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B.A. in English

Dr. Benjamin D. Hagen
English Program Coordinator/Advisor

URI Providence Feinstein Campus (Room 250)

bhagen516@gmail.com
401-277-5167
Dr. Ryan Trimm
Assoc. Professor of English

Chairman, Department of English URI Kingston Campus

uriengchair@gmail.com
401-874-5931

Welcome to the URI Feinstein Providence Campus English Program!

A Major in English gives you the knowledge and skills to be an active interpreter, rather than a passive observer, of the world around you. This world includes the books you read, the films you see, the people you live and work with, and, of course, the city of Providence. The theoretical, methodological, and historical training of our faculty is diverse. What we share is the conviction that close, sustained engagement with literature and culture can be at once aesthetically exhilarating, ethically compelling, and politically transformative.

At Providence Campus, the English program offers a rich and rigorous array of courses in literary, film, and cultural studies. Many of these courses meet the University's General Education Requirements by developing skills in understanding human difference, reading complex texts and writing effectively. All of them are designed to develop your critical reading, thinking, and writing skills and to acquaint you with a broad range of canonical and non-canonical texts. Our Creative Writing Events and Faculty Colloquium Series give you a chance to experience the exciting and innovative scholarship that your professors and their colleagues are engaged in; our writing contests and scholarship opportunities recognize and celebrate outstanding student work.

Our program is challenging and flexible; it can be tailored to your own professional or creative goals. Many of our students supplement English with a minor or second major in closely related fields such as Writing; Film Media; Comparative Literature; African and African-American Studies; Women's Studies; History; Philosophy; Communications; Art History; or Modern Languages. Others combine their English B.A. with a Secondary Education major, allowing them to become public- or private-school teachers immediately after graduation. Many receive the advanced training and professional advising that enables them to enter first-rate graduate programs in English, Creative Writing, Comparative Literature, Film Media Studies, History, Medicine, and Business Administration. Others go on to some of the country's top Law Schools, while many find that their strong writing and analytical skills prepare them to enter careers in publishing, journalism, advertising and marketing, college administration, grant writing, non-profit organizations, social services, insurance, civil service, retail business, and NGOs.

For further information about the program, make an appointment at 401-277-5160 or write to english.feinstein@gmail.com. You can also follow these links to more information about our undergraduate and graduate programs; our faculty, staff, students, and alumni; our Creative Writing Events; our Faculty Colloquium Series; our writing contests and scholarship opportunities; our literary journals; our study abroad program; and links to related programs and resources.