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“English majors are used to getting a tough assignment, figuring it out, and getting it done” (The Small Business Bible). English majors are experts in the art and science of words; this gives you skills to expand your imaginative potential and solve real-world problems. English journalists report, write and produce innovative stories across multiple platforms. English teachers create multi-media lessons to bring literature to life in the classroom. Linguists detect the mechanisms, and the magic, that make language work. Creative writers exercise the craft of writing, reading and imagining as literary artists. Studying literature inspires different ways of living in and imagining the world; it sharpens and expands the mind, and equips you to succeed in a wide variety of careers, including law and the next new start-up, requiring expertise in critical thinking, problem solving and writing persuasively.

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All About Writing

All About Writing

The NH Literacy Institutes at UNH celebrate the National Day on Writing...

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Chaucer painting

Chaucer the Rapist? Newly Discovered Documents Suggest Not.

Chaucer the Rapist? Newly Discovered Documents Suggest Not.

English professor Samantha Katz Seal tapped as Chaucer scholar in NYT article...

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'A Leader in a Leader's World'

'A Leader in a Leader's World'

'A Leader in a Leader's World'

Gen. Lori Robinson '81 receives Pettee Medal Award...

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  • English/Journalism Major | Patriots Beat Writer
    I'm a Patriots beat writer for MassLive.com (read article). I've been covering the Patriots full-time since 2014. I spent the...
    English/Journalism Major | Patriots Beat Writer
    I'm a Patriots beat writer for MassLive.com (read article). I've been covering the Patriots full-time since 2014. I spent the...
  • English Major | Retired U.S. Military General
    Following in her father’s footsteps, General Lori Robinson ‘81 came to the University of New Hampshire and developed newfound confidence and lifelong connections. Watch Video.
    English Major | Retired U.S. Military General
    Following in her father’s footsteps, General Lori Robinson ‘81 came to the University of New Hampshire and developed newfound confidence and lifelong connections. Watch Video.
  • English M.S.T. | Teacher
    We are pleased to announce that Melissa Rachel, a teacher at the Morristown-Beard School in Morristown, NJ, has completed the requirements for The Master of Science for Teachers (M.S.T.). The M.S.T. is a degree designed specifically for practicing English teachers who want to deepen their knowledge...
    English M.S.T. | Teacher
    We are pleased to announce that Melissa Rachel, a teacher at the Morristown-Beard School in Morristown, NJ, has completed the requirements for The Master of Science for Teachers (M.S.T.). The M.S.T. is a degree designed specifically for practicing English teachers who want to deepen their knowledge...
  • English M.S.T. | Teacher
    We are pleased to announce that Francesca Kennedy, a kindergarten teacher at Mast Way School in Lee, NH, has completed the requirements for The Master of Science for Teachers (M.S.T.). The M.S.T. is a degree designed specifically for practicing English teachers who want to deepen their knowledge of...
    English M.S.T. | Teacher
    We are pleased to announce that Francesca Kennedy, a kindergarten teacher at Mast Way School in Lee, NH, has completed the requirements for The Master of Science for Teachers (M.S.T.). The M.S.T. is a degree designed specifically for practicing English teachers who want to deepen their knowledge of...
  • English Literature Major
    Hometown: Hopkinton, NH What made you choose UNH? I knew I didn’t want to go to a private university. On top of that, UNH is relatively close to home, has a beautiful campus and is way bigger than my high school — I had a graduating class of around 60 — which has been a nice change. How did you...
    English Literature Major
    Hometown: Hopkinton, NH What made you choose UNH? I knew I didn’t want to go to a private university. On top of that, UNH is relatively close to home, has a beautiful campus and is way bigger than my high school — I had a graduating class of around 60 — which has been a nice change. How did you...

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