THE DOCTOR IS IN!
Congratulations to Lecturer in Creative Writing Eric Schlich, who recently defended his dissertation at Florida State University!
Dr. Schlich is part of a team of excellent creative writing faculty, including Lecturer Sarah Green and Adjunct Lecturers Rebecca (Schwab) Cuthbert and Cornelius FitzPatrick, who support our Creative Writing minor by teaching such courses as Introduction to Creative Writing, Form and Theory of Writing, Intermediate Creative Nonfiction, Intermediate Fiction Writing, Intermediate Poetry Writing, Literary Publishing, Advanced Fiction Writing, and Advanced Poetry Writing.
For more on the accomplishments of our award-winning faculty, follow us on social media and review our Faculty page.
WELCOME TO THE NEW FREDONIA ENGLISH DEPARTMENT!
The Fredonia English Department is proud to announce its new mission statement, program objectives, learning outcomes, and redesigned English and English Adolescence Education majors.
The restructured B.A. in English thoughtfully responds to fundamental shifts in our discipline, our student body, and our students’ needs to achieve academic success and to become skilled, creative, responsible, and connected professionals and global citizens. The B.A. in English combines required foundational courses with a wide range of options among skills- and content-based course categories in order to open pathways for every student to gain the most from the major and our faculty. Internships and other applied learning opportunities in English-related fields help our students turn those pathways into careers.
Skills Development + Flexible Structure + Personal Goals
Fredonia’s 42-credit customized English major allows students the freedom to:
- construct a major of courses that help you define, prepare for, and realize your career objectives;
- add virtually any minor, including our minors in Creative Writing or Writing and Rhetoric;
- earn a double major with a B.A. or B.S. in another discipline;
- participate in one of the many practical internship opportunities offered through the department;
- study abroad for two weeks in January or the summer, or for an entire semester.
Our new major’s progression mirrors Fredonia’s baccalaureate goals: a series of lower-level foundational courses imparting disciplinary literacies and skills prepares students to achieve academic success in upper-level courses that challenge them to broaden their awareness of the practical, theoretical, and interdisciplinary applications of our field while further developing their writing skills and creative experiences. The major culminates in a capstone course in which students apply their oral and written communication skills to engage situations beyond the classroom (such as community, professional, or advanced academic settings). Both students’ progress and evidence of their concrete achievements will be documented through completion of an e-portfolio, which will serve the department’s assessment needs while simultaneously providing students with a meaningful record of their experiential growth and a valuable resource for their career or graduate-school search.
The restructured B.A. in English Adolescence Education thoughtfully responds to fundamental shifts in our discipline, our student body, and our students’ needs to achieve academic success and to become skilled, creative, responsible, and connected professionals and global citizens. It is designed to parallel the English major's required categories, with up to 39 credits applicable to it if needed. The B.A. in English Adolescence Education combines required foundational courses in literature and pedagogy with a plethora of field experiences in order to open pathways for all students to develop the ideas and practices that will make them effective in the classrooms of an increasingly complex and diverse society.