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English

Why study English at MCLA?

We teach our students to become nimble, effective, adaptable creators, critics and communicators in a variety of human discourses.  Our exciting four-year program advocates for the transformative possibilities of writing, literature, cultural expression and criticism, with an emphasis on social justice and equity as the bedrock of a liberal arts education.  

ANTI-RACIST COMMITMENTS

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People

Our small class sizes and outstanding extra-curricular experiences create a tight-knit sense of community among English majors, faculty, and our accomplished alumni as well. 

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Programs

Our innovative liberal arts curriculum offers students a broad background in literature, writing, cultural and media studies, with opportunities to work on creative and critical projects at every stage of the four-year program. 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AS AN ENGLISH MAJOR AT MCLA?

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View the exciting events sponsored by the English & Communications this academic year. 

Concentrations

Beyond the foundation courses shared by everyone, you select a concentration. Discuss which concentration best meets your interests, talents, and career goals with your advisor. 

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English in the News

Beilin Papa

MCLA faculty members are working to bring topics around care to museum-goers at the same time they're leading classes on care and the therapeutic arts, helping students develop empathy and critical thinking. In fact, they're being recognized nationally for their work, which offers a wide array of justice-oriented education and community resources.

Jenna Sciuto

Dr. Jenna Sciuto, associate chair of undergraduate research, is writing a book based on research of her own Her upcoming publication, Policing Intimacy, examines representations of colonial inheritance, fragmented subjectivities, and sexual violence in literature about the United States South, Haiti, and Rwanda.

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CONTACT

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Phone: 413.662.5371
Fax: 413.662.5209

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