What students are saying …
I have only one regret about enrolling as an English major at the
URI Feinstein Campus, and that is not having done it sooner. I
spent far too much time at a two-year college taking courses simply
to fulfill requirements. I thought I was saving money and being
sensible – but I didn’t know what I was missing.
The introductory classes for my major have changed the way I view literature and provided me with the tools I was missing to examine the world through a critical lens. They have also given me a chance to meet many of the professors in the English Department and learn how they’ve integrated their passions and their work. I’ve even had the opportunity to pick up a writing minor.
Even if you’re only looking at four-year college as something for the future, you owe it to yourself to talk with an advisor. There are so many people who are willing to go the extra mile to help you find a way to be here, and it’s an amazing place to be.
August 10, 2007
I am having an extremely rewarding experience continuing my studies in English at the Feinstein Campus in Providence, RI. The classes I have been a part of have been well organized, stimulating, and challenging. I give most of this credit to the Professors in the English Department, both full and part time, most of whom I feel honored to have had as teachers (an experience I now expect as I continue to take classes). While the English Department is lucky to be graced with an unbelievably intelligent, interested, and caring staff, I feel lucky to have met a large group of engaging classmates--peers who have also helped me to grow. Altogether, I feel like I am participating in a vibrant learning community.
August 14, 2007
Returning to school after thirty-five years has been one of the most rewarding and stimulating experiences of my life. The URI continuing education program, offered at the Providence campus, has presented an impressive choice of day and evening classes, allowing me to fit two to three classes a semester into my busy work schedule. My advisor, Adria Evans, encouraged me to sit for a CLEP exam in June, which provided me with 6 credits toward my bachelor’s degree, and saved me a semester of class time. The most impressive aspects of attending classes in Providence are the diversity of the student body, the small class size, and the professors’ creative approach to the material. All of these elements have enhanced class participation and have produced a variety of interesting perspectives, making my continuing education an enlightening and exciting endeavor.
Holly A. Ali
August 8, 2007