In the Purdue English department, you will learn the kind of adaptive thinking, empathy, and creativity that the current job market demands and that global citizenship requires.

In other words, our classes cultivate skills that will never go out of fashion, including:

  • critical and ethical thinking
  • creative problem-solving
  • clear and effective writing
  • analytical reading and research methods
  • historical, cultural, and global awareness
When majoring in English, you may choose from four B.A. programs: English (literature), English Education, Creative Writing, and Professional Writing. Our more than 60 faculty members (excellent teachers, researchers, and writers) will provide you with an education that will last a lifetime.

What Are You Reading Now?

Check out here how some of our faculty answer that question.

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, November 3, 7:30 pm, Krannert Auditorium, Room 140.  Reading with MFA Professor Marianne Boruch.

Friday, November 18, 5:00 pm, Heavilon Hall main floor lobby.  Literary Board Games featuring Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit, Liebrary, Gloom, Mysterium, and Pride & Prejudice. Treats and games provided.  (Sponsored by the English Department, GradSEA, and Sigma Tau Delta)

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Recent News:

Purdue ranks fourth among public institutions in the United States, based on a new survey by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education.  Read the full story here.

US News & World Report for Higher Education gives Purdue a #13 national ranking for undergraduate teaching in national universities.  Read the story here

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