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 read critically and write 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 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 Literature, Creative Writing, English Studies, Professional Writing, and Teacher Education. A new major in Digital Journalism is also available.
For more information, contact Dr. Elizabeth Petrino, Chair of the Department.