Academic Building, HC 221
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825
Communicate From the Heart
The English program at Sacred Heart University is concerned with the attempt to communicate, both orally and in writing. A variety of courses in literature, writing, speech/communications and drama is offered to develop skills for reading analytically, writing clearly and effectively, and expressing thoughts cogently, while providing a foundational experience in a broad spectrum of literature.
Selections from the wide range of courses within the major and its two concentrations - Literature and Writing - along with related studies in other areas, will prepare the English major for graduate school, the professions, business, industry and the arts. The department also offers a minor in English, a minor in Creative Writing, and an Associate's Degree.
The English faculty at Sacred Heart are dedicated to the ideal of providing a solid, well-balanced curriculum for our majors. The curriculum balances theory and practice, oral and writing communication, and a common core with concentration in special areas of interest. We seek to share our love of the written and spoken word while at the same time preparing students for professional life upon graduation from the University. Our goals include:
• Coordinating our curriculum with the University's mission
• Continually developing our teaching ability
• Remaining current in our discipline
• Creating an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation
• Focusing on each student as a unique human being
FAIRFIELD, Conn.—The University Commons area and adjacent classrooms at Sacred Heart University were a hive of activity Feb. 8 as SHU’s College of Arts & Sciences hosted its inaugural CASCon event. The conference showcased the work of 55 faculty members from multiple disciplines. They formed 15 panels to provide presentations that emphasized the interdisciplinary nature of faculty scholarship and reaffirmed the College’s commitment to faculty scholarship and undergraduate research.
Fairfield, Conn. - Sacred Heart University English Professor and Poet-in-Residence Jonas Zdanys’ latest book, St. Brigid’s Well (Purple Flag Press - February 1, 2017), is currently available for pre order.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The current exhibition at Sacred Heart University’s Edgerton Center, "Worlds Imagined: Co-relations Between Art and Poetry," dives headlong into the inspirational relationship between poets and artists. The show was conceived and curated by SHU Associate Professor of Art Nathan Lewis, who had “always been intrigued and inspired by the number of painters inspired by visual poetry, and vice versa, going back as far as Dante and even Homer.” In all, the work of 15 artists and poets, representing nine different countries, will be on exhibit from the show’s opening through the December 16.