B.A. in English
Russell Sage College offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, as well as a minor in English.
The B.A. in English provides students with a broad foundation in literature in English, including British and American literature, through a number of survey courses and then allows students considerable individual choice from a rich array of courses that add depth to their programs. All English courses value and hone analytical, writing and speaking skills; thus, an English major is excellent preparation for careers in business, law, medicine, and education, as well as for graduate study in literature.
We also cooperate with the Education Program to offer the Bachelor of Science degree in English/Childhood Education with optional annotation in Middle Childhood Education. Students planning to teach grades 7-12 may complete the B.A. in English, leading to the Master of Arts in Teaching. Students who intend to enter the professional Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy program may complete the B.A. in English, leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy or the M.S. in Occupational Therapy.
Read about all the goings-on in English and Modern Languages in our bi-annual newsletter, Carriage House Notes. Wondering what you can do with an English major in the twenty-first century? Read “What Can I Do With An English Degree?” Find out what our graduates are doing.
- Ekaterina Kagan, Associate Professor of Spanish, Modern Languages Program Coordinator
- Elizabethe Kelley, Associate Professor of English
- Matthew Klane, Lecturer in English
- Shealeen Meaney, Associate Professor of English
- Tonya Moutray, Associate Professor of English, Chair English Program Coordinator
- David A. Salomon, Professor of English
What will you get in English 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, Nicholson Baker, Kathleen Graber, Molly Peacock, Meg Kearney, Dan Chelotti, Kimiko Hahn, Sandra Lim, novelist Bill Belcher, and Sandra Beasley)
- 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