[Sofia Berry, recipient of the 2016 Carriage House Award]
What will you get in English and Modern Languages at Sage?
- small class sizes
- personal interaction, instruction, and advising from a staff concerned about your individual education and future
- contact with visiting writers, speakers, scholars (recent visitors include Sandra Gilbert, Marilyn Nelson, Sharon Olds, W.D. Snodgrass, Lucille Clifton, Marilyn Chin, Alice Fulton, Steven Millhauser, Kim Addonizio, Elizabeth Brundage, and Nicholson Baker, Kathleen Graber, Molly Peacock, Meg Kearney, Dan Chelotti, Kimiko Hahn, Sandra Lim and novelist Bill Belcher.
- an active community of faculty scholars and artists
- an emphasis on critical thinking and transferring that thinking to a clarity in writing and research
- the opportunity to intern at a wide variety of businesses and organizations; recent placements include Cengage Publishing (Clifton Park), the Rensselaer County District Attorney's Office, the Arts Center of the Capital Region, and the Albany Institute of History and Art, The Shaker Heritage House.
- CLAS: Culture and Language Acquisition at Sage
- Get Your English Degree in Three with the Discovery Degree Baccalaureate!
- Fall 2016 English and Modern Languages Course Booklet (pdf)
- The Russell Sage College English Major (for all students beginning after Fall 09)
- Dr. Salomon's Books at Sage blog
- Dr. Shealeen Meaney appeared on WAMC's "Community Conversation" to discuss Women's History Month
- What Can I Do With An English Major?
The English program at Russell Sage College values rigorous and relevant scholarship, active community engagement, and impactful creative expression. We are actively engaged in fostering a knowledge and appreciation of the richness of diverse literary texts as representations of human experience, as works of art, and as historical and cultural artifacts. The program seeks to cultivate critical thinking, sophisticated reading, powerful expression, and an understanding of the complexity and power of language. Our program empowers students to become reflective, engaged, confident, and ethical individuals who are prepared to successfully enter into professional life or graduate studies, who are life-long learners, and meaningful contributors to society.
The Modern Languages program operates two residential language centers as part of its teaching and co-curricular missions to Russell Sage College. Two Victorian brownstones on the Troy Campus, La Casa Espanola (Spanish House) and La Maison Francaise (French House/International House) have supported the multicultural development of more than three generations of Sage alumnae in all majors.