SARAH DEMATTEIS ’18
The University has changed my life in so many ways.
As an English major at the University of New Haven, you’ll study contemporary fiction and poetry while you explore public speaking and writing for business. You’ll develop and hone an exceptional writing ability, develop critical thinking skills, and learn to communicate with clarity and strength through the written and spoken word.
Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.
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This course provides students with an introduction to literary genres and writing about literature. Skills developed include close reading, literary analysis and interpretation, research, and critical writing. Attention is paid to literary techniques, terminology, and critical theories. Course topics vary depending on the focus chosen by the instructor.
An exploration of the genre of graphic novels, including some of the most well-known representative texts. Emphasis is placed on the emergence of the genre from early comics, the functional elements of sequential art, and the cultural context of the production and reception of this genre.
Exploration of and practice in writing “the fourth genre”, creative nonfiction. Emphasis on the short piece, the literary memoir, and the personal essay.
A survey of the development of science fiction during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Reading of American, English, and European science fiction novels and short stories.
The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English, check out the Academic Catalog:
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Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.
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We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.