New England College is a creative and supportive learning community that challenges individuals to transform themselves and their world.
New England College (NEC) is recognized as one of America's "Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report. New England College has military benefits that may be available to students who are associated with the U.S. military. New England College emphasizes experiential learning as an essential component in the development of an enduring academic community. Building upon a strong liberal arts foundation, we challenge our students to reach their full potential through informed discourse and the pursuit of excellence in a framework of academic freedom.
The Department offers majors and minors in English, Comparative Literature, and Creative Writing, as
well as a major in Secondary Education-English (see Education). In the context of traditions of AngloAmerican and European literature, we offer mythology, criticism and aesthetics, genres and period studies
such as modernism and postmodernism, and recognizable literary trends such as existentialism and
romanticism, as well as figure studies . In addition, we also examine what we consider the inevitable
connections between literature and the other arts, as well as include a diversity of voices, such as those of
women and various ethnic, racial, and postcolonial cultures. All our majors under this heading involve
students in critical reading and thinking, as well as writing both with clarity and imagination in preparation
for graduate school, life and work, all of which demand an enriched cultural background, excellent
communication skills, rigorous thinking, creativity, and originality.