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The study of English is more than grammar, punctuation and the canon of classic literature.

At Emmanuel, students studying English are offered an expansive, inclusive and thoroughly modern program with concentrations in literature, writing and literature, and communication and media studies. Students who major in any of these departmental programs study the process by which we derive meaning from a variety of texts that are written, oral, visual or multimedia in nature.

The guiding principle behind all concentrations in Emmanuel's English program is rhetoric—that is, examining how we use language to influence the beliefs, attitudes or emotions of various audiences. Students who major in English reflect upon, analyze, and interpret literature and film, presenting their analyses in clear, cogent writing.


Emmanuel’s English department offers programs in literature, writing and literature and communication and media studies, which prepare students to think critically and to communicate clearly and creatively.

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Faculty research, publish and present in their field and often collaborate side-by-side with students to help them explore their disciplines in greater depth, building on knowledge gained in the classroom and offering a unique hands-on, real-world experience. At Emmanuel, there’s an energy on campus that brings people and ideas together - in the classroom, across campus, throughout Boston and beyond.

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Department Highlights

Small classes, big advantages

Emmanuel’s English faculty are working scholars, writers and researchers who strive to help students put their best creative foot forward, whether at an internship at a local media outlet or through the submission and publication process at literary journals.

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Recent News


Sam Farquharson ’17 Wins Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

Farquharson will live in Malaysia for ten months, working with middle school-age...



Marcello '16 Turns ECDM Position into Internship

Keeping in touch with a staffer from the Boston Children's Hospital Trust during...

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Levada '16 Interns With Radio Broadcasting Company iHeartMedia

English communication + media studies major Michele Levada '16 landed a sales in...

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Equipped with a well-rounded liberal arts and sciences education and real-world experience within their disciplines, Emmanuel graduates go on to make their mark at companies and organizations locally, nationally and internationally. Many students also choose to continue their education at the master’s or doctorate level. Check out where some of our recent graduates are thriving!

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Class of 2015: Where We Work

Position Company Major
10th Grade Teacher Matignon High School Literature
6th Grade Teacher Nashoba Regional School District Literature
Account Manager Fluent Communication + Media Studies
Account Manager TRACS, Inc. Communication + Media Studies
Associate Editor TripAdvisor Communication + Media Studies
Associate Producer - On-Air Fundraising & Marketing WGBH Communication + Media Studies
Brokerage Agent Expeditors Communication + Media Studies
Collateral Management Specialist State Street Communication + Media Studies
Development Coordinator Boston University Communication + Media Studies
Digital Content Associate ActBlue Writing + Literature
Editorial Assistant Pearson North America Writing + Literature
English Teacher Diman Vocational Technical High School Literature
English Teaching Assistant U.S. Fulbright Program - Andorra Literature
Financial Benefits Manager Mass Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Communication + Media Studies
Freelance writer TGN.TV Communication + Media Studies
HR Assistant Kaspersky Lab Communication + Media Studies
Marketing Assistant Brown Rudnick LLP Communication + Media Studies
Marketing Assistant Lucky Strike Jillian's Boston Communication + Media Studies
Marketing Coordinator Klear Vu Communication + Media Studies
Partner Marketing Coordinator Demandware Communication + Media Studies
Reporter The Martha's Vineyard Times Communication + Media Studies

Class of 2015: Where We Attend Grad School

Degree Institution Major
M.S., Health Communication Emerson College Communication + Media Studies
J.D. New England Law School Communication + Media Studies
M.A. Regent's Business School London Communication + Media Studies
M.Ed., Higher Education Student Affairs University of South Florida Communication + Media Studies
M.Ed., Teaching and Curriculum Boston College Literature
M.S.,  TESOL Central Connecticut State University Writing + Literature
B.F.A., Animation/Visual and Performing Arts Massachusetts College of Art and Design Writing + Literature

What's Next?

Whether you are a current Emmanuel student or a prospective student exploring Emmanuel for the first time, we can help you determine what’s next. Schedule a meeting with your Academic Advisor, connect with the Career Center or the Office of International Programs to explore internship or study abroad options, or contact the Office of Admissions to set up a campus tour.

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