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English Department at Lehman College

From the Chair, Paula Loscocco

Welcome to the English Department at Lehman College, CUNY. We are a vibrant community of readers, writers, scholars, and professionals made up of students and faculty from the Bronx, New York City, and the surrounding tri-state area. Our course and program offerings are available via both web-enhanced courses featuring stimulating face-to-face discussions in smart classrooms and our Multimodal Learning Lab, as well as online or hybrid courses for working or distance students. 

We're currently revising our curriculum, in response to student and faculty demand, to emphasize inclusion and diversity, as well as the cultural riches of our learning community.  English majors, minors, and graduate students: please help us in this work by filling out our English Department Curriculum Survey!  (Check your preferred email or the English Department for password - current English students only!)

Our Students Include:

  • Undergraduate Majors in English Literature, Creative Writing, or Professional Writing who want to develop the intellectual range and analytical and research skills required for professional careers.
  • The many talented, hard-working and ambitious Majors in the Department's multi-year English Honors Program (EHP), of which a dozen or so write senior honors theses each year, doing pre-professional research and writing in one-on-one tutorials with faculty mentors.
  • Undergraduate Minors in English Literature, Creative Writing, Professional Writing, or the interdisciplinary minor in Professional Communications (open to all majors including English) who want to strengthen their transcripts with evidence of their training in analysis, research, and online writing.
  • Graduate Students - many of them our own strong BA graduates! - pursuing an affordable first-rate MA in English who want to reap the rewards of working with nationally recognized scholars and creative writers in small seminar settings.  Plus students from other Lehman graduate programs—including MA-English Education, MA in Liberal Studies (MALS, and MS-Literacy Studies—as well as post-MA students looking for professional promotion via graduate courses in Literature, Writing and Rhetoric, Creative Writing, and (soon!) Professional Writing.
  • Undergraduate students seeking General Education and Writing Intensive courses in the broad spectrum of English, American, and Anglophone literatures in English.  Plus upper-level students from all majors—including Econics and Business, Health Science, Education, Speech Pathology, Sociology, and Social Work—seeking advanced training in professional writing.
  • The English Department offers one-on-one Advising for all students taking courses above the General Education level, including graduating seniors and graduate students planning their profession-level academic careers.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, our advising services are available online

Upcoming Events Meet the Faculty English Majors
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