The discipline of English is as dynamic and far-ranging as the language itself. In an English class, you might analyze a medieval poem or produce your own piece of flash fiction. You might consider literature's relationship to historic social change or trace its role in contemporary political conflict. You will investigate the meaning of life, build unassailable arguments, and find your own voice.
Students majoring or minoring in English gain the critical reading, thinking, writing, and communications skills necessary for bright futures in a wide range of fields. Our majors go on to careers in education, law, business, publishing, non-profit work, organizing, filmmaking, information technology, journalism, and the arts. We are proud that several of our students have been awarded U.S. Student Fulbright Awards over the years. These teaching assistantships have allowed them to take their skills and insights to various countries across the globe.
The English Department offers a wide variety of courses, including many without prerequisites that are open to non-majors. Entry level courses such as Travel Literature, Global English Literature, Creative Writing, and From Novel to Film offer an opportunity to experience literary study in English and Comparative Literature and delve into fascinating topics. We offer majors and minors in both English and Comparative Literature, and a concentration in Creative Writing.