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:

Wednesday, September 28, 4:30 pm, Grissom Hall 103.  Literary Reading series, Q&A with author Christine Sneed.  (Sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program at Purdue).  Free and opened to the public.

Wednesday, September 28, 7:30 pm, Krannert Auditorium, Room 140.  Literary Reading series with author Christine Sneed.  (Sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program at Purdue).  Free and opened to the public.


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Recent News:

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

Purdue's English undergraduate programs are ranked #3 in the Top 10 Best Schools for English Majors by College Magazine for 2015 and 2016.  A link to the article can be found here.

Professor Pat Sullivan has been selected for the 2016 College of Liberal Arts Discovery Excellence Award for the Humanities. The Discovery Excellence Awards represent the College’s highest recognition for scholarly achievement in the humanities and social sciences.

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