The English Department offers at least two ways to prepare to become an English major at a four-year school, one by focusing on creative writing and the other by focusing on literature. Becoming alert to the nuances of language impacts every profession and thus provides you with a solid foundation to build upon as you launch a career. A degree in English offers you the opportunity to become deft in the wielding of language; it also provides you with the satisfaction of reading deeply and becoming a thoughtful, original writer and informed citizen. These are essential skills you can use in any field. Taking English courses here at SUNY Broome provides you with a place to start and a place to explore your options.
After you complete the Associate in Arts degree you will be prepared for transfer to four-year colleges throughout the United States. Moreover, SUNY schools will accept all SUNY general education credits so that transfer students can usually enter as juniors. To ensure seamless transfer, you should learn as much as you can about your baccalaureate program requirements by consulting an advisor here at SUNY Broome, consulting a transfer counselor at the four-year institution, or both.
If you are interested in being an English major after transferring to a four-year school, getting an LAAA (Liberal Arts Associate in Arts) degree at SUNY Broome is good preparation. Here is a sampling of some English Department courses you can take here that will help you get ready to move into a program for English majors at your transfer school:
- ENG 170 Creative Writing
- ENG 175 Creative Writing with Publication
- LIT 200 Introduction to Literature
- LIT 210 and 211 US Literature
- LIT 214 & 215 British Literature
- LIT 220 The Short Story
- LIT 235 Shakespeare
- LIT 240 The Poetic Experience
- LIT 263 Children’s Literature
- LIT 267 Science Fiction
- LIT 274 African American Literature
- LIT 275 London and Literature
- LIT 277 Irish Literature
- LIT290 Banned Books
- LIT 291 Folklore and Fantasy
In any case, our English Department courses can be your road to a career.
For Liberal Arts Program Outcomes please see our catalog.
For more information, contact:
Professor Mary Seel, English Department Chair
Office: Calice 226
Telephone: +1 (607) 778-5594