Put the power, history, and creative potential of language at your fingertips: study English!
The Department of English offers courses for all students who wish to enrich their understanding of literature and language and to develop their skills as readers and writers, enabling them to lead constructive and imaginative lives.
The major offers two tracks: creative writing and literature. On both tracks, students receive excellent training in expository writing—the kind of clear, effective prose necessary for success in any career.
Rachel Jones ’17 is the 2017 All College Writing Contest winner for her paper entitled, “Music as an Illustration of Emotional Structure in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.“
Associate Professor of English Judy Dozier’s short story “Kenny’s Friend” and her artist statement were published in Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks.