Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

English - Overview

Department of English

Contact Information

College of Arts and Sciences
306 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4610

Phone: 716.645.2575
Fax: 716.645.5980
Web Address: www.english.buffalo.edu
SUNY Distinguished Professor Dr. Cristanne Miller
Professor Steven L. Miller
Director of Undergraduate Studies


English students explore the expressive power of language primarily through a comprehensive study of the English and American literary tradition; this focus often broadens to include other verbal arts, such as drama, folklore, film and video, and foreign works in English translation. Some students also develop their creativity through select courses that emphasize the writing of poetry, prose fiction, autobiography, and plays. Our diverse faculty aim to help students become critical readers and writers. Critical readers employ analytical skills of close reading, historical contextualization, and theoretical reflection. Critical writers synthesize the results of their analyses into coherent and original critical essays.

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