About the Department
The English Department offers a comprehensive curriculum in English and American literature, including broad survey courses, courses that focus on specific literary periods or genres, courses that focus on creative or professional writing and communication, courses that focus on major authors such as Chaucer or Shakespeare, and courses in Native American literature, linguistics, women's literature, science fiction, and children's literature.
English majors and graduate students are not only able to obtain a broad background in literature, but they can study topics that interest them. All of the courses for the BA or MA are taught by a specialist in that period or subject.
In addition, the department includes a number of instructors and graduate teaching assistants who provide instruction in our composition classes.