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English at King's
The English major at The King’s College teaches the great works of literature in the Western tradition—from poets such as Homer, Shakespeare, and Milton; novelists such as Austen, Tolstoy, and Melville; short story writers such as Twain, Hemingway, and O’Connor; to the most influential writers working today. English majors study these works alongside our required Core Curriculum, ensuring that they see how literature and the English language connects to the major philosophies and movements of history. Our location in New York City offers students unparalleled access to exhibits, performances, and lectures that supplement classroom teaching. King’s students have seen Shakespeare performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, viewed Kerouac’s original On The Road manuscripts at the New York Public Library, and enjoyed a Tolkien exhibit at the Morgan Library and Museum.
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Courses in the English major survey literature and artistic production through history, from ancient Greece and Rome to the present day. Students gain an interpretive framework to understand works of literature and can choose from a wide variety of creative writing courses including fiction writing, dramatic writing, creative nonfiction, and poetry.View Courses
Minors add specialty in an additional discipline, which can communicate expertise to graduate schools or prospective employers.
The Business Management minor equips students from any major with a range of essential management skills, including managerial decision-making, project management, organizational design, and marketing.
The Economics minor builds upon the economic training all students receive as part of the Core, preparing students for a career in business, data management, government, non-profit, and public policy.
The Finance minor equips students to understand financial modeling, investments, and how financial markets function.
The History minor provides students with an interdisciplinary introduction to the key questions and methods in understanding what events, peoples, and ideas brought humans to the contemporary world.
The International Affairs minor provides students with an interdisciplinary introduction to the key questions, ideas, and institutions that animate contemporary relations among peoples and states.
The International Business minor provides students with a broad-based understanding of key issues in international commerce, politics, and economic development, and offers students the chance to explore opportunities in the global marketplace.
In the journalism minor, students learn about reporting and writing as well as opinion, magazine, and advanced feature writing journalism. Students can submit to the campus newspaper and hear presentations from top journalists funded by the The John McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute.
The media studies minor trains students to examine our society’s conversation with itself and understand how it relates to our public and private choices in areas such as entertainment, newsgathering and life in our ever-changing democracy.
In the Museum Studies minor and concentration, students will learn museum management and museology, as well as how museums communicate historical narratives outside of a traditional academic setting. This minor will prepare students to work in nonprofit arts management, educational programming, archival library work, or any number of related fields.
The philosophy minor surveys the central ideas of the major philosophers, such as Plato and Aristotle; Augustine, Anselm, and Aquinas; and Descartes and Locke, preparing students to read carefully, critically consider the implications of ideas, and make fine distinctions.
The Politics minor incorporates courses in political philosophy, American political history, constitutional law, comparative government, and international relations to prepare students for graduate study in politics or for a career in public service or international affairs.
The pre-law minor prepares students to read and evaluate complex legal materials through courses in constitutional law, literature, legal issues, and financial accounting.
The minor in Technology, Innovation and Design provides students the opportunity to explore various facets of technology and its influence in contemporary culture while also pursuing some basic, highly-sought-after design and technology skills.
The theology minor builds upon the biblical and theological training that all students receive as part of the Core to equip graduates to bring the light of Christ into their careers and communities in ways appropriate to their callings.
English faculty includes literary scholars, cultural critics, and playwrights who offer their expertise to advise students’ creative pursuits.
Chris Cragin Day
In Europa, the College’s faculty-led summer study abroad program in Europe, a small cohort of King’s students join faculty for two to six week stays in the great cities of Europe.Read More
Amy Leigh (Cutler) Wicks ’09
After graduating, Amy Leigh earned a master’s of fine arts at The New School, and then completed her Ph.D. at the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.