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. 

In addition to off-campus study and internships, students take active roles in the Lake Forest College Press and the Lake Forest Literary Festival

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