We offer students skills that will never go out of fashion: critical thinking and creative problem-solving; the ability to conduct research; facility with language and written and oral communication;  respect for diversity; and the capacity to explain complexities as succinctly as possible.  Companies want to hire employees who can write clear, concise and effective sentences—and you will learn that with a major in English.  We are a large and vibrant community dedicated to helping you become an outstanding writer and critical thinker. You can choose from four B.A. programs: English (focused on literature), English Education, Creative Writing, and Professional Writing. Our more than 60 faculty members (excellent teachers, researchers, and writers) will give you an education you will use for a lifetime.

Spotlight Event

for the week of October 5, 2015

Literary Readings with our own Brian Leung and Roxane Gay, October 6, 7:30 pm, Krannert Auditorium.  Roxane is best known for her collection of essays in Bad Feminist and Brian is the author of the novels Lost Men and Take Me Home and director of the Department's Creative Writing Program.  For more information visit our facebook and twitter pages (see links below). 

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