English Department

English Department Overview

Hartwick English students learn to think critically and creatively about a broad range of literature and to express these ideas in clear and powerful prose. Creative writing students learn to apply such literary knowledge to the art and craft of writing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Above all, Hartwick English prepares graduates for fields of endeavor in which critical thinking, creativity, and effective writing will be essential skills throughout their lifetimes.

Exciting Student Outcomes

Hartwick English students complete research and internships and are well-prepared for employment or graduate school.

Graduate School
School of Library Sciences
National University of Ireland
Rose Snyder ‘15

Quinnipiac University
School of Law
Margaret Woodhouse ‘14

MFA in Creative Writing
College of Saint Rose
Shannon Turnbull ‘14

Teaching Assistant
University of Nice, France
Angelica Cofer ‘14

Production Editor
HarperCollins Publishers
Haley Lown ‘14

Account Executive
Zone 5 (marketing, branding, PR)
Allison Albrecht ‘15

English Requirements

Ready to be an English major or minor? Here’s what it takes.

English Majors & Minors


English Courses

Hartwick English offers a diverse catalog of courses in literary studies, expository writing, and creative writing. Our course topics range from Viking literature to the works of J. R. R. Tolkien to fiction, nonfiction, and poetry workshops. Class sizes are kept small to ensure close, one-on-one collaboration between students and professors.

Check out our current course offerings!


Special Opportunities

Want to write for Hartwick’s student newspaper, Hilltops? Help produce our undergraduate literary journal, Word of Mouth? Join the English Honor Society, Sigma Tau? Become a tutor in the Writing Center? Attend readings and meet visiting authors from all over the world? These opportunities and more await you at Hartwick.

More about special opportunities

English Faculty

The English faculty at Hartwick are dedicated teachers and scholars who always put their students first.

Meet our English Faculty

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