English

Intelligent written and verbal communication, critical analysis, cultural consciousness, reading comprehension – these are skills that last a lifetime. Around here, they’re only the beginning.

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Undergraduate Programs

The Department of English gives you a dynamic education with real-world applications (check out some of our more unique course offerings below to see what we mean), and offers both major and minor programs, each featuring either a literature or writing concentration. It’s our goal to train you in thoughtful literary analysis that not only encourages great pleasure in reading, but also provides stimulating intellectual challenges and versatile training for a variety of careers.

In our English program, you’ll develop a fundamental understanding of the power of language and thought. Professors act as your navigators across landscapes of rich literary histories, and guide you through the cultural contexts of numerous and diverse written works. Upon graduating with either an English major or minor, you’ll be a mature reader, thinker, and writer who engages in thoughtful analyses, conducts insightful discussions, and writes with acuity and critical self-awareness.