English

Reynolds Hall

Almost every student meets our department at least in a General Education composition or literature course. The 70 or more who major in English each year find themselves drawn deeper and deeper into a culture rich in writing, classroom interaction, and globally conscious literary study. The career highlight for many is a semester in Great Britain with 24 classmates, led by one of our English faculty.

Creative writing, film studies, journalism, gender studies, teacher preparation, internships, Major Honors projects—all of these fit under the umbrella of English studies, alongside close encounters with novels, poems, short stories, plays, and essays from England, America, and around the world. English studies stretch students in Christian faith and reason, by taking them imaginatively, eyes wide open, into the challenging worlds and words of others.

The English major, at a relatively small 10 required courses, doubles easily with many other majors in the curriculum.