Department Chair: Celia Marshik
At Stony Brook, the English Department offers students training in the foundational skills of reading, analysis, writing, public speaking and research. Our faculty members are award-winning teachers and scholars who offer an array of exciting courses in topics such as World Literature, Global Film Traditions, Migrant America, and The Problem of Evil, just to name a few. Students learn to read texts closely, to write focused and convincing essays, to locate, evaluate, and synthesize information, and to communicate complex information clearly. At the undergraduate level, we offer a minor, major, combined BA/MA, and teacher certification program. Advanced students can pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, M.A. or uniquely flexible and interdisciplinary Ph.D.