The English Department offers a major in English with four concentrations (literature, writing, secondary education with certification in English, and prelaw studies) and a minor in English.

The English Department aims to train students as readers and writers, to familiarize them with their literary and linguistic heritage, and to cultivate an awareness of literature as not only a source of enjoyment and aesthetic stimulation but also a means by which individuals and societies clarify experience and define values. Fundamentally, the department’s concern is with words, their use (and abuse), and their impact on human thought and feeling. Educators are increasingly aware that skill in writing and interpreting verbal expression is a professional asset in almost any field.

Programs in English