Welcome to the Department of English
With faculty expertise that covers a wide range of historical periods, authors, literary and aesthetic movements, and critical discourse, the Department of English offers courses in: British, American and world literatures in English; film; literary theory; and creative writing. Our courses instill a mastery of critical thinking, linguistic analysis, and persuasive communication in a world that increasingly demands that we not only read but also read through the representations that we encounter. Our alumni often pursue careers in the fields of law, diplomacy, journalism, public relations, publishing, teaching, and filmmaking.
The department offers both a major and a minor in English for undergraduate students. The requirements for these programs are flexible allowing students to pursue coursework that fits with their interests and goals.
The English PhD program provides a supportive, collaborative environment for rigorous graduate study and professional development. Faculty and students work together to ensure all students achieve their goals as thinkers and scholars.