English

The power of written words remain a constant of every generation. In our English program in literary studies, you'll cultivate valuable skills in writing and critical thinking while exploring literary works by diverse writers. Courses stress the importance of critical reading, literary history, writing and research to provide you with a background suitable for many kinds of careers. Our diverse faculty teach and publish across the historical and theoretical spectrum, and students benefit from an interdisciplinary mix (for example, a course on crime fiction co-taught by faculty in English and sociology). Learn more



Creative writing

Recognized as one of the nation's premiere programs designed exclusively for undergraduates, Creative Writing offers introductory, intermediate and advanced instruction in creative nonfiction, digital storytelling, fiction, playwriting, poetry and screenwriting.

Like our faculty, many of our graduates are now practicing and published poets, novelists, playwrights, screenwriters, and essayists with diverse and accomplished voices.  Plenty of our alums are also lawyers, teachers, librarians, advertising execs, editors and a host of other occupations - all of them with exceptional writing skills.  If writing is your passion, contact Laura Donnelly laura.donnelly@oswego.edu

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Courses and descriptions
Living Writer's Series
Banned Books Event
CRW at SUNY Oswego
Creative Writing webpage

English MA

Our master's in English meets the needs of elementary and secondary teachers seeking permanent certification, people interested in post-secondary teaching or writing, and those contemplating further study of English literature and language at Ph.D. granting institutions. For information see the master's program page or contact English graduate program coordinator Patrick Murphy at patrick.murphy@oswego.edu or 315.312.2616.

Minors
Creative writing
English