Why Study English?

English is more than just the study of the English language.

It is about that most fundamental of human activities, storytelling. Storytelling is how we make sense of the world.

As an English major at Merrimack College, you will learn how literature, film and other forms of storytelling can challenge history and influence social change. You will develop an understanding of the creative process, from the imaginative act of writing to its interpretation through close reading.

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 Why Merrimack?

  • The Writers House gives you the opportunity to participate in open mics, poetry slams, literary journals and staged readings.
  • Creative writing and film concentrations let you study the area that interests you most.
  • Paid departmental internships in research, social media and newsletter creation give you valuable field experience.