The English program at Nevada State College exposes you to a variety of literary genres
and challenges you to critically analyze literature in a unique and socially conscious
way. I love that the professors employ creative teaching techniques and choose edgy,
non-traditional literary works in their classes. Furthermore, the small class sizes
really enhanced my learning experience by enabling intimate group discussions. Everyone
has an opportunity to share their ideas and contribute to the larger groups understanding.
My experience so far in the English program at NSC has been nothing short of pleasant. The classes are just the right size and course offerings span a wide array of subjects from grammar to pre-Civil War American literature to contemporary poetry. All of the professors have a unique specialty within their subject that they are more than willing to share with their students. Despite these positives, I must say that interaction with fellow students is what makes the English program most rewarding. Classroom discussions are student-centered and often eye-opening because any and all student input has the opportunity to be expressed. Indeed, I have never completed a course here without having felt like my voice was heard.
I know that the skills and memories I will have gained at NSC shall serve me well in my upcoming career as a secondary teacher, and I would recommend that anyone pursuing an undergraduate education in English look at NSC. You won't regret it I know I don t!
English major w/ Emphasis in Secondary Education
The English program at NSC is so different from other colleges. When I first came here, I had been to several different schools and none of them felt quite right. NSC was different. Classes are small and I ve really gotten to know my professors. They re genuinely unique and interested in pushing students to help them succeed. I am surprised every semester how much I learn and am looking forward to finishing at NSC and going on to graduate school.
I started without a plan and found the staff of the English program to be some of the best individuals I have ever met. They were so supportive, excited, and knowledgeable that I never stopped taking their classes! I discovered that I love books more than I thought possible and that led me to a career in Library and Information Science. Thanks to NSC's English professors, I have the necessary skills to interpret critical reviews and understand what texts are essential to the cannon and thus any public library. I also have the communication skills necessary to apply for grants and argue my case for more public and government support of our libraries.
Library Manager Fernley Library
The professors of the English Department at Nevada State College are phenomenal. Not only have my professors taken an active interest in my academic and professional success, but each of them has brought a genuine passion to the classroom that has inspired and motivated me as a student. Having studied at other universities, I found the smaller class sizes at Nevada State College to be especially engaging and beneficial, as I was able to enjoy a higher level of interaction with my instructors, which is an opportunity I believe to be invaluable to any undergraduate student. I highly and unhesitatingly recommend Nevada State College's English program.
The English department at NSC offers a 21st century perspective to the study of language and literature that is rich in diversity, theory, and rigor.
The program is more than just an arrangement of interesting and challenging curricula. It is about the people you will meet, the discussions you will share, and expanding your perception of the larger world community.
I found the experience to be one of the most rewarding of my life.