Head of English Major
Robin S. Cooper
Majoring in English at Bryn Athyn is about exploring the beauty and power of thought and language through written texts. As an English major, you'll read, analyze, and write about a wide variety of literature, from various cultures and historical periods up to modern day.
Our English courses range from classical, medieval, Renaissance, and Shakespearean literature to creative writing, mythology, poetry, and film. More specialized courses focus on Elizabethan literature, Victorian literature, poetry of devotion, novels, and the writing of Henry James.
Our program emphasizes the importance of writing, clarity of thought and expression, and sharp analysis and synthesis of ideas. Our faculty specialize in writing, literature, and rhetoric.
English Majors can select from two tracks:
At Bryn Athyn, hands-on learning is built into the English major. You can choose to undertake an off-campus internship working for a publishing house, dedicate your free evenings to help staff the Writing Center, write scripts for tours at Glencairn Museum, or become a staff writer for the Bryn Athyn Beacon.
Some of our experiential education opportunities are well-established and clearly structured, while others are tailored more specifically to meet individual interests.
For internship credit, English students have done many projects, including:
Instructor in English
BS, College of New Jersey
MA, Arcadia University
Mr. Cooper is in his sixth year of teaching Writing and English courses at Bryn Athyn College. He particularly enjoys helping students to see writing not as a daunting task, but as an opportunity to find their voices and to share their ideas. In addition to teaching, Mr. Cooper also serves as Head Coach of the men's soccer team.