English, Writing, and Culture (B.A.)

With an emphasis on the power of language, the B.A. in English, Writing, and Culture at Russell Sage College, seeks to cultivate critical, integrative, and creative thinking, sophisticated reading, powerful expression, and embodied ethics. Stories form the core of who we are, our relationships with others, and the futures we create. Faculty and students come together to develop greater knowledge and appreciation of the richness and diversity of literature, exploring the world’s stories as diverse representations of human experience, works of art, and cultural artifacts. We foster a shared commitment to becoming writers and thinkers who formulate relevant questions, make thoughtful decisions, collaborate meaningfully, and create writing that shapes the world. Students develop a facility with clear, complex communication and thinking that is recognized by employers as essential and provides a foundation for meaningful, engaged living in our dynamic world. [43 credits]

Program Core (28 credits)

Complete all of the following:

Item #
Title
Credits
Praxis: ENG 401, ENG 427, or ENG 448, 3 credits  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
28

Cultural and Media Studies (3 credits)

Complete one of the following courses:

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

Program Elective (3 credits)

Complete one course from ENG, HUM, or PHL at the 200-level or higher (3 credits)

Item #
Title
Credits
ENG, HUM, or PHL course  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
3

Degree Completion Notes

  • Total credits required for bachelor degree (minimum): 120 credits
  • Completion of General Education coursework required
  • 1/2 of major requirements must be completed at Sage
  • Cumulative GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.000
  • Minimum major GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.200
Total credits:
43

Overview

Program

Type

Bachelor's