to students, staff and faculty. The Fall semester begins August 29, 2016.


Want to know what's been going on in the English Department? Click here for the Fall 2015 English Department Newsletter.

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Interested in becoming an English Major or Minor? The English Department offers one of the most dynamic undergraduate degrees at SCSU, with specializations in Literature, Creative Writing, and Professional Writing, as well as a B.S. in Secondary Education for future high school teachers. 

Click here for a summary of the English degree requirements, or see the Map of the English Major (PDF) for an overview of courses and areas of study. 


SCSU English majorWHY ENGLISH?

Why study English? What can you do with a degree in literature and writing?

Find out some of the exciting things Southern English students are up to - from research to publication - as well as the choice of careers in law, the arts, journalism, publishing, and teaching for which the English major or minor can prepare you.


The English Department
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