- Nazareth Strengths
- Media and communications
- Technical/corporate writer
- Research assistant
- Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester
- Disney College Program, Orlando, FL
- Afterimage, Rochester, NY
- Student teaching opportunities abroad
- Emerson College
- Case Western University
- Teachers College, Columbia University
- University of Rochester
Ashley Manchester ’11
“Obtaining my bachelor’s degree in English from Nazareth College helped prepare me for my future both academically and personally. The wide range of knowledge I learned in the classroom was taught by professors who inspired me to apply that knowledge in all aspects of my life.”
Why Choose Nazareth for English?
The Nazareth College Literature Program invites students to explore the power of the word. This innovative program exposes students to a variety of contemporary and classical literature, from Milton to Maya Angelou. While providing an intensive background in literature, the English curriculum is rooted in the broader liberal arts tradition. The program encourages and enriches students by allowing them to view literature across disciplines and to examine the historical and cultural significance of texts. Thus, our graduates develop a well-rounded appreciation for the beauty of language and literature.
The Nazareth English Department faculty reflects the diversity offered by its curriculum. Specialists in many different fields of study, our faculty members take pride in teaching a wide selection of required and elective courses.
All full-time faculty members hold the highest degrees in their fields, and many have been teaching at Nazareth for more than twenty years. These dedicated professionals are always available for one-on-one meetings with students, and their small classes, usually discussion based, ensure an intimate learning experience.
Students in the Nazareth College Program in Literature can choose from a wide variety of academic options. The flexibility of the curriculum allows them to study ancient religions or computer programming, environmental science or Japanese. By taking courses that complement their work in the Literature major, these students enhance their knowledge base and develop practical skills--skills that lead to career success.
Literature students can choose to minor in specialized fields at the forefront of current theory and practice. They can tackle gender questions in the Women's Studies Program or explore new traditions through Multicultural Studies.
Some students enrolled in the Literature Program choose to pursue New York State Elementary or Secondary Certification in English, offered in conjunction with the Nazareth College Education Department. Nazareth English Education students study literature and composition in-depth, while pursuing additional course work in current educational methodology.
Our English Education graduates are well-rounded and have the exceptional skills, creativity, and flexibility required to face the challenges of the classroom in the twenty-first century.
Dr. Joseph Viera
GAC - 496A
Dr. Viera received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Florida State University and his B.A. from Florida Atlantic University. His teaching and research interests include Latino and cultural studies, particularly Cuban-American literary culture; identity construction and performance; diaspora and displacement; and race and gender politics.
Typical Class Schedule
- Modern Foreign Language Credits: 6
- Math and Science Perspectives I Credits: 7
- Other Perspectives I Credits: 9
As well as:
- ENGW 101 - College Writing I: Exposition
- ENGW 102 - College Writing II: Argument & Research
- ACS 101 - Academic and College Success
- FYS course taken with ACS 101
- Perspectives I Credits: 9
- Math or Science Perspectives II Credits: 3
- Other Perspectives II Credits: 6
As well as:
- ENGL 200 - Introduction to Literary Studies
And three Literature Surveys from the following:
- ENGL 201 - Survey of British Literature I
- ENGL 202 - Survey of British Literature II
- ENGL 203 - Survey of American Literature I
- ENGL 204 - Survey of American Literature II
- ENGL 205G - Survey of World Literature I
- ENGL 206G - Survey of World Literature II
- Upper Division English Credits: 12
- Perspectives II Credits: 3
- Liberal Arts Electives Credits: 9
- Electives Credits: 6
- Upper Division English Literature Credits: 3
- Electives Credits: 24
As well as:
- ENGL 400 - Senior Literature Seminar
- ENGL 499 - Lit English Comp