The Department of English

The English major offers students the tools of close reading, formal analysis, literary history, critical theory, research strategies, and rigorous, respectful debate. We train students to discuss and write critically about the ways literature and language have profoundly influenced the values and lived experience of societies over centuries and across geographical boundaries.

  • Students studying in the English Philosophy Building
  • Students participating in an English class
  • Public reading at Prairie Lights Bookstore
  • A student examines a group of maps