English

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.
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What Are You Reading Now?

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

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, February 9, 4:00 pm, STEW 302/306.  Books and Coffee 2017, Week 1, Dorsey Armstrong, Professor of English and Provost Fellow, College of Liberal Arts, will be speaking on Matt Ruff’s Lovecraft Country. 

Thursday, February 16, 4:00 pm, STEW 302/306.  Books and Coffee 2017, Week 2, Janet Alsup, Professor and Head of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education, will be speaking on Laura Ruby’s Bone Gap.

Thursday, February 23, 4:00 pm, STEW 302/306.  Books and Coffee 2017, Week 3, Nush Powell, Associate Professor of English & University Faculty Scholar, College of Liberal Arts, will be speaking on Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona

Thursday, March 23, 4:00 pm, Ringel Gallery, Purdue Memorial Union (reception); 4:30 pm, Fowler Hall, Stewart Center (presentation).  Books and Coffee 2017, Week 4, Mitch Daniels, President of Purdue University, will be speaking on Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton.

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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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