The Department of English offers a flexible and challenging curriculum, allowing students to experience a wide range of approaches to literature and writing. This program provides a solid core of literary courses, allowing each student the opportunity to create an individualized program that reflects their interests and passions.
Throughout the program, students are taught to appreciate the importance of reading and writing, and the power of language. By being able to write critically, clearly and persuasively, students build the skills that are essential to succeed in today’s global job market.
Here, you develop your analytic and organizational skills through understanding literature and personal writing. You are fully exposed to the writing process through a variety of experiences , in and out of the classroom, and you enhance your abilities by expressing your ideas. You acquire skills in close reading, textual analysis, rhetoric and argumentation, preparing you for a career where strong writing skills are a necessity.
In addition to the general English program, concentrations are available in Creative Writing, Journalism, Literature, and Professional Writing.