English Major & Minor
An English degree: The key to every job, everywhere.
Where degrees in English have taken Hartwick graduates.
Hartwick College English majors are trained to analyze, decode, and understand the thematic and cultural significance of literary texts. The ability to read analytically and write critically is immediately/importantly applicable to an array of fields.
Hartwick English major graduates are currently pursuing careers as:
- Lawyers and legal mediators
- Social media and communication workers specialists
- Film-makers and film editors
- Fashion and design brand managers
- Print and digital editors
- Webpage designers and developers
- News correspondents
- Science writers, sports writers, technical writers
- Proofreaders and Copy Markers
- High school teachers and university professors
Alumni & Students
Samantha Salvatore ’15
William Day ’19
Alexander (Alex) Athanail ’17
Dan Pezzetta ’21
Madison Draper ’19
Rachel Weir ’19
Kevin Blake ’17
Putting English to Work
Hartwick alumni at work.
Hartwick English majors acquire verbal and analytical skills that introduce them into a variety of occupations.
- Cambridge Business Publishers
YMCA of Greater Boston
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
University of Nice
Alumni in graduate school.
Many have completed advanced study at prestigious institutions.
University of California at Davis
Washington University, St. Louis
Mary Baldwin College
Southern Connecticut State University
The Actor’s Studio
Beyond the basic.
Through the Visiting Writers Series, students have been able to interact with writers such as Nobel Laureates Joseph Brodsky and Derek Walcott; Pulitzer Prize winners Donald Justice and N. Scott Momaday; former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky; and authors Jamaica Kincaid and Joyce Carol Oates. Each fall, exciting new poets and fiction writers lead special workshops for students in the New American Writing Festival.
A closer look.
Hartwick’s English Department offers two majors, each with its own requirements. In addition, students may choose to obtain New York state teacher certification in English.
Literature: A wide range of courses in Anglo-American and postcolonial literature, literary theory, ethnic literatures, regional literatures, period surveys, gender studies, media studies, and major authors.
Creative writing: Courses in writing fiction, poetry, play-writing, and creative non-fiction
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