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Chair's Letter 

Welcome to the Department of English, Rhetoric and Writing at Berry!

On our web site, you will discover much about our department, our offerings, and our faculty. All Berry students will take at least one or two courses in our department to fulfill requirements in Berry’s General Education Program. We believe that those courses are a foundation for all majors at Berry as you explore improving your analytical writing and critical thinking skills. Strong communication skills are at the heart of every major, thus every profession, and we work with our colleagues across the campus to ensure that those skills are incorporated into your learning experiences throughout the curriculum.

At the same time, we offer a dynamic major and minor. We encourage you to consider a double major at Berry – or perhaps a major and one or more minors. For those whose goal is to teach, we work closely with our colleagues in education to be sure that you graduate fully certified and fully knowledgeable both about classroom strategies and with a rich expertise in your discipline. Our major with an emphasis upon literature offers you the opportunity to explore works from not only English and American Literature, but also around the world. As English has emerged as the primary international language, writers from many countries – long influenced by British and American authors – are adding to the rich tradition of works published both in English and translated from their native language into English. English Studies now encompasses an international community of authors exploring age-old questions and contemporary issues. Thus, you will have the opportunity to study texts, theory, and modes of delivery which now include digital formats. Finally, our new major in Creative Writing recognizes the growing interest in creative work among students as well as the essential foundation of reading works of published poetry, fiction, and non-fiction prose. In addition, you will have regular opportunities to interact with published writers who visit campus and to present your own work to and beyond our campus.

Our programs provide access to a remarkable community. Our faculty are committed teachers as well as active scholars. Their research informs all that they do in the classroom, and we encourage students to conduct their own research for presentation and publication. As you experience the various courses offered by the department, you will join with a growing number of majors and minors who share your passion for reading and writing and who help you realize how you want to use that passion to shape your career.  Our majors follow many paths after leaving Berry. Some attend graduate programs in English and Creative Writing. Others move into publishing, editing, journalism, and public relations. Our graduates pursue a degree in library science or attend law school and enter other professional programs. Many of our students move into positions in management, marketing, sales, and non-profit organizations. Thus, a major in English/Creative Writing offers you both flexibility and a foundation upon which you can build your future.

Finally, our department is committed to all that your education at Berry offers you. Our students are involved members of the campus community, serving as leaders in various student organizations and learning through Berry’s work program. Our majors serve in the community beyond the campus, explore possible careers through internships, and take advantage of Berry’s international programs which can add so much to every student’s educational experience. We encourage you to learn more about our programs, our individual classes, and our faculty’s commitment to your success at Berry College and beyond.

Dr. Thomas Dasher, Professor
Chair, English, Rhetoric and Writing


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