Read about how an English degree can generate a valuable return on investment.

The Department of English offers courses on the undergraduate and graduate levels that promote critical, creative, and reflective expression.

Students engage with diverse literary and cultural texts as well as practice critical reading and effective writing. The skills they develop in research, communication, cultural awareness, comprehension, and analysis prepare them for the creative, entrepreneurial economy of the 21st century, including careers in media, writing, business, law, government, public relations, and teaching.

We invite you to explore this website to learn more about our English programs.

  • If you have questions about making English your major or minor, or general questions about the department,
    contact Dr. Emily Detmer-Goebel, Department Chair, via email.

  • If you have questions about ENG 101, ENG 151H, ENG 291, or the writing studies courses,
    contact Dr. Jennifer Cellio, Director of the Writing Instruction Program, via e-mail.

  • If you have questions about the graduate program in English,
    contact Dr. John Alberti, Director of Graduate Studies,via e-mail.

  • If you have questions about the minor in Cinema Studies,
    contact Dr. John Alberti, Director of the Cinema Studies Program, via e-mail.

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Deep River Burning

Congratulations to Professor Donelle Dreese. Her new novel, Deep River Burning, is coming out on November 25!


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