Welcome to the English Department

The English Department, the largest department in the University, boasts a productive and professionally diverse faculty involved in a wide range of academic endeavors. Visitors can find information about faculty members through the profiles in About Faculty.

The Department's mission is to exercise and strengthen students' critical thinking skills and their writing skills, committed to preparing students to participate in the intellectual, cultural, and professional issues they will face once they graduate. Degrees in English increase opportunities for success in a constantly changing job market. We invite visitors to find out about the broad curriculum offered, as well as specifics about the Majors, Minors, and Graduate Program. Prospective and current students will find access to information geared specifically to them in For Students as well as details on awards and scholarships unique to our Department.

Four Department offices are located in Peck Hall's third floor: Main Office, PH 301; Lower Division Office, PH 324; Upper Division Office, PH 323; Graduate Office, PH 316. We welcome the opportunity to share information about our department. Visitors should feel free to contact us with comments and questions about our programs of study and departmental activities.

Letter from the Chair

Why Major in English

Supporting the English Department and College of Liberal Arts

Important Course Number Changes Effective Fall 07

PhD in English

Department News

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Current Job Announcements

For Faculty: Teaching Online in the English Department

"The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story."

--Ursula K. Le Guin