Bryant University. The Character of Success

English and Cultural Studies Department

Creative expression through literature, film, dance, music, poetry, drama, or the visual arts is a powerful form of communication. 

The Department of English and Cultural Studies offers courses that allow students to explore the deeper meanings of these forms to cultivate the understanding and skills critical to success in a complex, multicultural world. Students studying literary and cultural studies focus on the critical interpretation and the social and historical context of music, film, literature, and art from around the world. Through this investigation, students learn to think beyond their own experience and to understand how their ideas and actions shape the world they live in.