The Department of English shares a broad objective with other departments in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences: to teach the skills which will enable you to interpret, evaluate, and, in your own way, change your world. We are committed to helping you develop the characteristics of reading perceptively, thinking critically, and writing effectively. Our program of study leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. We also offer a minor in English as well as a minor in Professional Communications.
We have an active English Club which sponsors a number of activities throughout the year. Any student at the university is welcome to participate. We also sponsor a chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society.
In conjunction with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the department publishes Spectra, a student literary journal featuring student writing. Each issue is edited by a student who earns internship credit while working under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
You can learn more about the department and its programs by browsing through our departmental Handbook for Students. In addition to information about the department, the handbook also contains instructional material about the writing process along with general information about writing assessment.