We are now taking applications for the Mary Jo Buggs Scholarship
. You can find more information on the scholarship and an application here
. The deadline for the application is Friday, February 28th.
Welcome to the Department of English!
The English Major offers you a strong liberal arts
education in language and literature, the study of which fosters communication,
critical reading, and critical thinking skills. The program of study is
flexible, and our curriculum is a productive balance of tradition and
innovation: it offers, on the one hand, a relatively traditional framework of
period requirements in American and English literature and, on the other,
cutting edge approaches to literary study. The curriculum offers a wide range of
subtitled electives developed by a dedicated faculty with diverse interests and
areas of expertise. English majors may pursue electives, Minors, and / or second
Majors in other departments and so follow their personal and professional
interests. They may also choose our Writing Minor, with its wide range of
courses in Creative Writing, Scientific / Environmental Writing, and Business /
This web site is designed to give you the information
you need to decide whether or not you want to declare a Major or Minor in the
Department of English. If you have questions, or want more details, please contact
the department office or individual faculty members, or examine the programming
sheets available outside the main office.