English and Media Studies
To succeed in business — or any industry — you need to be able to communicate effectively. At Bentley, you’ll learn how to do just that, developing the skills you need to tell your story in a clear and compelling way. You’ll also explore literary genres and critical theory, learning how to interpret literature, film and other media within historical, political and cultural contexts. And you’ll examine how categories of “otherness” (such as race, class and gender) reflect and shape language and meaning in an increasingly globalized and diverse world. Our program encourages both creative and critical thinking, preparing you for success in any career requiring excellence in oral and written communication, such as publishing, journalism, marketing, public policy, public relations, law, education and more.
Paul-Emile Receives Award for Lifetime Teaching Excellence
Professor Barbara Paul-Emile received the 2020 Adamian Award for Lifetime Teaching Excellence. Paul-Emile, who has been teaching at Bentley for more than 40 years and holds the distinction of being the university’s first Black tenured faculty member, was praised for her “dedication to the whole student” and her “trailblazing” efforts in the fields of Caribbean literature, English Romanticism and Myth. In the words of one former student: “She was not just my professor; she was also my mentor. She encouraged the best in me to flourish.”