The practice and study of literature challenges students to try on experiences beyond their own lives, building emotional intelligence and encouraging creative visualization.
Majors and Minors
- B.A. in English
- B.A. in English with Secondary School Teacher Certification
- B.F.A. in Writing
- Minor in English
- Minor in Writing
- Catalog Program Description
The English and Writing degrees at Green Mountain College provide students with the skills necessary to critically analyze a variety of texts, and to create and revise original content. Both sets of skills are highly prized in a society increasingly defined by digital communications. While most students major in the subject because of their fondness for a good story and their love of language, the study of literature also provides dramatic lessons in history, philosophy, psychology, and cultural studies. GMC’s English Program focuses on the study of literature, while students in the writing program concentrate on their own work. Writing workshops allow students to hone their craft and develop a professional portfolio.
Chelsea Green Publishing
White River Jct., Vt.
Hannah Blaisdell ’11
Editorial Assistant, W. W. Norton & Company
New York City, N.Y.
Bailey Ray ’08
Online Content Coordinator
Dean’s Office, Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences
Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass.
Organizer for the Committee of Interns and Residents
Service Employees International Union
Rachel Ferguson ’09
Digital Communications Coordinator
EMC II Corporation, Hopkinton Mass.
Assistant Director of Faculty and Academic Affairs
Christopher Smith ’01
Assistant Professor of English Literature
Vermont Technical College, Randolph, Vt.