Welcome to Salesianum's English Department! Our vibrant faculty encourage students to explore themselves, others and make cross cultural connections through the study of poetry, short stories, drama and novels. Students are challenged to analyze and discuss historical perspectives and how they often influence, and relate to, issues currently facing society.
Naturally, writing is an integral part of every English class, and there is no doubt that Salesianum students will be well-prepared for the demands of college writing courses. Our returning alumni tell us consistently that they found writing to be one of their strengths at the university level because they were so well prepared in high school.
Our English curriculum places a focus on preparing students to write and think critically, analytically and creatively. Students engage in literature discussions, the analysis of poetry, drama, short stories and novels while being expected to communicate effectively by mastering the use of proper grammar and robust vocabularies. Department outcomes and goals are regularly critiqued to ensure that students continue to meet the challenges of higher education and the specific objectives outlined in the Profile of a Graduate. Courses include: English I, American Literature, British Literature, Novel & Drama and World Literature.