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English Department

English Department


Declare an English Major or Minor

How does the English major prepare students for living in, and thoughtfully engaging with, the world? Through a curriculum that emphasizes diverse cultural and literary texts, English majors learn to read closely, think critically, as well as research, interpret, and write with clarity, coherence, and precision.

Through a vital intellectual environment that includes class meetings, lectures, panels, and symposia, the English Department offers students the intellectual and practical tools to engage a variety of twenty-first century professional, political, and ethical issues.

As English students progress from introductory to capstone courses, they take on increasingly sophisticated and elaborate modes of writing and analysis that prepare them for a rapidly changing public sphere. 

After The English Major

Feb. 25, 5 p.m.

Come to discuss exploring options for the future, what to do with your degree, the different scholarly paths open to you, how to pursue a "life of letters" while also making a living, what to know about applying to graduate programs, & more.

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