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 3 + 3 Bachelor’s & J.D. Program, minor in English, and a minor in Creative Writing.
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
A decade after obtaining author and activist Gloria Naylor’s writings, Sacred Heart University has partnered with Lehigh University to digitize the author’s work. Faculty members from Lehigh, a college in Bethlehem, PA, were on campus during spring break with a professional art moving company to pick up nearly 60 boxes of Naylor’s writings from SHU’s Ryan Matura Library. Over the course of two years, Lehigh will digitize the works, which will then be available through SHU’s Digital Commons for all to view. The original materials will be returned to SHU once the project is completed.
Lamar University Press has published a new book by Jonas Zdanys, internationally celebrated poet, professor and poet-in-residence at Sacred Heart University. Zdanys created, developed and edited Unlocking the World: An Anthology of Found Poetry which is the first major anthology of such works.
Sacred Heart University will host "Women in Writing: A Panel Discussion" on Wednesday, April 4, at 2 p.m. in HC203. This event is free and open to the public.